Toennies Double-Dips Davis-Blakie at BAAT Billiards Stop
Tiger Bay Area Amateur Tour / Largo, FL
by Skip Maloney
Jamie Toennies battled back from a defeat in the hot seat match to double-dip her final opponent and capture first place on the Tiger Bay Area Amateur Tour event November 1. A field of nine entrants was on hand for the $250-added amateur event hosted by The Corner Pocket in Largo, FL.
Toennies started her final drive to the winner’s circle among the winner’s side final four with a double-hill win over Michelle Monk. Leslee Davis-Blakie, in the meantime, was sending Melissa Morlan to the one-loss side with an 8-2 victory. In a commanding 9-2 win, Davis-Blakie moved Toennies over to the semifinals and gained the hot seat.
Stephanies McFarland and Mitchell, after victories over Connie Mago and Barbara Ellis, were waiting for Monk and Morlan on the one-loss side. Mitchell advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-4 win over Morlan, while McFarland dropped into the tie for fifth place by falling to Monk 7-2. Mitchell then advanced with a 7-2 win of her own and faced Toennies in the semifinals. Toennies returned to face Davis-Blakie after a 5-5, handicapped victory over Mitchell.
Looking for a measure of revenge versus Davis-Blakie, Toennies forced a second set in the double-elimination final match with a 5-2 win in the opening set. Davis-Blakie battled in the second set, but with the score knotted at 4-4, Toennies won the ninth rack to take the top prize.
1st Jamie Toennies $225
2nd Leslee Davis-Blakie $125
3rd Stephanie Mitchell $75
4th Michelle Monk $50
5th Melissa Morlan
7th Connie Mago
9th Sabra McArthur-Beahn