Announcing the J. Pechauer Michigan Women’s 9-Ball Tour

Joining the women's regional tours around the country is the Michigan Women's 9-Ball Tour, which has obtained J. Pechauer Cues as its title sponsor. This tour is sanctioned by the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) and will be hosting money-added events throughout the state of Michigan.

"We are looking forward to having all of the women players in and around Michigan come together to play and compete at a higher level. There has always been a great deal of talent in this area, but now, Midwestern players can get their time in the spotlight," says Alice Rim, tour coordinator and WPBA Touring Pro.

"Midwestern women have been traveling for years from state to state trying to become professional. Now they can take advantage of the opportunity the tour is providing to qualify for the pro tour closer to home," adds Julie Melman, co-founder and tour coordinator.

The J. Pechauer Michigan Women's 9-Ball tour's season opener will be held at Hall of Fame Billiards in Warren, Michigan September 27-28, 2003. The entry fee will be $35 (includes a $5 registration fee) for tour members and $55 for non-members. An annual $50 membership will be available at the tournament site prior to the start of the event. There will be a guaranteed $500 added to the prize fund ($1000 added with at least thirty-two players). This tournament will also be a qualifier, sponsored by Coors Light, with the winner receiving a paid entry into the 2003 WPBA Cuetec Cues National 9-Ball Championships in Lincoln City Oregon scheduled for November 19-23, 2003. For more information, call (586) 604-4588 or (517) 918-2220.