Bourbeau the Best on New England Women’s Pool Tour
New England Women’s Pool Tour / Woburn, MA

by Skip Maloney, Inside POOL Magazine

Stacie Bourbeau won three straight 7-4 victories to complete an undefeated day at the New England Women’s Tour stop.

Stacie Bourbeau won three straight 7-4 victories to complete an undefeated day at the New England Women’s Tour stop.

Stacie Bourbeau tallied three straight 7-4 victories to complete an undefeated day at the New England Women’s Tour stop September 28. The $250-added, WPBA qualifier event drew 16 entrants to Silver Cue Billiards in Woburn, MA.

Among the winners’ side final four, Bourbeau tallied the first of her 7-4 victories over Wendy Snow as Liz Taylor was defeating Diana Howland 7-1. Bourbeau and Taylor battled for the hot seat, with Bourbeau recording her second 7-4 win.

On the one-loss side, it was Nicole Albergaria and Bonnie Saritelli who emerged from the final eight over there to face Howland and Snow. Albergaria had defeated Janet Tycks 7-2 and Erica Testa 7-5 before facing Howland. Saritelli won a double-hill battle over Tam Trinh and defeated Nicole Christie 7-3 for the right to face Snow. Albergaria advanced to the quarterfinals with a commanding shut-out victory over Howland, as Snow concluded Saritelli’s tournament bid 7-3.

Albergaria took one step closer to the finals with a 7-2 victory over Snow before falling to Taylor in the hill-hill semifinal match. Taylor moved back for a second crack at Bourbeau.

In the finals, Bourbeau and Taylor traded racks to a 4-4 tie, battling with defense through the ninth game that put Bourbeau ahead 5-4. Taylor made a spectacular jump shot in the subsequent rack that opened the door to a potential 5-5 tie but missed her next shot to turn the table over to Bourbeau, who closed it to reach the hill and then finish it, for the third time in a row, at 7-4.

Results:
1st Stacie Bourbeau
2nd Liz Taylor
3rd Nicole Albergaria
4th Wendy Snow
5th Diana Howland
Bonnie Saritelli
7th Erica Testa
Nicole Christie
9th Janet Tycks
Christine LaChapelle
Sandra McDonald
Tam Trinh