Dec. 26, 2012
The World Professional Billiard League will have to delay the start of their season once more. Various unforeseen circumstances relating to the construction of the arena have emerged which were beyond the control of the WPBL. As with any construction project, all county, state and city regulations must be followed and all inspections must be passed. This new launch date will guarantee time to complete the construction of the building, pass all inspections and properly install and test the equipment.
The scale of this project is beyond anything ever attempted in billiards. Upon completion, the 13,000 sq ft broadcast facility and arena will be unprecedented within the industry. Players continue to practice with their teammates and remain encouraged for the start of the league. Chicago Rockets team captain Rodney Morris said “I realize the building and production have to be perfect. No sense starting and not having it look great. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. I’m behind the WPBL and support it 100%.”
The WPBL players and staff appreciate the continued encouragement they have received throughout the billiards community and ask for your patience during this short delay. WPBL President Larry Chiborak stated “We are working diligently with the contractors and municipalities to finalize the arena, and look forward to an outstanding inaugural season.”
This brief delay will not inhibit the WPBL season, as the entire 26 weeks will be played. The revised schedule will be posted on www.wpbl.tv.