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.
Just a couple of days left to get your picks in for the WPBA Borderline Billiards Pick’em. We’re leaving registration open until the evening of 7/9/09, so if you haven’t done so already, go ahead and make your picks.
Also, we just realized that the WPBA US Open is just around the corner, so we’ve launched our US Open Pick’em as well. If you’ve played the other pick’em games, you know the drill. Just log in, make your picks and you’re good to go. If you’re new to the game, just fill out the easy registration form and pick away.
The WPBA has announced the initial air dates for the US Open:
Quarterfinal #1 – 9/10/08 3PM EST ESPN2
Quarterfinal #2 – 9/12/08 12:30AM EST ESPN2
Quarterfinal #3 – 9/12/08 1:30AM EST ESPN2
Quarterfinal #4 – 9/12/08 2:30AM EST ESPN2
Semifinal #1 – 9/14/08 3PM EST ESPN
Semifinal #2 – 9/14/08 4PM EST ESPN
Championships – 9/14/08 5PM EST ESPN
For those who haven’t had a chance to get a sneak peek, you can head over to our friends at AZ Billiards who have a nice promo video (couldn’t get it imedded on our blog for some reason). The new set looks fantastic! This is also the perfect opportunity to see some of the future of the WPBA, with names like Iris Ranola, Kelly Fisher, Yu Ram Cha and Pam Cimarelli (formally Pam Treadway) all making to the TV round alongside veterans Karen Corr, Vivian Villarreal and Jeanette Lee.
Our girl Debbie Schjodt had a tough run at the US Open, but that didn’t stop her and Frank from having a good time and representing for PoolDawg! In addition to playing in the tournament, Debbie spent hours playing challenge matches and doing the meet and greet with fans which is why we so dig our Tequila Schjodt.
After the US Open, Frank, Debbie and the ladies of the WPBA decided to let loose at a local karaoke bar. If you check out Frank’s Myspace Page and go to his photo album, you’ll find tons of pictures of Frank hanging out with Sarah Rousey, Ga Young Kim, Xiao Ting Pan, Jasmin Ouschan, Monica Webb, US Open Champ Kelly Fisher and tons of other women from the tour.
Speaking of Frank’s MySpace page, Frank is really on the prowl for friends and he’s not above bribing people. Just for the MySpacers, we’re going to start doing a monthly giveaway. Every month, Frank will be choosing someone to get a $25 gift certificate. If you have a MySpace page and you want in on the action, just send a friend request.
Last thing, I wanted to thank everyone on the WPBA tour who took the time to take all those pictures with Frank. You gals are the best!!