WPBA Tour Championships Whittled to Final Eight

Final 16 Results and Quarterfinal Matchups
LINCOLN CITY, OR - Just eight world-class players remain in contention for the WPBA Tour Championship title today, now preparing to take the stage in quarter final matches taking place at 1, 3, 6 and 8 pm (Pacific Standard Time) in front of ESPN cameras (taped for later broadcast) at the Chinook Winds Event Center.
The final sixteen took to the floor late last night to pare down the field, with eight great matches. US Open runner-up Ga Young Kim defeated Hall of Famer Ewa Laurance 9-6 and national junior champion Brittany Bryant defeated Norway's Line Kjorsvik 9-7. Great Britain's Kim Shaw destroyed American contender Liz Cole, and in a surprise victory, the Texas Tornado Vivian Villarreal bested UK native Kelly Fisher. Fisher, hot off a win at the Yalin Women's World Championship in the Philippines was an early favorite.
The other four matches in this round included Swedish native Helena Thornfeldt over Georgia's Monica Webb 9-2; media superstar Jeanette Lee (the Black Widow) over Colorado's Melissa Little 9-3, Hall of Famer Allison Fisher over hot newcomer Erica Park of Korea 9-3; and New York's Jennifer Barretta over Liz Ford 9-5.
Today's races change to seven for the TV rounds (first player to win seven games) and the match-ups are as follows:
Ga Young Kim vs. Brittany Bryant (1:00 pm PST)
Kim Shaw vs. Vivian Villarreal (3:00 pm PST)  
Helena Thornfeldt vs. Jeanette Lee (6:00 pm PST)
Allison Fisher vs. Jennifer Barretta (8:00 pm PST)
Fans can keep up with match results at www.wpba.com via the Tour Championship Tournament Board.
For more information, or to obtain tickets 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.