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2016 WPBA Regional Tour Championships - RFP

Request for Proposals

The Women's Professional Billiard Association Regional Tour System is requesting proposals from prospective host locations who are interested in hosting the prestigious 2016 WPBA Regional Tour Championship ("RTC").

The WPBA Regional Tour Championships were created in 2001 to offer a tournament where elite, regional tour players from each WPBA Regional Tour come together and compete for the prestigious title of WPBA Regional Tour Champion. The idea behind the Regional Tour Championships is to recognize the importance of the WPBA Regional Tour system and to reward excellence in female billiard competition. The WPBA Regional Tour System is the grass-roots program for the WPBA, providing up-and-coming female players with a competitive circuit to sharpen their skills and the opportunity to qualify for WPBA events. In order for a player to qualify to play in a WPBA event, players must "graduate" through the WPBA Regional Tour System.

The WPBA, in conjunction with its Regional Tours Committee, will assemble its top (64) finishers from (13) WPBA Regional Tours across the U.S (location to be determined) to compete for thousands of dollars in prize money, and the coveted title of 2016 WPBA Regional Tour Champion. There will be a professional, live stream show for this event provided by Simonis Cloth and the WPBA Regional Tours.

WPBA Regional Tour players from across the United States who have participated in a WPBA Regional Tour, are a WPBA member in good standing, and finish in the top of their Regional Tour standings, are invited to participate in this championship event. The winner of this distinguished title will be invited to compete in the 2016 WPBA Masters which will be held at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI. along with an invite to all WPBA events held during the calendar year.

The Host Room selected for the contract shall be responsible for meeting the requirements of the official RFP. Communication regarding this RFP with any WPBA Board of Directors, other than the WPBA Regional Tour RFP Project Coordinator, will be considered unofficial.

2016 WPBA Regional Tour Championships Request for Proposals

All inquiries, including completed RFP response forms, should be directed to:

Belinda Calhoun, WPBA Regional Tour RFP Project Coordinator
Phone: 843-409-2419
Email: BelindaC1@aol.com

WPBA Announces New Annual Video Membership Program

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2015 Masters Marks 6th Year at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

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Masters 2015 Banner 970x300The Women's Professional Billiard Association is proud to announce that Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort will once again host the WPBA Masters 9-Ball Event to be held February 4th-8th, 2015. Nestled against the beautiful backdrop of Mt. Pleasant, MI., Soaring Eagle boasts a plethora of unparalleled amenities for casino goers, and includes for the month of February, one of the most prestigious events in all of women's professional billiards; the WPBA Masters.

The WPBA Masters is one of (3) majors that include live stream broadcasting by ESPN3, the 4th most watched sports network in the U.S. For the 6th consecutive year, the WPBA will stage the illustrious Masters Event featuring top, female competitors in the world of professional billiards. A field of 48, elite players will compete for the prestigious title of "2015 WPBA Masters Champion", with matches beginning on Thursday, February 5th, running through Sunday, February 8th. Players vying for this year's title include two-time consecutive, defending champion, "Little Devil Girl" Ga-Young Kim, "KwikFire" Kelly Fisher, "Duchess of Doom" Allison Fisher, and the "Black Widow" Jeanette Lee, just to name a few. ESPN3 will be broadcasting live on Sunday with match times at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm, EST.

Alongside the WPBA Masters will be the Soaring Eagle Open IX featuring pro/amateur singles 9-Ball and 8-Ball tournaments in both men and women's divisions, with an estimated 400 or more players! This event will begin on Thursday, and continue through Sunday. Visit www.soaringeagleopen.com for more info.

There are nearly 300 player members participating at the professional and regional tour grass roots level who make up the Women's Professional Billiard Association. Established in 1976 under "Women's Billiard Alliance", this membership owned organization provides opportunities for aspiring female players to reach the pinnacle of the sport. The only way to qualify to play on the professional tour is through the WPBA Regional Tour System, which cultivates annually, the WPBA Regional Tour Championships. Each year the winner of this event earns an opportunity to compete among the best in the world, at the WPBA Masters.

Sponsors for this year's Masters Event include Auto-Owners Insurance www.auto-owners.com, Simonis Cloth (official cloth) www.simoniscloth.com, Aramith Balls (official balls) www.aramith.com, Diamond Tables (official table) www.diamondbilliards.com, and Delta-13 Rack (official rack), www.delta-13.com. On Wednesday, February 4th, the Masters kicks off with an afternoon Kid's Clinic followed by an evening, Charity Pro-Am supporting the Notah Begay III Foundation. Please contact Dean at dean@drpool.net if you are interested in playing. The WPBA encourages all of their fans and followers to attend or tune in to support the organization, Soaring Eagle, and WPBA sponsors. Matches begin on Thursday morning and run through Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online at www.SoaringEagleCasino.com or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (www.etix.com).