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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.

Ellerby wins at Pretzel City Classic

Sarah Ellerby

A field of 42 women came together to compete in NEWT’s first tour stop at Susie Cue Billiards in Reading PA. Room owners Rich Sluzalis and Cindy Dejoseph welcomed back the ladies for the Second Annual Pretzel City Classic with $1000 added to the prize fund.
The final eight returned on Sunday to compete for the Valley Forge qualifier. The hot seat was won by Linda Shea who capitalized on an untimely scratch by Karen Armstrong on the eight ball in a hill-hill match. Linda had previous match wins over Tatasciore, Hunsaker, Bernier, and Weis. Karen then lost to Sarah Ellerby 7-2 to finish third. Sarah overcame a first round loss to Doreen Verna to march through the 1-loss side with wins over Miller, Turrin, O’Hanlon, Schwartzreich, Bernier, Stutz, Stock, and Kuczma.
The finals were a single race to 9. Sarah and Linda traded the first 6 racks, then Linda broke free and ran up two racks for a 5-3 score. Sarah then won the next match to inch closer at 5-4 and the match turned decidedly defensive. Linda again claimed a 2-game lead, but Sarah refused to give up and tied Linda at 6-6. Sarah then went 1-up on Linda and lead 7-6. But in the next rack Sarah jawed the 9 to let Linda to tie at 7-7. Now faced with a race to two, play jockeyed back and forth. Sarah’s determination won out and she won the match, 9-7.
The NorthEastern Women’s Tour would like to thank Rich and Cindy for a great tournament. We also thank Scott and Jerry of Pechauer Cues for their continued sponsorship. Rich and Cindy received a Pechauer PR-17 cue from Scott and Jerry for hosting us.