Nicole Cuellar & Seaver tie for 2017 Tour Champion
Largo FL (Oct. 17, 2015) – Twenty-nine players from around the state converged at The Corner Pocket in Largo, Florida, for the Tiger Florida Tour’s $1,000-added, 9th Annual “Cues for Cure” breast cancer awareness fundraiser last month. At the end of the day, Jeannie Seaver went undefeated to win this special event once again, with this win making it three wins back to back to back.
This event was a modified double-elimination format, playing down to four players on each side. The four players on the one-loss side redrew into the winners side for a single elimination match.
Seaver went undefeated against Carrie Metz, Sabra McArthur Beahn, Margarita Makeeva, Deanna Frost, and room owner Stephanie Mitchell to the final match, where she met up with Beahn in a revenge match. Beahn got to the finals by defeating Celia Heinbach, Dixie Sutton, Elizabeth Brown, Lisa McElroy and caught a second wind coming back to take the match from Nicole Cuellar. Beahn played strong all day, but not quite strong enough to stop Seaver’s trek to the finals.
Seaver’s win also tied Cuellar for the TFT 2017 Regional Tour Champion title. Seaver has earned the TC title four times since the Tour’s inception in 2009, not including two ties, one with Crystal McCormick in 2015 and this year with Cuellar.
Three APA players also won cash thanks to the support from LeCain Family Insurance, Sutton Appliance & Installation and Relocationandestatesalesbydixie.com. Elizabeth Brown won the prize in the 2-3 category; Janice Larocca in the 4 – 5 category; and Casie Aynat in the 6 category. Thank you LeCain family!
A huge thanks to all of the players and spectators who devoted their time and money to support this event, including those players who brought friends to play for the first time. Players and spectators had fun trying to land the crazy cue ball on the ribbons, guessing the number of M&Ms and Hershey’s kisses, in addition to winning prizes in the raffle. The monies raised benefits the Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.
A big shout out to Stephanie Mitchell, owner of The Corner Pocket, for being a great hostess of the TFT’s breastcancer awareness fundraising event! Also, thanks to Jeannie Seaver for donating prizes for the raffle and thanks to those who helped out with and participated in the fundraising. As always, many thanks to our title sponsor Tiger Products, and continued thanks to our sponsors Pete Franco with Ulterior Chalkers; Great Lakes Billiards, Boynton Billiards and AZ Billiards for their year-long support of our Tour. Kudos to Jerry Sotelo for his patience and hard work for another great year as the Tournament Director. We appreciate you all!
* Results ($1,000-added) *
1st Jeannie Seaver $600
2d Sabra McArthur Beahn $400
3d/4th Stephanie Mitchell $225
3d/4th Nicolle Cuellar $225
5th – 8th Marlene Houldsworth $100
5th – 8th Deanna Foster $100
5th – 8th Margarita Maeeeva $100
5th – 8th Cortney Bernard $100