WPBA MASTERS: Eight Undefeated Players Remain; Another Eight Are Eliminated
Field cut in half as more players are eliminated in non-stop action at the Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino
MT. PLEASANT, MI – (February 8, 2013) Bristol, Virginia’s Janet Atwell upset #8 seed Jennifer Barretta 9-5 to advance into the top 8 at the WPBA Masters tonight. Round Three results saw eight players advance to tomorrow’s 1 p.m. round. Matchups will include #1 ranked Allison Fisher v. Helena Thornfeldt, 2011 World Masters champ Jasmin Ouschan v. USA’s own Monica Webb of Atlanta, GA; newly inducted Hall of Famer Jeanette Lee v. the “Irish Invader” and fellow Hall of Famer Karen Corr, and Korea’s Ga Young Kim vs. Janet Atwell.
The WPBA Masters 9-Ball Championship first round of the one loss bracket is complete. Winners of the following matches will compete to stay alive in this evening’s rounds. Losers finish 25-32.
ROUND THREE RESULTS
Allison Fisher d. Dawn Hopkins 9-3
Helena Thornfeldt d. Vicki Paski 9-4
Jeanette Lee d. Jennifer Chen 9-6
Karen Corr d. Joanne Ashton 9-5
Ga Young Kim d. Jana Montour 9-3
Monica Webb d. Kim White Newsome 9-8
Jasmin Ouschan d. Melissa Little 9-8
Janet Atwell d. Jennifer Barretta 9-5
ONE LOSS ROUND RESULTS (Losers finish 25th)
Maureen Seto d. Emily Duddy 9-6
Line Kjorsvik d. Sara Miller 9-1
Borana Andoni d. Nicole Cuellar 9-4
Hiroko Makiyama d. Jessica Barnes 9-5
Julie Kelly d. Carrie Williams 9-3
Vivian Villarreal d. Eleanor Callado 9-6
Brittany Bryant d. Barbara Lee 9-1
Kelly Kavanaugh d. Eve Stockstill 9-6
For the first time in the history of the Women’s Pro Billiard Tour, the entire semi final and final matches will run LIVE on ESPN3, beginning Sunday at 1 p.m. Fans can head to http://www.wpba.com for more info and tournament brackets, or visit the link direct at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/817665/wpba-masters. During the broadcast, fans can tweet questions to players and commentators Include #WPBAlive in your Tweet!
WPBA Masters Sponsors
Auto-Owners joins WPBA Masters sponsors Diamond Billiard Products, Iwan Simonis Cloth, Aramith pro balls, Delta-13 (racks) and online gameroom supplier Pooldawg in sponsoring this historic event on the 2013 Women’s Pro Billiard Tour.
Tickets are available via startickets.com or the Soaring Eagle Box office at 888-726-9633.
About the Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
The WPBA was established in 1976 under the name of the Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance and will celebrate 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 greatest women players from around the world. For more information about the WPBA, its top players and sponsors, visit www.wpba.com. The WPBA Masters is sponsored by Diamond Billiards, Iwan Simonis, Auto-Owners Insurance, Delta-13, Pooldawg, and Aramith.
About Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is the Midwest’s premier AAA Four Diamond gaming and hospitality destination offering top-name entertainment year-round, award-winning dining, high stakes bingo and a full-service spa. For more info, visit www.soaringeaglecasino.com