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St Paul Gal
07-03-2003, 09:16 AM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


MNBILLIARDS.COM ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF THE
MNBILLIARDS.COM “STARS OF THE NORTH” WPBA REGIONAL TOUR


JULY 1, 2003 – ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

MNBilliards.com announced today that the Women’s Professional Billiards Association (WPBA) has approved the formation of the MNBilliards.com “Stars of the North” WPBA Regional Tour as of July 1, 2003. This tour, sponsored by the Upper Midwest’s premier billiards Internet portal MNBilliards.com, will qualify Upper Midwest women billiards enthusiasts for WPBA Pro Tour competition. This tour will operate in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa.

“The Upper Midwest has a strong tradition of supporting ladies billiards. Few people realize that nearly 20% of the BCA Women’s Masters list and over 28% of the VNEA Women’s Masters lists are players from this region,” states Kelly Larson, MNBilliards.com President and Regional Tour Coordinator. “Supported by strong casino tour operations and pervasive league play throughout the five state area, we anticipate that this tour will be able to provide unprecedented opportunities for our women players. In turn, we are excited to have the Upper Midwest formally represented on the ladies pro tour.”

Ewa Mataya Lawrence, President of the WPBA: “The WPBA would like to extend their welcome to MNBilliards.com “Stars of the North” Tour, and to the women players of the Upper Midwest. We look forward to seeing the talent from this region contribute to the growth and caliber of competition of the WPBA.”

The MNBilliards.com “Stars of the North” WPBA Regional Tour will hold their inaugural event at Shooter’s Billiards in Burnsville, Minnesota on July 26th, 2003. The winner of this event receives a paid entry into the 2003 Cuetec Cue’s Women’s National 9-Ball Championship, in Lincoln City, Oregon, on November 19-23, 2003, courtesy of Coors Light. The tour’s next qualifier is scheduled for August 15-17 at Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minnesota, with negotiations for more casino events in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Dakotas throughout the 2003-2004 tour season. More information is forthcoming and will be posted at www.mnbilliards.com. (http://www.mnbilliards.com.)

About MNBilliards.com

MNBilliards.com is the home of the Upper Midwest pool player community. Launched in March of 2002, it offers tournament news, league information, instructional advice, and community. MNBilliards.com is the official on-line home of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Billiards Congress of America state organizations. It can be found on the Web at http://www.mnbilliards.com.

For further information, contact:

Kelly Larson
MNBilliards.com
kelly@mnbilliards.com

Women’s Professional Billiards Association
Charlotte, North Carolina
(704) 556-1128

Barbara
07-03-2003, 11:29 AM
Congrats St Paul Gal!!

I wish you success in your endeavors with the new tour!

If there's anything I can help you with, just give me a holler.

Barbara

St Paul Gal
07-03-2003, 04:29 PM
Thanks, Barb.

Any top ten "do" or "don't" list" in an email, or any thoughts you may have would be appreciated.

kelly@mnbilliards.com

Barbara
07-03-2003, 04:45 PM
Done!!

Have a happy Fourth!!

Barbara

Tom_In_Cincy
07-03-2003, 04:53 PM
Congrats Kelly,

One fine lady.. will generate one fine tour.. good luck

St Paul Gal
07-04-2003, 06:39 AM
Thanks, Tom. Jon from MN sez you're looking for coin ubes for the CCB Open... shoot me an email.

spg