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Stidham Crowned NC State Champ

Tiffany Stidham

Randolph’s Billiards, in historic downtown Hickory, NC, was the first time host venue for the North Carolina State 9-Ball Championship.  Many thanks to owners Randy and Becky Canipe for the hospitality, accommodation, and service provided.  Special thanks to “Binky” and all of the Randolph’s staff.
October 25-26 was the weekend that Tiffany Stidham was crowned Champion.  She arrived in the finals undefeated with wins over Aimee Kilby 7-0, Marianne Merrill 7-3, Belinda Calhoun 7-6, and Christy Norris 7-5. Her opponent in the final was Christy Norris whose road included wins over Stephanie Armstrong 7-3, Christy Miller 7-1, Buffy Jolie 7-2, before her loss to Tiffany 5-7 and then another win over Jolie 7-3 to put her in the final.  The one race to nine final could not have been more exciting as the players reached hill-hill.  Stidham won the last game of the extremely well played match by both players.
Other notable matches included  Stephanie Armstrong’s win over Sonja Hancock 7-5 which put Stephanie in 7-8 after she lost to Cheryl Pritchard 5-7 and Christy Miller, first time player, 7-4 over Teresa Moore leaving Christy in 7-8 after her loss to Lisa Cossette 1-7.
Tiger SMART would like to thank Tiger Products, Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Ozone Billiards, and Quick Clean for their support of the 2015 tour.  The final stop of the year, the North Carolina State 10-Ball Championship, will be November 15-16, at Chandley’s Billiards in Statesville, NC.  Everyone is invited!