WOW! Amanda Wins Third in a Row!

Amanda Lampert

The old saying, “Three in a row is a charm.”, explains it all for Amanda Lampert as she won her third consecutive event in the Ladies division at the fourth stop of the Fast Eddie's 9 Ball Tour held in San Antonio on April 19. Twenty two ladies stepped up to the table to clash for “queen of the hill” honors.

Top picks were Amanda Lampert, Melinda Bailey, Audra Carter, Anne Mayes of AO Custom Cues, Heather Pulford, Michelle Cortez, Belinda Lee and Kim Pierce. Also, it was nice to see the new members and future champions, Chelsea Dean (Ted Dean's daughter, owner of Legend's Billiards in Brenham), Corina Cambell, Yvette Cox and Richella Holbrook.

Great showing for Michelle Cortez and Melinda Bailey for landing in the 5-6th positions. These ladies are always in the hunt!

Anne Mayes, creator and artisan of AO Custom Cues of Houston, donated a beautiful cue for raffle which raised over $400 for the add on to the ladies event. Anne decided to take some of that money home with her via her 4th place finish. Anne had wins over the tough Jennifer Kraber and Yvette Cox, when she ran into Amanda to go to the one loss side. Once there, she triumphed over Melinda Bailey in a hill-hill struggle and was finally sent to the spectator gallery in another nail biter by Kawania Watson, 5-4.

Belinda Lee of Houston made her debut on the Tour last month in Houston with a 4th place finish. At this event, Belinda tore through the field with wins over Sophie Lopez, Sharon Townsend, Kawania Watson, and Amanda Lampert to jump into the hot seat.

Amanda Lampert of San Antonio, already with two Tour wins this year was on a mission. She started with conquests over Michelle Cortez, Heather Pulford, Diana Cardona and Anne Mayes, when she lost to Belinda in the finals of the winner's bracket. She, then, kicked it up a gear and defeated Kawania Watson in the finals of the one loss side. This set up a rematch with Belinda for a great final match.

With the format of a double race to seven in the finals, Amanda dominated the first set, 7-3. Belinda came storming back in the second set and was ahead, 6-4, when Amanda reached down and found that extra gear and defeated Belinda, 7-6, for her third straight Tour victory. A well fought battle by both ladies after and extremely long day.

A big thank you to Bob Hamilton (GM-Culebra), Courtney and their staff for hosting a great event. And, THANK YOU, ANNE! A special thanks to you ladies for the support you give each other no matter who wins.

See you next month in McAllen! Call Lewis Jones @ (210) 367-4761 early to let us know you are coming.

Complete Payouts:
1st Amanda Lampert $720
2nd Belinda Lee $510
3rd Kawania Watson $340
4th Anne Mayes $190
5th/6th Melinda Bailey, Michelle Cortez $50
Prize money includes auction.