Easy Tiger CWPT Win for Williams
Tiger Canadian Women’s Pool Tour / Barrie, ONT
by Carolina Fernandez and Corrine Johnson
The Tiger Canadian Women’s Pool Tour held its first WPBA qualifier of the season at Dunlop Billiards in Barrie, ONT. Held April 14-15, this event featured a $1,500-added purse, with billiard player Naomi Williams taking first place.
Sunday saw the return of the top eight players. The match for the hot seat was a tough one, with Williams pitted against Marina Linguerri, but Williams pulled it off to send Linguerri to the west side of the chart. On the one-loss side, the field grew smaller as Marie St. Germain defeated Penny Devos and then Brittany Bryant.
St. Germain was then matched up with Linguerri, an up-and-coming player with her sights set on the WPBA. Though St. Germain won this match to advance, she was ineligible to win the qualifier, which passed to a grateful Linguerri.
Williams, having already earned her touring pro status with the WPBA, was also ineligible for the qualifier but happy to face St. Germain in the final match. On the hill at 6-2, Williams breaks and is left with a wide-open table. She runs out but rattles the 6 ball; however, St. Germain was unable to capitalize, and Williams dished up for the win.
1st Naomi Williams
2nd Marie St. Germain
3rd Marina Linguerri
4th Jen Dong
5th Danielle Morris
7th Corrine Johnson