November 2th – 9th
Bonus Ball Arena – Las Vegas, Nevada
Bonus Ball Set To Finish Off Season 1
Believe it or not folks, we got Bonus Ball back! Even though the website isn’t updated yet, with schedules or press reflecting this, it’s true! With just 18 matches left to play of 54 total of the first season of Bonus Ball – Las Vegas, Nevada will once again be teaming with almost 36 top professional pool players who have agreed to return to play Larry Chiborak’s brainchild, the game called “Bonus Ball”. With the exception of Shawn Putnam’s team, The Pittsburg Poison, who have actually completed their games during the first run of this show, rumor has it that ALL remaining Bonus Ball players will be back!
Viewable For Free
Instead of a live stream, the WPBL has made the decision to begin airing the first 36 matches which happened earlier in the season. . Although the first run of Bonus Ball was streamed live on Thursdays for free and all other days were Pay-Per-View, this time around; only the arena spectators will be watching those matches live and as they happen. Airing will begin on October 11th on the WPBL website and each match will be archived every other day, making room for the next match in the order it was played. POV Pool estimates on this time-line, we should begin to see the new matches for the remainder of the season, sometime in the middle of December. So, for those who didn’t understand that, Play in October – Watch in December.
Filling The Seats
This revision of programming may entice fans to fill the 110 seat arena available to them. There were possibly several reasons, for this, but during the first run, there was little local support for the game, primarily due to lack of awareness. This time they have stepped up their game by incorporating local print media outlets. In addition, they are giving free popcorn, soft drinks and a $50 door prize to every one who attends the live tapings happening Nov 2 – 9.
Learning To Play
The game has rules which make the game much easier to comprehend after a review of the rules, so get your homework done and get to the games! Bonus Ball is often times touted by its players as the best new game ever to hit the mainstream style of broadcast which, the show’s Director Nathan DaMoulin has aspired to. The WPBL and ALL of its players are ready to entertain the crowd with top notch skill, precision and hopefully some personality.
Learn The Rules Here:
End Of Season Only!
This session of 18 leftover matches in the season, will not include playoffs! Rumors on threads and forums indicate that the playoffs will happen in possibly January and be seeded to all teams, so that they may return to play (seeded) with still a further chance to make additional monies and camera time.
As of yet also folks, along with some adjustments to player pay structure as well, there is no announcement of the final prize fund either; so we shall have to wait and see how the WPBL”s promotions and marketing can stay the course to enable this game to achieve long term success.