Bourbeau the Best on New England Women’s Pool Tour
New England Women’s Pool Tour / Woburn, MA
by Skip Maloney, Inside POOL Magazine
Stacie Bourbeau tallied three straight 7-4 victories to complete an undefeated day at the New England Women’s Tour stop September 28. The $250-added, WPBA qualifier event drew 16 entrants to Silver Cue Billiards in Woburn, MA.
Among the winners’ side final four, Bourbeau tallied the first of her 7-4 victories over Wendy Snow as Liz Taylor was defeating Diana Howland 7-1. Bourbeau and Taylor battled for the hot seat, with Bourbeau recording her second 7-4 win.
On the one-loss side, it was Nicole Albergaria and Bonnie Saritelli who emerged from the final eight over there to face Howland and Snow. Albergaria had defeated Janet Tycks 7-2 and Erica Testa 7-5 before facing Howland. Saritelli won a double-hill battle over Tam Trinh and defeated Nicole Christie 7-3 for the right to face Snow. Albergaria advanced to the quarterfinals with a commanding shut-out victory over Howland, as Snow concluded Saritelli’s tournament bid 7-3.
Albergaria took one step closer to the finals with a 7-2 victory over Snow before falling to Taylor in the hill-hill semifinal match. Taylor moved back for a second crack at Bourbeau.
In the finals, Bourbeau and Taylor traded racks to a 4-4 tie, battling with defense through the ninth game that put Bourbeau ahead 5-4. Taylor made a spectacular jump shot in the subsequent rack that opened the door to a potential 5-5 tie but missed her next shot to turn the table over to Bourbeau, who closed it to reach the hill and then finish it, for the third time in a row, at 7-4.
1st Stacie Bourbeau
2nd Liz Taylor
3rd Nicole Albergaria
4th Wendy Snow
5th Diana Howland
7th Erica Testa
9th Janet Tycks