Rocha Three-Peats on Gulf Coast Tour

Garland, Bork, Nickerson, Rocha

Natalie Rocha went unmatched in a 17-player field, at the third stop on the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Billiards Tour, held at Big Tyme Billiards in Spring, Texas. Rocha defeated Sara Bork in the final match, 7-1, to secure her third victory of the season.

Jillian Nickerson

On April 13th, 2024, sponsors Poison by Predator Cues, Predator Cues, APA of North Harris County, Alamo Billiards, Outsville Billiards, and Team Straight Pool Eye, produced another successful event for the women of the Gulf Coast Tour. The one-day event featured a $500 added purse, drew 17 players, and paid out $925 in prize money. Big Tyme Billiards provided twenty-four, 7’ bar tables for match play, all covered in Predator Arcadia Reserve, tournament blue cloth, in a smoke-free environment. Predator provided Arcos II Pool Balls and Outsville Billiards supplied Accu-Rack template racks, for each table.

In the final eight on the winners’ side, Sara Bork bested Annie Swelgin, 7-3, while Natalie Rocha denied Jillian Nickerson, 7-4. Teresa Garland ousted Terri Resendez, 7-2, and Darcy Whatley beat Terry Petrosino, 7-3. In the next round, Rocha sent Bork to the west side, 7-5, and Garland overpowered Whatley, 7-1. Hot seat action witnessed Rocha overwhelm Garland, 7-1. On the one-loss side, and in the final eight, Nickerson eliminated Swelgin, 5-1, and Whatley, 5-2. Resendez sent Petrosino packing, 5-2, but fell to Bork, 5-1. Bork went on to defeat Nickerson, 5-1, and Garland, 5-3, to meet Rocha in the finals. In spite of racking up a number of impressive wins on her way to the finals, Bork came up short in the last match, losing to Rocha, 7-1.

The Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Billiards Tour welcomes its newest player members and looks forward to welcoming them back at the next event!

Payouts – Total $925
1st Natalie Rocha $370
2nd Sara Bork $275
3rd Teresa Garland $180
4th Jillian Nickerson $100