February 9, 2023 - February 12, 2023
WSPA State Singles Championship - February 9-12, 2023 at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center in Appleton. See the poster for details.
"The WSPA Board is excited to announce a number of changes for 2023 and the foreseeable future.
"The first is that we will be splitting the tournament into two tournaments once again. With continued growth of the WSPA sanctioning body and State Championships participation, we see it necessary to run singles and team events on separate weeks. While we realize two events may not accommodate everybody’s schedule, we feel that two Thursday through Sunday events is a good alternative to extending one event to run nearly a full calendar week. Running two events will come at a greater cost to the organization resulting in an increase in sanction fees as well as admin fees for tournament entries.
"Fox Cities Exhibition Center (Appleton), and Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center (Rothschild) have allowed us to amend our existing contracts in exchange for having an event each year for the next two years. As always, we continue to seek new venues that can host an event of this size and duration that can also match or exceed what we are currently offered. This is important as we want to return as much as we can to the players. In 2023 and beyond, we will be adding up to $50,000 or more between both events!
"Secondly, we are extremely excited to announce that we will now be using Diamond pool tables for the WSPA State Championships. This was a tough decision, being that our table provider John Stich and his team have done a phenomenal job with the delivery and set up of our events. We thank them for their years of hard work with our organization and wish John the very best in the future knowing that he doesn’t have a difficult time finding work given his resumé. Switching to two events has also made these tables possible as the load into the hotel ballrooms in Appleton may not have been feasible with the forklift needed for Diamond tables. There will also be an increase in green fees with the additional cost of table rental.
"The dates for the 2023 Singles State Championships are February 9th-12th in Appleton at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center, and the Team State Championships will be held March 30th-April 2nd in Rothschild at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center.
"Thank you for your continued support and confidence in the WSPA!"
THE WSPA BOARD
Gregg Andler - President
Jeff Gerald Martin - Vice President
Kim Silber - Secretary
Beth Voskuil - Treasurer
Dean Roeseler - Trustee