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Samm Diep, ‘Cherry Bomb’

Competitive Tournament Player

Once upon a time, there was a competitive tournament player named Samm Diep. She was coined ‘Cherry Bomb’ for her fiery red hair and explosive break at the table. She trained alongside some of the top billiard instructors in the nation, practicing and competing up to 60 hours a week. Within two years, she won her first two national titles. She continued to challenge herself daily with a disciplined training regime of practice drills, cardio and strength training, as well as traveling to local, regional, and national events. Some call it tenacity, while she believed it as simply a passion for the thing that she loved the most.

Here are some of her top finishes:
3rd place finish Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour 2010
4th place finish US Amateur Championships (Tampa, FL) Nov 2010
1st place finish Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour Stop (Phoenix, AZ) Sept 2010
1st place finish US Amateur Qualifier (Denver, CO) Sept 2010
3rd place finish Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour Stop (Phoenix, AZ) Aug 2010
1st place finish Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour Stop (Tucson, AZ) Jul 2010
1st place finish Denver 14.1 League winter session (Denver, CO) May 2010
1st place finish US Amateur Qualifier (Denver, CO) Sept 2009
1st place finish 10th Annual Northern Lights 8-Ball Shootout (Rugby, ND) Nov 2008
1st place finish US Amateur Championship Prelim Round Qualifier (Aurora, CO) Sep 2008
3rd place finish 3rd Annual US Amateur Open, 8-Ball (Jacksonville, FL) Aug 2008
2nd place finish 3rd Annual US Amateur Open, Scotch Doubles (Jacksonville, FL) Jul 2008
3rd place finish AZ Women’s Billiards Tour (Tempe, AZ) Jul 2008
2nd place finish M8 Pool League Midwest Championships scotch doubles (Minneapolis, MN) Apr 2008
3rd place finish BCA Midwest Championships masters singles (Minneapolis, MN) Apr 2008
3rd place finish BCA Midwest Championships scotch doubles (Minneapolis, MN) Apr 2008
2nd place finish BCA Ohio Valley Regional Championships (Louisville, KY) Jan 2008
2nd place finish 2007 Northern Lights Shootout (Rugby, ND) Nov 2007
1st place finish US Amateur Qualifier (Denver, CO) Sep 2007
3rd place finish VNEA National 8-ball Women’s Masters Team (Las Vegas, NV) Jun 2007
3rd place finish $250 Added Women’s Tournament at Colorado Cue Club (Denver, CO) Mar 2007
2nd place finish BCA Midwest Regional Championships (Minneapolis, MN) Mar 2007
7th place finish Hunter Classics Women’s Tour (Lake Jackson, TX) Mar 2007
3rd place finish US Amateur Qualifier (Denver, CO) Sept 2006
1st place finish ACS National 8-ball Women’s Masters Team June 2006
7th place finish  ACS National 8-ball Women’s Masters June 2006
4th place finish VNEA National 8-ball Women’s Masters Team Jun 2006
5th place finish VNEA National 9-ball Women’s Intermediate Jun 2006
1st place finish BCA National 8-ball Women’s Masters Team May 2006
1st place finish 15th Annual Four Bears Classic Apr 2006
1st place finish Denver VNEA Women’s AA/AAA Singles Mar 2006
1st place finish BCA National 9-ball Women’s Open Nov 2005
2nd place finish BCA National 9-ball Scotch Doubles Nov 2005
3rd place finish US Amateur Qualifier (Denver, CO) Sept 2005
5th place finish Valley International Women’s Open 8-ball Jun 2005
5th place finish ACS National Women’s Open 8-ball May 2005
3rd place finish BCA National 9-ball Scotch Doubles Nov 2004
5th place finish ACS National Women’s Open 9-ball Nov 2004
2nd place finish Valley Greeley Singles Tournament Oct 2004
1st place finish US Amateur Qualifier (Denver, CO) Sept 2004
3rd place finish New England Women’s Classic 9-ball Tour Jul 2004
1st place finish alley International Women’s Open 9-ball May 2004