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New York for ladies a mix of high class sport and fun

Posted by on August 5, 2017

New York for ladies a mix of high class sport and fun

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The field of players in the Jennifer Shim tournament in New York

NEW YORK - Two years after the last edition in the Carom Cafe in New York, the Jennifer Shim women's tournament has been launched on Friday. The ladies perform in the run-up to the Verhoeven Open for men, one of the three cushion highlights this summer, kicked off on Monday. The Jennifer Shim tournament, named after American femal player shot down at the age of 41 by her ex boyfriend on March 6, 2015, is lasting three days, the final is on Sunday.

The players field in the women's is a mix of the world's best players and ladies who came to New York just to make fun and play some cosy matches. The first day in the four groups, on Friday, showed that Therese Klompenhouwer (1.149), Orie Hida (1.000), Namiko Hayashi (0.781) and Natsumi Higaschiuchi (0.752) are the three major contenders for the victory. Juvenile Korean Mi Rae Lee could not convince yet in her four games (0.500).

Natsumi Higaschiuchi leads in Group A with eight match points out of four, followed by Ji-Eun Han with eight points and 0.645. Mercedes Gonzalez is the number three with six points and 0.645.

In Group B, Orie Hida heads up with eight match points and 1.000. The Japanese world champion recorded her best 25-point match in 17 innings. The Dutch Karina Jetten had a good start with 4 out of 3 and 0.767 on average.

Therese Klompenhouwer was the most impressive and tops Group C with 8 points out of 4 and 1.149. The world's number one played her best match against Japanese Ryoko Kobayashi (25-5 in 15).

Group D, with the weakest field of seven, is led by Mi Rae Lee with six points out of 4 and 0.500 averages, including a bad game against Hallier: 24-12 in 55. Ester Park is second with six out of 3 and 0.480.

The group formats:

Group A: Mercedes Gonzales - Ji-Eun Han - Natsumi Higashiuchi - Arzu Gök - Ruth Segura - Chantal Seves - Jessica Caudron
Group B: Orie Hida - Jackeline R.Perez - Helga Mitterböck - Kazumi Hida - Alina Shim - Karina Jetten - Sruong Pheavy
Group C: Therese Climber - Ha Ji Young - Olivia Lee - Ryoko Kobayashi - Sylvia Eckel - Monika Steinberger - Oh Se Won
Group D: Mi Rae Lee - Rhio Anne Flores - Ester Park - Hyun Ji Yong - Yeimy Mancipe - Mélanie Hallier - Namiko Hayashi.

Therese Klompenhouwer, showing her good shape from the start

Orie Hida, the world champion, watching the matches after a promising start

Young Mi Rae Lee, looking for her rhythm after three minor matches




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