Top women’s professional pool players hailing from across the nation and around the world are gearing up to head to the 3rd Annual WPBA Masters, set to take place at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on Feb. 6-10. The big news for this year’s Masters is that for the first time in the WPBA’s history, there will be live coverage of the event’s final rounds on ESPN 3, beginning at 1pm EST on Feb. 10.
As in the past two years, the event will be run alongside the Soaring Eagle Open, a divisional tournament open to both amateur and pro, female and male players. The two events will be running concurrently in the same venue, which will give area amateurs the chance to watch and meet many of the stars of the game, such as Allison Fisher, Jeanette Lee, Jasmin Ouschan, Ga-Young Kim, and many others. For more details on both events, read on…
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In a few short weeks, the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI will once again be converted into a major pool room. The WPBA Masters with a tough 48 player field with most of the highest ranking women in the sport will make its third consecutive trip to the great state of Michigan.
On the amateur side, a 36 table event, the Soaring Eagle Open V will take place with an estimated attendance of over 400 players who will be battling it out for a huge purse with $10,000 added to it. There wlll be divisional play for both men and women in the games of 9-ball and 8-ball. This is a singles event and is the largest of its kind in the region. There is a division for everyone of all skill levels, including pro. The event days run concurrently with the WPBA in the same room, Feb. 7-10, 2013.
Back to the WPBA. The Masters is one of three majors the WPBA produces each year. This will be the first event to showcase ESPN3.com with live coverage of the final matches beginning on Sunday Feburary 10, 2013 beginning at 1pm EST. The first two winners of this event were Jasmin Ouschan in 2011, and Ewa Laurance in 2012.
The event will be preceded by a number of important activities, which include the WPBA Kids Clinic for tribal youth in which members of the WPBA teach the youth the fundamentals of the sport. Also, there will be a charity Pro-Am. These activities will all take place on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013.
Tickets for the WPBA Masters are on sale through Startickets or by calling the Soaring Eagle Box office at 888-726-9633. For information on the Soaring Eagle Open V please refer to the website: www.soaringeagleopen.com.