HAGERSTOWN - One of the world's best pool players joined more than 100 other competitors over the weekend for a chance to pocket cash during the Tiger Pool nine-ball tournament at Hagerstown Billiards & Cafe.
Megan Minerich, who is ranked 20th in the world and eighth in the United States by the Woman's Professional Billiards Association, said she hadn't competed in a tournament for about three months.
When asked whether playing in the pro-am competition was beneath her, Minerich said, "Pool is pool."
"It's a different competition level as far as the pro tour," Minerich said. "It's not beneath me. It's great practice."
Cecelia Strain, regional tournament director of the Tiger Pool Tour, said the pro-am was open to men and women. Competitors came from as far as South Carolina and Michigan for a shot to win $1,250 in the men's division and $400 in the women's, she said.
Contestants in the women's division also vied for points to compete professionally.