San Diego Classic Solidifies Final 16

WPBA San Diego Classic / Alpine, CA

by InsidePOOL Staff

The WPBA’s San Diego Classic has reached the final 16, single-elimination stage of their season’s first event. This tournament is being hosted by the Viejas Casino in Alpine, CA.

Defending champion Allison Fisher will be faced with Gerda Hofstatter in a featured Saturday evening match. Though she suffered a third-round loss to Sarah Rousey, Hofstatter fought back through the one-loss side, defeating Joanne Ashton 9-2, to return to the final 16.

Rousey will face off against Helena Thornfeldt, who lost a third-round, hill-hill match against Holly Sholes but eliminated Jasmin Ouschan 9-6 in the west side. Sholes will face off against Kelly Fisher in the next round after Fisher recovered from her second-round, hill-hill loss to Jennifer Chen.


Jeanette "The Black Widow" Lee is still going strong in th eSan Diego Classic.

Jeanette "The Black Widow" Lee is still going strong in th eSan Diego Classic.

Chen lost her next match to Jeanette Lee 9-5 but made a comeback to the final 16 after ousting Liz Ford 9-6. Her next match will be against Yu Ram Cha. Lee went unscathed through the winners’ bracket and will next play Kim Shaw.


After a forfeit to Iris Ranola earlier in the day, Karen Corr made a triumphant return to the event, besting Kim White 9-6. Her next match will be against Xiaoting Pan. Ranola will play Ga Young Kim, who was defeated 9-7 by Sholes and then rousted Vivian Villareal 9-2.

Monica Webb remains undefeated in the event and will face off against Tiffany Nelson-Crain in the next round. Nelson-Crain was sent west after her hill-hill battle against Allison Fisher, where she then bested Cristina De La Garza 9-2 to return to the final 16.

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