SENECA NIAGARA CASINO & HOTEL HOSTS WPBA ‘BILLIARD BASH’ IN DECEMBER

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – The  & Hotel will host the best female billiard players in the world this December when the Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) Tour Championship comes to Western New York.

Between Thursday, December 2, and Saturday, December 4, the top 64 players will cue off during two sessions each day in the Seneca Niagara Events Center. The tournament will culminate on Sunday, December 5 at 1 p.m., when the final four players remaining will compete for the title of WPBA Tour 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 return from maternity leave for the tournament. Other pool-playing greats scheduled to play include: Allison Fisher, the 2009 World Games Gold Medalist; Ga Young Kim, the current U.S. Open Nine-Ball Champion, and; Jasmin Ouschan, the defending winner of the WPBA 2009 Tour Championship. Photo and autograph opportunities will be available throughout the weekend.

The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel’s “Billiard Bash” days in December will commence on Wednesday, December 1 with a Pro-Am Charity Event. Details will be forthcoming.

Concurrent with the WPBA Tour Championship will be the Canadian Poolplayers Association (CPA) Ontario Challenge, a team tournament where the area’s top amateurs compete for nearly $10,000 in prize money. This event will begin on Friday, December 3 and continue through Sunday, December 5. Visit www.poolplayers.ca for more information.

Tickets prices start at $12 for each individual session, $20 for the finals, and $85 for a package that includes admission to all six sessions and the finals. VIP ticket pricing is also available. Tickets will be available at all Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

About the Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
The WPBA was established in 1976 under the name of the Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2011 as the oldest pro player organization in the sport. The WPBA sanctions and produces the Women’s Pro Billiard Tour, which features ESPN-televised events with the greatest women players from around the world. For more information about the WPBA, its top players and sponsors, visit www.wpba.com. The WPBA Classic Tour is sponsored by the American Poolplayers Association, Diamond Billiards, Iwan Simonis, Cuetec Cues, Delta 13, Pooldawg, Mueller Recreational Products and Aramith.

About Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in located just minutes from the world-famous Niagara Falls in Western New York, near the Canadian border. The property is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year, and self- and valet-parking are always free. Guests can enjoy 147,000 square feet of gaming space with 4,000 slot machines and 100 table games, eight restaurants, live entertainment and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning, 26-story hotel with 604 deluxe suites, a spa and salon, fitness center and indoor pool. Please visit www.senecaniagaracasino.com for more information.

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About Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in located just minutes from the world-famous Niagara Falls in Western New York, near the Canadian border. The property is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year, and self- and valet-parking are always free. Guests can enjoy 147,000 square feet of gaming space with 4,000 slot machines and 100 table games, eight restaurants, live entertainment and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning, 26-story hotel with 604 deluxe suites, a spa and salon, fitness center and indoor pool. Please visit www.senecaniagaracasino.com for more information.