Fisher Wins Second KwikFire Tour Stop
KwiKFire Tour / Rock Hill, SC
by Kim Shaw
The newly titled Kwikfire Tour held its second event at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Rock Hill, SC, the weekend of October 24-25. Many local fans came to watch 29 players compete, including 10 APA players and 6 top WPBA professionals, including Allison Fisher, Kim Shaw, Gerda Hofstatter, Monica Webb, and Line Kjorsvik. But it was Kelly “KwikFire” Fisher who walked away with the first-place prize.
The biggest upset of the tournament was in the first round when Terry Faulk beat Monica Webb hill-hill. Faulk said after the match that both she and Webb missed opportunities, but she was happy with the way she played throughout the event.
Sunday’s matches saw A. Fisher and K. Fisher square off in the hot seat match, as A. Fisher had just bested Kjorsvik 9-7 and K. Fisher sent Shaw to the west side 9-4. The newly inducted BCA Hall of Fame member prevailed 9-7, sending K. Fisher to the one-loss side.
On the left side, Kim Shaw played solid pool to win decisively over Webb 9-3, while Hofstatter and Kjorsvik played it close, with the Norwegian finishing strong to win 9-7. Kjorsvik continued to play well, defeating Shaw 9-4 in the quarterfinals, but she came up short in the semifinal match against K. Fisher and went home in third place 9-2.
In the final match, both Fishers produced the highest quality of play and at 7-6 K. Fisher, A. Fisher made a 2-9 combo to make it 7-7. K. Fisher broke and made an easy 3-9 combo to reach the hill first. A. Fisher played a solid rack to make it hill-hill, but K. Fisher broke the final rack, and after making the 7 ball on the break, cleared an open table to win the tournament.
1st Kelly Fisher $1,016
2nd Allison Fisher $701
3rd Line Kjorsvik 473
4th Kim Shaw $335
5th Gerda Hofstatter $210
7th Val Finnie $140
9th Kim Jones $70