Thursday, December 30, 2010

WPBA 2011 Season Kicks Off With WPBA Masters January 5-9 in Michigan

The Women's Professional Billiard Association will kick of its 2011 season with the WPBA Masters January 5-9 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant Michigan.

The top 48 women players will compete and the final round matches will be taped by ESPN for broadcast in late January.

Concurrent with the WPBA Masters will be the Soaring Eagle Open, featuring amateur 8 and 9-ball tournaments for men and women and offering over $10,000 in prize money.

WPBA Masters At Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort January 5-9

MT. PLEASANT, MI - The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort will host the best female billiard players in the world January 5-9, 2011 when the Women's Professional Billiard Association WPBA Masters kicks off the 2011 Women's Pro Billiard Tour season.

Between Thursday, January 6, and Saturday, January 8, the top 48 players will cue off during two sessions each day in double elimination play. The tournament will culminate on Sunday, January 9 at 1 p.m., when the final four players remaining will compete for the title of WPBA Masters Champion. These final-round matches will be taped by ESPN for future television broadcasts, beginning in January.

The legendary Jeanette Lee, known as "The Black Widow," is slated to compete, along with Hall of Fame players Allison Fisher, Ewa Mataya Laurance and Lansing, Michigan's own Vicki Paski, one of the founding members of the Women's Pro Billiard Tour. Also competing: the 2009 World Games Gold Medalist and reigning U.S. Open 9-Ball champion Ga Young Kim; 2010 World 10-Ball Champion Jasmin Ouschan of Austria; and newly crowned World Junior 9-Ball Champion Brittany Bryant of Toronto, Canada. Photo and autograph opportunities will be available throughout the week. The event kicks off January 5th with a Pro-Am Charity Event.

Concurrent with the WPBA Masters will be the Soaring Eagle Open, featuring amateur 8-Ball and 9-Ball tournaments in men and women's divisions, with over $10,000 in prize money. This event will begin on Thursday, January 6 and continue through Sunday, January 9. Visit for more information.

Women's Pro Billiard Tour at Soaring Eagle Casino Player Field

Jasmin Ouschan
Karen Corr
Ga Young Kim
Gerda Hofstatter
Allison Fisher
Kelly Fisher
Jeanette Lee
Vivian Villarreal
Monica Webb
Line Kjorsvik
Melissa Little
Julie Kelly
Liz Ford
Brittany Bryant
Helena Thornfeldt
Sarah Rousey
Tracie Majors
Tamara Rademakers
Dawn Hopkins
Jennifer Chen
Jennifer Barretta
Ewa Laurance
Nicole Keeney
Laura Smith
Cathy Metzinger
Naomi Williams
Eleanor Callado
Kim White
Morgan Steinman
Belinda Calhoun
Amy Chen
Val Finnie
Emily Duddy
Susan Williams
Janet Atwell
Liz Cole
Maureen Seto
Joanne Ashton
Veronique Menard
Vicki Paski
Erin McManus
Tina Hess
Melissa Rademakers
Cheryl Pritchard
Borana Andoni
Jana Montour
Jessica Barnes
Jaqui Hererra
By Press Release - 2010-12-29

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