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Ga-Young Kim Defends WPBA Masters Championship Title

Click here to watch the semi-finals and final matches on ESPN3!

image005The Women's Professional Billiard Association descended upon Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino to host the WPBA Masters Championship, February 5-9th, 2014. Masters action was fast-paced and intense as South Korea's Ga-Young Kim soared to her second, consecutive Masters win, defeating Great Britain's Kelly Fisher in "sudden death".

WPBA fans from across the globe tuned in to ESPN3 catching Sunday's series of live, web-casted matches. The first semi-final saw Kim, aka "Little Devil Girl" shut out Austria's Jasmin Ouschan two straight sets (races to 4) advancing to the finals. In the second semi-final, tied at one set a piece, Kelly Fisher aka "Kwik Fire" bested 19 year old Chinese phenom Siming Chen in an ultimate game of sudden death.

The final show down between pool powerhouses Kim and Fisher promised a battle to the bitter end. Kim claimed the opening set but Fisher maintained focus, answering back with a set of her own. Unfortunately for Fisher, Kim exuded as much, if not more energy and resolve in the final, sudden death game as she did throughout the entire event. As Kim pocketed the final 9-ball, the crowd burst into applause.

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort (SECR) Chief Executive Officer Wendy Reeve presented the trophies along with SECRMarketing "Fun Governor" Tim McCullough.image006

"It was a fantastic WPBA tournament and the excitement captured what the SECR experience is all about," CEO Reeve mentions. "A world class competition at a world class resort is what people saw on display here and I'm sure this diversity of entertainment will continue to drive our patrons back again!"

"Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort," stated WPBA President, Tamre' Geene'-Rogers, "is a fantastic supporter of the WPBA. Along with a side-by-side amateur event of over 400 players interacting with the ladies, this venue has become one of our favorite places to play. The atmosphere is exciting, energetic, and the staff is top notch as they are always accommodating. Many of us look forward to seeing each other each year and have developed some friendships along the way. On behalf of the staff and players of the WPBA, we want to say thank you so much to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort for the warm welcome and we look forward to doing it again."

The semis and finals of the 2014 WPBA Masters may be viewed for the next thirty days on ESPN3.

(Photos courtesy of Tribal Observer Contributing Writer Denise Pelcher)

Ga-Young Kim 1st
Kelly Fisher 2nd
Siming Chen 3-4th
Jasmin Ouschan 3-4th
Kim White-Newsome 5-6th
Karen Corr 5-6th
Brittany Bryant 7-8th
Line Kjorsvik 7-8th
Monica Webb 9-12th
Jennifer Chen 9-12th
Melissa Little 9-12th
Maureen Seto 9-12th
Jeanette Lee 13-16th
Vivian Villarreal 13-16th
Joanne Ashton 13-16th
Liz Cole 13-16th
Eleanor Callado 17-24th
June Maiers 17-24th
Laura Smith 17-24th
Sara Milller 17-24th
Jennifer Barretta 17-24th
Julie Kelly 17-24th
Jana Montour 17-24th
Helena Thornfeldt 17-24th

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The Women's Professional Billiard Association will converge on Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort nestled in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, February 5th, 2014, to stage the 2014 WPBA Masters Championship. All WPBA tour events feature the top, female competitors in the world of professional billiards, and the Masters will be no exception. A field of 48, elite players will compete for the prestigious title of "2014 WPBA Masters Champion", with matches beginning on Thursday, February 6th, running through Sunday, February 9th. Players vying for this year's title include Ga-Young Kim "China Doll", Kelly Fisher "KwikFire", Allison Fisher "Duchess of Doom", and Jeanette Lee "Black Widow", just to name a few. ESPN3 will be broadcasting live on Sunday with match times at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm, EST.

Sponsors for this event include Auto-Owners Insurance, Simonis Cloth (official cloth), Aramith Balls (official balls), Diamond Tables (official table), Delta-13 Rack (official rack), and Predator Cues (official cue). On Wednesday, February 5th, the Masters kicks off with an afternoon Kid's Clinic followed by an evening, Charity Pro-Am supporting the Notah Begay III Foundation. The WPBA encourages all of their fans and followers to attend or tune in to support the organization, Soaring Eagle, and the event sponsors. Matches begin on Thursday morning and run through Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online at www.SoaringEagleCasino.com or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX. 

Predator Named Official Cue of WPBA Masters Championship

Predator LogoThe Women's Professional Billiard Association is proud to announce that Predator Cues will be the "Official Cue" of the 2014 WPBA Masters Championship, staged at the beautiful Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Feb 5th-9th, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Predator Cues has led the billiard industry's technological evolution since its inception in 1994. Predator's commitment to innovation and billiards as a whole can be seen in their constantly evolving product line and expanding industry footprint.

WPBA President Tamre' Rogers had difficulty containing her enthusiasm as details were finalized. "We are ecstatic that Predator will be the Official Cue of the WPBA Masters Championship. Predator is highly-respected in our industry and we hope this partnership will flourish for years to come." Along with supporting the prize fund, Predator is providing a breathtaking "Throne" cue from their new Throne series, as well as two of their recently released Sport2 Cues that will be raffled at the event. For more information about Predator Cues, please visit www.PredatorCues.com.

"Our team is absolutely thrilled to be associated with this top-tier WPBA Event and we look forward to enjoying some terrific action from the star studded field of entrants," said Kyle Nolan Director of Branding and Communications at Predator.

On Wednesday, February 5th, the prestigious Masters Championship kicks-off with an afternoon Kid's Clinic followed by an evening, Charity Pro-Am supporting the Notah Begay III Foundation. The WPBA encourages all of their fans and followers to attend or tune in to support the organization, Soaring Eagle, and the event sponsors. Matches begin on Thursday morning and run through Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online www.ETIX.com or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX. For more information regarding this event, you can visit www.SoaringEagleCasino.com or by calling 1-877-232-4532.