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Top women billiards players showcased

ALPINE — The top players of the Women’s Professional Billiard Association will be showing off their best moves April 1 through April 5 at Viejas Casino in
Alpine. This event will mark the 13th time that Viejas has hosted a WPBA Classic Tour
stop. The 64-player field will be made up of the top 45 professional players, with the
remaining spots going to qualifiers and invitees.
The event kicks off with a Charity Pro-Am event. For $50, fans can come in
and play the pros. Everyone is welcome to watch the Pro-Am event free
of charge.
The preliminary rounds of tournament play begin Thursday at 10 a.m. and run through April 4, when the field will be narrowed down to four players for the taping of the two semi-finals and final match on Sunday. For ticket information, go to
“I really love playing at the Viejas Casino in San Diego as it is one of my favorite WPBA tour stops,” Allison Fisher, last year’s champion, said. “I couldn’t wish for a better place to start the year off. I am looking forward to returning and trying to defend my title.”
Southern California player and WPBA Board Member Melissa Herndon, ranked No. 16 in the world at the end of 2008, enjoys the “home field advantage” of playing at the Viejas Casino. “As a player, I love going to the Viejas event each year. And of course, being a So Cal resident, the crowd is always behind me. All of it combined makes this my personal favorite event of the year.”
In addition to signed photos and tour posters available, there will be Cuetec Cues for raffle throughout the tournament.
Contact Sandra Barrett-Pfitzenreuter at [email protected] for more information.