Four Women Return in Billiard Event

Top Four Set to Square off in San Diego

Women’s Professional Billiard Association San Diego Classic / Alpine, CA

by InsidePOOL Staff

Saturday night’s matches have left only four standing at the Women’s Professional Billiard Association’s (WPBA’s) San Diego Classic to fight it out for top honors. The four-day event is hosted by the Viejas Casino in Alpine, CA, and will crown a winner Sunday.

Ga Young Kim recuperated from her second-round loss to Holly Sholes 9-7 to make a triumphant return to the final 16 in fine fashion. Once there, she decimated Iris Ranola 9-3 and then eliminated the WPBA’s former number-one player, Kelly Fisher, in a close match that ended in her favor 9-6. Kim will face off against Gerda “G-Force” Hofstatter.

Hofstatter is another who came back through the one-loss side—her first defeat came from Sarah Rousey, who bested her 9-4 in the third round. She returned to a hill-hill nail-biter with Allison Fisher, in which she advanced 9-8. From there she ousted Xiaoting Pan 9-5 and will play Kim in the semifinals.

Kim shot her way into the final four to join Webb, Lee, and Hofstatter.

Kim shot her way into the final four to join Webb, Lee, and Hofstatter.

In the other semifinal match, both contestants went undefeated through the field. After a 9-2 drubbing of Line Kjorsvik, Monica Webb eliminated Tifanny Nelson-Crain 9-4 in the final 16. Then, in the quarterfinals, she and Yu Ram Cha had a closely fought match that Webb won 9-7. Webb’s opponent in the semifinals will be Jeanette Lee.

After dealing blows to Tracie Hines, Tamara Rademakers, and Jennifer Chen, “The Black Widow” was faced with Kim Shaw in the final 16, whom she sent packing with a 9-7 victory. Then she eliminated Rousey by a stunning 9-2 margin in the quarterfinals.

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