With thirty (30) players entered, it was one of our better attended Oregon stops in a while. Play started Saturday morning with many closely fought matches. The consensus opinion is that the overall skill level is increasing and there just aren’t any easy matches or overwhelming favorites anymore. This should make the points battle interesting this year. I don’t recommend players missing any tour stops, as a few points may decide the Season Champion.
By Sunday, the field was pared down to the final eight (8). On the “a” side, Cindy Sliva beat Natalie Seal 7-4 and Liz Cole came from 2-6 to beat Kim Hole 7-6 to play for the point. In this, Liz finished strong again and won 7-3. Bumped to the “B” side, Natalie squeaked past Mary Olson 7-6 and Kim, angry from her loss, beat Mikki Small 7-2. Kim was on a mission, the beating Natalie 7-3 and Cindy 7-3 for a rematch with Liz. Once again, Kim jumped to an early 7-4 lead, but Liz reached back and took over with some impressive shooting to win 9-7.
Thanks o all the players and the Cue Ball for such a great tournament and fun time. Be sure to visit nwpatour.com for updates on our next stop in June or July and don’t forget we will be back in Oregon at Break Time Billiards in Tigard in September.
Chris Rogers and Ford (Tournament Directors)
1st Liz Cole $445
2nd Kim Hole $290
3rd Cindy Sliva $190
4th Natalie Seal $150
5/6 Mary Olson $88
5/6 Mikki Small $88
7/8 Linda Dick $68
7/8 Linda Carter $68
England defeated New Zealand 49-46 to level up the three-match Series at 1-1 heading into the deciding match on Wednesday morning.
Sloane Stephens advanced to her first Grand Slam final at the US Open on Thursday night