OB Cues Ladies’ Tour / Round Rock, TX
Amanda Lampert earned her second consecutive victory on the OB Cues Ladies’ Tour the weekend of October 9-10, defeating Lisa Marr in the finals. The tour’s eighth stop was hosted by Fast Eddie’s in Round Rock, TX, and drew 38 players to vie for the $2,000-added prize purse.
Eight players returned for Sunday’s action. On the winners’ side, Lampert and Marr faced off for the first time in the event, with Lampert sending Marr to the west side of the chart 7-2 and moving on to face Michelle Cortez, who had just bested Helen Laiche 7-6, in the hot seat match. It was a lopsided affair, as Lampert whitewashed her opponent 7-0 to claim the winners’ side final.
It looked that the finals would be a rematch of the hot seat match, as Cortez was ahead of Marr in the semifinals for a time. But the rolls left Cortez coming up short, and she was defeated 7-5.
In the double-elimination finals, Marr had to defeat Lampert twice for the title. As the match progressed, it looked like Marr was trying her best to take it to a second set, as she held an early 4-1 lead. But Lampert kicked into gear to tie up the set 4-all. It seemed Marr was going to force the second set when she took the lead at 6-4, but Lampert once again dug deep to make it hill-hill. When Marr missed the 9 ball to force a second set in the final rack, Lampert had a clear shot and made it to take the title.
1st Amanda Lampert $750
2nd Lisa Marr $550
3rd Michelle Cortez $400
4th Orietta Strickland $270
5th Helen Laiche $150
7th Kim Pierce $100
9th Alicia Stanley $60