Smith Wins Women’s Maryland State 10-Ball Championship
Mezz Women’s Tour / Frederick, MD
by Jose Burgos
Megan Smith commanded the field at the Women’s Maryland State 10-Ball Championship November 6, defeating Briana Miller in the finals to take the title. The event was held at Champion Billiard Café in Frederick, MD, and drew players such as Denise Reeve, Patti Jakusz, Eugenia Gyftopoulos, Nicole Vincent, and Linda Shea.
Miller took charge of the top half of the bracket, notching wins over Patti Jakusz 7-1 and Nicole Vincent 7-1. Shea led the bottom half, defeating Eugenia Gyftopoulos 7-4 and Smith 7-5. Miller and Shea then faced off for the hot seat in a match that saw Miller pull away late to win 7-4 and send Shea to the one-loss side.
Making her move on the west side, Smith went on to eliminate Jakusz 6-5 and Vincent 6-3 before encountering Shea again. Their match went hill-hill, but it was Smith who won this time. The final match was a single race to 7 that saw Smith coming away with a lopsided 7-2 victory over Miller.
1st Megan Smith $300
2nd Briana Miller $150
3rd Linda Shea $75