The WPBA US Open kicks off this week, which means that you’ve only got a couple more days to get your picks in for the free WPBA Pick’em Challenge. Same rules as always. You pick the Top 8, the five best pickers win some dawg dough.
Lots of familiar faces for the most popular picks this time around. Fresh off her win at the Borderline Billiards satellite event, Karen Corr is now the top choice to win the US Open. Despite a win at the WPBA Great Lakes Classic, Jasmin Ouschan has yet to crack the list of top vote getters. The Top 5 picks look like this:
1. Karen Corr
2. Allison Fisher
3. Kelly Fisher
4. Ga Young Kim
5. Jeanette Lee
Unfortunately, there won’t be any live streaming, as the Riverwind Casino can’t spare the bandwidth, but I’ll be updating match scores in all of Sarah Rousey’s matches as they come in on Twitter.
Just a quick note to let everyone know that the free US Open Pick’em is live and with just a week to go before the deadline, there’s no time like the present to get registered. Just head over to http://www.pooldawg.com/article/pooldawg‐library/wpba‐us‐open‐pick‐em and get your picks in.
Once again, we’ll be giving out gift certificates to the top pickers for this event.
1st Place: $100 PoolDawg Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $50 PoolDawg Gift Certificate
3rd Place: $25 PoolDawg Gift Certificate
4th Place: $10 PoolDawg Gift Certificate
5th Place: $10 PoolDawg Gift Certificate
(In the event of a tie, we’ll break it with a random draw)
Make sure your picks are in by July 28, 2009 and join us and hundreds of fellow fans in rooting on your favorite WPBA superstars.
If you need some help with your picks, right now the Top 5 picks are:
So stop on by, get registered and play along with the WPBA.
Still haven’t registered for the free pick’em at Borderline Billiards? Stop slacking and get it done! Its free and registration is a bit lighter for this event, so you’ve got a great shot to win some free Dawg Dough!
The WPBA will be streaming this entire event live for free, so be sure to tune in, watch some great pool and join the other railbirds in the chat.
Here are a few of the places you can find the free stream:
As for who’s playing, the favorites have to be Allison Fisher and Kelly Fisher, but look for Frank’s temporary handler Sarah Rousey to make a strong appearance too. The following is the up to date roster. There’s still one spot to be filled, so if you’re interested, email Anne Craig at anne [at] wpba.com and she’ll give you the details.
Borderline Billiards Roster (as of 7/6/09)
Every once in a while I get a flash of above averageness here at PoolDawg and the other day I had one of those flashes. I thought to myself “Self, would it be fun to have a WPBA pick’em game?”. Much to my surprise the answer was “that’s not an entirely awful idea”. Strapped with self-confidence, I rolled up my sleeves, did some work and came up with The WPBA Great Lakes Classic Pick’em!
Before I even get into how it works, let me state there is no purchase is necessary to participate. We’re doing this because it sounds like a good time and we love the folks at the WPBA. We are giving away prizes, but it doesn’t matter one bit if you now or ever have bought anything from us (although we would love for you to consider buying your billiards supplies from us).
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s how it works: – You pick who you think are going to finish in the Top 8. You get points for each correct pick (1st place gets 160 points, 2nd place gets 150 points, etc). The person with the most points wins a $100 gift certificate from PoolDawg. We’re also giving out $50, $25 and $10 gift certificate for 2nd through 5th place. You can go pick now and you have up until June 16th to change your picks.
No gimmicks, no catches, just fun, good times and prizes from PoolDawg. For more information just click the link below: