This week marks the end of the season for the WPBA, which means this is your last chance to enter PoolDawg’s free pick’em game. As always the rules are the same and prizes are to be had.
For those who haven’t played before, here’s how it works
- Choose your favorite 8 WPBA players
- Points are awarded based on the finish of your picks
- Top 5 pickers win gift certificates from PoolDawg
Top prize is a $100 gift certificate, just in time for the holidays. It just takes a couple of minutes, so give it a shot!
Also, don’t forget that we’ll be presenting the free live stream of matches through the quarterfinals, so stop by and check out some world class live pool and be sure to root our buddy Sarah Rousey on!
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.
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.
Its official. The grumpy munchkin is now officially representing PoolDawg for the 2009 WPBA season. Since she did such a nice job for us at the Great Lakes Classic and the Borderline Billiards event, we thought we’d make it official and bring her on for the rest of the year. Here’s the official press release:
WPBA Touring Pro Sarah Rousey To Join PoolDawg
Leading Online Billiards Company Signs Rousey as their Player Representative
Lafayette, Colo.—July 22, 2009 — PoolDawg, an online leader in retail billiards and game room equipment, today announced their sponsorship of WPBA touring pro pool player Sarah Rousey. Rousey, currently ranked 13th by the Women’s Pro Billiards Association, will represent PoolDawg at upcoming pro billiards events including the 2009 US Open later this month.
“We are thrilled to have Sarah as part of our team” said Mike Feiman, PoolDawg’s Director of Marketing. “Sarah is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable names in the WPBA and we are really excited to have her representing our brand. In addition to being a perennial Top 20 player, Sarah brings with her a loyal and rabid fan base and a personality that meshes nicely with what we’re doing here at PoolDawg.”
Born in Bloomington, Illinois, Sarah turned pro in November 2003. In addition to her Top 20 ranking in the WPBA, Ms. Rousey finished the 2008 season as the #12 ranked player on the WPBA Tour including a Top 4 finish in the 2008 Tour Championships.
PoolDawg.com, Inc. is the recognized online leader in retail billiards and game room equipment, offering over 3,000 products ranging from pool cues and cases to dart supplies and game room furniture. As one of the web’s largest billiards retailers, PoolDawg offers cues from over thirty manufacturers including Scorpion, Action, Meucci, Lucasi, McDermott, Schon, Mezz and Viking.
Hangover be damned! I was determined to make it back into the office today and sure enough here I am, Monday morning to report on the wild times in Oregon. After landing in Portland, I grabbed my rental car and hit the road for what I thought was going to be a 2 hour drive to Lincoln City. Instead of using my handy dandy Magellen GPS to lead the way though I decided to try and kick it old school with a map. 4 hours and countless stops for directions later, I did finally arrive at the Chinook Winds Resort.
The place was pretty damn swanky… much nicer than I expected. The last time I’d been to an Indian Casino was when I was in college driving through Palm Springs so I wasn’t expecting much. This place was like a mini-vegas hotel though. Anyway, I got checked in and somehow managed to pull a room with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.
After getting settled in I headed over to the APA room to check out the scene. Didn’t take too long to find her though… I just looked for the tallest girl in the room and like a beacon of light, there she was playing in some of the mini-tournaments the APA was running with drink in hand.
All I can say is that if you ever have the opportunity to attend a WPBA event, you will not be disappointed. Melissa Morris, Sarah Rousey and Debbie were even able to get me out on the dance floor which is something that hasn’t happened since my Bar Mitzvah. I also had the extreme pleasure of hanging out with the infamous OMGWTF who is just as funny in person as she is on her blog.
We’ll be helping Frank get his pictures up on Frank’s Blog in the next couple days, so be sure to stay tuned for that.