Good start to Mercuria World Finals







Author: NCHA Press Release

Nineteen-year-old Ali Good of Ringling, Okla., marked 223.5 on Cat Atat Cat to win the first round of the Mercuria NCHA Non-Pro World Finals in the Watt Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Bill Cowan marked 223 on Billies Catty for second in the first round, while Mary Ann Rapp was third with a 222.5 on Dont Stopp Believin.

The show has four working rounds plus a pencil finals, with the World Finals champion determined by total money won at the show. The year-end World Championship is based on World Finals money, plus money earned during the regular point year.

The field includes two former Non-Pro World Champions, Mary Jo Milner and April Widman, and eight other Hall of Famers in addition to them: Ray Baldwin, Mary Ann Rapp, Bill Cowan, Elizabeth Quirk, Lindy Ashlock, Priscilla Wilson, Lauren Middleton, and Cade Shepard.

Good, who was co-champion in the Limited Non-Pro at last year’s NCHA Futurity on Sneakish, came into the World Finals ranked eighth in the World Standings. Her first round win leapfrogs her into seventh in the year-end race.

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