Mike Zuglan beats Karen Corr in Portland Maine

Mike Zuglan beats Karen Corr in Portland Maine

Post by Pat Murra » Tue, 07 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Sunday March 5, 2000 at Spot Shot Billiards in Portland, Me, history was
made on the Joss Northeast 9-ball tour.  30 Men and 3 women squared off
Saturday for one of Mike Zuglan's tour events. With over $4100 in the
prize fund (not including the players auction) there was going to be
some action and the fans were sure to see some great pool. The field had
it's share of iron with Zuglan, Altomare, Lisciotti, LaFlamme, Hunt,
Tucker and Seminaro with three women, Maine's women's pro Tiffany
Nelson, Irelands Julie Kelly and the number four ranked women's pro
Karen Corr also from Ireland. In a room that is one of the best for
tournaments anywhere, Saturdays play was fast and furious. Celebrating
his 44th birthday, Mike Zuglan was given a gift in his first match. Jim
Hayden of Maine lulled him to his only defeat of the weekend. Chuck
Altomare went to the hill with John Fernandes to squeak out a victory.
Former Maine state champ and Spot shot owner Kerry Herbert got a first
hand look at Karen Corr who beat him 9-5. Joe Tucker was playing well
and won all his matches along with former world straight pool champion
Larry Lisciotti. Tom Seminaro Jr got all his matches Saturday as well as
did Karen Corr. All day long players were saying about Corr, "I played
well but she did not miss a ball" Surprise fellas how do you think she
got to be reigning world snooker champion and number four on the ladies
tour?. What is surprising, is that this girl, with personality plus,
tremendous talent and a desire to learn with a true love of the game, is
not sponsored. She makes her way around this land playing tournaments on
her own. Wake up corporate folks, this is a true ambassador to the game
and a great champion.
       Sunday saw eight players come back for the cash. On the winners
side we had Lisciotti vs Seminaro, Tucker vs Corr. On the one loss side
we had Zuglan vs Hunt and Altomare vs Fernandes. The last time Joe
played Karen he sent her packing and I don't think she forgot it.
Playing great   pool she beat him handily 9-5 while Tommy Seminaro beat
Lisciotti 9-6. For the second time in two days Chuck Altomare got
Providence's John Fernandes 9-8. Tucker then went on and beat Altomare
and Lisciotti had Zuglan 8-2. Larry had ball in hand on the three made
it only to get straight on the four. Trying to really cheat the side
pocket he spun the cue and as soon as he hit it he said "old scatch-a-
roo" The cue went into the side rail and right to the corner. The next
time Mike Zuglan lost a game it was 15 games later. Not only did he come
back from 8-2 with Lisciotti to go to the hill and win after not making
a ball on the break and Larry scratching on the six to get the victory
for Mike, but he also but a five pack on Seminaro play him safe and ran
3 more on him. 15 Straight that has to be something special. Karen had
sent Seminaro to the losers side 9-5. She now sat in the hot seat as
Zuglan went on to win 9-3 against Seminaro. This was to be the first
woman to cash in the Joss Northeast 9-Ball tour and she deserved it. She
played great all week end long. In the finals would be no different.
Karen jumped out to a lead early and Mike had to come back all match
long. Making more balls on the break than him, Karen got to 8 first but
Mike came back and it was 8-8. Zuglan broke and made zero. Karen played
the one and then in a somewhat surprising move tried a hard karem from
the 2 to the 6 and missed. Mike got out and won the first of the true
double elimination. Again Karen jumped out to an early 4-1 lead and
Zuglan had to fight his way back. At 7-6 Corr, she missed what from what
I an tell was her first miss of the set. A very make able 5 on the rail
would be her downfall as Mike made it and ran out. He then broke and ran
and then won the last game. It was truly a great two sets to watch. Mike
Zuglan is truly a great champion and Karen Corr is as well.
  A round of applause for Kerry and Kathy Herbert and their staff for a
job well done. The Joss tour goes to Utica in two weeks on March 18&19
to Hippos for a $1500 added event.
Final results: (not including players auction)
1.      Mike Zuglan             $1350
2.      Karen Corr                $840
3.      Tom Seminaro Jr.       $600
4.      Joe Tucker                 $400
5./     Larry Lisciotti             $275
6.      Chuck Altomare         $275
7./     Bob Hunt                   $200
8.      John Fernandes          $200
 
 
 

Mike Zuglan beats Karen Corr in Portland Maine

Post by Fred Agni » Tue, 07 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Surprise fellas how do you think she
>got to be reigning world snooker champion

Great report, as usual Pat.  However, I think Fisher is the current ('99)
reigning Snooker World Champ, not Corr.

Regards,

Fred Agnir <----- could not have been a contender

 
 
 

Mike Zuglan beats Karen Corr in Portland Maine

Post by mjan.. » Tue, 07 Mar 2000 04:00:00

:> Surprise fellas how do you think she
:>got to be reigning world snooker champion

: Great report, as usual Pat.  However, I think Fisher is the current ('99)
: reigning Snooker World Champ, not Corr.

 Hmm, I've seen Corr live once when she was in Finland and spent some
time in our pool club. Her technicue doesn't seem to have any flaws,
I just can't believe it...

Regards,
Mikko Jantti   <---with all the flaws...
Espoo, Finland
http://www.hut.fi/u/mjantti/

 
 
 

Mike Zuglan beats Karen Corr in Portland Maine

Post by Fred Agni » Tue, 07 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:


>> Surprise fellas how do you think she
>>got to be reigning world snooker champion

>Great report, as usual Pat.  However, I think Fisher is the current ('99)
>reigning Snooker World Champ, not Corr.

Kelly Fisher, that is.  She's the two-time defending champ, according to
Janie Watkins.

Regards,

Fred Agnir

 
 
 

Mike Zuglan beats Karen Corr in Portland Maine

Post by Bluegra » Wed, 08 Mar 2000 04:00:00

A great report! Thanks for the update Pat!