Bryant wins eight on the loss side, double dips Aft to take her second Music City Ladies

Brittany Bryant lost an early round, double hill match to Liz Lovely, during the Music City Open Ladies event on the weekend of January 17-19. Bryant battled back through eight opponents on the loss side to eventually meet and double dip hot seat occupant and 2013 Amateur Women’s Champion, Dana Aft, in the finals. It was Bryant’s second Music City Open victory, having defeated Nicole Keeney in 2011. The $1,000-added Ladies event drew 48 entrants to JOB Billiards in Madison, TN.2012 Womens World 10-Ball
Once she had sent Bryant to the loss side, Liz Lovely, looking for her second straight appearance in the Music City Ladies final, moved on, advancing to the winners’ side final four and a match versus Aft. Grace Nakamura, in the meantime, met up with Samantha Patton in the other winners’ side semifinal. Aft survived a double hill match versus Lovely, while Nakumura downed Patton 7-3. Aft got into the hot seat 7-4 over Nakamura.
It was Patton who drew Bryant on the loss side, already five victories into her eight-match winning streak, including elimination of Alison Hardwick 7-3 and Janeen Lee 7-4. Lovely drew Nicole Keeney, last year’s Ladies winner, who’d shut out Amy Jones and eliminated Tracie Majors 7-5. Bryant defeated Patton 7-5, while a Bryant/Lovely re-match was avoided when Keeney won, double hill, over Lovely.
Bryant then gave up only a single rack in her quarterfinal win over Keeney, and dropped Nakamura into third place 7-5. Displaying evidence of a ‘woman on a mission,’ Bryant gave up only two racks over 16 games; one each in a two-set final, to claim the event title.

Country Player US.$
1st  Canada Brittany Bryant $1,125
2nd  USA Dana Aft $775
3rd  Canada Grace Nakamura $425
4th  USA Nicole Keeney $305
5-6th  USA Samantha Patton $230
5-6th  USA Liz Lovely $230
7-8th  USA Tracie Majors $195
7-8th  USA Janeen Lee $195
9-12th  USA Faith Thompson $100
9-12th  USA Allison Hardwick $100
9-12th  USA Amanda Wilder $100
9-12th  USA Amy Jones $100

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