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Board of Directors

  • Kim Newsome President
    Kim Newsome President
  • Kim Newsome President
    Kim Newsome President
    Kim White-Newsome rejoined the WPBA Board in September of 2013. She has been a top-ranked WPBA Touring Professional since 2001 and is a former WPBA Board President and Vice President (2005-07). Aside from her successful playing career, she is the executive director of numerous billiard tours and independent events.
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  • Belinda Calhoun Vice President
    Belinda Calhoun Vice President
  • Belinda Calhoun Vice President
    Belinda Calhoun Vice President
    Belinda Calhoun brings 20 years of Board experience having served as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and At Large member. She has chaired numerous committees and has been instrumental in instituting WPBA policies. Founder of AAPL, TABLE, and SABLE in central Texas, Arizona, and Florida; Director of the Texas State Open and other independent events; Tour Director of Tiger SMART; WPA Board Member; BCA Board member; and a 37 year playing career makes for a valuable addition to the Board. Belinda was inducted into the WPBA Hall of Fame in 2006.
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  • John Newsome Tresurer
    John Newsome Tresurer
  • John Newsome Tresurer
    John Newsome Tresurer
    John Newsome joined the WPBA Board in April of 2013. He is a graduate of the University of Houston (B.B.A. Management) and the South Texas College of Law (Juris Doctor). He is a practicing lawyer in Houston, Texas and is married to current WPBA Pro, Kim White-Newsome.
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  • Melissa Little At Large
    Melissa Little At Large
  • Melissa Little At Large
    Melissa Little At Large
    Melissa Little, also known to the world as "The Viper" for her fierce competitive nature, has been competing in the sport of pocket billiards since 2004. Little has claimed more than 50 titles around the US including multiple Colorado state championships, the 1999 WPBA Amateur National Championships, and was honored as "The Player of the Year" multiples times by the Colorado Woman's Billiards Tour.
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  • Sharon Rice-Hicks At Large
    Sharon Rice-Hicks At Large
  • Sharon Rice-Hicks At Large
    Sharon Rice-Hicks At Large
    Sharon fell in love with billiards while a student at Howard University. She is an avid amateur player part-time and is a practicing attorney in the District of Columbia and South Carolina. She is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and former member of the WBPA Rules of Conduct Committee. Sharon is also a member of the J. Pechauer NorthEast Women's Tour. Sharon is a graduate of Howard University and the University of Baltimore School Of Law.
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  • Matt Miller At Large
    Matt Miller At Large
  • Matt Miller At Large
    Matt Miller At Large
    "Mr. Miller is an experienced attorney with more than 13 years of progressive legal experience in contracts, general business law, and finance. In addition to his experience as a practicing attorney, Mr. Miller also earned a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University, consistently rated as one of the nations’ top programs of its kind.  Mr. Miller has worked in the sports and entertainment industry as an advisor for IMG Worldwide, Inc., a world leading talent agency, media company, and sports training facility. As a former collegiate athlete, Mr. Miller has a passion for everything in the sports world.  An avid billiard fan, Mr. Miller has developed long-term relationships with some of the WPBA’s current members.
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  • Patrick Peters At Large
    Patrick Peters At Large
  • Patrick Peters At Large
    Patrick Peters At Large
    Sheridan College – Graduated Mechanical Engineering Technology Worked in the train maintenance industry since 1997 where held various Management Positions, Supervising teams and Managing Departments.  Moved on to Contract Management, managing multi-million-dollar refurbishment and maintenance contracts including regulatory compliance and performance. Regional Tour Director, League Operator, Pool Room Operator and supporter of the Billiards industry.
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