Fisher Crowned Kwikfire Billiards Tour Champion
Kwikfire Tour / Mooresville, NC
Kelly “Kwikfire” Fisher captured the title of Kwikfire Tour champion and her third title in a row when she bested Gerda Hofstatter in the finals of the December 12-13 event. Hosted by 150 ‘N Out Billiards in Mooresville, NC, the $1,940-added stop drew a field of 16.
Fisher went undefeated through the event to best Hofstatter 9-5 to win the title, but there was plenty of other excitement going on as well. After upsetting Belinda Calhoun and Lisa Davids early Sunday, Katie Cowan lost hill-hill to Hofstatter, earning a stellar third-place finish. With her strong showing throughout the year, Cowan finished fourth in the overall standings, behind three top professionals, capturing the highest ranking and coveted invitation into all of the 2011 WPBA Classic Tour events.
Earning a fourth-place finish was Davids, while Kristen Malone shared a notable fifth-place finish with Calhoun and ended the season with her highest finish to date. Holly Sholes and Cowan came into the event with hopes of securing the WPBA invitation, and Sholes looked promising early on with a win over Val Finnie. But then she lost a tough match to Hofstatter 9-5 and continued to struggle on the one-loss side after losing to a steady Lisa Cossette. This early departure put Sholes’ overall standings in jeopardy and left the door open for other players to overtake her. Davids saw the opportunity and, with her fourth-place finish, surpassed Sholes by 20 points and nabbed fifth place in the overall standings.