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2012 Women's US Open 9-Ball Championships: Field Set – Just 4 Spots Remain!


Last Chance Qualifiers, Celebrity Pro-Ams – The Fun All Begins June 4th!
TULSA, OK – The 2012 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships return to the fabulous River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma June 6-10, 2012 with a 64 player field of top contenders, including Great Britain’s Allison Fisher, on hand to defend her title won on this stage in 2011.
Spots are now filled in the event except for FOUR lucky winners in the Last Chance Qualifier on June 4-5th. River Spirit has partnered with Magoo’s Billiard Club (5002 South Memorial Drive in Tulsa) for the Last Chance Quaifier tournament at Magoo’s.
The “main event” at the River Spirit Event Center kicks off with a charity pro-am on June 6 at 7 pm, which will be open to the general public. Fans can play against local media celebrities with all proceeds benefitting Komen for the Cure Tulsa.
Wednesday, June 6 at 7 pm
Komen for the Cure Tulsa charity pro-am
Thursday, June 7 at 10 am
Double elimination play
Friday, June 8 at 10 am
Double elimination play
Saturday, June 9 at 1 pm
ESPN Quarterfinals (Tix are $20 general admission, $25 VIP)
Sunday, June 10 at 1 pm
ESPN Semifinals and Final (Tix are $20 general admission, $25 VIP)
The quarter final, semi final and final matches will be taped by ESPN for seven one-hour national broadcasts, airing Saturday, July 14, (Quarterfinals 12-4pm on ESPN2) and Sunday, July 15, (Semifinals/Final 1-4pm on ESPN2).
It all takes place at the River Spirit Event Center, adjacent to the River Spirit Casino at 81st and Riverside in Tulsa.
Tickets are just $10 on June 7th & 8th and $20 on June 9th and 10th!  VIP tickets are available for $25. Visitwww.riverspirittulsa.com/entertainment/eventcenter for tickets and more information!
Confirmed Field List:
Borana Andoni (USA)
Joanne Ashton (CANADA)
Janet Atwell (USA)
Jessica Barnes (USA)
Jennifer Barretta (USA)
Kimberly Broughton (Benson) (USA)
Brittany Bryant (CANADA)
Eleanor Callado (USA)
Emilyn Callado (USA)
Jennifer Chen (Taiwan)
Brittany Colbert (USA – winner of the May 26 qualifer at Magoo’s in Tulsa)
Liz Cole (USA)
Karen Corr (Ireland)
Teruko Cuclulelli (USA)
Emily Duddy (USA)
Allison Fisher (Great Britain – 2011 defending champion)
Liz Ford (USA)
Teresa Gifford (USA)
Melissa Herndon (USA)
Tina Hess (USA)
Gerda Hofstatter (Austria)
Kimberly Jones (USA)
Nicole Keeney (USA)
Ga Young Kim (Taiwan – 2x US Open champion)
Line Kjorsvik (Norway)
Ewa Laurance (USA – coming off a win at the 2012 WPBA Tour Championship)
Barbara Lee (USA)
Jeanette Lee (USA)
Mellissa Little (USA)
Lisa Marr (USA)
Pauline Mattes (Great Britain)
Erin McManus (USA)
Susan Mello (USA)
Veronique Menard (Canada)
Cathy Metzinger (Canada)
Briana Miller (USA)
Sara Miller (USA)
Delia Mocanu (Romania)
Jana Montour (Canada)
Stacy Novak (USA)
Angelina Paglia (USA)
Xiaoting Pan (China)
Vicki Paski (USA)
Kim Pierce (USA)
Cheryl Pritchard (USA)
Mary Rakin (USA)
Shari Ross (USA)
Maureen Seto (Canada)
Kim Shaw (Great Britain)
Laura Smith (USA)
Suzanne Smith (USA)
Megan Smith (USA)
Morgan Steinman (USA)
Helena Thornfeldt (Sweden)
Vivian Villarreal (USA)
Monica Webb (USA)
Kim White (Newsome) (USA)
Susan Williams (USA)
About the Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
The WPBA was established in 1976 as the Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance, and celebrates 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 world’s greatest women players. Visit www.wpba.com for more. The WPBA Classic Tour is sponsored by Diamond Billiards, Iwan Simonis cloth, Delta 13, Pooldawg and Aramith balls.
About River Spirit Casino and Event Center
River Spirit Casino, Tulsa’s $195 million casino project at 81st & Riverside, showcases 300,000 square feet of gaming space and is one of the largest gaming floors in Oklahoma. With over 2,600 high-tech electronic machines, 23 table games and 15 poker tables, River Spirit Casino offers the most current technology and latest games available. The facility features four dining and beverage venues including the largest casino buffet in Oklahoma, a steakhouse, a 24-hour café, a lounge and a sports bar.  The newly renovated River Spirit Event Center is located at the site of the former Creek Nation Casino – Tulsa at 81st and Riverside Drive. The venue has nearly 20,000 sq. ft of useable space for sporting events, entertainment, conventions and meetings and all amenities. For more information on River Spirit Casino visit www.riverspirittulsa.com.
As an active community partner, River Spirit Casino provides a positive economic impact for Tulsa and surrounding towns. Proceeds from gaming operations help to fund a variety of Muscogee (Creek) Nation service programs such as housing, education, elderly assistance and healthcare. For more information on the tribe’s history and government, please visit the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Web site atwww.muscogeenation-nsn.gov.
Veronique Menard

Womens Pro Billiard Tour

The WPBA was established in 1976 under the name of the Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance and is celebrating its 38th anniversary in 2014 as the oldest pro player organization in the sport. The WPBA sanctions and produces the Women’s Pro Billiard Tour, which features the greatest women players from around the world. For more information about the WPBA, its top players, and sponsors, visit www.wpba.com.

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