Williams avenges only loss on way to AWBT Win

Susan Williams

Susan Williams avenged her only loss of the event and defeated Sara Miller 9-6 in the finals to capture another Arizona Women's Billiard Tour stop victory at Bullshooters in Phoenix on the weekend of September 14th and 15th.


Williams had her hands full all tournament long, with two hill-hill wins and no opponent winning less than four games against her over the weekend. Even with those close calls, she was still taking on Sara Miller for the hot-seat on Sunday. That match also went to hill-hill, but it was Miller taking the hot-seat 7-6.


On the left side of the board, it was Las Vegas' Rebecca Wagner in control of things after suffering a 7-6 loss to Williams early on Sunday. Wagner went to the left side of the board and eliminated Jaye Succo and Leandra Gaff to earn another shot at Williams in the semi-final match. That match would start close with ties at 1-1, 2-2 and 3-3 before Williams took control and won the match 7-4.


The single elimination race to nine final saw Sara Miller in cruise control as she raced to a 5-0 lead. She lost her first game in rack six, regained her five rack lead at 6-1. Then the wheels fell off. Williams won game after game to tie the match at 6-6, but she wasn't done there. Williams went on to take the following three racks for the 9-6 come-from-behind victory and another AWBT Tour stop win.


The AWBT wanted to thank their hosts Mike and Julie Bates for adding $300 to the main tournament and $100 to the second chance event. They also wanted to thank Jose Gonzales and Las Glorias Grille for adding $100 and Brian Reich and the friends of the AWBT for adding $300 to the event.

The AWBT will be in Tucson at Pockets Billiards for their next event on October 12th and 13th.