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Karen Corr wins NY State Championship

Karen Corr

A field of 28 women met up at The Players Lounge in Binghamton, NY Oct. 6th-7th for the 12th annual NYS 9-ball Championship. Room owner Florence Fuller added $2000 and a players choice qualifier for a WPBA event.
Sunday brought back the final 8 players. The winners side matches began with Karen Corr winning over friend Julie Kelly 7-6, and Canadian Anita Kuczma winning over Karen Armstrong. Karen then went on to beat Anita in the semifinals. Anita played well to beat Julie 7-2 so she could have a rematch with Karen Corr.
This finals is a true double elimination event so Anita would have to beat Karen twice in a race to 7 to take the honors. The first game of the finals goes to Karen when Anita scratches on the 6 ball. After a round of safety play Karen gets an open table to play and takes game 2. Game 3 + 4 goes to Karen when she runs the table. Karen also takes games 5 +6. Anita wins game 7 with a great run out. But during game 8 Karen plays a safe, Anita narrowly misses the hit to give Karen ball in hand and the match.
Congratulations to Karen on another victory, and also to Anita Kuczma for a great event and on winning the qualifier. Our thanks to Florence Fuller and all her support of women's poll.
Also, our thanks to our sponsor Pechauer Cues. A beautiful limited edition cue was sent to Florence for holding the state championship.