Four Ladies Return for Sunday Billiard Action

Four Ladies Return for Sunday Billiard Action
WPBA Pacific Coast Classic / Lincoln City, OR

by InsidePOOL Staff

Karen "The Irish Invader" Corr will be taking on Kelly "Kwikfire" Fisher in the semifinals of the WPBA Pacific Coast Classic.

Karen "The Irish Invader" Corr will be taking on Kelly "Kwikfire" Fisher in the semifinals of the WPBA Pacific Coast Classic

From a field of 64, only 4 ladies remain to vie for first place at the WPBA Pacific Coast Classic. Hosted by Chinook Winds Casino & Resort in Lincoln City, OR, this event concludes Sunday, October 5.

The final round of 16 began earlier Saturday evening, with half of the field coming in from the one-loss side and half from the winners’ side. Monica Webb found herself challenged by Janet Atwell but was too strong, advancing 9-7 to meet defending champ Allison Fisher in the quarterfinals. Fisher had ousted Sarah Rousey with a resounding 9-3 win. That momentum wasn’t enough, though, to carry Fisher through to the semifinals, for Webb defeated her after a tightly contested 9-7 match.

Vivian “The Texas Tornado” Villareal, who took fourth at the WPBA Carolina Classic last month, advanced to the quarterfinals after a 9-4 drubbing of the tour’s number-four player Ga Young Kim. She played third-ranked Xiaoting Pan, who earlier wreaked revenge on Gerda Hofstatter and eliminated her 9-6. In the previous round, Hofstatter had sent Pan to the west side of the chart 9-6. On a roll, Villareal rolled right through Pan in the quarterfinals, going hill-hill with her before triumphing 9-8.

View the WPBA Pacific Coast Classic double elimination tournament brackets.

View the WPBA Pacific Coast Classic single elimination tournament brackets.

Number-two-ranked Karen Corr returned from the one-loss side to challenge fellow former snooker player Kim Shaw after winning a 9-8 nail-biter over Line Kjorsvik. Corr suffered a surprising 9-6 loss in the first round to Kyoko Sone. Shaw pulled off a 9-4 defeat of U.S. Open runner-up Iris Ranola of the Philippines. In the quarterfinals, a determined Corr took charge of the match and surged through to win 9-5.

The last quarterfinal match featured the tour’s number-one-ranked player, Kelly Fisher, versus Yu Ram Cha. Interestingly, Fisher lost in the second round to Cha 9-7. To reach the quarterfinals, Fisher eliminated Jeanette Lee 9-4, while Cha sent Anna Kostanian packing 9-6. Fisher got her revenge, sending Cha home in a fifth-place tie by winning 9-5.

The two semifinal matches will feature Monica Webb versus Vivian Villareal and Karen Corr versus Kelly Fisher.

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