WPBA Kicks Off 2010 Season at Viejas Casino

Gerda Hofstatter, Monica Webb and Ga-Young Kim

The Women's Professional Billiard Association's Classic Tour will make its 14th appearance at Viejas Casino in Alpine, CA for the San Diego Classic March 10-14, 2010. “The WPBA and our fans look forward to the event at Viejas every year,” says John Rousseau, WPBA President. “We greatly value our long-standing partnerships and Viejas Casino has been a great supporter of the Classic Tour since its inception. That makes this a very special event,” he added.

The San Diego Classic will feature 64 women, including the 9 women who recently earned their qualifications at the WPBA Regional Tour Championship and the 2009 Champion, Monica Webb. Webb returns to defend her title but many players hope to stand in her way. Among the top contenders are Austrian Champion, Jasmin Ouschan and the #1 ranked player in the world, Ga-Young Kim.

This is the first tour stop of the year for the WPBA Classic Tour and all the women will be eager to fight for the top spots in the rankings. The preliminary rounds of the tournament will be streamed live and begin at 10AM on Thursday, March 10th and run through Saturday evening. Visit www.wpba.com for information on the live stream. With the recent signing of another 3-year partnership between ESPN and the WPBA, the semi finals and finals of the San Diego Classic will be filmed and broadcasted on ESPN.

In addition to the scheduled tournament play, Viejas Casino is hosting a Charity Pro-Am beginning at 6:00PM on Wednesday, March 10th. Space is still available to enter the Charity Pro/Am Tournament. Entry fee is $50. For tournament ticket information please visit www.viejas.com or for information about the Pro/Am event please contact Sandra Barrett- Pfitzenreuter at Sandra@viejasproduction.com .

The WPBA merchandise booth will be open for the duration of the tournament and signed photos, posters and other merchandise will be available for purchase. For more information about the WPBA please visit www.wpba.com.