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facets58
05-26-2002, 08:56 AM
The SCWBT Southern California Women's Billiard Tour will be holding a 2 spot qualifier for the WPBA Pro Tour this weekend.

Please call Mike Hurst @ (949)645-7180 for more information.

All players (except touring pros) are welcome.

**There will also be an intro to 9-ball event starting at 4 pm on Saturday June 1st. We still have about 6 spots open for the intro tour. **HURRY**

Both event will be held at Golden Cue in South El Monte. The address is 1953 N. Durfee Ave. (626) 575-4811.

Here is the information about the 2002 SCWBT Tour. The fees for the single event is $75 (see below for the 2 and 3 tournament packages). The $75 includes membership fees for the 2002 season. Dress code "B" for all events. We will be paying out at lease 1/2 of the field, and there are 2 qualifying spots for a WPBA Pro event up for grabs at each stop. We also have an intro to 9-Ball tour that will be held along with the regular tour on the same date (see below for more information). Players can now play in 1, 2 or 3 events. Please contact Mike Hurst for more information.

Main Event--Players meeting will be at 10 am with matches starting at 11 am. Double elimination, race to 7 on the winners side race to 5 on the one loss side and a single race to 9 in the finals. WPBA rules will be in effect.

Intro to 9-ball Event--Players meeting will be at 2 pm with matches starting at 4 pm. Double elimination, race to 5 on the winners side race to 4 on the one loss side and a single race to 7 in the finals. WPBA rules will be in effect.

Please pass this info on to any "new" players or any players that would like to become more competitive, regardless of their current ability.

This is a very exciting time for women's billiards and I would hate for any players to "miss out" because they didn't know what was happening.

Here are some of the highlights of our tour for this year.
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We will be continuing our regular tour format for regular tour players (up to an 80 player field). These events will feature a race to 7 on the winners side, race to 5 on the won-loss side and a single race to 9 in the finals.
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Each event in our regular tour will be a 2-spot qualifier for WPBA Pro events. The player who finishes 1st in each event will get to choose between one of two Pro Events they would like to play in (provided that they have not already been invited to that event). The highest finishing non-invited player will receive the other qualifying spot.
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The highest ranked player after the 2nd event (or player not already invited) will get automatic entry into the Illinois and New York WPBA events.
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The overall tour winner and runner-up will receive an invite to the 2002 WPBA Nationals.
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The overall tour winner will also receive invites to *ALL* of the 2003 WPBA Classic tour events along with an invite to the 2003 BCA Open 9-Ball Championships.
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The top 4 players at each event and the top 24 players at the end of the tour will get an automatic invite to the 2002 Regional Tour Championships.
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We are also introducing an "Intro to 9-Ball tour". This tour will be for new players competing in 9-Ball events or players in the "beginning level" of their skill. There will be a race to 5 on the winners side, race to 4 on the won-loss side and a single race to 7 in the finals. This field will be limited to 16 players.

Players are encouraged to sign up for the 4-stop tour but can also just play in 1, 2 or 3 events. We are offering event packages as follows:

Single event entry is $75. The player can choose any single event they wish to participate in.

Two tournament package is $140. The player can choose any two events they wish to participate in.

Three tournament package is $195. The player can choose any three events they wish to participate in.

All players who want to participate in the sponsorship player / program, must contact Mike no later than May 29th for the information to be published.

Hotel information:
Super 8 Hotel (626)442-8354

Thanks for your help.

Mike Hurst
SCWBT Tour
Tournament Director
369 Avocado St. # D-102
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-7180

Tom_In_Cincy
05-26-2002, 09:19 AM
Mike.

Thanks for the continuing information about the tours and what's happening. I, for one, appreciate your efforts and keep those posts coming..

facets58
05-26-2002, 09:24 AM
Thanks Tom. I really appreciate your feedback.

More stuff:
I will be posting the current Pro Point List someime today. This list will showcase the players who are on the verge of breaking through and getting their pro status (not an easy accomplishment).

Mike--

05-26-2002, 03:42 PM
Mike,

Thanks for the info and great job with the tour! Wish I lived closer to CA...

By my count, in 4 events you are making a WHOPPING 16 SPOTS available - 9 paid + 7 invites. Is that right?

I wonder how you feel about the SEAL tour being basically a "by invitation only" tour. In my opinion, all tours should be open to all women willing to go to the expense. I guess I'm wondering if there's anything in the works to bring some continuity between the tours.

Thanks,
Karla

Barbara
05-26-2002, 03:58 PM
Karla,

How can you have an "invitation only" regional tour?? What does any WPBA board member say about this??

Barbara

05-26-2002, 08:36 PM
Barbara,

Last I knew, you couldn't just pay entry and get in to a SEAL event as a newcomer. I forget the specifics, really.. maybe someone else knows more?

Karla

05-26-2002, 08:53 PM
I mispoke... invitation only is really not the right wording. It looks like they have a list of members and fields are limited to 48 players. You can become a sub-member (it's not clear if you have to pay $100 to do so up-front or not) and if one of the members can't make it to a stop, they use the waiting list of sub-members to fill up the field. That's how I interpret it, anyway...
I found the info here:
http://www.azbilliards.com/seal/HowDoIJoin.htm

Sorry if I caused any confusion...

Karla <-- confused

facets58
05-27-2002, 11:37 AM
Karla,

actually there were 21 in all if you include our first tournament in San Diego earlier this year.

Mike--

facets58
05-28-2002, 12:29 PM
Hey Jenna. Are you coming out this weekend???

Mike--

05-28-2002, 05:32 PM
How many players.

facets58
05-28-2002, 07:06 PM
There should be about 50-60 players this weekend.

Mike--

05-30-2002, 09:10 AM
I've been to this room. The Gold Crown tables are set up really well with tight pockets. It will be good to see the ladies come out here.

Who are some of the players coming out???

facets58
05-30-2002, 10:36 PM
At last count there were about 14 players signed up that have played in WPBA events. The list includes...

Stefanie Boch
Jenny Lee
Laura Friedman
Melissa Morris
Jane Fujinaga
Lauren Ward
Lisa Merkin
Helen Gaughren
Jeri Engh
Angel Paglia
Susan Mello
Mary Hopkin
Mona Remedios
Anne Gray (not sure if she's coming)

It should be a pretty strong field.

It will be very strange going to a qualifier and not seeing Stacy play. I've gone to 40 - 50 qualifiers and she's played in every one. It should be a lot easier sweating the matches this weekend.

Mike--