Five players showed up this year and two had to cancel. Kay Hoover came down from Ohio and captured the 301 Singles Pro-Shoot in a roomful of tough competition. She was also 2nd in Cricket Singles and Top 8 in 501 Singles. Kay teamed with fellow K-Girl Haas to finish Top 8 in Doubles Cricket. Sandy would also earn a Top 8 in the 301 Pro-Shoot and Top 16 in 501 Singles.
Marlise Kiel was also down from Ohio and finished 2nd in Doubles Cricket and Top 4 in Singles 501. Paula Murphy flew in from Florida and finished Top 4 in both Cricket Singles and the 301 Pro-Shoot. She also ended up Top 16 in 501 Singles. Candra Archbold drove over from South Carolina to end up top 4 in 501 Singles. Sandy Hudson was on a family vacation and Jennifer Carlton re-injured her knee forcing both of them to skip the event.
Out on the left coast, Corrine Stockton was at the Yuba Sutter Summer Classic and won both Ladies Doubles 501 and Cricket. She was also Top 4 in 501 Singles and Top 8 in Mixed Doubles. Meanwhile in the North Carolina State cup series Candi Ellis, Lora Joey and their Wilmington teammates lost a tough match to the girls from Fuqua Varina in a tiebreaker.
It's been almost 3 months since Bette Cunningham was able to compete following double knee replacement surgery and the rehabilitation that followed. She still has more therapy ahead of her but took her first step competing in a local ADO Qualifier in Massachusetts. She limped around the room on a cane for most of the day but showed her skill and heart in winning the event.
Title Reference : Tom Cochrane - Life Is a Highway