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Zingales Billiards to Host 2016 WPBA Regional Tour Championships

The Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA), through the Regional Tours Committee, is pleased to announce that Zingales Billiards in Tallahassee, Florida, will host the 15th Annual WPBA Regional Tour Championships (RTC). The WPBA would like to thank Michael Zingale, owner, for completing the RFP process and congratulate Zingales on being selected to host the ultimate event in regional tour competition.

The RTC will be held January 7th-10th, 2016 and will consist of 64 players competing in a round robin/double elimination format. WPBA Regional Tour Players from across the U.S., who qualify through one of (13) WPBA Regional Tours and are WPBA members in good standing, will be invited to participate. The winner of this prestigious event takes home the title "2016 WPBA Regional Tour Champion", a portion of over $11,000 in prize money (based on a full field), and a special invite to compete in the 2016 WPBA Masters Championship held at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI, February 3rd-7th, 2016.

Spectators will enjoy watching the best amateur and semi-professional players the sport has to offer. The WPBA invites you to come and share in the thrill and excitement of the Regional Tour Championships. The RTC would like to thank its official cloth sponsor, Simonis Cloth, and official cue sponsor, Predator Cues. If you are unable to attend, please tune in to the live stream, sponsored by Simonis cloth, at www.wpba.com.

Zingales Billiards is located at 1861 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304. For more information, call Zingales at 850.224.8644.

About the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
The WPBA was established in 1976 under the name of the Women's Professional Billiard Alliance and is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2016 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.

WPBA Member Lisa (D'Atri) Davids loses battle to Cancer

Lisa Davids

On October 15th, 2015, long-time WPBA player, supporter, and friend, Lisa (D'Atri) Davids, lost her battle with cancer. For years, Davids competed at the highest level of competition on the women's pro billiard tour until cancer took her out of the game. Lisa was proud of her accomplishments and expressed an unparalleled passion for the game. She finished 3rd at the 2009 Tennessee State Women's 9-Ball Championship, competed on the Mid Atlantic Ladies Tour (MALT), and in 2011, started a blog about her pool career on AZ Billiards. WPBA Tournament Director, Steve Tipton, nicknamed her "the energizer bunny" as Davids was always in a constant state of excitement, and motion. Her determination was unwavering, and her smile, infectious. "When you saw her play, you couldn't help but smile. To see someone's raw love for the game and enjoyment of the sport exposed like that, it's priceless. That's what she brought to every event, until she couldn't. I'll miss her, terribly", says WPBA President and player, Kimberly Newsome.

Who better to tell the story of Lisa Davids, than Lisa herself? Below are a couple of Lisa's blog posts, which include a response from Dave K.

Hi all or nobody...lol

I am not really sure if anybody will read this or not. I am beginning to blog as a 2011 resolution commitment to myself.

Who am I? My name is Lisa Davids, I was formally known as Lisa D'Atri but have recently married.

I have been involved in all aspects of pool for over 20 years now.

Years ago I used to have my own column about women's pool. I was known for years as Miss Cue from Cue Sports Journal.

I have taught pool for over 16 years now, and was BCA certified instructor when it first began and for the next 13 years. I have not taught pool for 2 years now, since I moved to Georgia.

I have been in hibernation for the past couple years due to being diagnosed with cancer and going through chemo and radiation.

I still showed up to play in many WPBA events and play in regional events as well during this period. And even won a few events while I was sick as a dog!

I am cancer free now and want to get back in the pool loop again.

Not just in competition, but in writing, business, social interaction, and lessons once again.

I believe i have many great stories from my past to share, as well as what I have learned in my life from pool that perhaps a few of you could relate to and/or enjoy.

Please feel free to leave comments and/or questions to help me be a good/great blogger.


Welcome Lisa, great first entry. Congratulations on getting your health back in order and on getting back into pool.

All the best,


-Posted 01-23-2011 at 10:39 AM by DaveK


Thanks for the best wishes Dave. I love pool so much that I played in tournaments regardless of my health. When your life may suddenly have a time limit coming up...it is important to do what you love and love what you do NOW!

The people I know in the the pool world are my family..when you sick family important. Also I could hurt at home resting or hurt while I compete...except I wouldn't hurt when "I was in the moment" competing. I couldn't sit down or hardly walk for over 8 months, I couldn't wear pants either due to the cancer, so I would throw a tablecloth on as a skirt and go compete.

That is how much I love pool and my new husband loves that I love pool.

A special shoutout to Blackjack, I believe it was, that offered to help me with fundraising while I was sick to help offset my expenses...except I was way too sick to respond or say thanks at the time. It might have been someone else not sure...but it was someone for sure from az billiards.

Many blessings to and from our billiard community!

-Posted 01-23-2011 at 12:17 PM by DiamondGirl

The WPBA extends its deepest condolences to her family and friends.

2016 WPBA Soaring Eagle Masters Qualifiers

2016-17 Masters Image for Website There are two more Qualifers left...

Congratulations to the recent Qualfier Winners: Michelle Cortez, Gail Eaton, Beth Fondell, Crystal McCormick, Minnie Tayaotao and Kathy Friend!