WPBA Great Lakes Classic / Michigan City, IN
by Anne Craig – WPBA
The Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA ) Great Lakes Classic has wound down to reveal its final 8 of 16 in the winners’ bracket. The Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN, is hosting this 64-player event, which concludes June 21.
Last year’s top player, Kelly Fisher, is also still in the running, having defeated My-Hanh Lac 9-5 to advance to the final 16. Xiaoting Pan dealt a handy 9-2 defeat to Melissa Herndon 9-2 and is also in the final 16.
Vivian “The Texas Tornado” Villareal joins them there after her latest 9-7 victory over Tracie Hines. Ga Young Kim sent Jeanette Lee west 9-4, and Japan’s Miyuki Sakai is making a surprise appearance in the final 16 after her hill-hill win over Julie Kelly. Roudning out the top eight is Austria’s Jasmin Ouschan, who dealt Karen Corr a 9-6 loss.
Sixteen players remain in the one-loss side, and they will be fighting it out for the remaining eight slots Saturday afternoon. A random draw will place the winners in the single-elimination round of 16, which will commence late Saturday afternoon.
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