Ming “The Empress” Ng came from behind, defeating Courtney Peters in overtime, 7-6, 5-2, to capture the fifth stop on the 2021 Gulf Coast Women’s Tour. This was Ng’s first win of the Tour season.
On August 21st-22nd, 2021, sponsors Poison by Predator Cues, Predator Cues, APA of North Harris County, Alamo Billiards, Outsville Billiards, and Team StraightPool Eye, produced another successful event for the women of the Gulf Coast Tour. The two-day, $500 added event drew 22 women players and paid out over $900 in prize money. The event was hosted by the brand new, R House Bar and Grill, located at 2637 FM 529 Road, in Houston, Texas. The room provided 14, 7’ Diamond bar tables in a smoke-free environment, while Predator provided brand new, Predator Arcos II Pool Balls and Outsville Billiards supplied Accu-Rack template racks, for each table.
On their way to the winners’ side final four, Michelle Abernathy came out firing with wins over Mary McHaney, 7-6, Kim Woodworth, 7-5, and Brandi Scott, while Kim “Texas Heat” Pierce tagged Beth Tindell, 7-3, Yvonne “The Casher” Asher, 7-0, and Ming Ng, 7-6. Teresa “Princess of Pool” Garland was on a roll, defeating new member, Tamara Kieschnick, 7-1, Ruth Paine, 7-6, and Bethany Leger, 7-0. Rounding out the final four, Courtney Peters defeated Brenda Gunter, 7-6, and Tour newcomer, D’Nae DeLeon, 7-6. On the one-loss side, and rounding out the final eight, Asher made her stand, securing victories over Kieschnick, 5-1, Sherri Hildebrand, 5-1, and DeLeon, 5-2, while Brandi Scott eliminated Paine, 5-1. Ng eliminated McHaney, 5-1, and Leger stopped Tina Baublis, 5-1. Back on the east side, Pierce ousted Abernathy, 7-5, and Garland fell to Peters, 7-5. Pierce was on fire, burning through Peters to capture the hot seat, 7-2. On the west side, Ng ended Scott, 5-1, and Garland, 5-0, while Asher took out Leger and Abernathy, by the same score, 5-3. A reenergized Ng blazed through Asher and Pierce, to meet Peters in the true, double elimination final. The first set was a real crowd-pleaser, reaching hill-hill, with the final game ending in Ng’s favor. In overtime, Ng struck a second blow, defeating Peters, 5-2, to capture her first win of the 2021 Tour Season.
At this event, the Tour welcomed its newest members, D’Nae DeLeon, Brandi Hart, and Tamara Kieschnick. The Tour also recognizes Gulf Coast Tour Board Members Ruth Paine, D’Andrea McQuirter, Kim Pierce, Ming Ng, and Julia Acevedo, for all their hard work, running a seamless, two-day event.
The final event of the 2021 season will be our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event, with a $1,000 added purse, held October 9th-10th, at Big Tyme Billiards, 100 Cypresswood Drive, in Spring, Texas. The Tour will be providing Predator Chalk for all players, raffle tickets for numerous “Think Pink” Gulf Coast Tour Giveaways, and sweet, pink, treats! The coveted, Annual Tour Awards will also be presented at this final event, and include Tour Champion, Sportsmanship, Dubious Achievement, and Best Attendance. New memberships paid at this event will be good through 2022, and membership is always free for junior players, 17 years and under. For more information, please visit www.GulfCoastWomensTour.com.
Payouts – Total $940
1st Ming Ng $420
2nd Courtney Peters $240
3rd Kim Pierce $140
4th Yvonne Asher $80
5th-6th Michelle Abernathy, Teresa Garland $30 ea.