WPBA Tour Championship Round One Results

Defending Champion Xiaoting Pan Upset by Texas' Kim White    
LINCOLN CITY, OR - The Women's Pro Billiard Tour kicked off its culminating season Tour Championship at the Chinook Winds Event Center with 48 of the best women pool players in the world competing throughout Thursday.
32 competitors completed first round matches in the day session; the 16 winners of those matches then had to face the top 16 seeded players in the event. The big upset of this round was Texas player and Lone Star regional tour promoter Kim White's victory over defending champion Xiaoting Pan of China in a 9-8 thriller for USA fans!
All first round losers moved to the one loss side of the double elimination chart -- if they are defeated again, they are eliminated from the tournament. Elimination results will post later today. 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 Results:
Round One Results (Unseeded Players)

Emily Duddy d. Sharon O'Hanlon 9-4   
Laura Smith d. Teresa Gifford 9-1  
Helena Thornfeldt d. Kim Pierce 9-3   
Teruko Cucculelli d. Morgan Steinman 9-5
Kim White d. Stacy Novak 9-5
Erica Park d. Tim Toops 9-3  
Tina Hess d. Maureen Seto 9-8  
Eleanor Callado d. Hiroko Makiyama 9-3  
Vicki Paski d. Angel Paglia (Forfeit)  
Mary Hopkin d. Erin McManus 9-2  
Dawn Hopkins d. Susan Mello 9-6
Liz Cole d. Kathy Stanley 9-0
Jennifer Chen d. Barbara Lee 9-0  
Melissa Little d. Shari Ross 9-7
Val Finnie d. Mikki Small 9-3  
Shelby Locati d. Susan Williams 9-5
Round One Seeded Player Results
Ga Young Kim d. Emily Duddy 9-4  
Jennifer Barretta d. Laura Smith 9-5
Line Kjorsvik d. Helena Thornfeldt 9-4  
Cathy Metzinger d. Teruko Cucculelli 9-6
Kim White d. Xiaoting Pan 9-8
Kim Shaw d. Erica Park 9-4
Kelly Fisher d. Tina Hess 9-4
Eleanor Callado d. Brittany Bryant 9-4     
Monica Webb d. Vicki Paski 9-0  
Ewa Laurance d. Mary Hopkin 9-1   
Jeanette Lee d. Dawn Hopkins 9-8
Tamara Rademakers d. Liz Cole 9-4
Allison Fisher d. Jennifer Chen 9-4   
Nicole Keeney d. Melissa Little 9-6  
Val Finnie d. Vivian Villarreal 9-5   
Liz Ford d. Shelby Locati 9-2  
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.