Seoul,Korea- Turkey’s Semih Sayginer led the underdog World Team to a thrilling 3cushion victory over Team Korea in a 5-4 finale. This Dragon Promotion event took place at Times Sqaure in Seoul. The events will air on XTM and CJ Media Channels and are sponsored by www.Whois.co.kr, Takini Cloth, Min Tables, Predator Cues, Poison Cues, and Times Square Seoul.
Team CSI – American Grand Masters Heads to the Heartland
CueSports International (CSI), in partnership with promoter Mark Cantrill, would like to announce that Team CSI – American Grand Masters is heading to the U.S. Midwest for the first leg of the Team CSI Tour.
The team is comprised of: BCA Hall of Fame inductee and 5 time U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion Earl “The Pearl” Strickland, 2009 Texas Open winner Charlie “Hillbilly” Bryant, 2006 U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion and 2009 Derby City Classic One Pocket winner John “Mr. 400” Schmidt, and 2001 U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion Corey Deuel who has also served on the U.S. Mosconi Cup Team 6 times.
After 10-weeks of playing Viper’s “15-Rack” 10-ball leagues, Adam Ellis came out on top with 955 points winning paid airfare and entries into all the events at the 2010 Derby City Classic in Louisville, KY. Ellis also won a custom pool cue made by Jacoby and a custom rack made by Delta-13.
Avery Pier came in second with 950 points claiming the runner-up spot. Cathy Crump fought hard all session and will be awarded the “highest finishing female” award.
United States Turn the Screws
Europe Facing a Mountain
Europe 2 – 7 USA
FOLLLOWING ANOTHER series of dominating performances, Team USA seem set to regain the PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup as they need just four more points to get their collective hands on the trophy for the first time since 2006.
Wins for Hatch and Dominguez and Archer and Van Boening in the doubles and then Archer again in the final singles match gave the capacity crowd something to cheer about and only Thorsten Hohmann had any success for Europe as he beat Deuel.
Archer’s final win, coming from 1-5 down to beat Darren Appleton, was the killer blow;
It’s Europe’s to Lose!
Deuel and Dominguez Both Quietly Confident
COREY Deuel admits Europe are the favourites to win the PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup but believes they may crack under that pressure.
Deuel returns to the American Mosconi side after not being selected last year when USA slumped to an 11-5 defeat in Malta.
On the eve of the event, many people believe this is the strongest European side ever and Deuel admits America will have to be at their best to claim victory.
An Interesting Rail Jump
By Eric “The Preacher” Yow!
WPA Masse World Champion
In this issue I want to describe for you an interesting jump shot that I discovered recently while playing around with my Eric Yow Jump Cue (now available online at www.JOERACKEM.com). One thing I love about the game of pool is that it is always
There can be no doubt as to who the best player in the world is now. Mika Immonen of Finland has won the World Ten Ball Championship in Manila scant weeks after winning his second consecutive US Open and the Challenge of Champions. These wins push him over the $200,000 mark for the year and cement his place firmly in pool history.
CUE-DEAN-“E”TM TALENT SEARCH STAR PERFORMERS CROWNED!!
JASON “THE MICHIGAN KID” LYNCH BECOMES NEXT “TABLE TROTTER” OF POOL!!
One of the most unique events ever to take place in the billiard industry occurred November 21, 2009 at The Bank Shot Bar & Grill in Laurel, MD. In Search of Cue-Dean-“E”TM was done in association with the Dr. Cue Classic Artistic Cup III, APPA (Artistic Pool Playing Artists), and The Foundation of R.A.C.K. This was the 1st time an “artistic pool” event has ever been streamed – Cue & A Promotions Ray Hansen, aka, “Big Truck” traveled from Texas to film each act of this amazing “show” entertainment concept, as well as each Artistic Pool “sport” round from the Dr. Cue Classic Artistic Cup III from 11/20 to 11/22.
Nick “Quick Nick” Nikolaidis raced to the “artistic” victory circle on November 20, 21, and 22, 2009 at The Bank Shot Bar & Grill in Laurel, MD. Nick displayed burning focus, poise, and brilliant skill shot execution in the process. Ray Hansen of Cue and A Promotions did a live stream at the event, which was the 1st time an “artistic pool” event has ever been covered online. You may view all round play, the awards ceremony, and Cue-Dean-“E” at: www.ustream.tv/channel/drcue2009.
It’s the Hatchetman for Team USA!
Dangerous Dennis Set for Mosconi Debut
AFTER 14 DAYS of voting and some tireless campaigning by all eight candidates, it is Dennis Hatch who will be donning the colours of Team USA for the first time in his career after coming through via the fans’ vote on Mosconi Cup Idol.
‘The Hatchetman’, 38, took the lead in the vote with a few days to go and increased it over the final weekend to win by just over 6% from Rodney Morris, and then Charlie Williams.