Tiger Canadian Women’s Pool Tour / Kitchener, ON
by Denise Belanger
Brittany Bryant took first place at the Tiger Canadian Women’s Pool Tour’s April 18-19 event over Naomi Williams. Hosted by Millsy’s Billiards, in Kitchener, ON, the $500-added event was played on 16 newly installed Gold Crown IV tables.
Six players returned Sunday: Bryant, Williams, Janet Ritcey, Denise Belanger, Leanne Amable, and newcomer Brandy Johnson. Bryant ousted Williams on the A-side finals, while Belanger and Amable battled it out over on the next table. Belanger was down 4-2 going to 8 games, while Amable needed 6, and Belanger ended up coming back to win by a score of 8-4.
Ritcey decided she wasn’t having any of Johnson’s talent invade her territory, tossing her a doughnut with a score of 7-0. Ritcey then went on to beat Belanger 7-5 before being tossed her own doughnut by Williams 7-0 in the semifinals.
In the true double-elimination finals, the current CBSA Canadian women’s champion Williams went toe to toe with Bryant, with both ladies struggling for run-outs. Williams bested Bryant 8-6 in the first match. Bryant started off strong with a 1-9 combo in the first game of the second set, and in game two followed it up with a strong defensive shot that allowed her to run the rack. By the sixth game the score was 5-1 Bryant, but Williams received her second wind and brought the score to 5-4. But that was as close as Williams went, as Bryant captured the second tour stop of the season by a score of 8-4.
1st Brittany Bryant $465
2nd Naomi Williams $290
3rd Janet Ritcey $175
4th Denise Belanger $115
5th Leanne Amable $60