Category: Press Releases

2009 BCAPL Springfield Shootout, Holiday Inn,

2009 BCAPL Springfield Shootout, Holiday Inn,

2009 BCAPL Springfield Shootout, Holiday Inn,

Springfield, Ohio, January 8-11

Bad Boys Billiard Productions, in conjunction with Chris Williams, the Central Ohio BCA League Operator, created the 2009 BCAPL Springfield Shootout to give nearby players the opportunity to compete in a big style BCAPL tournament without traveling long distances to a Regional or to the BCAPL Nationals in Las Vegas.

Ice storms and freezing temperatures couldn’t deter the 64 men’s singles – from as far afield as West Virginia and Windsor, Ontario – 9 women’s singles, and 42 teams in the Open Teams division.

Bad Boys’ Ric Jones braved ice covered roads to deliver and install the (24) 7 foot Diamond Smart Tables covered in Simonis 860 Tournament Blue cloth with Red Circle cue balls and Super Aramith Pro balls.

Three divisions – Open Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, and Open Teams – vied for $6,750 in cash. In the Men’s Open, Dayton’s Lucas Hawkins not only upset the more experienced Shayne Morrow, but scorched the field unscathed without even losing a set. West Virginia’s Christina Holmes double dipped Beth Kimbelton to take the Ladies Singles title.

Predator Pro Pool School with Immonen, Bustamante, & Williams

Predator Pro Pool School with Immonen, Bustamante, & Williams

For the first time ever in Chicago and the midwest, Dragon Promotions brings you 2008 Player of the Year Mika Immonen of Finland , Former #1 Francisco Bustamante of Philippines, and Top 5 USA ranked Charlie Williams to the Chicago Predator Pro Pool School. These world class professional players will reveal in depth training methods and secrets of professional pool. Students will get insight on their style and knowledge of play which has inspired countless players hroughout Europe, Asia, the USA and the world of pool! This rare experience will be hosted by Palace Billiards and brought to you by Predator Cues, Simonis Cloth, Brunswick Centennial Balls, and Master Chalk.

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Shuffett wins Bank Shot Invitational

Shuffett wins Bank Shot Invitational

Shuffett wins Bank Shot Invitational
Youth was served at Louisville’s Bank Shot Billiards on Jan 5, 2009 as 14 year old superstar-to-be, Landon Shuffett took the $1000 first prize in the invitational nine ball event. As always, promoter extraordinaire Truman Hogue, filled his 32 player field a week before the opening break shot. He also tweaked the format and raced to 6 on both sides with alternating breaks. Those changes plus Bank Shots’ pre-pro cut Diamond pockets figured to produce some upsets, but no one was complaining when their $50 entry gave them a shot at the $2100 ($500 of it added) prize fund.

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Tony Robles’ Predator 9-Ball Tour Launches into 2009 with Big Name Sponsors

After a hugely successful inaugural year, the Predator 9-Ball Tour is ready to start the 2009 season with the addition of some big name sponsors and exciting new events.

We would like to thank The Predator Group for supporting this tour and making it possible to help the sport grow.

“The 2008 Predator 9-Ball Tour established a new standard in billiards tournament series,” said Karim Belhaj, CEO of The Predator Group. “We look forward to growing the tour even more in 2009, through our collaboration with Tony Robles, by bringing together billiards’ top pros and generating a new level of excitement in the United States.”