WPA Announces Two New Professional Events

The WPA is pleased to announce that the China Open will be played in Shanghai from the 8th to 14th June, 2009. The China Open is a 9-Ball event with two divisions. One division is for 64 men players with $150,000 prize money, and another division for 32 women with $75,000 prize money.
As previously announced, the WPA have started a new Ranking system this year for the men, and they are pleased to now announce that there will be a similar system for the women. The China Open is classified as a Ranking Event for both divisions. All players who compete in Ranking Events will earn points.
China is also to host the WPA World 9-Ball Championship for women later in the year, 64 players with $150,000 on offer. Further details will be available soon.