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av84fun
01-10-2008, 01:41 AM
Allison won the Women's Division of the DCC Straight Pool Challenge sponsored by Bob Jewett with a run of 56.

Jeanette finished second and Kim Shaw third.

Allison needed one more rack to qualify for the Open Division finals. She played for a below-the-rack break shot but came off the Key Ball a TOUCH too far off the foot rail and put the CB into the rack area.

The break ball was laying 1/2 b all off the foot rail and from the kitchen, she called the corner ball in the rack to kiss off the break ball for the corner and GOT the kiss but the OB jawed out!

Regards,
Jim

av84fun
01-10-2008, 10:09 AM
By the way...huge kudos to Bob Jewett for sponsoring the Challenge out of his own pocket and for creating a Women's Division too!

Regards,
Jim

beetle
01-10-2008, 10:26 AM
Wow, that must be something of an upset to beat Jeanette Lee. Very impressive!

Johnnyt
01-10-2008, 10:33 AM
Wow, that must be something of an upset to beat Jeanette Lee. Very impressive!

I thought Jeanette was the favorite too but it was just whom could run the most balls in a certain amount of tries. There were no safeties involved. Congrats to Allision thogh. Johnnyt

PoolBum
01-10-2008, 01:06 PM
Wow, that must be something of an upset to beat Jeanette Lee.

Perhaps. But I remember watching Allison beat Ewa Mataya playing straight pool way back in the 1980's and IMO Allison was clearly the better player at 14.1 even then.

StevenPWaldon
01-10-2008, 02:14 PM
If memory serves correct, Allison is also the last to win the women's 14.1 US Open.

sjm
01-10-2008, 05:12 PM
If memory serves correct, Allison is also the last to win the women's 14.1 US Open.

Your memory is correct. That would be the 2000 event at the Roseland in NYC. Allison did not miss a single ball in the 100 point final against Loree Jon Jones. Jeanette did not compete, as she was recovering from surgery at the time.

av84fun
01-10-2008, 10:18 PM
Wow, that must be something of an upset to beat Jeanette Lee. Very impressive!

Respectfully, I'm interested in why you think that. With HUGE repsect for Jeanette, she is currently #12 and hasn't been top 5 for some time.

Jeannette seems to play more straight pool than Allison...who plays very little in recent years.


But this was a 14.1 "shoot out" with ball in hand for a break shot...no safety play. But if it was "regular" 14.1, Allison would be an even heavier favorite to win IMHO since Allison would be a clear favorite against Jeannette in a safety battle.

Regards,
Jim