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WPBA US Open: First 16 Players Eliminated

WPBA WOMEN’S US OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP 

First Sixteen Players to Face Elimination

TULSA, OK – The WPBA US Open 9-Ball Championships at the River Spirit Event Center in Tulsa have whittled the field down to 48 players from the original 64. The first sixteen players were eliminated after two consecutive losses. Here are the results of the first round in the one loss bracket. Winning players are matching up in day session play today and another sixteen players will soon say farewell to their US Open title hopes…
Elimination Round One (Defeated Players Eliminated) 
Jana Montour d. Suzanne Smith 9-2
Carrie Williams d. Michelle McDermott 9-6
Emilyn Callado d. Kayla Batson 9-3
Morgan Steinman d. Eugenia Gyftopoulous 9-5
Brittany Colbert d. Tonya Wiser 9-0
Kelly Cavanaugh d. Delia Mocanu 9-8
Kim Pierce d. Tamre Rogers 9-3
Janet Atwell d. Teresa Gifford 9-0
Megan Smith d. Jessica Karacia-Human 9-2
Melissa Little d. Nicole Keeney 9-2
Susan Mello d. Melinda Huang 9-7
Kathy McMinn d. Stephanie Goens 9-3
Shari Ross d. Lori Jones 9-8
Brianna Miller d. Pauline Mattes 9-4
Rhonda Pierce d. Barbara Lee 9-4
Liz Ford d. Tina Hess 9-4
Fans and media can keep up with ongoing results at www.WPBA.com (refresh the link for the most up-to-date results!)
 

Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 8 at 10 am
Double elimination play in day and evening sessions
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 8th and $20 on June 9th and 10th!  VIP tickets are available for $25. Visitwww.riverspirittulsa.com/entertainment/eventcenter for tickets and more information!

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 at www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov.

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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