Sunday, November 25, 2007

Starting Over

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!

I am just thrilled with how my WPBA season ended (a 17th Place and then a 9th Place), but now it is time to get back to work.

Since my tendonitis debacle began, I have not been able to practice as many hours as I would like. It was okay for a while, but now my game is starting to slide. I am excited to start over fresh, however. I will be forced to go back to basics for a while and that usually ends up making me stronger!


Saturday, November 10, 2007

On to the Final Sixteen

For the first time ever I have made it to the final sixteen!

After losing my match to Ga Young Kim last night (9-5), I came back this morning and beat Dawn Hopkins (9-5), bringing my record to 4 and 1.

I play tonight at 7pm (don't know who yet!) I am so excited!


Friday, November 9, 2007

Still on a Roll...

I won my match against Lisa D'Atri 9 to 4 bringing my match record to 3 and 0.
Tonight I play Ga Young Kim at 6 pm!


Today Was a Good Day!

I am happy to report that I won my match against Megan 9 to 5 and am now 2 and 0 in the round-robin stage!

So many exclamation points!!!

I had a lovely massage after I played tonight and now I am ready to get a good night's sleep. I play Lisa D'Atri tomorrow at 11am.



Thursday, November 8, 2007

Super quick update 'cause I have to play again...

I was fortunate to scrape by with a 9-8 win over Melissa Herndon, after being down 8-5. Unfortunately, she and I never seem to play well when we play each play each other. Just one of those weird match dynamics things.

I am about to go warm up for my 6pm match against Megan Minerich.

I'll give another update after the evening session.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Thank You, Steve Tipton!

Earlier today, at the WPBA's annual banquet, I was honored to receive the Tournament Director's Award. This award is traditionally given, by Tournament Director Steve Tipton, to the player who displays the highest standard of professional conduct in and out of the arena.

I am truly blown away (and a little weepy) to be recognized in this way. Especially after I flipped Steve the bird during the last tournament (oh yes, I did!) Thanks again, Steve, it really means a lot to me :)

In tournament news, here are the other players in my round-robin group:

Ga Young Kim
Melissa Herndon
Megan Minerich
Dawn Hopkins
Lisa D'Atri

My first match is against Melissa, tomorrow at 1pm.

Wish me luck!


I'm iced-out, yo!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Lincoln City, Oregon

Gorgeous, ain't it?

I am here at Chinook Winds Casino, on the Oregon Coast, for the WPBA Nationals.

This event will be in round-robin format (race to nine, alternating break) with 48 players total (eight groups of six players.) The top two players from each group will advance to a 16-player, single-elimination bracket.

I am going to attempt to give periodic updates on my progress as the tournament goes on. It brought me good luck last time and you know how superstitious pool-players can be.

I'm also going to try to figure out how to use CueTable so that I can start posting shots and drills on this blog.

'Til Tomorrow,


While in Oregon, just be careful to stay upwind of the hippies.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Hey all,

I just wanted to give everyone a sneak preview of my sexy new photo shoot! It's scheduled to appear in next month's issue of Splint Fancy.

It is a little racy... but I say "Girls! Flaunt it while you got it!"