All photos courtesy of Joe Gonzalez Photography
New York City- DDD-Day! Today is Do-or Die- Day as half the field will be cut as 32 women face elimination from the Andy Cloth Women’s International Pool Championship . China, Russia, Canada, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Sweden and USA look strong to take top seedings into the final rounds of the event. The pro tournament is the longest women’s billiard event of any kind with 6 days of heavy pool action with a round robin event that evolves into a final single elimination chart where players will start out races to 10 in 10-Ball and eventually rise to races to 11,13, and 17 in the finals. All activities are taking place at Steinway Billiards Cafe and sponsored by Andy Cloth, J.Pechauer Cues , Viking Cues, Steinway Billiards. , Olhausen Balls, Pool & Billiard Magazine , the NAPL & Focused Apparel . Patron sponsors include Dr. Greg Diehl, Tom Gleich, and Dr. Michael Frank. Media partners include PKE Partners, IB Sports, NYC Grind, Gotham City Technologies, Nona Photography, and Charles Eames Photography. 7 days of live pool will be filmed and streamed by Inside Pool TV. Pay per view on www.Dragonpromotions.com for $10 daily or $50 for the entire week for the upcoming Andy Cloth Women’s International Pool Championship taking place December 16th-21st at the same venue.
Who’s looking good:
Players looking to take the top seeds in their groups include Ga Young Kim (KOREA) the event’s original #1 seed, she has been storming through her opponents in record time with the exception of local NY pro Erin McManus who gave the 3 times World Champion a tough match who only lost 4-6. McManus looks prime to take one of the top 4 spots in the group, and Florida’s Jessica Barnes could take the 2nd spot. In other groups, Taiwan’s Jennifer Chen, Russia’s Anna Mazhirina, and USA’s Vivian Villarreal remain undefeated. Florida’s top player Jeannie Seaver, a qualifier winner, could steal her Group 5 as she also remains undefeated!
Day 3 Dec 18, 2014 TV Schedule10:30am Vivian Villarreal (TX, USA) #10 seed vs Tara Williams (TX, USA)
11:50am Nathalie Seichter (NETHERLANDS) #7 seed vs Trinh Lu (CA, USA)
1:10pm Emily Duddy (NY,USA) vs Connie O’Heron (WI, USA)
2:30pm Jeanette Lee (NY,USA) #2 Seed vs Suzanne Smith (WA, USA)
4:30pm Denise Wilkinson NEW ZEALAND vs Rebecca Wagner (NV, USA)
5:50 pm Ga Young Kim (KOREA) #1 seed vs Jessica Barnes (FL,USA)
7:10pm Li Jia CHINA #6 seed vs Kelly Isaac (OH,USA)
8:00pm Jennifer Barretta (NY,USA) #8 seed vs Akiko Kitayama (JAPAN) #9 seed