'Black Widow' spins her web in base pool halls
NAPLES, Italy — The Black Widow didn’t devour all her prey Thursday night as she took on sailors from Naval Support Activity Naples in a friendly game of pool.
As much as Jeanette Lee touted her billiard abilities as absolutely unbeatable, Petty Officer 3rd Class Timothy John Quigley came along and, well, beat her.
So did Seaman Anthony Johnson.
“I was so whooping her ass and she knew it,” Quigley said after beating Lee at a game of 9-ball Thursday night as the famed professional player made a stop during a European tour of military bases.
Lee has been a professional since 1993, and two years later became the No. 1-ranked player in the world.
Though she travels with her husband of 10 years, also a pro pool player, she calls herself the “Black Widow” because of her ability to devour opponents and her habit of wearing only black during tournaments.
So much for that, said Johnson, who along with several other sailors practiced for at least seven hours Thursday in preparation to take on the Black Widow.
“I’m really relieved,” the 26-year-old information technology specialist said after the match. “Now I can hold my head up high.”
Lee is a guest at several U.S. bases in Europe courtesy of the Navy Personnel Command and Armed Forces Entertainment who worked for three months to arrange the tournaments, said Biagio Galeota, entertainment coordinator for Morale, Welfare and Recreation for southern Italy.
She was perfect because she’s hot, guys dig her and because the military boasts quite a number of pool enthusiasts, Galeota said.
Her professional travel schedule and biography are available on the Internet at: www.jeanettelee.com.
Jeanette Lee's schedule ...
Jeanette Lee, ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Professional Billiard Association, is traveling to various U.S. military bases over the next week to put on a show and engage servicemembers in tournaments.
After traveling to bases in Iceland, Naples and Gaeta, Italy, over the past few days, here is where she’ll be next:
Sunday: Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, Italy
Monday: La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy
Tuesday: Naval Station, Rota, Spain
Thursday: Hanau, Germany