The OB Cues Ladies 9-Ball Tour stopped in to Fast Eddie’s in Waco, TX the weekend of August 29-30th. Forty-five players arrived on Saturday morning to compete in the $2000 added event. In addition to the ladies, James Hanshew was on site both days to perform any repair work needed and Ray “Bigtruck” Hansen was providing complimentary streaming all weekend during the event. In fact, Ray recorded the matches that were streamed and they are still available for viewing at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bigtruck if anyone missed the action the first time around.

On Sunday morning, the field had been reduced to 16 players. On the winner’s side matches, Lisa Marr defeated Michelle Cortez , while Amanda Lampert defeated Jennifer Kraber to set-up the match for the hot seat. Finishing in the 13-16th positions were Kyu Yi, Robbie Daugherty, Julie Stephenson, and Sherrie Palma; in 9-12th positions were Becky Jones, Jennifer Pavlovick, Michelle Abernathy, and Lisa Henderson-Major. Former regular tour members Rachel Hurst and Jillian Martinez showed that they still have their games faces, even if they haven’t been showing them to us, by grabbing the 7-8th spots. Michelle Cortez and Tara Williams settled for a 5-6th finish. Orietta Strickland finished 4th, while another face that has been missing, Jennifer Kraber captured 3rd.

For the hot seat match, Lisa managed to come out as the winner 7-4 against Amanda after being tied at 4 games apiece. The finals saw these great players match up once again, with each set going the distance. Amanda managed to grab the first set 7-6 and set up the second set in the true double elimination format. Both players grinded out the set to another hill-hill battle and Amanda came out on top to take 1st place and the $750 payday. Lisa continued her points lead for 2009 with her second place finish.

From left to right: Jennifer Kraber, Lisa Marr, and Amanda Lampert

From left to right: Jennifer Kraber, Lisa Marr, and Amanda Lampert

In the second chance event, 14 players competed on Sunday morning. In addition to the $100 added by the OB Cues Tour, James Hanshew also contributed $100, for a total purse of $340.

Thanks to Fast Eddie’s for hosting this event and for the hospitality shown to the players by your staff. A big thanks to OB Cues for the donation of the raffle cues that made our event possible, as well as our additional sponsors Tiger Products and Ozone Billiards.

Tournament Payouts – 45 Players – $2000 Added – $3125 Total Purse:
1st – Amanda Lampert – $750
2nd – Lisa Marr – $550
3rd – Jennifer Kraber – $400
4th – Orietta Strickland -$265
5th – Michelle Cortez, Tara Williams – $150
7th – Rachel Hurst, Jillian Martinez – $100
9th – Becky Jones, Jennifer Pavlovick, Michelle Abernathy, Lisa Henderson-Major – $75
13th – Kyu Yi, Robbie Daugherty, Julie Stephenson, Sherrie Palma – $50
17th – Shayla Neris, Shirley Fields, Melinda Bailey, Tina Lehrman, Nancy French, Robyn Petrosino, Tracie Voelkering, Connie Gallego – $20

Other Tournament Winners:
$30 Free Entry – Barbara Kimbrell
$25 Starbucks Gift Card (2) – Shirley Fields, Amanda Lampert
Ozone Billiards Winner:
Cue Case – Jillian Martinez
Tiger Products Winners:
Cue Smoother – Becky Jones
Tiger Hat – Jennifer Kraber
Towel – Shayla Neris
Leather Bridge – Terry Petrosino
OB Cue Winners:
Rachel Hurst, OB Cues Ladies Tour Player
Andy, local Fast Eddie’s customer

Second Chance Event – 14 players – $200 Added – $340 Total Purse:
1st – Terry Petrosino – $120
2nd – Tracie Voelkering – $90
3rd – Shayla Neris – $60
4th – De Ann Bray-Warner – $40
5th – Monica Anderson, Robyn Petrosino – $15

Our next stop will be at Rusty’s Billiards in Arlington, TX the weekend of October 24-25th. Hope to see you there for Good Pool, Good Friends, Good Times!!!