Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour / Phoenix, AZ
Susan Williams went undefeated at the Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour’s fourth stop of the season to take the title, winning over Susan Mello in the finals. The $300-added event was hosted by Bullshooters in Phoenix, AZ, and held August 28-29.Mello got past Sara Miller on the winners’ side and moved on to the hot seat match, where she faced Williams for the first time in the event. Williams had just defeated Ashea Erdahl. On a roll, Williams claimed the hot seat 7-3, sending Mello to the west side of the chart.
After eliminating Barbara Lee in seventh place, Samm “Cherry Bomb” Diep faced off against Erdahl. Diep also experienced success in that match and moved on to the quarterfinals. Her opponent was Miller, who had just ousted Sunny Griffin. It was a tightly contested battle, but Diep edged out Miller 7-5 and advanced to the semifinals. Mello was waiting for her, and it was Mello who won the match 7-3.
The finals were a single race to 9, and from being tied at 5 apiece, the score quickly seesawed to a double-hill affair. Hooked behind the 1 ball after her break, Mello pushed out. Williams pocketed the 1 ball and cleared the table to win the match 9-8.
1st Susan Williams $250
2nd Susan Mello $150
3rd Samm Diep $100
4th Sara Miller $60
5th Sunny Griffin $40
7th Jery Engh $30