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ESPN3 set for Coverage of the 2015 WPBA Masters Event

ESPN3 red newMt. Pleasant, Michigan – On February 4th-8th, 2015, the WPBA Masters Event will be staged for the 6th consecutive year at the stunning Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant Michigan. ESPN3 will deliver both semi-finals and final, in their entirety. Sunday's coverage features two semi-final matches and the final at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm, EST, with commentary by Mitch and Ewa Laurance.

The Women's Professional Billiard Association has enjoyed a relationship with ESPN for over two decades. The WPBA Masters, one of (3) events in the WPBA's triple crown of events carried on ESPN3, offers an elite field of 48 players competing for $50,000 in prize money and the prestigious title of 2015 WPBA Masters Champion. Two-time defending champion, "Little Devil Girl" Ga-Young Kim will be among the favorites at this event, facilitated by Promoter and WPBA Contractor, Dean Roesler.

This competition, along with every WPBA Event, provides an international field of world champions including "Duchess of Doom" Allison Fisher, "Kwikfire" Kelly Fisher, and the "Black Widow" Jeanette Lee. Be a part of the action at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, February 4th-8th, and witness some of the most beautiful and talented players the sport has to offer.

The event begins on Thursday, February 5th, with (2) sessions per day thru Saturday, February 7th. ESPN3 coverage on Sunday will feature (2) semi-finals and the finals, produced by the newest addition to the WPBA, CVM Productions (www.cvmproductions.com).

WPBA President Kim White-Newsome says, "This year's Masters promises to be the best yet with an increased purse, and fresh, new talent behind the entire ESPN3 production. In association with the wonderful team at ESPN, we will once again bring the excitement of the Masters to billiard fans around the world".

ESPN3 delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually and is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The network is currently available to 95 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.

WPBA RTC 2015 - Winner

RTC 2015 Banner - Resized 2Congratulations to Jia Li, the 2015 WPBA Regional Tour Champion and runner-up Betty Lea! Both ladies fought hard and had an incredible run! Nicole Albergaria and Linda Shea finished 3rd-4th, and Kawania Watson, Suzanne Smith, Kim Benson and Tara Williams finished 5th-8th. All 64 competitors played their hearts out, well done ladies!

Thank you to our wonderful host, Breakers Sky Lounge in Herndon, VA!

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WPBA SECURES ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION

NIGA LogoAM2015The WPBA Board of Directors is pleased to announce its Associate Member status with the National Indian Gaming Association. For over 20 years, the WPBA has had a close relationship with the Indian Nation as hosts for most of our Professional Tour events. Our membership further enhances our partnership with the many tribes across the United States.

About the N.I.G.A.

"The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), established in 1985, is a non-profit organization of 184 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around the country. The common commitment and purpose of NIGA is to advance the lives of Indian peoples economically, socially and politically. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational, legislative and public policy resource for tribes, policymakers and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development."