Flamingo Billiards Tour / Stuart, FL
JoAnn Mason Parker, having friends affected by breast cancer, was even more motivated to bring awareness to the cause, and she did so when she won the Flamingo Billiards Tour’s “Cues for the Cause” breast cancer fundraising event, held in conjunction with the American CueSports Alliance/Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour. It was a special event, as 23 players gathered at Amy’s Billiards in Stuart, FL, October 16.
Parker started the day with a 7-4 win over Emily Wilmoth Broxson. Shelly Harrison, fresh off winning the Atlanta Billiards Expo amateur 9-ball tournament, sent Parker to the one-loss side 7-5. Not to be stopped, though, Parker won her match against Jessica Barnes 7-2 to make it back to the final eight redraw.
Parker had a revenge match in the single-elimination redraw as she matched up again against Harrison, this time winning 7-5. Parker went on to take the next match against Kelly Coyle 7-4, making it to the finals.
This day was also good to relative newcomer Chris Ann Fields, who made it to the finals by defeating Robin Boggs 7-4 and top tour players Stephanie Mitchell 7-5, Helene Caukin 7-3, and Sabra MacArthur Beahn 7-3.
In the finals, Fields appeared to lose steam, and Parker quickly took a commanding lead. With Parker up 5-1, Fields scratched in the seventh rack, giving ball in hand and the game to Parker. Now on the hill, Parker took the final game after a dry break by Fields, winning the final match 7-1.
1st JoAnn Mason Parker $400
2nd Chris Ann Fields $280
3rd Kelly Coyle $185
5th Amy Poulter $90