NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - ( release ) Toronto's Brittany Bryant, fresh off her win in the World Junior 9-Ball Championships in Reno earlier this week, defeated Jennifer Chen 9-5 to secure her first ever ESPN semi-finals appearance Sunday in the WPBA Tour Championships! She'll play that semi-final against veteran champion, Ireland's Karen Corr, who defeated Mary Rakin 9-4.
The other semi-final will feature China's Xiaoting Pan, who defeated Ireland's Julie Kelly 9-3, vs. Korea's Ga Young Kim, who narrowly defeated BCA Hall of Famer and pool's record-holding titlist, Allison Fisher 9 games to 8.
Brittany Bryant (CAN) d. Jennifer Chen (TPE) 9-5
Karen Corr (IRE) d. Mary Rakin (USA) 9-6
Xiaoting Pan (CHN) d. Julie Kelly (IRE) 9-3
Ga Young Kim (KOR) d. Allison Fisher (ENG) 9-8
The action begins at 1:00 pm EST Sunday; the finals take place at 5:00 p.m.
Action also continues in the CPA Ontario Challenge team tournament, where the area's top amateurs are competing for nearly $10,000 in prize money! Visit www.poolplayers.ca for more info!
About the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
The WPBA was established in 1976 under the name of the Women's Professional Billiard Alliance and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2011 as the oldest pro player organization in the sport. The WPBA sanctions and produces the Women's Pro Billiard Tour, which features ESPN-televised events with the greatest women players from around the world. For more info about the WPBA, its top players and sponsors, visit www.wpba.com. The WPBA Classic Tour is sponsored by the American Poolplayers Association, Diamond Billiards, Iwan Simonis, Cuetec Cues, Delta 13, Pooldawg, Mueller Recreational Products and Aramith.