WPBL Playoff Schedule Finalized

Earl Strickland, Warren Kiamco and Larry Nevel - The New York Pride
The World Professional Billiard League has finalized the playoff schedule for their inaugural season. All teams will participate at the WPBL Arena in Las Vegas, NV and will be seeded based on their overall regular season standings. The first three rounds of the playoffs are scheduled for February 5th-13th, concluding with the WPBL Championship on February 15th.
All 11 of the playoff matches can be viewed live via PPV at www.WPBLtv.com for a fee of $29.99. Individual matches are available for $7.99 and the WPBL Championship match is $14.99.  Fans in the Las Vegas area can attend any of the playoff matches live for free at the WPBL Arena, groups are welcome.
At the conclusion of the regular season, those teams ranking amongst the top four overall received a bye in the first round. The North Division finished strong with the top three positions: 1st New York Pride, 2nd Minnesota Outlaws and 3rd the Chicago Rockets, while the South Division’s Phoenix Fire placed 4th
The playoff schedule is as follows, with all times PST.
Date Match # Time HOME VISITORS
  Round #1      
Wed Feb 5th 1 6:30pm #5 Los Angeles #12 Atlanta
Thur Feb 6th 2 6:30pm #6 Toronto #11 Pittsburgh
Fri Feb 7th 3 6:30pm #7 Houston #10 Miami
Sat Feb 8th 4 6:30pm #8 Philadelphia #9 Las Vegas
  Round #2      
Sun Feb 9th 5 1:00pm #4 Phoenix LA/ATL
Sun Feb 9th 6 6:30pm #3 Chicago TOR/PIT
Mon Feb 10th 7 6:30pm #1 New York PHI/LAS
Tue Feb 11th 8 6:30pm #2 Minnesota HOU/MIA
  Semi Finals      
Wed Feb 12th 9 6:30pm Winner Game #7 Winner Game #5
Thur Feb 13th 10 6:30pm Winner Game #8 Winner Game #6
Sat Feb 15th 11 1:00pm Winner Game #10 Winner Game #9


New York Pride captain and hall of fame member Earl Strickland had this to say about his team’s 1st place standing:  “We are on top because of our chemistry as a team, experience and shot making”. New York will receive a bye in the first round, facing the winner of the Aces vs. Dice match in the second round. Pride team member Larry Nevel said: “I am glad we are on top…a bye is a bonus for us, it gives us the opportunity to size up the competition”. The team also boasts having the league’s #1 ranked player, Warren Kiamco.
Watch the race to the playoffs by viewing previously taped regular season WPBL matches airing for free at www.WPBLtv.com through January 26th 2014. Each match will be available to view for 48 hours before the next match becomes accessible. Once matches have been featured, it will move into an archived file which will be available for fans to view for free via the WPBL website.
Please follow the WPBL, as the playoffs draw near we will continue to make frequent announcements and updates.  For a complete listing of broadcast matches, standings, merchandise and more visit the WPBL website.