First off, congrats to Ga Young Kim on winning the Colorado Classic. She played beautifully all weekend. Second, a huge congrats to our own Sarah Rousey for knocking off 2008 WPBA Champion Monica Webb and finishing tied for 9th! If you ever have the chance to go to one of these WPBA events, you really should go. The events are a blast, the players are extremely friendly and approachable and the I guarantee you’ll have a good time.
Now on to business. As you all know, we’re running a pick’em game for every WPBA event this year, so without further adieu, the winners of the 2009 Colorado Classic Pick’em are:
1st Place: Brian Bolen of Sacramento, CA
2nd Place: Michael Barela of Las Vegas, NM
3rd Place: Karen Belcher of Lancaster, KY
4th Place: Nicole Gauthier of L’Anse, MI
5th Place: Rhonda Green of Inglewood, CA
For those of you that didn’t win, fear not! The 2009 Pacific Coast Classic Pick’em game is now open, so feel free to head on over and get your picks in for next month’s event.
Just a reminder that if you want to get in on the free WPBA/PoolDawg Colorado Classic Pick’em, you need to get your picks in by midnight on 9/16/09. If you need some help picking, I’ll share with you the top picks as they currently rank:
1. Allison Fisher
2. Ga Young Kim
3. Karen Corr
4. Kelly Fisher
5. Gerda Hofstatter
Prizes for this event will be as follows:
1st Place: $125 PoolDawg Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $100 PoolDawg Gift Certificate
3rd Place: $75 PoolDawg Gift Certificate
4th Place: $50 PoolDawg Gift Certificate
5th Place: $25 PoolDawg Gift Certificate
Also, PoolDawg is once again proud to bring you free live streaming of the non-televised matches. Matches will start streaming the morning of the 17th and will continue throughout the event until Sunday. To watch the stream, just click on one of the links below:
PoolDawg will be at the Colorado Classic in force (meaning Mike and Keven) to cheer on our favorite little WPBAer, Sarah Rousey. Once again, I’ll try and push scores and updates to our Twitter feed as well.
The roster updates for the WPBA Colorado Classic are coming fast and furious. We just got word that the 3 qualifier spots have been filled and are as follows:
NEWPT Qualifier: Stacie Bourbeau
MALT Qualifier: Samantha Patton
JPNEWT Qualifier: Bora Jeong
In addition, we got word that our buddy Debbie Schjodt is going to have to skip this event, so Ramona Biddle will be taking her place. The pick’em roster has been updated, so if you haven’t done so already, be sure to get your picks in.
The new pick’em for the WPBA Colorado Classic is now live. There are a few slots that haven’t been determined (as the qualifiers still are up in the air), but you can go ahead and register your picks anytime between now and 9/16/09.
As this is a new event and its in our backyard (well, its way south of us, but its still in Colorado, so we’ll call it our backyard), we’ve decided to bump up the prizes a bit. Just for this event, we’ve increased all five of the prizes:
1st: $125 Gift Certificate
2nd: $100 Gift Certificate
3rd: $75 Gift Certificate
4th: $50 Gift Certificate
5th: $25 Gift Certificate
Other than that, same rules as always. Pick who you think will finish in the Top 8. Points are given out based on where your players finish: 1st gets 160, 2nd gets 150 and so on down to 16th which gets 10 points. The person with the highest total points wins. In the event of a tie, we use a randomizer to break it and choose a winner.
If you’ve played before, just use your existing account. New players just need to fill out the easy registration form. So what are you waiting for? Get picking already!
Lots of winners to announce today. First off, The US Open Pick’em:
$100 Gift Certificate – Hoyt Plunkett Jr, Roland, AR
$50 Gift Certificate – Perry Phillips, Victorville, CA
$25 Gift Certificate – John Wright, Lewistown, MT
$10 Gift Certificate – Althea Foster, Enid, OK
$10 Gift Certificate – Joseph Giuliani, Amsterdam, NY
$10 Gift Certificate – John Hall, Eureka, CA
Next, we have the winner of the Frank’s Dawg House drawing. This month, Frank chose Charletta Hyder of Dallas, Texas as the winner of the $25 Dawg Dough gift certificate.
Last but not least is our Facebook Fan of the Month – Denice Mumford!
Congrats to all the winners. Your gift certificates are en route via email (or Facebook mail in Denice’s case). The next Pick’em is for the WPBA Colorado Classic which will take place next month. We’ll make an announcement when the Colorado Classic Pick’em is live.