DIAMOND WOMEN's OPEN 9-BALL PRO PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
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When you visit the Super Billiards Expo, not only do you get the opportunity to shop from industry leaders and compete in the largest open amateur event in the world, but you also get to watch some of the world's best shooters compete in a series of professional events!
As a visitor at the Expo, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Professional Arena and watch the following competitors battle it out for the championship.
There is a Pro Arena on the general show floor where the One-Pocket Pro Players Championship will be held, as well as some matches from the 10-Ball event, and there is a separate and secluded Professional Arena that requires an additional ticket. We'll be offering General Admission and VIP seating in the Pro Arena.
Who's Competing this Year?
You can use the link to the right to check out the full roster of players. Continue reading below to see highlights of some of the players you can watch this year. We are working on gathering photos and details from all players, we'll post more as we have them.
Players are listed alphabetically by last name. If you are a player, feel free to email us your bio and pictures here: email@example.com
- sponsored by Mezz Cues
- home room - Castle billiards
- 2015 Jpnewt Northeast Women's tour finale Champion
- lives in New York City
- full time job as a credit risk analyst for major bank in New Jersey
- loves fitness and health as other hobbies
Since she first picked up a pool cue, natural athlete and born competitor Jennifer Barretta, has become one of the top ten female 9-ball players in the world. With coaching and long days of practice Jennifer climbed the ranks to become "Player of the Year" on the Chesapeake Area Tour which earned her spots into all of the professional events for 2003. By October 2003 Jennifer achieved the prestigious "Touring Pro" status with the Women's Professional Billiards Association, and in December 2004 Jennifer proved she was more than just a pretty face when she defeated the #1 ranked player during an ESPN televised match, ultimately finishing the event in 3rd place. In 2006 she captured her first international title by winning the Empress Cup in Korea in front of a record breaking television audience. She is currently ranked 7th on the WPBA tour and frequently competes in men’s tournaments.
Known for her movie star looks, and voted into ESPN's "25 Sexiest Female Athletes of 2005" and the top 16 “Sexiest Female Athletes of 2008” on InGameNow.com, Jennifer has already been featured in numerous international and trade magazines including a three page spread in the widely circulated FHM (For Him Magazine, May 2004). In November 2005 she was featured in a 4 page article in Playboy Magazine. With numerous television appearances on “America’s Nightly Scoreboard”, "McEnroe", "The Best Damn Sports Show" , and "One Life to Live" along with being cast as the lead role in the feature film “9 Ball”, Jennifer has not only become SAG and AFTRA eligible, but she has secured her role as one of the most marketable athletes on the professional billiards scene.
Stephanie "Go-Go" Goens
Hobbies: Playing cards, singing in the car loudly, home brewing, and rock show enthusiast.
Pool Life: Stephanie began playing pool in Ohio’s VNEA league system in 1999 and became an Ohio Master player in 2006. She reached International VNEA Master status and qualified for the APA US Amateurs in Championship in 2010. Stephanie joined the pro circuit in 2012 when she received an invitation to play in the WPBA US Open. She competes in many of CSI/BCA’s events and plays often in a variety of independently promoted events all over the US. Stephanie is a regular player on the NAPT Tour and plays out of her local tavern, Kings Table, in Beavercreek, Ohio. She currently works as a paralegal and contract administrator in commercial and federal contracting.
Sponsors: Kings Table, Beavercreek, Ohio; Absolute Billiard Service, Kettering, Ohio; and Ohio Pool School, Toledo, Ohio
For more fun facts, photos or just for gigs, please visit Stephanie at fb/stephaniegoens .
*Photo courtesy of Suzanne Osbourne Smith aka S.O.S., at the 2014 WPBA Masters, Soaring Eagle Casino, MI
2016 NAPT Division 1 Summer 10-ball Classic Champion, 2017 WPBA Masters Soaring Eagles tournament Top 4 finish, 5-time BEF Junior National 18 and under girls division Champion, 5-time Junior World Championships Team USA member, and 2 time Atlantic Challenge Cup Team USA starter/member.
I was born and raised in Bloomington, Minnesota, and I attend Jefferson High School. I do not play any other sports or participate in any extracurricular activities because pool and school take up most of my life. I do like to go skiing in the winter, go biking in the spring, swimming in the summer, and have campfires in the fall. I'm just living life to the fullest right now.
Pechauer Custom Cues
IBA Pool Leagues
This year marks Tina's 25 year playing pool. Originally from San Diego and now hailing from Silver Spring, Maryland, Tina is a former WPBA Amateur National Champion, and has many state and bar table titles under her belt. A former full time touring pro in 2006, this SBE pro event marks her return to the pro arena in 10 years.
Kia was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She currently resides in Catonsville, MD. Although she had rare occasions, as an adolescent, playing a game or two of pool with cousins, she didn't picked up the game until about 9 years ago. In the short years she has been competing, she has worked hard to be currently ranked #27 on the WPBA (turning Pro in 2016) and finished the 2016 season of the J. Pechauer Northeast Women's tour at #2. Kia enjoys a number of billiard games such as 1-pocket, 8/9/10-ball, 3-cushion billiards, american rotation, and 14.1 continuous. Among that list, 3-cushion billiards actually excites her the most.
When she's not competing, she enjoys family time, especially with her children and 5 grands. Some of her hobbies outside of pool include playing the bass guitar, crocheting, live music & festivals, and karaoke.
Finished 2016 in the Top 8 on the JPNEWT Regional Tour. Has qualified multiple years for the WPBA Regional Tour Championships, and qualified this year for the NAPT Division 2 Championships. Qualified for two NAPT Division 1 Pro events in 2016.
Judie was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, currently living in Dunkirk MD. She had a successful career in Mainframe Computer Systems Programming before dedicating her time to pool. Judie is an avid rock music fan, was on a club (SAY Soccer) regional championship soccer team as a teenager, and was also a competitive springboard diver in her teens.
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