KwikFire Set to Defend Pacific Coast Title
WPBA Pacific Coast Classic / Lincoln City, OR
by Anne Craig – WPBA
Kelly Fisher will attempt to defend her title at this year’s WPBA Pacific Coast Classic, having won her first two matches by decisive scores of 9-4 and 9-1. This event is hosted by the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, OR, and features a 64-player field.
Fisher whizzed through Maureen Seto 9-4 in the first round and then Melissa Herndon 9-1 in the second to face off against Yu Ram Cha in the third round. Cha has had success so far with victories over Liz Ford 9-5 and then Laura Smith 9-6.
Threats to stealing Fisher’s title are many. Jasmin Ouschan is going strong, having bested Joanne Ashton 9-3 and then Jennifer Chen by the same score. Her next match will be against Sarah Rousey, who has sent both Belinda Calhoun 9-4 and Nicole Keeney 9-7 to the west side of the chart.
Allison Fisher remains undefeated, sending first Erica Testa 9-1 and then Ewa Laurance 9-4 to the one-loss side. Her next challenge will come from Kim Shaw, who bested Naomi Williams 9-1 and then Kim Jones 9-2.
Top-ranked Ga Young Kim, who is coming off two consecutive wins on the tour and looking for a third, came through Tamara Rademakers 9-3 in the first round and then bested Miyuki Sakai 9-1 in the second. Line Kjorsvik will be her next opponent. Kjorsvik has defeated Aileen Dimmick 9-1 and Supadra Boonpasook 9-5.
Karen Corr has had an easy run of it so far, sending both Stacey Novack 9-3 and then Rachel Eliazar 9-1 to the left side of the chart. Megan Smith will meet her in the next round, having bested Susan Williams 9-1 and Denise Belanger in a hill-hill match.
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