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Jennifer Barretta Named as WPBL Alternate

Jennifer Barretta

The World Professional Billiard League has announced that top female pro Jennifer Barretta has signed to play for the Los Angeles Wave as an alternate.  Barretta who has been playing professionally for 10 years, will be the first woman to compete amongst the league’s current roster, consisting of 59 of the world’s top male players. 

Jennifer takes the final spot on the Wave, joining teammates Oscar Dominguez, Ernesto Dominguez, Louis Ulrich, and Josh Ulrich. Regarding her selection to play in this historic league Barretta said “I think this is an exciting opportunity and I’m honored to be the first woman chosen by the WPBL. The league is great for the sport, and I believe it is here to stay.”  League President Larry Chiborak stated “it is a privilege to have her as part of the WPBL; not just because she is a woman, but because she is a great player!” 
A mother, business owner and a professional pool player, Barretta began playing cue sports because she lost a leisure game of pool in a bar.  Compelled to improve her game, she took private lessons.  Her instructor said she had natural ability, and with hard work and practice she could become a pro. 15 years later, Jennifer is currently ranked 7th by the WPBA (Women’s Professional Billiard Association), the highest of her professional career.   Traditionally a 9 ball player, she is eager to learn the game of Bonus ball and compete against the men of the league.
Barretta has not only received notoriety for her pool playing but also her beauty.  Voted as one of the Sexiest Female Athletes by ESPN as well as and featured in numerous magazines including FHM and Playboy, she is one of the most recognizable and talented females competing today.  
The WPBL kicks off its inaugural season Thursday May 30th at the all new WPBL Arena located in Las Vegas.  Please continue to follow the league for additional updates:

Derby City Day Eight

Johnny Archer

The finals days of the 14th Annual Derby City Classic ae underway. After seven complete days of play, we are into round four of the 9-ball, the semi-finals of the Fatboy 10-ball Challenge and the semi-finals of the 14.1 Challenge.

The 9-ball division started with 83 players in round four and we are starting to see some marquee names eliminated. Johnny Archer handed Rodney Morris his second loss, Steve Hickman upset Charlie Bryant, Benny Conway eliminated Rafael Martinez and Jesse Engel handed Amar Kang his first loss.  Top players now eliminated from the 9-ball division include Morris, Bobby Hunter, Dan Louie, Mark Tadd, Marc Vidal, Brandon Shuff, Earl Strickland, Huidji See and both Louis and Josh Ulrich. We expect at least two more rounds of 9-ball play tonight.

The Fatboy 10-Ball tournament is down to three players with Stevie Moore booking his place in the finals with a 15-12 win over Alex Pagulayan on the Accu-Stats TV table. Pagulayan led the match early, but Moore came back to take control and capture the win. Moore will play either John Morra or Francisco Bustamante, who will play each other later today.

The 14.1 Challenge is also down to three players with Alex Pagulayan waiting for the winner of Darren Appleton and Ralf Souquet. Pagulayan eliminated John Schmidt in convincing fashion on Friday.

Both the finals of the 10-Ball event and the 14.1 event will take place on Saturday.