Women & Americans at Predator World Straight Pool Championship: Complete Schedule

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The players of the 69th World Straight Pool Tournament- photo courtesy Tom Flowers
Parsippany, New Jersey- Day 1 is in the books of the 69th World 14.1 Championship. Of course the favorites, the Europeans, made it through relatively easy, such as Hohmann’s 92 and out against Jonathan Smith,Ortmann’s dominating play over Steve Lipsky, and France’s Stefan Cohen’s 91 and out against Earl Herring. But the USA is looking good and so are the ladies,as they made their niches, too. The Predator World Straight Pool Championship is presented by Ozone Billiards. The Dragon Promotions revived event is in its 4th consecutive year alive with help of industry giants such as Predator, Ozone Billiards, Brunswick Billiards, Simonis Cloth, Master Chalk, Aramith Balls, Accu-Stats and the Laser Rack. Comet Billiards will host this year’s event which will start play on August 24, 2009 and end August 29. The greatest straight pool players from around the world will arrive on USA’s east coast again to New Jersey, and attend this prestigious event to play for the coveted title of World Straight Pool Champion

Galveston World Classic Reaches Agreement with Versus

<br />(Houston TX, August 21)—Taylor Road Productions today announced five one-hour shows featuring the Galveston World Classic billiards tournament will air on VERSUS, the nation’s fastest growing sports cable network now in more than 75 million homes, beginning Wednesday, November 11, at 6 p.m. ET.

The tournament, which will take place September 11-20 at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas, brings together top billiard professionals and thousands of amateur players as they compete in eleven events for a chance to win $1,000,000 in prizes. Top professional players who will be competing include Efren Reyes, Earl Strickland, Francisco Bustamante, Johnny Archer, Nick Varner, Jeremy Jones, Gabe Owen and Charlie Bryant.

U.S Bar Table Championships Adds New Divisions

<br />Entering its 17th year, The U.S Bar Table Championships is expanding. The popular and long standing $24,500 added event is including two new divisions starting with the February 22-28, 2010 tournament.

Produced by CueSports International (CSI) and hosted by the Terrible’s Sands Regency Hotel & Casino in Reno, Nevada the always competitive tournament has traditionally featured three divisions: open 8-Ball, open 9-Ball and open 10-Ball. A special cash “All Around” bonus is awarded every year to the top three men and women shooters who enter all three open events.

Accu-Stats Live Coverage of Predator World Straight Pool Championship! Groups Announced

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Parsippany, New Jersey- For the first time ever, Accu-Stats will be filming the 69th Predator World 14.1 Championship! Now fans from around the world can watch the biggest and best straight pool event in the world live online and also keep to own forever on DVDs. The Predator World Straight Pool Championship is presented by Ozone Billiards. The Dragon Promotions revived event is in its 4th consecutive year alive with help of industry giants such as Predator, Ozone Billiards, Brunswick Billiards, Simonis Cloth, Master Chalk, Aramith Balls, Accu-Stats and the Laser Rack. Comet Billiards will host this year’s event which will start play on August 24, 2009 and end August 29. The greatest straight pool players from around the world will arrive on USA’s east coast again to New Jersey, and attend this prestigious event to play for the coveted title of World Straight Pool Champion.

Advance tickets are now on sale online for the 2009 Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame Banquet,

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Advance tickets are now on sale online for the 2009 Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame Banquet, the United States Billiard Media Association (USBMA) announced today. The dinner banquet, at which pool greats Johnny Archer and Allison Fisher will be formally inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame, will take place Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Marriott Chesapeake Hotel, Chesapeake, Va., in conjunction with the 2009 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships.
The banquet, honoring Archer and Fisher as the 54th and 55th inductees into the sport’s hallowed shrine, will also be attended by previous inductees and will feature testimonials celebrating the pair’s illustrious careers. Cocktails (cash bar) will be served from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, with dinner and the formal induction ceremony running from 6:00pm – 7:45 pm.

Ortmann, Hohmann, & Immonen are Heavy Bids & Make Heavy Words about the Predator 69th World Straight Pool Championship

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Ortmann Gunning for 2nd World 14.1 Championship

Parsippany, New Jersey- Europe’s iron grip on straight pool this millennium doesn’t seem easy to shake even this year with 2007 World 14.1 Champion Oliver Ortmann, 2006 World 14.1 Champion Thorsten Hohmann, and World #1 Mika Immonen all aiming for the crown. The Dragon Promotions revived event is in its 4th consecutive year alive with help of industry giants such as Predator, Ozone Billiards, Brunswick Billiards, Simonis Cloth, Master Chalk, Aramith Balls, Accu-Stats and the Laser Rack. Comet Billiards will host this year’s event which will start play on August 24, 2009 and end August 29. The greatest straight pool players from around the world will arrive on USA’s east coast again to New Jersey, and attend this prestigious event to play for the coveted title of World Straight Pool Champion.

Mike Dechaine Wins New England 9 ball Series Season Finale

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At Busters Billiards in Somersworth NH.
Story by Marc Dionne
64 players come out from all of New England for a chance at the $ 5,100.00 in prize money. The format was Race to your handicap: (D Level Players Race to 4) (C Level Players race to 5) (B Level Players race to 6) (A Level player’s race to 7) (Open Level player players race to 8) (Pro players race to 10.)
The tournament had 16 players from each Level group, The Tournament Director Marc Dionne was Very happy about this. Here is a list of the Notables that attended. Mike Dechaine, Nelson Olivera, Luis Rios, Jay Hutchins, Nick Kafalas, PJ Kafalas, Kevin Guimond, Roy Morgridge, Harry Nathan, Cletion Rocha, Tim Perry,
Mike Barbagallo, Randy Labonte, Robert Lewis, Billy Lanna, Tom McGongale.
This was the strongest Tournament the tour has had to date.

Chicago,New York City, Philadelphia Qualifier Winners for the Predator 69th World Straight Pool Championship

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Israel’s Zion Zvi will be an interesting addition to the 2009 Predator World 14.1 Championship

Parsippany, New Jersey- Qualifier winners from Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City will be heading to Parsippany, New Jersey for the 69th Annual Predator World 14.1 Championship presented by Ozone Billiards. Bob Chamberlain, Michael Frank, Jeffrey Mohl, Richard Michalec, Jonathan Smith, and Jude Rosenstock will go up against the world’s best 14.1ers!

JORDANIAN CHAMPION ZAID THWEIB REINS IN “THE HILLBILLY” ON THE LONE STAR BILLIARDS TOUR!

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The Lone Star Billiards Tour held its Bogies Houston Classic IV this weekend, August 15th-16th a whopping 90-player field! Saturday morning Bogies Billiards & Games was packed with talent including Louisiana’s own Gary Abood and Derrick Fontenot, Mississippi’s Jerry Slivka, and Texas’ favorites Sylver Ochoa, Lanny Herrin, Dennis Strickland, Nick Hood, Rene Rendon and Billy Sharp. Pro Players included Charlie Bryant, Zaid Thweib, and Cliff Joyner.

May there be Billiards in Heaven

<br />DR. THOM ZIMMERMAN The Glaucoma Foundation was deeply saddened by the death on August 4 of Thom J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Louisville. A member of our Scientific Advisory Board, he was uniquely suited for his successful work in pharmacological research in glaucoma and was dedicated to furthering the field. His contributions will be greatly missed.

Tom was also a member of the USBA (United States Billiard Association) and loved the game of 3-Cushion.
Our heartfelt condolences to his wife,Tinker, and family members.

Thweib, Gurel, & Torres Win 8-Ball Titles at Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open

Thweib, Gurel, & Torres Win 8-Ball Titles at Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open<br />Orlando , Florida-   Zaid Thweib (TX), Neslihan Gurel (NY), and Carlos Torres (FL) all captured the 8-Ball division titles at the Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open. The 4th Annual Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open 8-Ball was presented by Mezz Cues and drew over 60 players for the first three days of the five day tournament. All the action will took place at the Mezz Classic Aug 6-9,2009 at Corner Pocket Billiards in Orlando,FL. The Dragon Promotions production in addition featured two pro events with the Mezz Classic Straight Pool Invitational and The Mezz Classic 10-Ball Invitational was also presented by Ozone Billiards. Brunswick Billiards, Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Master Chalk, Laser Rack, Gambler Clothing, On the Snap Cue Repair, and House of Billiards were all top sponsors.

Archer Super at Straight Pool in Mezz Classic 14.1

<br />Archer Super at Straight Pool in Mezz Classic 14.1

Archer raised a few eyebrows with his stellar 14.1 victories at the Mezz Classic

Orlando, Florida- Johnny “Scorpion” Archer showed the world that he is not only a master of 9-Ball and 10-Ball, but he can beat the best of them at 14.1. Archer cruised relatively easily to the finish line unscathed and demolished Mika Immonen in the finals to capture the Mezz Classic 14.1 title. The Mezz Classic features both 10-Ball and 14.1 titles. Pros and amateurs from around the country and the world will come to Orlando August 5-9,2009 for all the events taking place at Corner Pocket Billiards including the Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open.

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