Susan Williams wins AWBT Stop #4 at Pockets in Tucson

September 15th & 16th, at Pockets, in Tucson, played host to twenty-seven (27) ladies of the Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour (AWBT). $800 in added money made for the largest prize fund in many years on the AWBT. Susan Williams came out as champion in a 9-7 finals win over Stacy Allsup of Las Vegas, NV. With the win, Susan won $350 and took over the AWBT points lead from an absent Angel Paglia. For 2nd place, Stacy earned $240 and is third in the tour point standings. With two events left, it should be a tight race for the Tour Crown.


Pockets is a great place for pool and for the second year in a row we saw an increase in the number of entries. We welcomed new players Ashley Baker (7th place), Teri Curtis, both from the Phoenix area and Marlene Nickerson, from Tucson, as well as some who had been away for awhile, Lois Schmitt and Anne Gray, both from Tucson. The friendly, but intense competition left spots for Sunday’s Final 8 wide open.


Renay (Claudia) Justus had her highest finish in years, tied for 7th/8th with Ashley Baker. Sophia Morquecho, stepping up to the big tables, had a real nice tournament and finished 5th/6th. Tucson’s Michelle Trevino, moving up one spot from last year, also finished 5th/6th. If she ever gets more playing time, watch out AWBT leaders! Sara Miller fought her way through the one-loss side to get 4th and also claim the fourth spot in tour points. Susan Wilbur finished in 3rd place. The Tucson pool crowd was out in force to watch our ladies play some fine pool. The AWBT appreciates your support!


We would like to thank Lenny Johnson, owner of Pockets, for his continued support of the AWBT. He added $300 to the main tournament and generously kicked in an additional $100 to the 2nd Chance tournament. We wish the best to his son and daughter in law who got married Saturday night. Although this limited Lenny’s time at the tournament, his staff did a great job in mak- ing sure everybody got fed and had plenty of drinks.


In the 2nd Chance tournament on Sunday, a record seventeen (17) players returned for a shot at redemption and a little cash. Anne Gray, of Tucson, knocked the dust off her cue to finish in 1st place! Cindy Yazzie, of Farmington, New Mexico was 2nd. Beth Orth won the cue raffle.


Thanks to the friends of the AWBT for donating $200 to the main event prize fund. We encourage this kind behavior. Become a friend of the AWBT today!


Thanks to Sara Miller for her extraordinary work with the cue raffle. Her hard work is helping to bring added money to our events. Thanks to my co-director Kristie Ortega and her man Scooter for running another great show.


Our next tournament will be October 27-28 at BullShooters in Phoenix, AZ. Hope to see you there and please, bring a friend.