Category: Features

Biggest Women’s Sporting Event in Philippines of 2009:

Biggest Women’s Sporting Event in Philippines of 2009:

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Biggest Women’s Sporting Event in Philippines of 2009:
Women’s World 10-Ball Championship to Air Live on ABS-CBN

Manila, Philippines- Dragon Promotions and Filipino broadcast television giant ABS-CBN have entered into an agreement to air the Women’s World 10-Ball Championship June 2-6,2009. ABS-CBN will be airing the Women’s World 10-Ball Championship live over the five days of the event with a guaranteed 25 hours live coverage as well as delayed taping of other feature matches. With this kind of media and $20,000 at stake for the champion, as well as an additional $50,000 for the top finishers, this will by far be the biggest women’s sporting event in the Philippines of 2009.

PoolDawg Signs Sponsorship Deal for the 2009 WPBA Tour

PoolDawg Signs Sponsorship Deal for the 2009 WPBA Tour

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PoolDawg, the recognized leader in online billiards and game room supplies, is pleased to announce that they have signed on as the Presenting Sponsor of the WPBA’s live streaming matches for the 2009 season. “We are thrilled to be sponsoring the WPBA in this exciting new format.” said Michael Feiman, PoolDawg’s Director of Marketing. “Unless you are attending a tournament, the only way to watch live pool and billiards in the United States is through online streaming.

Draw and Schedule Announced

Draw and Schedule Announced

Draw and Schedule Announced!
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TWO members of the victorious European Mosconi Cup-winning side will go head-to-head at the 2009 PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters.

The event, which will be staged at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, USA, from May 8 to May 10, features 16 of the best players in the world, all vying for the $20,000 top prize.

The pick of the first round matches sees Tony Drago and Niels Feijen, two of the players who helped Europe win the last two Mosconi Cups, paired together in a mouth-watering clash.

Dragon Promotions Agrees to Sanction with the WPA

Dragon Promotions Agrees to Sanction with the WPA

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It is unfortunate that Mr Gre Leenders a representative of the EPBF and the World Pool Association (WPA) would release such a misleading and inaccurate statement as he did during the midst of contract negotiations. It is apparent that the person responsible has been misdirected and lacked information. It is our hope that such a haste and inconsiderate action has not tainted the world of billiards.
Considering the current global economic climate and detrimental state of the billiard world, the production of a new event such as our Women’s World 10-Ball Championship would boost our industry with encouragement and that we would be a welcomed relief to the sport.

Mike Dechaine Breezes through Field at Robert Dionne Memorial 9 ball Tournament

Mike Dechaine Breezes through Field at Robert Dionne Memorial 9 ball Tournament

At Silver cue Billiards in Woburn Mass.
Story by Marc Dionne. 64 players came out to play for the $3,700.00 up for grabs. Here were some of the notables.

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Mike Dechaine, Dave Fernandez, Mike Nicaloro, Jose Pinto,
Joe Tucker, Ivo Petrov, Chris Leal, Rich Ross, Nelson Olivera the format for the tournament is race to your handicap. Pro 10 Open 8 A’s 7 B ‘s 6 C’s 5 D’s 4 .
The semi final match was Rich Ross who would race to 7 vs. Mike Dechaine who would race to 10. The match was very close up until Rich made a critical mistake on a 7 ball. Would give Mike an opening, mike would win the match 10-5.
The Hot Seat Match was Mike Dechaine Vs tom Mcgongale the race would be Mike Dechaine would race to 10 Tom Mcgongale would race to 8. This match was a one way match with Dechaine winning it with the score of 10 – 3 and taking his spot in the Finals. The one loss Finals was Nelson Olivera vs. Tom Mcgongale.

A total of 16 of the finest players from around the world will be competing in the event, which will be staged over three days during the annual BCAPL National 8 Ball Championships.

A total of 16 of the finest players from around the world will be competing in the event, which will be staged over three days during the annual BCAPL National 8 Ball Championships.

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A total of 16 of the finest players from around the world will be competing in the event, which will be staged over three days during the annual BCAPL National 8 Ball Championships.

Promoted by Matchroom Sport, a world leader in televised pool, the PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters will be running for the 17th year consecutive year and its roll call of champions reads like an international who’s who of 9 ball.

Predator Pro Pool School Create Knowledgeable & Athletic Billiard Enthusiasts

Predator Pro Pool School Create Knowledgeable & Athletic Billiard Enthusiasts

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Predator Pro Pool School Create Knowledgeable & Athletic Billiard Enthusiasts

Chicago, IL – The Predator Pro Pool School catered to a lucky group of individuals who got an opportunity to learn from three of the world’s best players today. Filipino sensation Francisco “Django” Bustamante teaching secrets on the break, USA Champion Charlie “Korean Dragon” Williams teaching stroke development, and World #1 Mika Immonen revealing his effective banking and aiming system plus many, many more secrets…it was a dream come true for 12 pocket billiard lovers! Dragon Promotions brought this 12th edition of their pool school to the Midwest for the first time in history bringing world talents from three different continents. Palace Billiards in Villa Park hosted the Predator Pro School with its excellent facilities featuring Brunswick Gold Crown tables.

Hugo Patino 2009 USBA National Winner

Hugo Patino 2009 USBA National Winner

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Hugo Patino is the 2009 USBA National Champion!!!
The USBA 2009 National 3-Cushion Championship was underway with a field of 42 players from all over the country at Carom Café Billiards in Flushing, NY from February 18-22, 2009.
The tournament was played on 10 Verhoeven billiard tables, all outfitted for the tournament with fresh 300 Rapide billiard cloths, generously donated by Iwan Simonis, Inc. Also, Saluc, the manufacturer of Aramith Billiard Balls, donated 15 sets of Super Aramith Pro-Cup Carom Billiard Balls featuring spots on each of the yellow and white cue balls, allowing the spectators to more easily see the spin on the balls as the top 3-cushion players in the United States demonstrated their ability to make the balls dance wondrously at times.

Dominating Mei Captures 2009 USSA National Snooker Tour
Stop #4 Title at The Embassy Billiards Club

Dominating Mei Captures 2009 USSA National Snooker Tour
Stop #4 Title at The Embassy Billiards Club

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Runner-up Paul Kimura (L) and Champion Yi Fei Mei (R)

The United States Snooker Association (USSA) continues to rejuvenate snooker in the United States in 2009 with its inaugural USSA National Snooker Tour, and the fourth stop on the Tour at Embassy Billiards Club – directed by USSA director Richard Ham – in San Gabriel, CA, February 17-19, enjoyed a full 12-player field. With a handicap system applied for this particular event, four round-robin preliminary flights determined the eight players for the final rounds. Each player received or gave a “start”, based on his handicap (example: a player with a “-26” gave a six point start to a player with a “-20” each frame of their match). Ye Fei Mei of San Gabriel, CA was the highest-handicapped player (-38) and thus considered the strongest player in the field based on past history. The preliminary round featured 2-frame matches among each opponent, for a total of four frames played per player within each flight:

[Numbers indicate win/loss record in frames in prelims]

Referee Class To Be Conducted at 2009 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas

Referee Class To Be Conducted at 2009 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas

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Referee Class To Be Conducted at 2009 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas
A national referee training class will be conducted at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, May 31-June 2, 2009 – during the 2009 National Championships being produced by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS). Interested parties must have passed an open-book, ACS Referee test prior to attending the class. Class hours are flexible, with entrants taking either a 4-hour class in the mornings or a 4-hour class in the afternoons on each day. Class registration fee is $75, payable onsite. Successful completion of the course by the individual will result in accreditation at “ACS National Referee” level. For information on taking the test prior to the class and reserving your spot for the class, please contact ACS Referee Program Administrator, Janet Ybarra, at (972) 345-9762 or jybarra@americancuesports.org.

Shuff Claims National Championship Series 8-Ball Title

Shuff Claims National Championship Series 8-Ball Title

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1st Brandon Shuff
The inaugural National Championship Series 8-Ball event took place February 13-15 at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas, NV. 56 hopefuls arrived for their shot at the cash prize and opportunity to represent the U.S. in the World 8-Ball Championships in Dubai. This tournament was not open to the public. Players competed in qualifiers held across the country over the past few months for their chance to participate. Qualifiers were held up until the weekend prior, in attempt to fill the 64-player field.

The 13th annual Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament

The 13th annual Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament

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The 13th annual Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament (“Swanee”) was held February 7-8, 2009 at Hollywood Billiards in Hollywood, California with a total prize fund of $16,600.

Hollywood Billiards is a nice room with a great atmosphere. The spacious billiard room has 28 Gold Crown III tables, is two levels with an open area upstairs which overlooks the action happening downstairs. The lower level tables have tight pockets and the upper level tables have larger drop pockets.