The Parlor Hosts NWPA Pro Qualifier

 On August 16th and 17th, The Parlor in Bellevue, Wa was host to the NWPA's 5th tour stop. It was also a WPBA Qualifier for a paid entry to their upcoming stop in Lincoln City, Or. As this is a difficult event to get an invite and the closeness in proximity to us, it was circled on the calendar by all the top local players. But it also drew attention across North America. Players came from California, Minnesota, British Columbia and Florida.
Once again, The Parlor shone through with its amazing décor, service, and playing conditions, and with the advent of all day happy hour prices for food and drinks on Sunday, it has gotten even better. The players from out of town all commented on this being the nicest pool room in which they had ever played.
It was one of these players, however, that stood out from the others. Yu Ram Cha, who is staying in Florida but is from Korea, has been working her way onto the Pro Tour this year by winning qualifiers and then playing strong on tour, already having beaten Allison Fisher this spring. She held the point after losing no more than three games in any match, and while Kim Hole tied her at 4-4 at one point, Yu Ram held on to win 9-5. June Maiers from Minnesota took third with a strong run through the B side, as did Shari Ross  taking fourth.
It appears that the season point race for the tour winner will be close as we come to our last two tour stops, with the next one being at Jack's Billiards in Lynnwood ( the “Uncle” part has been dropped) on September 20th-21st.  Hope to see you all there.