The goal of the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Billiards Tour is to advance the level of skill and competition for its female pool players, encourage outside interest and participation in its events through its players, sponsors, and spectators, and cooperate with other like-minded, billiard organizations engaged in the promotion of the sport of billiards. It is the duty of the Tour, to protect the mutual interests of its players, to cause for the creation and development of future events, and improve conditions of the game and its atmosphere whenever, and wherever possible.
In 2013, the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Billiards Tour was established by WPBA Exempt Professional, Kim Newsome, and sanctioned as a Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) Regional Tour. Open exclusively to amateur, female pool players, of any age, and any skill level, the Tour develops, promotes, and directs pool tournaments for those who aspire to improve their game, meet new challenges, and form lasting friendships. The Gulf Coast Tour is the only Tour in the South that offers player membership into the longest-running, professional billiard organization in the United States; the WPBA.
The WPBA was founded in 1976 under the name “Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance”, and is recognized by the Billiard Congress of America and the World Pool-Billiard Association, as the governing body of women’s professional pool in North America.
This Tour is sanctioned by the WPBA and is an integral part of the WPBA Regional Tour System, a grass-roots effort that fields new talent for the women’s pro billiard tour.