While I don’t have any footage of Jeanette, I did meet her in January of 1993 before she was a pro. At a big pool tourney in Reno.
I was friends with her boyfriend at the time. Who is a very strong pool player. Bobby Hunter is his name, he owned a pool room in Carson City Nv.
One thing I can say about Jeanette is her determination to become a pro player was super strong back in 93. I’m not a pro, I play good not talented.
I remember playing her late at night In the tourney room, they left it open 24/7 for action(gambling). Jeanette wanted to play for $, I didn’t have any at that time, so we didn’t gamble. At that time I played a little better than she did. But I could see that she had talent, and dribe. Of course her boyfriend was a super strong player and she was getting proper coaching.
She kept saying “I’m going to become a pro pool player”. She might have said that 3-4 times that night. We played about 4 hours. 9 ball. She played me hard as she could. I played her hard as I could as well. We didn’t keep score. We weren’t gambling but we played like we were playing for a million dollars. The score was close I’d guess, point is we played hard and with passion.
I really respected her. She carried herself like a pro, we are about the same age and I had been playing pool full time for around 8 years at the time. So I had seen lots of people come up in pool. I knew I wasn’t gonna make it to becoming a pro. I knew she WAS FOR SURE GOING TK MAKE IT. I could sense it and see it.
Fast forward a couple years and there she was-a true pro pool player. There was never a doubt in my mind. I saw that in her the night we met. January 1993 at Grady’s 1P tourney in Reno. She was living in Carson City at the time. It’s a well known tourney. She wasn’t playing in it, neither was I. Just happened to be there.
Good luck with your research, I wish I had footage. Or a pic for that matter. All I have is that memory. Many more from more recent times. But this is the one that’s interesting.
Being a pro is in her DNA!
Fatboy aka Eric Petersen <——-reasonably well known in the pool world, not a pro. Just a guy who’s been around. If I can answer any questions or fill in any gaps of this story I’m happy to. I’m honest, don’t embellish or revise history. I believe in being truthful about our sports history and do everything to preserve it.