WPBA Tour Championship 1st Round Matches Set

World's Top Women Pool Players Begin Play at 10 a.m. PST   
LINCOLN CITY, OR - The Women's Pro Billiard Tour competes in Lincoln City, Oregon this week, November 9-13, 2011 for the WPBA's culminating season Tour Championship! 48 of the best women pool players in the world are at Chinook Winds Casino to vie for the tour's most prestigious title.
32 competitors will complete first round matches in the day session; the 16 winners will compete against the top 16 seeds; the losers will move to the one loss side. Beginning Saturday morning, quarter final, semi final and final matches will be taped by ESPN for seven one-hour national broadcasts. Here are the Round One Matchups:
10:00 a.m.
Emily Duddy v. Sharon O'Hanlon (winner plays #1 seed Ga Young Kim at 1:30 pm)  
Laura Smith v. Teresa Gifford (winner plays Jennifer Barretta 3:15 pm)  
Helena Thornfeldt v. Kim Pierce (winner plays #8 seed Line Kjorskvik 1:30 pm)  
Morgan Steinman v. Teruko Cucculelli (winner plays Cathy Metzinger 3:15 pm)
Kim White v. Stacy Novak (winner plays #4 seed, defending champ Xiaoting Pan  3:15 pm)
Erica Park v. Tim Toops (winner plays Kim Shaw 3:15 pm)
11:45 a.m.
Maureen Seto v. Tina Hess (winner plays #5 seed Kelly Fisher 3:15 pm)
Emily Callado v. Hiroko Makiyama (winer plays Brittany Bryant 3:15 pm)
Angel Paglia v. Vicki Paski (winner plays #3 seed Monica Webb 6:30 pm)
Erin McManus v. Mary Hopkin (winner plays Ewa Laurance 6:30 pm)
Dawn Hopkins v. Susan Mello (winner plays #6 seed Jeanette Lee 8:15 pm)
Liz Cole v. Kathy Stanley (winner plays Tamara Rademakers 8:15 pm)
1:30 pm
Jennifer Chen v. Barbara Lee (winner plays #2 seed Allison Fisher 8:15 pm)
Melissa Little v. Shari Ross (winner plays Nicole Keeney 8:15 pm)
Val Finnie v. Mikki Small (winner plays #7 seed Vivian Villarreal 8:15 pm)
Susan Williams v. Shelby Locati (winner plays Liz Ford 8:15 pm)
Fans can keep up with match results at www.wpba.com via the Tour Championship Tournament Board.  
 For more information, or to obtain tickets (day passes are just $20), call 1-888-MAIN-ACT (624-6228) or 541-996-5775. Chinook Winds Casino Resort, located on the beach in Lincoln City, is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
About the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)

The WPBA was established in 1976 as the Women's Professional Billiard Alliance, and celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2011 as the oldest pro player organization in the sport. The WPBA sanctions and produces the Women's Pro Billiard Tour, which features ESPN-televised events with the world's greatest women players. Visit www.wpba.com for more. The WPBA Classic Tour is sponsored by the American Poolplayers Association, Diamond Billiards, Iwan Simonis, Delta 13, Pooldawg and Aramith.