CSI Junior Program Fundraiser at BCAPL Nationals to Support U.S. Junior Team This year at the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships (May 11-22, 2011 at the...
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Beat Mosconi’s High Single Run of 526 Win up to $20,000 at CSI 14.1 High Run Contest at the BCAPL Nationals One of the festivities...
Denver, COLO. –Wynkoop Brewing Company in downtown Denver will be hosting a Pool Exhibition on May 7th, 2011 between Vivian “The Texas Tornado” Villarreal and Melissa “The Viper” Little, two of the top Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) players, in a battle to establish dominance in the tour.
“Cueing Folks with Strokes” Benefit Pool Tournament presented by Melissa Little and the Wynkoop Brewing Company: On Saturday, July 9th, 2011, a pool tournament will be held at the Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado to benefit Tom Ross and the Boulder Community Hospital’s In-Patient Rehab Center.
LINCOLNWOOD, IL — Proving that there are positive signs in what has been a trying time for the billiard industry, Championship LLC announced expansion plans both in its product offerings and its physical footprint.
APA RECEIVES GUINNESS WORLD RECORD AMONGST RECENT ACCOLADES
APA National Team Championships Recognized as World’s Largest Pool Tournament
LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (February 3, 2011) — Two thousand ten was yet another banner year for the American Poolplayers Association (APA). In October, APA Founders Terry Bell and Larry Hubbart were inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.
Then late last year, the 2010 APA National Team Championship, held in August in Las Vegas, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the “world’s largest pool tournament.” Shortly thereafter, APA set yet another membership milestone with a record 270,366 members in 2010.
CueSports International (CSI) announces players are now able to register online for all upcoming independent events via the CueSports Tournament System (CTS) website (www.ctsondemand.com).
The online registration section of CTS went live Friday, January 7th.
Online registration is now available for the following events:
• The 15th Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament
• The 18th U.S. Bar Table Championships
Players who register must pay their online entries by credit card using a Visa or Mastercard. All players will be sent an auto-generated email confirmation for each event they register for.
CA Announces Disney Institute as Opening Keynote Business Behind the Magic Presentation to Launch 2011 BCA Expo
Broomfield, Colo. – December 28, 2010 — The Billiard Congress of America is pleased to announce that the keynote address for the 28th International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo will be presented by Disney Institute. The 2011 BCA Expo will open with “Disney’s Approach to Quality Service” on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 9:15 a.m., at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Built on the philosophy, “To change the way you do business, you have to change the way you think about business,” Disney Institute provides insight and proven techniques for more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. Attendees receive a rare opportunity to peek behind the curtains and witness “the business behind the magic” of Disney.
Fighting Talk From US Open Champ
DARREN Appleton believes Europe has the best pool players in the world and that will lead to a home victory in this year’s PartyCasino.com Mosconi Cup.
Appleton is part of the European side aiming to retain the trophy this week after slumping to a disappointing 11-7 defeat in Las Vegas in 2009.
However, Appleton believes that loss will serve as a ‘reality check’ and claims his side were complacent and not motivated enough last year.
“The problem last year was we all expected to win and that’s the wrong attitude to have, especially in pool as the game requires luck at the right time,” said Appleton.
An attempt to surpass the current Guinness Book of World Records for the “Longest Marathon Billiards Match” will be made by Gareth Steele of New England 9-Ball and Steve Reynolds of TJ’s Classic Billiards. These committed players have teamed up to shoot for a record attempt of 100 grueling hours of continuous billiard play to benefit the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF).
Just a week ago, the WPBA announced some changes from 2010, and the Board has taken note of, and now concurs with, many who have since noted that the elimination of the Regional Tour Championships was unfair. WPBA Vice President Tamre Rogers observed: “In furtherance of its discussions, the Board recognized that Regional Tour players have invested time and money to earn a shot at winning a 2011 WPBA exempt spot and have earned the opportunity. It is also understood that WPBA players who are exempt in 2010 but fail to finish in the top 32 in the end of year rankings must not be denied a chance to retain their tour cards.”
The WPBA Board of Directors notified its player membership today that WPBA field size will be reduced from 64 to 48 players for all 2011events. WPBA Vice President Tamre Rogers commented: “WPBA fields were, in fact, expanded by the Board in 2002 from 48 to 64.
Strickland Endorses USA Pool League – Calling for a Pool “Revolution” Earl “The Pearl” Strickland is one if not the most decorated U.S. player of...