25 Sep 2006 23:52:32
2006 WPA World Artistic Pool Championship

December 8 - 10, 2006
Players Meeting: December 7 (Thursday) - Time 7:30pm
Entry Fee: $250 (USD) - payable at the venue site prior to the players
Play starts on Friday (December 8) - Time TBD
Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grille
7178 University Ave. N.E.
Fridley, Minnesota 55432 (USA)
Phone: 1.763.574.1399
Contact: Ty Wilson, Greg Asproth

Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grille will be adding $5000. Dr. Cue Promotions
will be adding $1000 and the WPA-APD will determine the breakdown. The WPA
will be adding $4000 via the WPA Artistic Pool Division. In addition, all
entry fees from players will be added to the prize fund ($250 per player).
Position percentage payouts to be determined.

The format will start with the preliminary round of 40 shots (from the 56
shot program), followed by 12 players advancing into the playoff round.
Positions 1-4 will receive byes in the first playoff round. Each playoff
match will consist of 16 shots selected by the players (1 per discipline
per player), followed by each player selecting 2 additional shots which
can be any shots in the program. The only limitation is that a player may
not select his final 2 shots from the same discipline. Players will
receive 3 attempts at each shot and receive the corresponding point value.
The player with the highest point total at the end of the match will

The event will be played on 4 Gabriel 9 foot pool tables. 3 practice
tables will be available. The cloth, ball sets, etc will be posted at a
later time.

The WPA will provide medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall positions of
finish. 8 discipline medals and a player sportsmanship award will be
provided by Dr Cue Promotions.

Programs: Contact Nate Bryant at [email protected], or call
678-858-7690, or download online from this website. Please note that the
current 2005 programs will be used. The new programs that are in the
process of being formed will be in effect starting in 2007.

The field size is limited to 36 players. Invitations are based on the
selection process approved by the WPA. Click here to view the new
selection process. The early signup deadline is September 14, 2006.
Players must send their 'intent to enter' no later than September 14, 2006
to both John Lewis at [email protected] and Nate Bryant at
[email protected] A non-response by the early signup deadline
will result in your spot being offered to the waiting list. Sending your
'intent to enter' to a different email address or via any other means is
at your own risk. Sending your 'intent to enter' minutes before the
deadline is also at your own risk.

WPA Invitation for Visa: Contact John Lewis at
[email protected]

Championship Direction and Event Coordination provided by:
Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grille
WPA Artistic Pool Division
DR. Cue Promotions
Volunteer Staff and Players
World Pool - Billiard Association (Invitation Mailing)

The World Record attempts will tentatively be held immediately after the
players meeting.

Ranked players who are not given an initial invitation will not
automatically be placed on the waiting list. Those players must send their
request to both of the above email addresses by the above deadline. Players
on any waiting list, once notified, will have 1 week to repond, or their
spot will be offered to the next player on the list.

Invited and Confirmed Players

1 Mike Massey BCA Confirmed
2 Andy Segal BCA Confirmed
3 Tom Rossman BCA Confirmed
4 Bruce Barthelette BCA Confirmed
5 Mark Dimick BCA Confirmed
6 Jamison Neu BCA Confirmed
7 Matt MacPhail BCA Confirmed
8 Sal Conti BCA Confirmed
9 Steve Geller BCA Confirmed
10 Tom Kinzel BCA Confirmed
11 Sebastian Giumelli PBC Confirmed
12 Chi-Ming Lin APBU Confirmed
13 Bill Meima BCA Confirmed
14 Paul Danno BCA Confirmed
15 David Nangle BCA Confirmed
16 Jason Lynch BCA Confirmed
17 Michael Murray BCA Confirmed
18 Al Relf BCA Confirmed
19 Rick Hawkinson BCA Confirmed
20 Gerry Woodlief BCA Confirmed
21 Dusty Geller BCA Confirmed
22 Nate Bryant BCA Confirmed
23 Eric Yow BCA Confirmed
24 Jose Rivas BCA Confirmed
25 Larry Grindinger BCA Confirmed
26 Byron Ledezma PBC Confirmed
27 Charles Darling BCA Confirmed
28 Tim Chin BCA Confirmed

There are still 8 spots open.