WPBA MASTERS AT SOARING EAGLE CASINO & RESORT
WPBA MASTERS AT SOARING EAGLE CASINO & RESORT JANUARY 5-9
2011 Tour Season Kick Off Will Feature Worldâ€™s Top 48 Women Pool Players
MT. PLEASANT, MIÂ â€“ The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort will host the best female billiard players in the world January 5-9, 2011 when the Womenâ€™s Professional Billiard Association WPBA Masters kicks off the 2011 Womenâ€™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 â€œThe Black Widow,â€ is slated to compete, along with Hall of Fame players Allison Fisher and Ewa Mataya Laurance (a former Lansing, MI resident); the 2009 World Games Gold Medalist; Ga Young Kim, the current U.S. Open Nine-Ball Champion, and Jasmin Ouschan, 2010 World 10-Ball Champion. Photo and autograph opportunities will be available throughout the week. The event kicks off January 5th with a Pro-Am Charity Event. Details will be forthcoming.
Concurrent with the WPBA Masters will be the Soaring Eagle Open, featuring amateur 8-Ball and 9-Ball tournaments in men and womenâ€™s divisions, with over $10,000 in prize money. This event will begin on Thursday, January 6 and continue through Sunday, January 9. VisitÂ www.soaringeagleopen.com for more information.
About the Womenâ€™s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
The WPBA was established in 1976 as 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 Womenâ€™s Pro Billiard Tour, which features ESPN-televised events with the worldâ€™s greatest women players. VisitÂ www.wpba.com for more. 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.
AboutÂ the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is the Midwestâ€™s premier AAA Four Diamond gaming and hospitality destination offering top-name entertainment year-round, award-winning dining, high stakes bingo and a full-service spa.Â For more information, visit www.soaringeaglecasino.com