With less than two weeks before the WPBA Pacific Coast Classic Pick’em closes, picks are coming in hot and heavy. So far, the top choices are:
#1 Ga Young Kim
#2 Allison Fisher
#3 Kelly Fisher
#4 Karen Corr
#5 Xiaoting Pan
If you haven’t done so already, get registered for the game. Its free and the five best pickers win PoolDawg gift certificates, so what are you waiting for? Also, don’t forget that the WPBA will be streaming all the early matches live, for free so you can follow your favorite players all the way to the redraw.
Congrats to The Duchess of Doom Allison Fisher on her win at the 2008 Great Lakes Classic! This year’s event saw a number of fresh faces reach the round of 16, with names like Tiffany Nelson, Megan Minerich, Yu Ram Cha, Sarah Rousey and Sarah Ellerby joining TV round regulars Kelly Fisher, Karen Corr and Ga Young Kim. Ultimately though, the TV rounds broke out to a classic Allison Fisher vs. Karen Corr matchup and Kelly Fisher vs. Sarah Ellerby.
After the dust settled on the semifinals, it was Kelly Fisher vs. Allison Fisher in the finals with Allison ultimately taking control of the match and winning 7-4. For those interested in watching the semis and the finals, currently the Great Lakes Classic is scheduled to air on ESPN August 4th from 8PM to 11PM EST.
For all you night owls who missed this weekend’s airings of the San Diego Classic, you can catch reruns on ESPN2 on July 9th at 3AM EST and on July 13th from 2AM to 4AM EST.
Today marks the start of the next leg of the 2008 WPBA Tour, The Great Lakes Classic. Coming off of the Generation Pool 9 Ball Championships, young guns Ga Young Kim, Xiaoting Pan, Anna Kostanian and Jasmin Ouschan look to continue their dominance over the veterans like Allison Fisher, Karen Corr and Kelly Fisher.
The 2008 tour is proving to be the most competitive season in years, with fresh faces showing up all over the TV rounds and dozens of up and comers gunning for the top 10.
The WPBA has posted their tournament brackets and it looks like just about every touring player is coming out for the Great Lakes Classic.
It’s changed names a few times in the past five years, but it still remains as one of the most prestigious US billiards events for both the men’s and women’s tours. The men will start playing today, but the women whittled 64 down to 32 this weekend in their elimination rounds. There are some fresh faces in still in and some very recognizable names that are out.
Who’s In: Among the survivors are tour mainstays like Allison Fisher, Karen Corr and Ga Young Kim. In addition, there are some new faces that are battling their way through the bracket including Liz Ford, Debbie Schjodt and Caroline Pao. In addition, WPBA newcomer Anna Kostanian looks to improve upon her impressive performance in the San Diego Classic with two early wins.
Who’s Out: Megan Minerich, Kim White and ESPN commentator Ewa Laurance are just a few of the names who had to pack their bags early. Competition has been fierce with lots of hill-hill battles and no one looks like they’re going to have an easy path to get to the Final Four.
For the 4th consecutive year, PoolDawg is proud to once again sponsor this fantastic event. Our resident marketing guy Mike Feiman will be on hand to watch the TV rounds as well as to check out the Expo and all the new cues.