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WPBA US Open Round One Matches Set

WPBA WOMEN’S US OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Round One Match-ups and Times

TULSA, OK – Following the player’s meeting and draw at the River Spirit Events Center, the following are the times and match ups for Round One. Double elimination rounds continue until the field is narrowed to the final 16 on Friday, when the tournament becomes single elimination. #1 ranked Allison Fisher will attempt to defend her title!
10:00 a.m. matches
Michelle McDermott vs. Kim Shaw
Jessica Barnes vs. Morgan Steinman
Delia Mocanu vs. Emily Duddy Stacy Novack vs. Janet Atwell
Melissa Herndon vs. Melissa Little
Stephani Goens vs. Teruko Cuclulelli
Brianna Miller vs. Belinda Calhoun
Cheryl Pritchard vs. Tina Hess
11:30 a.m. matches
Jana Montour vs. Laura Smith
Kayla Batson vs. Erin McManus
Brittany Colbert vs. Kim White-Newsome
Kim Pierce vs. Mary Rakin
Jessica Karacia-Human vs. Joanne Ashton
Susan Mello vs. Susan Williams
Lori Jones vs. Angel Paglia
Barbara Lee vs. Vicki Paski
1:00 p.m. matches
Carrie Williams vs. Liz Cole
Eugenia Gyftopoulos vs. Cathy Metzinger
Kelly Cavanaugh vs. Jennifer Chen
Teresa Gifford vs. Eleanor Callado
Lisa Just vs. Nicole Keeney
Kathy McMinn vs. Vivian Villarreal
Pauline Mattes vs. Gerda Hofstatter
Sara Miller vs. Liz Ford
2:30 p.m. matches
Suzanne Smith vs. Allison Fisher
Emily Callado vs. Jennifer Barretta
Tonya Wiser vs. Ewa Laurance
Tamre Rogers vs. Brittany Bryant
Megan Smith vs. Jeanette Lee
Melinda Huang vs. Line Kjorsvik
Shari Ross vs. Monica Webb
Rhonda Pierce vs. Helena Thornfeldt

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, June 7 at 10 am
Double elimination play in day and evening sessions
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 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!

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.

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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