WOMEN’S US OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Last Chance Qualifiers, Celebrity Pro-Ams – The Fun All Begins June 4th!

TULSA, OK – The 2012 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships return to the fabulous River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma June 6-10, 2012 with a 64 player field of top contenders. Great Britain’s Allison Fisher will be on hand to defend her title, won on this very stage on June 19, 2011.

The River Spirit Event Center is proud to host the Women’s 2012 US Open 9-Ball Championship for the second year in a row. River Spirit has partnered with Magoo’s Billiard Club (5002 South Memorial Drive in Tulsa) for the WPBA Last Chance Quaifier Tournament to be held June 4-5. June 5th at Magoo’s will also feature a Challenge the Pro event for spectators to benefit the Billiard Education Foundation, who produces the Junior National Championships each year.

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The 2012 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships return to the fabulous River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma June 6-10, 2012 with a 64 player field of top contenders.

The “main event” at the River Spirit Event Center kicks off with a charity pro-am on June 6 at 7 pm, which will be open to the general public. Fans can play against local media celebrities with all proceeds benefiting Komen for the Cure Tulsa.

Then, on June 7 and 8, sixty-four talented women face off in double elimination play, including defending champion Allison Fisher, as well as favorites Ewa Mataya Laurance (winner of the 2012 Tour Championships in February); the “Black Widow” Jeanette Lee and 2011 US Open runner-up, Ga Young Kim. 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).

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

Thursday, June 7 at 10 am
Double elimination play

Friday, June 8 at 10 am
Double elimination play

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 WPBA U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships is a major stop on the Women’s Pro Billiard Tour and is happy to make its home at the River Spirit Casino for a second year in a row. Said WPBA president Tamre Rogers, “The River Spirit Event Center and Casino staff were second to none, and Tulsa fans are simply the best!”

“River Spirit Casino and the River Spirit Event Center are pleased to have hosted the 2011 Women’s US Open 9-Ball Championships and proud to have been selected to host the event again in 2012 and 2013,” commented Jerry Floyd, General Manager at River Spirit. “The Tulsa area and the entire state support and deserve world class events such as this one.”

Already slated to compete are the best known names in the world of women’s pro billiards, including Jasmin Ouschan; famed “Black Widow” Jeanette Lee; Chinese sensation Xiaoting Pan, British “Kwikfire” Kelly Fisher; 2010 U.S. Open champ Ga Young Kim aka “Little Devil Girl”; Hall of Famer and defending champion Allison Fisher; USA’s own Monica Webb; and Ireland’s Karen Corr. The event will once again kick off with a cha Read more ...