Strickland vs Corr at Joss Tour Finale

Karen and Earl were all smiles in this file photo from 2002

The buzz could immediately be heard when the brackets were posted for the 2004 Joss Tour Finale. Earl Strickland and Karen Corr were on a collision course to meet up in the 4th round if they both remained undefeated. The much anticipated match-up will take place at 7PM EST at Spot Shot Billiards in Portland, ME.

Corr would like nothing more than to add Strickland to the list of male champions that she has beaten in Joss events. Earl has commented that it is the first time he has played a female player in a pro event in over 10 years. (It was Jean Balukas, and he won) He also reminded us that he has never been beaten by a female player in competition.

We will have a report from the event immediately following the match.

In other news from the event, Joey Korsiak upset Alex Pagulayan 9-7 on Friday. Korsiak will face Shaun Wilkie on Friday night. Check out the online brackets for all the results up to this point. Also check out Diana Hoppe's photo gallery from the event. We will be adding photos to the gallery all weekend long.

Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe