WPBA Borderline Billiards Open Player Registration Starts May 26TH, 2009

The Women's Professional Billiard Association's is pleased to announce that Borderline Billiards, owned by WPBA Exempt Professional Janet Atwell, will play host to the WPBA's first Satellite Tour Event, July 10th – 12th, 2009.  Monica Webb, Karen Corr, Kelly Fisher, Allison Fisher, Gerda Hofstatter and Ewa Laurance are just some of the Exempt Pro's that have entered this event with many more top Pro's following suit.  
Borderline Billiards is adding $10,000 to the prize fund.  The prize purse is nearly $20,000 and payouts will go to 50% of the field. The field will consist of 64 competitors made up of Exempt players and amateurs alike.  

Current Exempt Priority Registration ends the evening of May 25th.  Open player registration begins Tuesday, May 26th, 2009.  At that time, all female players may register by going to www.wpba.com and clicking the “Borderline Billiards Open Registration” link (registration & payment are available online only) The entry fee is $150 (registration fees apply) and all entrants must be WPBA Player Members to participate – WPBA Conditional Membership for 2009 will be available at the Registration & Payment Center. Registration for this event is on a first come, first serve basis until the field is filled.

Melissa Herndon, WPBA Board Secretary and top Exempt Professional, has this to say about the WPBA Satellite Tour event at Borderline Billiards, “As a WPBA Board Member, I'm thrilled to finally see the launch of the Satellite Tour program.  The Satellite Tour is intended to bring the WPBA experience to areas that might not host a Classic Tour anywhere nearby...and to give the WPBA players more opportunity to compete between Classic Tour events.  I think it very appropriate that our first event will be at a venue established and owned by one of our very own WPBA Exempt Pros, Janet Atwell.   As a WPBA player, I'm looking forward to experiencing some of that famous Tennessee hospitality when I head to Borderline Billiards to compete.  Janet Atwell is a terrific player and a great friend of mine, and I think she has done a wonderful thing by putting this incredible tournament on.  I'm really excited about the whole experience...and I can't wait for July to roll around!”
The 2009 Presenting Sponsor for WPBA Web Streaming, Pooldawg.com, is pleased to announce free, live web streaming from this event, including the semi finals & the final match! Stay tuned for more information about free, live web streaming.
Check www.wpba.com for updated information as it is made available.