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USAToday Travel

USAToday Travel

I share travel experiences from a recent Armed Forces Entertainment tour of Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. Check out   http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2014/04/29/jeanette-lee-black-widow-afe-tour/8482073/ 

ESPN Black Widow Marathon!!

ESPN Black Widow Marathon!!

  On Saturday June 7, 2014 and Sunday June 8, 2014   ESPN Classic will air a Black Widow Marathon.  This is so exciting!  Glad to have as much Billiards on TV as we can!! See below for the matches and times.  Thanks to ESPN for celebrating 25 years of my competitive career with 25 straight hours of programming!   Air Date Start Time EP Name Round Sat 6/7/2014 7:00 PM 1994 WPA WORLD 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP Sat 6/7/2014 8:00 PM 1994 WPBA NATIONAL 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS SEMIFINAL MATCH Sat 6/7/2014 9:00 PM 1994 WPBA NATIONAL 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL MATCH Sat 6/7/2014 […]

The Black Widow Juniors Camp

The Black Widow Juniors Camp

Are you a young player seriously interested in taking your billiards career to the next level? Then you’re in the right place! The Black Widow Foundation is proud to announce that the inaugural Black Widow Junior’s Camp will take place starting Tuesday-Thursday, from July 29-31, 2014. Created by Jeanette Lee and hosted in central Indiana at Bradford Woods, a beautiful nature preserve with excellent “summer camp – like” accommodations, this program is designed to bridge the gap between accomplished junior players (age 14-18 with intermediate to advanced skill levels) and professionals, providing the junior players with a unique venue in […]

2014 AFE Black Widow Tour

2014 AFE Black Widow Tour

I had an incredible experience on my AFE Military Tour.  I went to Alaska for the first time with three stops there and then to Hawaii for one show and two shows in Guam.  This marks my 20th year doing this and I couldn’t be prouder of how awesome it’s been to be part of this.  While I know the servicemen and women really enjoy my appearances, I have always found it to be quite humbling.  As some of you may know, I’ve been struggling with health issues my whole life.  Lately, though, it’s been a bit worse.   Last […]

CBSA Champion of Champions

CBSA Champion of Champions

Here in Chengdu, there are tons of cafes and beautiful little boutique stores. The food is good and the people here are very nice. I find they take a lot of pride in putting on a great Billiards event for the fans and for the players. The Chinese players are young and full of passion for the game. The best player is Siming. She’s nice but very strong and confident at the table. Her knowledge is good and she has great composure at the table. I didn’t play well at this event. It’s definitely disappointing, especially having traveled so far […]

Busy as Ever

Busy as Ever

This year has been as busy as it’s ever been for me.  I’ve been doing a ton of traveling, all while constantly questioning if I should be bringing my babies at extra expense or leave them at home for someone else to do my mommy job.  Making time for health and playing pool is as tough as ever because making money and spending time with my kids take priority.  I had the chance to be at the APA Team Nationals this week.  During my shows, I get to take challenges, photos and sign autographs.  My fans get the time to […]

Jeanette Lee and Barry Hearn Earn Enshrinement in Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame

Broomfield, Colo., August 21, 2013 — The Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame is honored to welcome two of pool’s most media-savvy personalities in 2013. The United States Billiard Media Association today announced that women’s champion Jeanette “The Black Widow” Lee and British promoter Barry Hearn have earned induction into the sport’s hall of fame by becoming the 61st and 62nd members. Lee, 41, will enter the Greatest Players wing of the BCA Hall of Fame, while Hearn, 65, will be honored for Meritorious Service. Both will be formally inducted during ceremonies on December 2, 2013, at the Mirage Hotel/Casino in […]

On the Way to the World Games

On the Way to the World Games

On my Avianca flight to Cali, I went to the bathroom and there was an older woman ahead of me.  She proceeded to speak to me quite quickly in Spanish, asking me if the bathroom was available.  I replied in Spanish.  “It is not.  Right now, the sign is red.  It is full.  But when it is green, it means you can enter.”  My spanish is quite limited…but I was thinking, How did I even manage that?  I took one year of spanish in the 8th grade.  Wasn’t even paying attention back then.  I was too busy feeling sorry for […]

Why Dance when I can't even rack the balls?

Why Dance when I can’t even rack the balls?

I heard today that there were many comments made on the DWTS website about the Stars.  I asked about what people were saying about me and they said the best ones were that I was danced great considering my condition. The worst was a guy that seemed to be a pool player complaining that I go to tournaments complaining that I can’t rack because of my back. .. and then here I am dancing?  I never feel like answering to people that are obviously not fans nor do they care about me or want to actually hear an answer.  They are […]

Devastated

Devastated

Last night was so exciting. I competed on Korean national television on Dancing with the Stars. I just wanted to challenge myself and inspire others to go after the things they love despite their challenges. I love to dance even though I have pain, I’m weak, and I’m not flexible. According to every one, I put in more practice time than anyone else. The dry rehearsals that day went really well. No problems. At show time, I was so nervous but excited. My family and friends were there holding up signs. In the end, when it was time, I started […]

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