WPBA Tour Championship Begins with Pro-Am Tonight

World's Top Women Pool Players to Compete at Chinook Winds Event Center
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 compete for the tour's most prestigious title.
The event kicks off this evening with a charity pro-am tournament featuring the top 16 ranked professionals. Open to the general public, fans have a chance to compete against top players while raising money for the Taft High School Booster Club.  
The main event begins tomorrow; all 48 competitors will complete first round matches in the day session. Beginning Saturday morning, quarter final, semi final and final matches will be taped by ESPN for seven one-hour national broadcasts.
The WPBA Tour Championship is a major stop on the Women's Pro Billiard Tour, the culminating event of each tour season. Said WPBA president Tamre Rogers, "The players are eager to return to Chinook Winds on the beautiful Oregon coast for this season's tour finale!"
Slated to compete are the best known names in the world of women's pro billiards, including European and world champion Jasmin Ouschan; famed "Black Widow" Jeanette Lee; Chinese sensation and defending champ Xiaoting Pan, British "Kwikfire" Kelly Fisher; 2010 U.S. Open champ Ga Young Kim aka "Little Devil Girl"; Hall of Famer and 2011 U.S. Open champion Allison Fisher; USA's own Monica Webb; and local favorite Liz Cole of Portland, Oregon.
First round draws and match times will be posted on www.wpba.com this evening.
It all takes place at the Chinook Winds Event Center in Lincoln City, OR. 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.