Corr Takes Command

New Jersey State Championships / South Amboy, NJ
by Rick Davis
Karen Corr was crowned champ of New Jersey after dominating the field at the championship event held July 14-15 at Prime Time Billiards in South Amboy, NJ. The event offered up plenty of top tier players among the 31-entry field, although Corr hardly noticed as she streaked through the event undefeated.
On the winners’ side Corr defeated My-Hanh Lac to reach the hot seat match, while Zinnie Panju dropped the axe on Palma Kogan in the same round. Corr kept control in the hot seat match and sent Panju west while she waited for her final opponent.
On the one-loss side the remaining players were coming to a climax as the field narrowed. Gerda Hofstetter knocked out Kogan, while Lac eliminated Liz Ford. Lac, now having recovered from her loss to Corr, was on a hot streak as she eliminated Hofstatter in the quarterfinals then Panju in the semifinals. This brought about a rematch for Lac, who got one final crack at Corr in the finals; however, the WPBA pro was on fire and set Lac ablaze to claim the match and event.
1st Karen Corr
2nd My-Hanh Lac
3rd Zinnie Panju
4th Gerda Hofstatter
5th Palma Kogan
Liz Ford
7th Joanne Corbett
Erica Testa