NWPA Sanctions Galveston Wheelchair Event

The NWPA has sanctioned another tournament for this season.  As this newsletter was being prepared for release, the NWPA received a request from Taylor Road Productions to sanction the wheelchair 8-ball tournament that will be held during the inaugural Galveston World Classic at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.  Prior to this, we had received several inquiries from NWPA members regarding the sanction status of this event and their interest in participating.  While NWPA sanctioning is not required for an independent event, the tournament organizer wanted to make the tournament known and available to as many NWPA members as possible.  The best way to accomplish this is through NWPA sanctioning.
The Galveston World Classic (GWC), which consists of many different events, actually begins on September 11, 2009 and continues through September 20, 2009.  The entry form for the Wheelchair 8-Ball event is included with this newsletter.  The wheelchair division will start on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 3:00 p.m., with the players' meeting starting two hours earlier at 1:00 p.m.  The wheelchair event will conclude on Thursday, September 17, 2009. Please note this is a date change from those previously announced on the GWC's website (www.theworldclassic.com). As part of the sanctioning process, this change was made to accommodate NWPA players who will also be competing in the Vaughan PVA 8-Ball Chicago Classic on September 11th – 13th in Darien, Illinois to allow them enough time to travel to Galveston.