Monday, July 13, 2009

Most Days I Love My Job...

Not today. And not for the last three days.

About once a year, everything that can go wrong while traveling to a tournament, does.

It started on Saturday afternoon when I got food poisoning. Continued on Saturday night when my body and brain refused to work during my live stream match. Got even worse yesterday when I tried to go home but had to find a hotel when, after two hours of waiting for my delayed flight, I was too sick to stay upright.

It was a good call because my flight was eventually cancelled. I slept for twelve hours straight and tried again this morning - another flight cancelled. Back to the hotel - another few hours of sleep.

Here I am 20 hours later waiting for another delayed flight.

This traveling business is not for the faint of heart. Luckily, this sort of complete despondency has only hit me a handful of times. I just really want to go home :(

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Live Stream

I dropped a match to Kelly. She is one of the few players against whom it is possible to play well and still lose 9-2.

My 8PM match will on the live stream, opponent TBA. If you are watching it right now you would see me texting this update.


I won my match last night, against Karen Webb, 9-2. I settled in to my game a little more but felt slightly off all day.

Today I play Kelly Fisher at 4:45. It has been a strange tournament so far with big names like Allison Fisher, Sarah Rousey and Melissa Herndon already on the B-Side. I will try my best not to join them ;)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Match #2

I won my first match 9-6. I play Karen Webb tonight at 7:30.

I want to take a moment to thank Janet and her staff for running a great event!

The landscape around here is so pretty that it drives me crazy. It looks like bowling balls under a green carpet. Lots of hills and hollers.

The Draw

The draw is up. I am one of the 16 seeds for this event. My first match is against Jacqui Herrara (sp?) at 11am.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

WPBA Satellite: Borderline Billiards

I'm here in Bristol, Virginasee? Tennessinia? for the WPBA's first ever satellite event. It is at Borderline Billiards, a gorgeous room owned by my lovely friend and fellow pro, Janet Atwell. The name Borderline is no joke. On one side of the street in downtown Bristol you are in Virginia and on the other you are in Tennessee.

The event will be a 64 player field. Pros were given first shot at entering and then the field was opened to everyone. Many of the WPBA's top women are here, as well as regional players looking for a chance to play the pros.

We had a charity Pro-Am to kick things off. This was my team: Jerry, Jim and Joey. We had a great time and helped raise money for the local charity, CHAD.

I'll be back tomorrow with updates!