"Black Widow" to Roll Out First Ball Sunday

by PBA Editor February 21, 2008 19:00
Jeanette Lee, one of the greatest billiards players of all-time, will roll out the ceremonial first ball Sunday, Feb. 24, prior to the live ESPN-televised championship round of the PBA Denny’s World Championship at Woodland Bowl at 12:30 p.m. EST.

Lee, known as the “Black Widow,” resides in Indianapolis and has a background with the PBA and ESPN, doing sideline reporting for last summer’s made-for-TV special event, the GEICO PBA All-Star Shootout which took place at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Mo.

The Brooklyn, N.Y., native won over 30 national and international titles and was the No. 1 ranked player in the world for some time. Lee was named the Women’s Professional Billiards Association (WPBA) Sportsperson of the Year in 1998 and has earned Player of the Year honors from both Billiards Digest and Pool & Billiards Magazine. In 2001, Lee was the gold medalist for the United States at the World Games and has also captured silver twice at the World Championships during her 14-year professional career.

Lee will also attend Friday’s night’s Round of 8 of the Denny’s World Championship at Woodland Bowl, which gets underway at 7 p.m. EST.

In addition to Lee, “Blue” - the Indianapolis Colts official mascot – will also be in attendance at Sunday’s live ESPN-televised championship round.

The 2008 Denny’s World Championship is the third of four Majors on the 2007-08 Denny’s PBA Tour. The four-bowler finals take place Sunday at 12:30 p.m. EST, with the winner taking home $50,000 and a two-season exemption through 2009-10.

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