Williams on a Roll and Takes another OB Cues Ladies Tour Stop Win

Tara Williams, Amanda Lampert, Jennifer Kraber and Belinda Lee
Slick Willie’s in Katy, TX was the host site for Stop #2 on the OB Cues Ladies Tour 2015 schedule.  Special thanks to Trey and his staff for welcoming 51 ladies who showed up the weekend of March 14th-15th to play in this 2-day, true double elimination, 9-ball tournament.  Players from all over Texas and one player from Oklahoma were gunning for the $775 first place prize in this event and lots of laughs, camaraderie and action was had by all.  
It was a long day of play on Saturday as fifty-one players were dwindled down to twelve ladies returning on Sunday. The final four in the winner’s bracket were Terry Petrosino vs Amanda Lampert and Tara Williams vs Belinda Lee.  The eight ladies returning on the one loss side were Jennifer Kraber vs Natalie Mans, Natalie Esparza vs Jennifer Yo, Kawania Watson vs Lorna McEwan, and Kim Pierce vs Celeste Espinosa. 
9th-12th finishers were Natalie Mans, Jennifer Yo, Lorna McEwan, and Celeste Espinosa.  This was Jennifer, Celeste and Lorna’s highest finish to date.  Great job ladies! 7th-8th went to Kim Pierce and Natalie Esparza (in her first OB event!); 5th-6th places went to Terry Petrosino and Kawania Watson. 4th place was Belinda Lee and 3rd place went to Amanda Lampert. 
Tara Williams made her way through Saturday with wins over Toni Esteves (7-0), Ricki Lee Casper (7-5), Karren Sui (7-2), and Natalie Mans (7-0).  On Sunday, she continued her undefeated run and took the hot seat with wins over Belinda Lee (7-3) and Amanda Lampert (7-4).  
Jennifer Kraber decided to repeat Tara’s feat from the first event – losing her first round match 7-6 to Julie Stephenson, she then won nine straight matches on the one loss side to meet Tara Williams in the finals.  She had four hill-hill matches in her road to finals with wins on Saturday over Janna Preston (7-6), Tracie Voelkering (7-0), Monica Anderson (7-6), and Rebecca Arcangeli (7-6).  On Sunday morning, she continued to take down players winning out over Natalie Mans (7-2), Natalie Esparza (7-5), Terry Petrosino (7-3), Belinda Lee (7-3), and finally Amanda Lampert (7-2) to secure her spot in the finals.
With Tara and Jennifer in the finals again, it setup a rematch from the first event of 2015.  Tara quickly got ahead in the match 3-0, but Jennifer started her climb back with a break and run in the 4th rack, then scraped out the next two games with strong play to tie the match at 3-3.  Tara quickly turned the match momentum back around with a few key safes and managed to finish out the finals in one set with a final score of 7-3.  Congratulations to both ladies for another great tournament!
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 www.obcues.com
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/players/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 #3 – Click’s Billiards in San Antonio, Texas, May 2-3rd weekend. 
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Tournament Results & Payouts: $2000 monies added – 51 players
1st – Tara Williams – $775
2nd – Jennifer Kraber – $605
3rd – Amanda Lampert - $465
4th – Belinda Lee - $360
5th/6th – Terry Petrosino, Kawania Watson - $215
7th/8th – Kim Pierce, Natalie Esparza - $130
9th/12th – Natalie Mans, Jennifer Yo, Lorna McEwan, and Celeste Espinosa - $95
Best of the Rest Tournament Results & Payouts: $210 monies added – 21 players
1st – Julie Stephenson - $140
2nd – Jillian Nickerson - $95
3rd – Angie Payne - $75
4th – Sophia Lopez - $50
5/6th – Kathy Knuth, Janna Preston - $30
Goody-Giveaway Winners:
WPBA T-Shirt: Michelle Yim
$50 Shell Gift Cards (8) – Dominique Baum, Lisa Pinkston, Julie Enzensperger, Janna Preston, Shayla Neris, D’Andrea McQuirter, Angie Payne, and Belinda Lee
MZ Tam Custom Chalk: Jillian Nickerson
$30 Tough Luck Draw for drawing the reigning Tour Champ first round – Toni Esteves
OB Cues Raffle Winners: Husband and wife KC and Jim Mink managed to win both cues at this stop