Founded in 2013 by professional pool player, Kim Newsome, the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Billiards Tour produces events all across Texas, and enriches the billiard scene for female pool players, offering an additional avenue by which to garner success and visibility in the diverse world of billiard competition.
Tour events are open to all amateur, female pool players, of any age, and any skill level.
The annual Tour membership fee is $25. The entry for each event is $25, which includes a $5 administration fee.
Tour players receive ranking points for their tournament finishes, credit for event attendance, and are eligible for *special events, awards, and programs. Tour rankings, tournament articles, and photos, are all published on this website, and tournament press is disseminated to over thirty press partners in an effort to build player brands and celebrity. Event wrap-ups, photos, and special interest stories are posted periodically on Facebook and Twitter.
Annual Tour Awards
- Tour Champion Award – This award honors a Tour Player who finishes in the number one spot, on the end-of-year rankings list.
- Sportsmanship Award – This award honors a Tour Player, who in the opinion of her playing peers, by her behavior and deeds, best exemplifies the spirits, ideals and values of the Tour. It recognizes her diplomacy and goodwill toward her fellow players, inside, and outside of competition.
- Most Improved Player Award – This award honors a Tour Player, who through her hard work, dedication, and perseverance, becomes the most advanced player, in the shortest period of time.
- Rebecca Arcangeli Dubious Achievement Award – This award is a tribute to fallen Tour Player, Rebecca Arcangeli, who loved to prank, joke, and above all, laugh. This award honors a Tour Player, who in the opinion of her playing peers, exhibits the most remarkable, dubious behavior, in a tour season.
- FREE Mini Pool Clinics – All Tour members are eligible to sign up for our free, mini pool clinics, hosted on Saturday evenings, during event weekends. Clinics are hosted by former and current pros, and are intended to help lower-skill level players, improve their game.
- Best Attendance Drawing – At the close of a Tour season, a drawing will take place which will include the names of all players who tied for best attendance, in that season. The winner will receive a cash prize. If only one player has the best attendance, she will receive the prize.
- New Player Discount – Bring a brand new player to an event, and receive $5 off your entry fee!
Gulf Coast Tour Committee
Established in March 2018, the committee is made up of player members who will assist in determining future Tour goals and objectives, assist with marketing and advertising, and duties such as administration, tournament direction, and logistics.
Celeste Espinosa, Administration
Gail Roles, Marketing and Advertising
Kim Newsome, Director