Predator Pro Billiard Series Women’s Showdown 2023: A $100,000 9-Ball Spectacle in Vegas

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The upcoming Predator Pro Billiard Series Women’s Showdown, set at $100,000, will feature a 9-ball event utilizing the PBS Shootout format. The competition, scheduled from February 27 to March 1 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, will showcase 16 elite female players, including the top 8 from the WPA World Ranking.

Part of the CueSports International Expo, the Women’s Showdown is one of five professional events in Las Vegas, with a total prize pool exceeding half a million dollars. These events include the Las Vegas Men’s Open, Las Vegas Women’s Open, new Apex Mixed Doubles, Predator WPA World 10-Ball Men’s Championship, and the PBS Women’s Showdown.

The tournament kicks off with a round-robin group stage, featuring two seeded players from the WPA top eight and two invited players in each group. The top two players from each group will progress to the single-elimination phase.

The eight seeded players secured their spots by ranking in the top eight of the WPA World Rankings post the October Predator WPA Women’s World 10-Ball Championship. Notable names among them include Chou Chieh-Yu, Chezka Centeno, Kelly Fisher, Allison Fisher, Kristina Zlateva, Jasmin Ouschan, Bean (Meng-Hsia) Hung, and Chen Chia Hua.

Joining these stars are eight invited world-class players: Pia Filler, Seo Seoa, Kristina Tkach, Margarita Fefilova, Yuki Hiraguchi, Wei Tzu-Chien, Han Yu, and Siming Chen.

The round-robin group stage adheres to the Predator Pro Billiard Series rules, played as a best of two sets with a shootout if tied at one set each. Moving into the single-elimination knockout stage, the play extends to a best of three sets, with a shootout if the third set is tied at 2-2.

Highlighting the Pro Billiard Series’ commitment to diversity in the sport, the Women’s Showdown focuses on the 9-ball discipline, while US and World Pro Billiard Series events adopt 10-ball formats. Predator also hosts World Championships in both 8-ball and 10-ball, offering opportunities for professional men, women, and junior players.

All 16 players in the Women’s Showdown will receive prize money, with the champion taking home $35,000 from the $100,000 prize fund. Fans can catch the action on the Pro Billiard TV YouTube Channel, featuring two live streaming tables.

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