Williams Wins Again at Arizona Billiards Event
Arizona Women’s Billiards Tour / Phoenix, AZ
Susan Williams closed out the Arizona Women’s Billiards Tour’s season with her third first-place finish with her victory at the October 23-24 stop, also cementing her first-place standing in the rankings. The $300-added event was hosted by Bullshooters in Phoenix, AZ.
This tournament was deprived the presence of second-place points leader Samm Diep, who was busy providing media coverage for the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships in Chesapeake, VA. Diep’s absence cost her second place in the point standings, as Sara Miller was able to capitalize and pass her by ten points. The significance of that exchange will only be fully realized if and when Miller receives an invitation to play in the WPBA Regional Tour Championships or a women’s pro event and Diep does not.
Also capitalizing on this tournament’s slightly shrunken field was eventual runner-up Susan Wilbur. Wilbur started her weekend on a low note by suffering a 7-5 defeat to Claudia Justus. On the B side, however, she buckled down and dispatched Kathleen Lawless 7-5, Justus in a rematch 7-3, Sunny Griffin 7-5, and Susan Mello, to earn herself a spot in the finals against Williams.
Williams had a slightly easier time of it by first defeating Edwidge Cavanna 7-3, then Griffin 7-6, Justus 7-5, and finally Mello 7-0 to claim the hot seat. In the final match, Williams quickly took control and all but cruised to her first-place prize by the score of 9-4.
1st Susan Williams $200
2nd Susan Wilbur $140
3rd Susan Mello $90
4th Sunny Griffin $60
5th Jeri Engh $40
7th Edwidge Cavanna $25