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WPBA US Open Round One Match Results!


Round One Match-ups and Times

TULSA, OK – The River Spirit Events Center saw the first round of the WPBA U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships take place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. today. Here are the Round One results!
10:00 a.m. match results
Kim Shaw d. Michelle McDermott 9-2
Jessica Barnes d. Morgan Steinman 9-8
Emily Duddy d. Delia Mocanu 9-4
Stacy Novack d. Janet Atwell 9-2
Melissa Herndon d. Melissa Little 9-3
Stephani Goens d. Teruko Cuclulelli 9-2
Belinda Calhoun d. Brianna Miller 9-4
Cheryl Pritchard d. Tina Hess 9-5
11:30 a.m. matches
Laura Smith d. Jana Montour 9-7
Erin McManus d. Kayla Batson 9-4
Kim White-Newsome d. Brittany Colbert 9-8
Mary Rakin d. Kim Pierce 9-5
Joanne Ashton d. Jessica Karacia-Human 9-6
Susan Williams d. Susan Mello 9-7
Angel Paglia d. Lori Jones 9-2
Vicki Paski d. Barbara Lee 9-8
1:00 p.m. matches
Liz Cole d. Carrie Williams 9-2
Cathy Metzinger d. Eugenia Gyftopoulos 9-4
Jennifer Chen d. Kelly Cavanaugh 9-4
Eleanor Callado d. Teresa Gifford 9-3
Lisa Just d. Nicole Keeney 9-8
Vivian Villarreal d. Kathy McMinn 9-0
Gerda Hofstatter d. Pauline Mattes 9-1
Sara Miller d. Liz Ford 9-4
2:30 p.m. matches
Allison Fisher d. Suzanne Smith 9-2
Jennifer Barretta d. Emilyn Callado 9-2
Tonya Wiser d. Ewa Laurance 9-4
Brittany Bryant d. Tamre Rogers 9-5
Jeanette Lee d. Megan Smith 9-6
Line Kjorsvik d. Melinda Huang 9-7
Monica Webb d. Shari Ross 9-1
Helena Thornfeldt d. Rhonda Pierce 9-4
Winners of these matches are playing in Thursday evening sessions. Losers move to the one-loss side; one loss side matches begin 10:00 a.m. Friday. Fans and media can keep up with ongoing results athttp://www.wpba.com/images/stories/brackets/2012_us_open.pdf (refresh the link for the most up-to-date results!)

Schedule of Events:

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. Visitwww.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 café, 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 atwww.muscogeenation-nsn.gov.

Womens Pro Billiard Tour

The WPBA was established in 1976 under the name of the Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance and is celebrating its 38th anniversary in 2014 as the oldest pro player organization in the sport. The WPBA sanctions and produces the Women’s Pro Billiard Tour, which features the greatest women players from around the world. For more information about the WPBA, its top players, and sponsors, visit www.wpba.com.

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