Jennifer Page takes top honors at FBT “Cues for the Cure”
Stuart, FL (Oct. 7, 2012) – Plenty of pool players pretty in pink, 29 to be exact, came to play pool at the Flamingo Billiards Tour 4th Annual “Cues for the Cure!” breast cancer fundraiser at Amy’s Billiards in Stuart, Florida on Saturday. This event was co-sponsored by the Pure-X ACS All American Tour. Seven pretty new players got their preliminary taste of competing on the WPBA-recognized Regional Tour at this pretty in pink special pool event.The day was particularly especially promising for Jennifer Page as she played to win her first event on the FBT, a win that has been long overdue. Page, hot off winning a qualifier spot for the APA US Amateur, played pretty strong throughout the day while taking advantage of her opponents’ mistakes along the way. Jennifer ultimately took the title by winning a payback match against Crystal McCormick, after losing a hill-hill match to McCormick earlier in the day. The final match was a painful final one for McCormick, as she watched the event slip away scratch after scratch. Coupled with Page’s powerful performance, the momentum was with Page as she prevailed and added her name to the list of “Cues for the Cure” winners.
Six additional players made it to the final single elimination board along with Page and McCormick, including BAAT-woman and winner of the inaugural 2009 “Cues for the Cure” Stephanie Mitchell, 2011 “Cues for the Cure” winner Jeannie Seaver, newcomer Jennie Samuel, and FBT players Vanessa Seaver, Cassidy Mulligan and Alicia DeAbreu. DeAbreu went home thanks to Mulligan who later lost to Page in the semi-finals. Samuel lost to Mitchell. Jeannie Seaver’s pursuit of another “Cues for the Cure” trophy ended courtesy of Page. McCormick closed the door on Vanessa Seaver in the quarterfinals, then ended Mitchell’s potential path to her second “Cues for the Cure” win to make the final match McCormick v. Page.
Our thanks to all the players who came out to support the event and the FBT, many thanks to room owner Amy Poulter, of Amy’s Billiards, Boynton Billiards and to John Lewis and the American CueSports Association for their continued support of the FBT.
The Flamingo Billiards Tour is a WPBA-recognized Regional Tour, and is a stepping stone to the Women’s Professional Billiard Association for women who want to play professionally.
($250 added, modified double elimination)
Jennifer Page $350
Crystal McCormick $250
Jeannie Seaver $120
Stephanie Mitchell $120
Chris Ann Fields $60
Alicia DeAbreu $60
Vanessa Seaver $60
Jennie Samuel $60
Mary Ellen Clements won the free entry into the ACS National Championship Singles in Las Vegas in May 2013.
The last stop for 2012 is the End of Year event, Nov. 17, 2012, at Ultimate Billiards in Ft. Pierce, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.flamingobilliardstour.com/.