Women’s US Open 9-Ball Championships

WOMEN’S US OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Field Set: Event Kicks Off with Charity Pro-Am June 15, 7 p.m.

TULSA, OK -The River Spirit Event Center will host the best female billiard players in the world June 15-19, 2011 when the Women’s Professional Billiard Association WPBA US Open 9-Ball Championships will play down to a single US Open Champion. Quarter final, semi final and final matches will be taped by ESPN for seven one-hour national broadcasts.

The River Spirit Event Center will host the best female billiard players in the world June 15-19, 2011 when the Women's Professional Billiard Association WPBA US Open 9-Ball Championships will play down to a single US Open Champion.

The River Spirit Event Center will host the best female billiard players in the world June 15-19, 2011 when the WPBA US Open 9-Ball Championships will play down to a single US Open Champion

The legendary Jeanette Lee, known as “The Black Widow,” is slated to compete, along with Hall of Fame players Allison Fisher, Ewa Mataya Laurance and local favorite Rhonda Pierce. Also competing: the 2009 World Games Gold Medalist and reigning U.S. Open 9-Ball defending champion Ga Young Kim; 2010 World 10-Ball Champion Jasmin Ouschan of Austria; and newly crowned World Junior 9-Ball Champion Brittany Bryant of Toronto, Canada.

The event kicks off January 15th with a Pro-Am Charity Event to benefit the Susan G Komen Foundation. Anyone can play or watch; and spectators will have the opportunity to challenge their favorite pros!

Tickets are just $10 on June 16th & 17th and $20 on June 18th and 19th! VIP tickets are available for $25. Visit www.riverspirittulsa.com/entertainment/eventcenter for tickets and more information!
WPBA US Open 9-Ball Championships Player Field:

Jasmin Ouschan (AUS)

Xiaoting Pan (CHN)

Karen Corr (IRE)

Ga-Young Kim (TPE)

Allison Fisher (ENG)

Kelly Fisher (ENG)

Jeanette Lee (USA)

Vivian Villarreal (USA)

Monica Webb (USA)

Line Kjorsvik (NOR)

Stacey Bourbeau (USA)

Melissa Little (USA)

Kim Shaw (ENG)

Julie Kelly (IRE)

Liz Ford (USA)

Brittany Bryant (USA)

Teresa Gifford (USA)

Sarah Rousey (USA)

Cheryl Pritchard (USA)

Tamara Rademakers (NED)

Dawn Hopkins (USA)

Jennifer Chen (TPE)

Ewa Laurance (USA)

Nicole Keeney (USA)

Vicki Paski (USA)

Laura Smith (USA)

Angel Paglia (USA)

Borana Andoni (USA)

Cathy Metzinger (USA)

Naomi Williams (USA)

Stacy Novak (USA)

Eleanor Callado (USA)

Kim White (USA)

Morgan Steinman (USA)

Melissa Morris (USA)

Val Finnie (ENG)

Mary Rakin (USA)

Rebecca Wagner (USA)

Amy Chen (USA)

Tina Hess (USA)

Lindsay Dorn (USA)

Tina Meraglio (USA)

Susan Williams (USA)

Joanne Ashton (CAN)

Brianna Miller (CAN)

Sharon O’Hanlon (USA)

Susan Mello (USA)

Veronique Menard (FRN)

Kim Benson (USA)

Liz Cole (USA)

Samantha Patton (USA)

Erica Park (USA)

Barbara Lee (USA)

Megan Smith (USA)

Jennifer Kraber (USA)

Teruko Cucculelli (USA)

Kim Jones (USA)

Emily Duddy (USA)

Kim Pierce (USA)

Maureen Seto (CAN)

Erin McManus (USA)

Rhonda Pierce (Local Favorite)

Sue Lance (USA)

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, Cuetec Cues, Delta 13, Pooldawg, Mueller Recreational Products and Aramith.

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