Chases Brushes Away the Competition
Tiger Bay Area Amateur Tour /
Bettina Chase took home top honors at the October 10 stop of the Tiger Bay Area Amateur Tour, winning over Michell Monk in the final match. The stop was hosted by Hammerhead Billiards in Holiday, FL, and brought 15 participants to vie for the $300-added prize purse.
Chase started off on her road to her first tour victory with a 4-2 win over last month’s champ, Niki Rasmussen. Still on fire, she followed that up with wins over tournament director Stephanie Mitchell, Shanelle Loraine, and Monk.
Both Monk and Loraine focused on eliminating the rest of the field and returning to battle Chase once again. Loraine accomplished that feat against Stacey Lantz, who finished in fifth place along with Nicole Winters, and then against Jamie Toennies, who had to settle for a fourth-place finish. Now it was Monk who was doing the eliminating. After sending half the board to the one-loss side, she ousted Loraine with a hill-hill victory after Loraine scratched on the final 8 ball.This set up a double-elimination rematch between Monk and Chase. The first set was a long, drawn-out battle with Monk maintaining her focus and winning hill-hill. The next set stepped up the pace a bit, and Chase was able to claim her first win with a score of 4-3.
1st Bettina Chase $225
2nd Michell Monk $150
3rd Shanelle Loraine $100
4th Jamie Toennies $75
5th Stacey Lantz $50