Kelly Captures Planet Pool Title
Planet Pool Women’s Tour / Parkville, MD
by Jose Burgos
A dozen of the top ladies in pool came out to play in the March 27 stop of the Planet Pool Women’s Tour, with Julie “Motor Molly” Kelly coming out on top. The event was hosted by Top Hat Cue Club in Parkville, MD, and drew players such as Karen Corr, Megan Smith, Pauline Mattes, and Kelly McDonald.
Kelly took charge of the top half of the bracket, notching wins over Malea Haacke 7-1, Smith 7-4, and Corr 7-0. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Mattes, with victories over Megan Fort 7-1, McDonald 7-4, and Cheryl Squire 7-4. Kelly and Mattes collided in the hot seat match, which ended up being a one-sided affair that saw Kelly easily handle Mattes 7-3.
Making her move from the one-loss side, Smith eliminated Fort 5-3, Nicole Vincent 5-0, Squire 5-1, Corr 5-3, and Mattes 5-3 to reach the finals and a rematch with Kelly. Smith had to defeat Kelly twice for the title, but Kelly kept in charge of the situation and won the first set 7-3.