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Paski’s Contribute to Annual Championship

Published on December 21, 2015.

Vicki and Bob PaskiIn honor of the WPBA's 40th Anniversary, Charter Member Vicki Paski, and husband Bob, have generously donated a cash entry fee ($500) to the winner of the upcoming 2016 Regional Tour Championship to be held January 7th-10th, 2016, at Zingales Billiards in Tallahassee, Florida. It was Mrs. Paski who gave rise to the Regional Tour System when she introduced the idea of implementing WPBA Chapters across the United States in the form of "Regional Tours", to serve and develop organized billiard competition for women players. "We think it's fun for the last charter member to help out the newest champion!" says Paski. In addition to the Paski's contribution, the winner also receives an invite to all 2016 WPBA Pro Events. On behalf of the entire membership, the WPBA would like to thank Bob and Vicki for their continued support and generosity.

Find out who will be the next WPBA Regional Tour Champion! Visit wpba.com and click the link to watch the FREE 2016 WPBA Regional Tour Championship live stream, beginning Thursday, January 7th, running through Sunday, January 10th. The live stream is sponsored by Simonis Cloth, and FREE for all viewers!

WPBA Announces 2-Year Deal for Masters

Published on December 17, 2015.

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The Women's Professional Billiard Association has negotiated a 2-year deal with Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI, to host the 2016-17 WPBA Masters 9-Ball Championship. This marks the WPBA's seventh year, and first, multi-year deal with the Michigan casino and resort. The 2016 Masters is set for February 3rd-7th, 2016, with an ESPN3 live broadcast of the semi-finals, and final, beginning on Sunday, February 7th, at 1:00pm EST.

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 three WPBA majors that include live stream broadcasting by ESPN3, the 4th most watched sports network in the U.S. For the 7th consecutive year, the WPBA will stage the illustrious Masters Event featuring the top, female competitors in the world of professional billiards. A field of 48, elite players will compete for the prestigious title of "2016 WPBA Masters Champion", with matches beginning on Thursday, February 3rd, running through Sunday, February 7th. Players vying for the 2016 title include defending champion, Jasmin Ouschan, two-time champion, "Little Devil Girl" Ga-Young Kim, "KwikFire" Kelly Fisher, "Duchess of Doom" Allison Fisher, and the "Black Widow" Jeanette Lee.

There are nearly 300 player members participating at the professional and regional tour, grass roots level that make up the Women's Professional Billiard Association. Established in 1976 under "Women's Billiard Alliance", this member owned organization provides opportunities for aspiring female players to reach the pinnacle of the sport. In order to participate on the women's professional billiard tour, a player must qualify through a WPBA Regional Tour which cultivates annually, the WPBA Regional Tour Championships and pro event qualifiers, both of which qualify players for the pro-level. The winners of these regional-tour-level events earn the opportunity to compete among the best in the world.

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, Delta-13 Rack (official rack), www.delta-13.com, and Predator www.predatorcues.com (official cue). On Wednesday, February 3rd, the Masters kicks off with an afternoon Kid's Clinic followed by an evening, Charity Pro-Am supporting the Notah Begay III Foundation. 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. For more information please visit www.WPBA.com.

Zingales Billiards to Host 2016 WPBA Regional Tour Championships

Published on November 25, 2015.

RTC Tournament Header revised2The 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.