In Massachusetts, Kirsten McCandless and Bette Cunningham were competing in the ADO Area 5-1 National Qualifier. Kirsten played well throughout the day and survived a tough field of talented players to win the event and punch her ticket. It will be her 3rd National Playoff and 2nd in a row and she joins fellow K-Girls Sandy Hudson and Corrine Stockton in the National. Bette Cunningham was also there working her way back into top form after her double knee replacement surgery. Bette came up a bit short on this day, another day along her long road to recovery.
Shannon Vitale was in California at the ADO's Area 2-2 National Qualifier and Candi Ellis was in Myrtle Beach at the ADO's Area 4-3 National Qualifier and they both came up a little short of their goal. Myrtle Beach was also hosting the first YODA's Do or Do Not tournament in which Candi finished 1st in the Mixed Doubles 501 event and was Top 4 in 501 Singles.
Sandy Haas was the only other player in action, she was giving back in a local benefit tournament in Chattanooga, TN.
Title Reference : The Fantastic Shakers - Myrtle Beach Days