Smith Sweeps Planet Pool Event
Planet Pool Women’s Tour / Frederick, MD
by Jose Burgos
Megan Smith went unchallenged through the 21-player field February 13 to take first place over Linda Shea in the finals. The Planet Pool Women’s Tour was held at Champion Billiards Sports Café in Frederick, MD.
Smith cruised to the hot seat match with wins over Bethany Kurtz 6-1, Kia Sidbury 6-0, and Shanna Lewis 6-4 before her first meeting with Shea, whom she sent to the one-loss side 6-3. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Nicole Vincent with wins over Spring Helligrath 7-3, Aubrey James 6-5, and Cheryl Squire 6-5. Smith and Vincent matched up to battle for the hot seat, and Smith took an early advantage and won the match 6-3.
Shea was primed for Vincent in the semifinal match, having just eliminated Shanna Lewis in fourth place, and she ran over her opponent 5-2 to reach the finals. Shea and Smith went back and forth in the final match, but in the end Smith pulled it off with a 7-4 victory.
1st Megan Smith $600
2nd Linda Shea $350
3rd Nicole Vincent $200
4th Shanna Lewis $150
5th Julie Skripac $105