Dutch sensation, the very stunning teen from the Netherlands Ms. Nathalie Seichter has had a rough start for her international pro debut, but is one of the pros that still has a chance today to qualify. All photos courtesy of Joe Gonzalez Photography
New York City- DDD-Day! Today is Do-or Die- Day as half the field will be cut as 32 women face elimination from the Andy Cloth Women’s International Pool Championship . China, Russia, Canada, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Sweden and USA look strong to take top seedings into the final rounds of the event. The pro tournament is the longest women’s billiard event of any kind with 6 days of heavy pool action with a round robin event that evolves into a final single elimination chart where players will start out races to 10 in 10-Ball and eventually rise to races to 11,13, and 17 in the finals. All activities are taking place at Steinway Billiards Cafe and sponsored by Andy Cloth, J.Pechauer Cues , Viking Cues, Steinway Billiards. , Olhausen Balls, Pool & Billiard Magazine , the NAPL & Focused Apparel . Patron sponsors include Dr. Greg Diehl, Tom Gleich, and Dr. Michael Frank. Media partners include PKE Partners, IB Sports, NYC Grind, Gotham City Technologies, Nona Photography, and Charles Eames Photography. 7 days of live pool will be filmed and streamed by Inside Pool TV. Pay per view on www.Dragonpromotions.com for $10 daily or $50 for the entire week for the upcoming Andy Cloth Women’s International Pool Championship taking place December 16th-21st at the same venue.
Who’s looking good:
Players looking to take the top seeds in their groups include Ga Young Kim (KOREA) the event’s original #1 seed, she has been storming through her opponents in record time with the exception of local NY pro Erin McManus who gave the 3 times World Champion a tough match who only lost 4-6. McManus looks prime to take one of the top 4 spots in the group, and Florida’s Jessica Barnes could take the 2nd spot. In other groups, Taiwan’s Jennifer Chen, Russia’s Anna Mazhirina, and USA’s Vivian Villarreal remain undefeated. Florida’s top player Jeannie Seaver, a qualifier winner, could steal her Group 5 as she also remains undefeated!
ABOVE: Barnes & McManus may likely be sighing a breath of relief after their matches today.
ABOVE: Seaver could be a dark horse surprise in the later rounds while Jeanette Lee is starting to find her stride after 3 solid days of pool playing
Maureen Seto could steal away the top spot in Group 2 from #2 event seed Jeanette Lee today. Seto controls her own destiny after she came from behind to defeat the Black Widow and has remained undefeated. Lee still looks safe to get through.
Some notable players that are in do or die situations today that likely must win all their matches include:
WPBA pro Emily Duddy (NY) , WPBA legend Belinda Calhoun (Beardon), Hiroko Makiyama (JAPAN), Suzanne Smith (WA), Jing Liu (CHINA) , Caroline Pao (NY), and Netherland’s top
pro Nathalie Seichter.
Liu of China and Makiyama of Japan have to win both their matches today to ensure hopes of qualifying
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Day 3 Dec 18, 2014 TV Schedule
10:30am Vivian Villarreal (TX, USA) #10 seed vs Tara Williams (TX, USA)
11:50am Nathalie Seichter (NETHERLANDS) #7 seed vs Trinh Lu (CA, USA)
1:10pm Emily Duddy (NY,USA) vs Connie O’Heron (WI, USA)
2:30pm Jeanette Lee (NY,USA) #2 Seed vs Suzanne Smith (WA, USA)
4:30pm Denise Wilkinson NEW ZEALAND vs Rebecca Wagner (NV, USA)
5:50 pm Ga Young Kim (KOREA) #1 seed vs Jessica Barnes (FL,USA)
7:10pm Li Jia CHINA #6 seed vs Kelly Isaac (OH,USA)
8:00pm Jennifer Barretta (NY,USA) #8 seed vs Akiko Kitayama (JAPAN) #9 seed
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