After three days of ongoing competition in the WPBA Masters at the Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino, four players now remain of the original forty-eight. These four are now set to go into the semifinals on the final day of action. Pool fans have a lot to cheer about for this final day, as for the first time in the WPBA’s history, the semifinal and final matches will be shown live on ESPN 3. For more details on the news from day three and the final matches, read the news release below from the WPBA…
WPBA MASTERS: Evening Round Results
WPBA Masters action continued on into the evening at the Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino; the field has been whittled down to the final four:
On the winners side, Brit Allison Fisher faced off against Atlanta’s Monica Webb, and the “Irish Invader” Karen Corr matched up against Korea’s “Little Devil Girl” Ga Young Kim. Allison defeated Webb 9-4 to be the first person to earn a berth in Sunday’s televised semi-final. Then, in a nail-biting thriller to the end, Karen Corr pocketed the final nine ball to defeat Ga Young Kim 9-8!
The WPBA Masters 9-Ball Championship fifth round of the one loss bracket saw:
Jasmin Ouschan d. Julie Kelly 9-4
Helena Thornfeldt d. Jennifer Barretta 9-3
Line Kjorsvik d. Janet Atwell 9-7
Jeanette Lee d. Melissa Little 9-2
Defeated players finished 9th.
In the next round of one-loss action:
Jasmin Ouschan d. Helena Thornfeldt 9-1 (Helena finishes 7th).
Jeanette Lee d. Line Kjorsvik 9-6 (Line finishes 7th)
In the final round of one loss action:
It was then Jasmin Ouschan vs. Ga Young Kim and Monica Webb vs. Jeanette Lee to determine the remaining two semi-finalists. Tied at 6-6, Ga Young pulled ahead to take the win 9-6 and earn her semi final match on Sunday against #1 ranked Allison Fisher. Monica Webb then defeated newly inducted WPBA Hall of Famer Jeanette Lee 9-6. Jeanette will commentate Sunday’s TV matches; Webb will face Karen Corr in the second semifinal.
For the first time in the history of the Women’s Pro Billiard Tour (celebrating its 20th anniversary this year!), the entire semi final and final matches will run LIVE on ESPN3, beginning Sunday at 1 p.m. Fans can head to 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
Michigan-based Auto-Owners Insurance 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.
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.
Results from earlier rounds on Day 3:
3pm One-Loss Side:
Melissa Little def. Kim White-Newsome 9-2
Line Kjorsvik def. Dawn Hopkins 9-5
Jennifer Barretta def. Jana Montour 9-6
Julie Kelly def. Brittany Bryant 9-7
11am & 1pm One-Loss Side:
Jana Montour d. Vivian Villarreal 9-8
Kim White Newsome d. Borana Andoni 9-6
Dawn Hopkins d. Hiroko Makiyama 9-5
Melissa Litte d. Maureen Seto 9-1
Jennifer Barretta d. Kelly Cavanaugh 9-3
Brittany Bryant d. Joanne Ashton 9-4
Julie Kelly d. Jennifer Chen 9-4