Corr Grabs Pennsylvania State Billiards Title
Pennsylvania State 9-Ball Championship / Drexel Hill, PA

by Skip Maloney

Corr turned up the heat on the field and walked away with PA State Women's Championship title at Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill, PA.

Corr turned up the heat on the field and walked away with PA State Women's Championship title at Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill, PA.

Karen Corr is the Pennsylvania State Women’s Champion after completing an undefeated run at the Pennsylvania State 9-Ball Championships October 11-12. The $2,500-added WPBA qualifier drew 35 entrants to Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill, PA.

Early Sunday, Corr, among the winners’ side final four, sent Liz Taylor west with a 7-2 victory as Julie Kelly sent Linda Shea to the one-loss side with a 7-3 win. The hot seat match versus Kelly proved to be Corr’s toughest challenge in the tournament. She’d given up only nine racks through four challenges before facing Kelly but found herself locked into a hill-hill battle that eventually sent Kelly to the semifinals.

On the one-loss side, Pam Cimarelli had been sent west in the third round by My-Hanh Lac and then came through six opponents to reach Kelly in the semifinals. Lac fell a game short of meeting her a second time when she fell 7-3 to Taylor. Cimarelli dropped Taylor into fourth place with a commanding 7-1 victory, scoring the qualifier as a result, and turned to face Kelly.

Kelly finished.Cimarelli’s run with a 7-2 victory and headed back for a rematch versus Corr in the finals. Corr took an early 3-0 lead before Kelly responded with two racks that included, in the second, a jump shot that set up a combination on the 9 ball. Corr won the next four racks in a row to nip that run in the bud and take home the first-place prize.

Results:
1st Karen Corr $1,000
2nd Julie Kelly $600
3rd  Pam Cimarelli $475
4th Liz Taylor $350
5/6th Linda Shea $225
5/6th My Hanh Lac
7/8th Ming Ng $150
7/8th Brandi Brown
9/12th Emily Duddy $75
9/12th Kim Smith
9/12th Brianna Miller
9/12th Megan Minerich