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2012 The End for Seminole Pro Tour
Jan 23, 2012, 3:31 PM

The Seminole Pro Tour, perhaps the closest thing the United States had to a legitimate nationwide professional circuit, is no more. According to a release from the Seminole Tribe, the tour's end resulted from "an executive decision."

"The amount of support that the Tour has had has been overwhelming," the release stated. "The countless correspondence that has been received expressing their support for the Tour has not gone unnoticed. The Seminole Pro Tour and the Seminole Tribe would like to say, “Sho-naa-bish (thank you).”

A bright spot on the American pool scene the last few years, the Seminole Tour added a total of more than $135,000 in prize money to its five events in 2011. But the Seminole Tribe, which has sponsored Corey Deuel and Vivian Villarreal in recent years, opted to cease all of its pool-related ventures.