Ladies Spirit Tour arrives at Wally’s in Lakeland

March 14, 2007 – Lakeland, Florida – Some of the best female 9-ball pool players in the country will descend upon Wally's Billiards and Sportsroom, 1136 E. Main Street, in Lakeland on March 17-18 to take part in the 2nd stop of the Ladies Spirit Tour (LST). The Florida-based LST is the only Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)-sanctioned tour in the state and is widely considered the best Pro-Am tour in North America.

The women will be vying for more than $2,000 in prize money and a coveted paid entry spot (worth $500) into the next WPBA tournament. Spirit Tour events typically boast a mix of WPBA professionals, including several players ranked in the top-25, the best semi-professional players in Florida, and skilled recreational players looking to test their mettle against some of the greatest 9-ball pool players in the region.

Individual entry into the event requires a $50 tournament fee and a $15 registration fee. New players to the tour must pay a $50 membership fee. The Player's Meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, with play to commence immediately afterward.

The Ladies Spirit Tour will hold 9 events in 2007 throughout the state, including the Florida State Championship (Sept. 8-9) and the 2007 Grand Finale (November 3-4), both of which will be held in Spring Hill, Florida, just north of the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. For a list of tour stops or more information about the tour, visit their website at

The Ladies Spirit Tour has been a proving ground for some of the most exciting up-and-coming female pool players in the world in recent years. Current World Champion Ga Young Kim, 2006 WPBA Rookie of the Year Xiaoting Pan and 2005 WPBA Rookie of the Year and last year's LST tour point leader Tracie Hines, as well as a multitude of other professionals have participated in LST events.

For more information contact Heather Barkley at

Located in the heart of Lakeland, Wally's Billiards and Sportsroom offers a full bar, tasty food & two full rooms with nearly 30 pool tables & features dart boards, video games and a multitude of large screen televisions to watch all your favorite sporting events. Spectators are welcome and admission is FREE so please call Wally's for directions or more information about the event, at (863) 688-4460.