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Amanda Lampert Grabs 1st Place at OB Cues Ladies Tour Stop #1

Amanda Lampert, Orietta Strickland and Lisa Marr

It may have been Super Bowl Weekend February 1st-2nd but that didn’t stop the 52 ladies who showed up at Rusty’s in Arlington, TX to play in the first stop of 2014 on the OB Cues Ladies Tour. There were lots of new faces, lot of veterans, travelers from afar, as well as players who took off for a while but glad to see they are starting back up again. It was an awesome event to say the least and many, many strong match lineups all weekend long from champions all around. Additionally since it was Super Bowl Weekend, players were allowed to wear their favorite professional sports jerseys and here’s a snapshot of some of the ladies all dressed up: 
Several marquee players in the running for the $750 first place prize money were the OBCLT Regional Champion from 2007-2011 Lisa Marr; 2012 OBCLT Regional Tour Champion Kim Pierce, 2013 OBCLT Regional Tour Champion Amanda Lampert and 2013 Flamingo Billiards Tour Regional Champion Jeannie Seaver. With all these champions in the house, many folks were saying it was a toss-up who would win this event. Needless to say, it was going to be a slugfest with plenty of tough and strong action to reach the top.
By day’s end on Saturday, the top 16 players returning to continue their winning quest were as follows: one loss side matches were Jeannie Seaver vs. Melinda Bailey; Lisa Marr vs. Jeannie Kim; Corina Campbell vs. Tracie Voelkering; Chris Fields vs. Rhea Brooks. Undefeated players were Tara Williams and 1st time OBCLT player Sara Bork; Malinda Williams vs. Orietta Strickland; Amanda Lampert vs. Julie Stephenson and Jennifer Kraber vs. Emma Stewart (battle of the Austinites).
Finishing 13th-16th were Corina Campbell, Jeannie Kim, Melinda Bailey & Rhea Brooks. 9th-12th winners were Mindy Williams, Sara Bork, Tracie Voelkering and Emma Stewart (highest finish to date for Emma). Great job ladies! 7th-8th went to Julie Stephenson and Chris Fields; 5th-6th places went to Tara Williams and Jennifer Kraber. 4th place was Jeannie Seaver and 3rd place went to Lisa Marr. Both Jeannie and Lisa have been gone from this tour circuit for a while. It was great to see them back in action and needless to say, they still have it! Once a champion, always a champion and fun to watch and learn from both of these ladies!
Amanda and Orietta matched up against one another for the hot seat match and it was pretty much uncontested as Orietta won 7-2, giving little chance for Amanda to even get into the match. This semi- finals match between Lisa and Amanda was yet another strong showing between these two players. Having matched up against one another on many other previous occasions throughout the years, Amanda proved too much for Lisa with a win of 7-3.
The finals match between Amanda and Orietta is always a grind and Amanda would have to double-dip Orietta twice to take the crown. The first set was a back and forth battle of shots and safeties and Amanda prevailed the winner of set #1 with a score of 7-3. The second set was a repeat of the first with Amanda scoring the tournament win 7-4. Awesome work Champ!
Special recognition and thanks to OB Cues our main tournament sponsor. If you want to get serious about your game, check out OB Cues at
Also many thanks and love to all our families, fans, supporters—we greatly appreciate each and every one of you. Also to the many, many ladies/ player/friends who traveled from near and far; we loved seeing you all again and greatly appreciate you making the journey to play on the OB Cues Ladies Tour. We look forward to seeing everyone once again at Stop #2 – Slick Willie’s at Katy, Texas, March 15th-16th weekend. Good Pool, Good Friends, Good Times – we are the OB Cues Ladies Tour!!!!!


Ng Conquers on Gulf Coast Tour

Ming Ng and Gail Eaton

Ming Ng took the new Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour Inaugural 9-ball Event by storm, defeating Gail Eaton two sets in the true double elimination final, 7-6, 7-3.


Women of all skills levels came together last Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at Bogies Billiards in Houston, Texas to compete for over $1,000 in prize money and WPBA Regional Tour points. Among the field of competitors were former WPBA pros, APA players, and BCA players alike, representing Austin, Katy, Humble, Santa Fe, Boerne, and Houston, Texas. Matches commenced at 11:45am on Saturday following the players’ meeting.


As play wore on, a seemingly indomitable Eaton bested Diana Cardona 7-2, Emma Stewart 7-1, and Ng, 7-3. Teresa Garland followed suit defeating Toni Esteves 7-6, Malinda Williams 7-3, and finally Loretta Lindgren, 7-6. Eaton handily secured the hot seat over Garland, 7-2, while on the west side Cardona won 4 straight sets before Ng stopped her cold, 7-0. Lindgren became Ng’s next victim by the same score which pitted a first time match-up with Ng and Garland. Ng won the first game of the set making 15 consecutive games won before Garland ended her streak with a game win, tying the score 1-1. It was a tight set and both players appeared fatigued. At 6-6, Garland fell short pocketing the 8-ball and Ng closed out the set, 7-6.


Eaton, holding her victims at 3 games or less, knew the task at hand would be a difficult one; Ng was out for blood. As suspected, Ng shot out of the gate against the undefeated player, taking immediate control of the match. Eaton forged on, still determined to capture the first set and call it a night. After a few unforced errors by Eaton, Ng took full advantage, along with the case game, to send the event into overtime. A breath of new life had enveloped Ng as she wasted little time in the second set, defeating Eaton, 7-3. It was a well-fought final, full of exceptional play worthy of any pool enthusiast crowd.  


The GCWRT is sponsored by the Delta-13 Rack, and the APA of North Harris County,  The GCWRT would like to officially “welcome” its 18 new members and invite them back at every opportunity. The next event will be held at Emerald Billiards in New Iberia, LA., on September 7th, 2013. Stay updated at . For more information, email