Field Narrows to “Top 24” On WPBA First Elimination Day

Field Narrows to "Top 24" On WPBA First Elimination Day

Tunica, MS - All but three of the "Top16" ranked women professionals remain 'in the hunt' for the tournament championship as Day Two of the 2004 Delta Classic came to an end, setting the stage for a competitive race as the field is narrowed on Saturday to the final four players. The "television four" will compete on Sunday in the semi-final and championship rounds.

Advancing in the "Winner's Bracket" (listed in order of current WPBA ranking) are: Allison Fisher (#1), Karen Corr (#2), Helena Thornfeldt (#3), Jeanette Lee (#4), Vivian Villarreal (#6), Melissa Little (#17), Tiffany Nelson (#22), and Jennifer Barretta (#29). Still remaining in the "One Loss" bracket are: Jennifer Chen, Gerda Hofstatter, Ewa Laurance, Kim White, Laura Smith, Sarah Ellerby, Belinda Campos-Calhoun, Melissa Herndon, Romana Dokovic, Sarah Rousey, Loree Jon Jones, Dawn Hopkins, Ga Young Kim, Jeannie Seaver, Angel Paglia and Susan Williams. Players in the "One Loss" bracket will be eliminated upon losing in the double-elimination, bracket-play format.

Play will resume at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 28th for the day session. The evening session will get under way at 5:30 pm. The semi-final and championship match will be played on Sunday with the semi-final rounds at 1:00 and 3:00 pm; the championship at 5:00 pm. Sunday's matches will be taped by ESPN for future broadcast.

Ticket prices are $10 General Admission and $30 VIP for Saturday "all-day" sessions and $25 General Admission and $40 VIP for Sunday's semi-finals and championship rounds. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Sam's Town Casino Box office, by phone at 800-456-0711, on-line at, or through any Ticketmaster location or by calling (901) 525-1515. For more information on dates, times, and particulars of the Delta Classic event or Sam's Town Hotel & Casino please contact Chris Wade, Director of Marketing, at (662) 363-0702.

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The WPBA is the oldest professional player's organization for billiards. The WPBA governs all aspects of female professional activity; represents the media and participation rights of professional and semi-pro players; governs rules, regulations, and conduct, ethics and equipment specifications for professional sanctioned tournaments; and, develops, produces and sanctions tournaments. For more information on the WPBA, or to view hour-by-hour updates of the 2004 Delta Classic log onto