Tiger Bay Area Amateur Tour / Lakeland, FL
Chris Fields dominated the 20-player, $400-added tournament held at Wally’s in Lakeland, FL, September 25. It was her first Tiger Bay Area Amateur Tour (BAAT) win since joining in July, and it launched her into tenth place overall for the 2010 season.
After eliminating Jessica Barnes and Sabra MacArthur Beahn, Niki Rasmussen went on to face Fields in the quarterfinal match. They split the first four racks, but when the match changed from 8-ball to 9-ball, Fields found her rhythm, sweeping the next three games for the 5-2 win.
The semifinal round was a grudge match between Fields and Jamie Toennies, who had delivered Fields to the left side of the chart earlier with a 5-2 win. Fields showed she was ready to play, winning the first two games of 8-ball. Toennies struck back, taking the following game. But Fields was not to be vanquished. The game changed to 9-ball, and Fields swung the momentum back her way, snagging the next three games and the match with a score of 5-1.
The stage was set for the final round between Fields and hot seat winner Shelly Harrison. The first match went hill-hill, with Fields forcing the second set. A couple of errors on Harrison’s part led to a lopsided 5-2 victory for Fields in the second set, with Fields collecting her first TBAAT title.
1st Chris Fields $300
2nd Shelly Harrison $225
3rd Jamie Toennies $125
4th Niki Rasmussen $100
5th Sabra MacArthur Beahn $50
Kelly Cavanaugh $50