WORLD’S TOP WOMEN POOL PLAYERS IN NIAGARA FALLS

WPBA Tour Championship Session #1 Results
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – The Women’s Pro Billiard Tour’s season finale kicked off today at the Seneca Niagara Events Center as round #1 got underway for the 64 best women pool players in the world today. Defending her title is Austrian native Jasmin Ouschan, hot off back-to-back wins at the Atlanta Classic (October) and the Women’s World 10-Ball Championships in Manila (November). She defeated US’ Amy Chen 9-2 in the first round and plays Sweden’s Helena Thornfeldt at 8 p.m. this evening.

Day Session #1 Box Scores: (Matches are races to 9 – First player to 9 games wins match)
Jasmin Ouschan d. Amy Chen 9-2
Helena Thornfeldt d. Tina Hess 9-3
Liz Ford d. Kim Jones 9-4
Cathy Metzinger d. Erin McManus 9-0
Vivian Villarreal d. Borana Andoni 9-5
Janet Atwell d. Tamara Rademakers 9-8
Monica Webb d. Christiane Boulay 9-3
Liz Taylor d. Cheryl Pritchard 9-6
Kelly Fisher d. Melissa Rademakers 9-4
Melissa Little d. Dana Aft 9-2
Laura Smith d. Emily Duddy 9-6
Karen Corr d. Rhio Flores 9-1
Dawn Hopkins d. Denise Belanger 9-8
Kyoko Sone d. Samantha Patton 9-4
Stacie Bourbeau d. Angel Paglia 9-4
Belinda Calhoun d. Megan Smith 9-5
Joanne Ashton d. Kim White 9-7
Jennifer Barretta d. Maureen Seto 9-6
Ewa Laurance d. Liz Cole 9-2
Melissa Herndon d. Mary Rakin 9-8
Jennifer Chen d. Vicki Paski 9-7
Nicole Keeney d. Naomi Williams 9-4

Session #2 this evening features more first and second round competition including Jeanette “The Black Widow” Lee, Ewa Mataya Laurance aka “The Striking Viking” and “The Duchess of Doom” Allison Fisher…

Tickets are available at all Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 716-852-5000 (USA) or 416-870-8000 (Canada).

SESSION #2: Thursday, Dec. 2 – 6 p.m. to midnight – $12, $20 (VIP)
SESSION #3: Friday, Dec. 3 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – $12, $20 (VIP)
SESSION #4: Friday, Dec. 3 – 6 p.m. to midnight – $12, $20 (VIP)
SESSION #5: Saturday, Dec. 4 – noon to 4 p.m. – $12, $20 (VIP)
SESSION #6: Saturday, Dec. 4 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – $12, $20 (VIP)
FINALS: Sunday, December 5 – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
(semifinals), 5 p.m. finals – $20, $35 (VIP)
TOURNAMENT PASS: $85, $140 VIP seating
(includes all days/times and finals)

For more info on these exciting events, visit www.wpba.com or www.senecagamingcorporation.com. To schedule an interview with a player, contact Shari Stauch at shari@sharkmarketingco.com or call 843-834-1872.
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 info 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 594 deluxe suites, a spa and salon, fitness center and indoor pool. Please visit www.senecaniagaracasino.com for more information