UPA Announces 2007 World Pool Participants

Former world champion Earl Strickland will represent the US in Manila

PHOENIX, AZ - The United States Professional Poolplayers Association (the "UPA") has announced the list of Touring Professionals that will be representing the U.S. at the 2007 World Pool Championship at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Philippines on November 3-11, 2007.

The following list is of the U.S. invites followed by their means of qualification:

Corey Deuel (Canton, OH) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
Johnny Archer (Atlanta, GA) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
Mike Davis (Fayetteville, NC) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
Rodney Morris (Houston, TX) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
Robb Saez (Springhill, FL) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
Shawn Putnam (Canton, OH) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
Ronnie Wiseman (Detroit, MI) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
Charlie Bryant (Houston, TX) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
John Schmidt (Mobile, AL) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
Charlie Williams (Orlando, FL) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
Troy Frank (Melbourne, FL) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
Shane Van Boening (Sioux Falls, SD) - Top 12 UPA Rankings
Earl Strickland (Greenville, SC) - Former World Champion
Jeremy Jones (Houston, TX) - Former U.S. Mosconi Cup
Tony Robles (Bronx, NY) - Former U.S. Mosconi Cup

North American Players can qualify for World Championship events by attaining top ranking on the UPA Tour. Also, every UPA tour stop 1st and 2nd place finisher is automatically invited to the World Championships for both national and international players. Congratulations to all of these gentlemen and best of luck in the championships!

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