Susan Williams wins at Bullshooters in Phoenix

Susan Williams (File photo courtesy of Anne Craig)

The AWBT was back at their official home, Bullshooters, for the 4th stop of 2010. With $300 added to the Main event and $100 added to the Second Chance tournament, we had a good turnout. Thank you Bullshooters, Mike, Julie, Brooke and Jamie and the whole staff for your support.

The final eight players matched up as follows…Winners bracket: Susan Mello vs. Sara Miller, Susan Williams vs. Ashea Erdahl. Susan Mello and Susan Williams prevailed in their matches and would meet up in the hot-seat match. In the one-loss bracket…Barbara Lee vs. Samm Diep and Sunny Griffin vs. Jeri Engh. Samm and Sunny won their matches, so congratulations to Jeri and Barbara for finishing 7th/8th. Next round in the one-loss bracket saw Ashea vs. Samm and Sara vs. Sunny. Sara and Samm were the victors, so congratulations to Ashea and Sunny for finishing 5th/6th.

Susan Williams won the hot-seat match 7-3. So Susan Mello plays the winner of the first semi-final match between Samm and Sara. Samm won the match 7-5. Congratulations to Sara finishing in 4th place. Our second semi-final was between Samm and Susan Mello. Susan Mello won that match 7-3. Congratulations to Samm Diep finishing in 3rd place.

The finals were a single race to 9. It started with Susan Mello wins the lag. Very quickly the match is even at 5-5. Mello wins the next two games making the score 7-5. Mello scratches on the break and Williams wins this one. Score is 7-6 Mello. Williams breaks and makes two balls and wins this one and the next. Score is now 8-7. Susan Williams gets to the hill first. Mello wins the next. We have a hill-hill match for the championship. Mello is breaking and makes a ball. She is hooked on the 1-ball and pushes out. Williams makes the 1-ball and then runs the rest of the balls and wins the match. Congratulations to Susan Williams for first place and Susan Mello for second place. Great match ladies!

Five women came back on Sunday to play in the $100 added, free 2nd chance tournament. The ladies played a round robin format and a race to 7. First Place & $70 went to Pearl Napa. Second Place & $50 went to Edwidge Cavanna and Third Place and $30 went to Pat Schultz. Congratulations ladies!

Our J. Pechauer custom cue, valued at $550, was raffled off and generated $241 for the Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour. The winner of that beautiful cue was Ray Arreola. Thank you to all the folks that bought a raffle ticket. We appreciate your support.

Thank you to CueSports International for donating 8 new “Magic Racks”. The ladies used them at this event and they were well received. We will be using them the rest of this season.

This event’s drawing using our spinning wheel gave free t-shirts to Susan Mello, Ashea Erdahl, Diana Clayton, Alicia “Pocahontas” Streenz, Samm Diep and Kathleen Lawless. Billie Grace Carman was our “Lucky Loser” this time around and she will receive free entry into our next event in September at Bullshooters.

Our next stop is Bullshooters on September 25th & 26th. Hope to see you all there!