Women Pros Fundraiser at Magoo’s Billiards

WOMEN’S US OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP KICK OFF JUNE 6TH AT RIVER SPIRIT EVENT CENTER
Tuesday Pre-Event Pro-Am at Magoo’s Raises $440 for Junior Pool

TULSA, OK – Magoo’s Billiard Club hosted several women pro pool players on June 5 to play challenge matches against local hot shot shots and raise money for the Billiard Education Foundation, which conducts the annual National Junior 9-Ball Championships and sends winners to the world championships.

At just $5 a game, players could take on one of the pros playing in this year’s U.S. Open, plus have a chance at a winning cue in a raffle. Pool & Billiard Magazine donated subscriptions to any player who could beat a pro in a game, and twelve lucky locals won that and bragging rights. In all, $440 was raised for BEF.

The U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships “main event” at the River Spirit Event Center kicks off TONIGHT with a charity pro-am at 7 pm, which is open to the general public. Fans can issue challenges against local media celebrities and top players with all proceeds benefiting Komen for the Cure Tulsa.

Magoo's Billiard Club hosted several women pro pool players on June 5 to play challenge matches against local hot shot shots and raise money for the Billiard Education Foundation, which conducts the annual National Junior 9-Ball Championships and sends winners to the world championships.

Magoo's Billiard Club hosted several women pro pool players on June 5 to play challenge matches against local hot shot shots and raise money for the Billiard Education Foundation, which conducts the annual National Junior 9-Ball Championships and sends winners to the world championships.

Full Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, June 6 at 7 pm
Komen for the Cure Tulsa charity pro-am

Thursday, June 7 at 10 am
Double elimination play in day and evening sessions
Friday, June 8 at 10 am
Double elimination play in day and evening sessions
Saturday, June 9 at 1 pm
ESPN Quarterfinals (Tix are $20 general admission, $25 VIP)
Sunday, June 10 at 1 pm
ESPN Semifinals and Final (Tix are $20 general admission, $25 VIP)

The quarter final, semi final and final matches will be taped by ESPN for seven one-hour national broadcasts, airing Saturday, July 14, (Quarterfinals 12-4pm on ESPN2) and Sunday, July 15, (Semifinals/Final 1-4pm on ESPN2).

It all takes place at the River Spirit Event Center, adjacent to the River Spirit Casino at 81st and Riverside in Tulsa.

Tickets are just $10 on June 7th & 8th and $20 on June 9th and 10th! VIP tickets are available for $25. Visit www.riverspirittulsa.com/entertainment/eventcenter for tickets and more information!

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 Diamond Billiards, Iwan Simonis cloth, Delta 13, Pooldawg and Aramith balls.

About River Spirit Casino and Event Center
River Spirit Casino, Tulsa’s $195 million casino project at 81st & Riverside, showcases 300,000 square feet of gaming space and is one of the largest gaming floors in Oklahoma. With over 2,600 high-tech electronic machines, 23 table games and 15 poker tables, River Spirit Casino offers the most current technology and latest games available. The facility features four dining and beverage venues including the largest casino buffet in Oklahoma, a steakhouse, a 24-hour cafĂ©, a lounge and a sports bar. The newly renovated River Spirit Event Center is located at the site of the former Creek Nation Casino – Tulsa at 81st and Riverside Drive. The venue has nearly 20,000 sq. ft of useable space for sporting events, entertainment, conventions and meetings and all amenities. For more information on River Spirit Casino visit www.riverspirittulsa.com.

As an active community partner, River Spirit Casino provides a positive economic impact for Tulsa and surrounding towns. Proceeds from gaming operations help to fund a variety of Muscogee (Creek) Nation service programs such as housing, education, elderly assistance and healthcare. For more information on the tribe’s history and government, please visit the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Web site at www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov.

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