There were two different St. Patrick's tournaments this weekend, one in Missouri and the other in Indiana. Morgan McCormack and Valerie Goad were in Jefferson City, MO where Morgan turned in a very nice weekend. She won both Ladies Singles Titles and teamed with Valerie to capture Doubles Cricket and finish Top 4 in Doubles 501. She also finished 2nd in the Blind Draw and Top 8 in Mixed Triples. Valerie finished 2nd to Morgan in the all K-Girls Final in Singles 501 and also finished Top 4 in Mixed Triples and Top 8 in Cricket Singles.
At the Indianapolis St. Pat's tournament Kay Hoover won Singles 501 and put up a slew of results with a Top 4 in the Ladies Singles Challenge, 2nd place in the Blind Draw, a Top 4 in Singles Cricket and both Ladies Doubles events. Kay also finished Top 16 in Mixed Triples. Marlise Kiel was also in Indiana and won Ladies Doubles Cricket and Mixed Triples. She was also Top 4 in Cricket Singles, Top 8 in 501 Singles and Top 8 in Mixed Doubles.
Up in Massachusetts the girls came out for the Montachsett Winter Classic in Leominster, MA. Pam Briggs had a fine weekend winning Doubles 501 and Mixed Triples. She was also Top 4 in Cricket Singles, Top 8 in Mixed Doubles and 501 Singles. Bette Cunningham won Doubles Cricket and finished 2nd in Singles and Doubles 501. She also was Top 4 in Singles Cricket and Top 8 in Mixed Doubles. Kirsten McCandless was still fighting illness but was on hand for a portion of the weekend picking up a Top 4 in Mixed Doubles.
Gloria Gutierrez was in the Big Apple for the first leg of the DPNY tour and made a nice run to the 501 Finals before finishing 2nd. Out in the Mile High City Shannon Vitale also finished 2nd in 501 Singles at the Shamrock Classic.
Down in South Carolina Sandy Hudson and Candra Archbold defended their NC/SC Ladies Challenge Cup over a tough Charleston team 13-11. It is America's oldest Challenge Cup and the Greenville girls won for the 14th straight time.
Corrine Stockton was hoping to play in the ADO Area 1-3 National Qualifier in California, but unfortunately they did not have enough women to play the event. Sandy Haas was in Alabama for the ADO Area 4-2 Qualifier but came up a short in her attempt to advance to the Cleveland Nationals. All in all the girls won 3 Singles Titles, 4 Doubles Titles, 2 Triples Titles and 1 Challenge Cup.
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