KELLY Fisher bowed out of the WPT World Pool Masters after suffering a first round defeat against Dennis Orcollo in Poland, writes Nick Rigg.
The South Elmsall pool ace was the only female competitor in the invitation-only event but lost out 8-6 against her Phillipines-based opponent at the Hala Legionow in Kielce.
The 34-year-old made a real fight of things after trailing 5-1 at one point in the match.
The pool queen battled back to 7-6 down and fancied her chances of getting on level terms when she broke off in the 14th frame.
But Orcollo won his eighth frame to secure his progression into the next round and send Fisher home early.
The Elmsall ace still got $2,000 for her efforts and will hope the chance to play against the world’s best male pool players stands her in good stead of featuring in the same competition again next year.
The final was an all-Polish affair contested by Karol Skowerski and Mateusz Sniegocki.
Skowerski edged his countryman out 8-6 to claim victory and the $20,000 prize.
Pontefract’s Darren Appleton also featured but exited at the first round following defeat against Malta’s Tony Drago.
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