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Sep. 13, 2016
The Women's Professional Billiard Association (“WPBA”) is pleased to announce the signing of a 3-year deal with Zingales Billiards in Tallahassee, Florida, to host the prestigious WPBA Regional Tour Championship (“RTC”). Each year, top-ranked players from each WPBA sanctioned Regional Tour receive special invitations to compete for thousands of dollars, a WPBA Pro Tour Card, and the auspicious title of “WPBA Regional Tour Champion”. The RTC happens only once a year, showcasing the greatest, semi- professional pool players in the U.S., aspiring to raise their game while competing on a WPBA Regional Tour.
In late 2015, after an extensive vetting process, Zingales was selected to host the 2016 RTC, and following all of the positive player reviews, WPBA made the decision to bring more stability to one of its longest-running, annual events. “We’ve signed a venue that the regional tour players love, and established firm dates in order for them to plan their trips in advance, for the next three years”, says Kim Newsome, WPBA President. Michael Zingale and the entire Zingale family couldn’t be happier. “I'm excited about the 3-year deal with the WPBA. The 2016 event was great. It was the first time we worked with the WPBA, and the first time we had a full field, women's event. The thing that stuck out the most from that event was how wonderful all the ladies were. There is always at least one issue when I have my open events with players. We didn't have one issue and the women were so polite to our staff and very complimentary of our place. The event really went well. I can't wait to see some of the ladies again and hopefully some new faces too. The 2017 RTC will be great and we can’t wait to watch the ladies in action. Many thanks to the WPBA for this opportunity,” says owner Michael Zingale.
This year, there will be some new upgrades in store for WPBA Regional Tour Players. New Delta-13 Elite Racks will be provided for all twenty (20) 9’ tables and some of the older tables have been improved with new anchors for rail bolts. “I always try and do a few upgrades to the room every year for the players. Upgrades are pricey, but well worth it in the long run”, says Zingale. Aside from the impeccable playing equipment, Zingales is adding an 85" and two (2) 70" TV’s for its guests. “Watching the live stream on the 85" will be awesome for spectators who can't get a birds-eye view of the table”, says Zingale.