Category: Press Releases

OB Cues sign “The Lion”

OB Cues is delighted to announce that they have signed an agreement with Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan as a player representative for OB Cues. This agreement will undoubtedly help both Alex and OB Cues...

September is National Juniors Pool Month!


BEF Launches a Month to Play for the Sport’s Future Stars!

August 10, 2012 (Denver, CO): The Billiard Education Foundation announces September as official Juniors Pool Month across the country. Under new direction, the nonprofit organization is reaching out to pool enthusiasts from coast to coast to help raise money for junior pool programs, including leagues, tournaments, and scholarships and pool in school programs.

OB Cues Official Cue of the 2012 Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship

Manila, Philippines- The all-American made cue company will join Asia table giant Yalin Billiards, Aramith Balls, and TV network broadcasters ABS-CBN and ESPN Star Sports. This year’s edition will take place August 20th-24th once again at Robinson’s Galleria Mall, which has now become synonymous for creating the dynamic atmosphere of the coveted championship. Robinson’s Galleria is connected to the host hotel Crowne Plaza Galleria. An elite 48 world class pros and international women superstars will attend the event to fight it out. With the one goal in mind: to become the World Champion of 10-Ball.

CSI Lifts Ban on Phenolic Tips on Break Cues

Las Vegas, NV. – June 13, 2012 – The “2012 – 2014 Official Rules of the BCA Pool League” was released June 1, 2012, the beginning of the new BCAPL and USAPL league year. The most noted change for the newly released publication is the lifting of the restriction on the use of the phenolic tips on break cues. Below is the newly added language in the 2012-2014 edition, quoted from section 9d of the Equipment Specifications section:

“The cue tip must be composed of leather, fibrous, or pliable material.”


2012 European Mosconi Cup Rankings Latest

2012 European Mosconi Cup Rankings Latest

Van den Berg and Melling maintain lead

FOLLOWING on from the Austrian Open which concluded on Saturday 2nd June, Chris Melling and Nick Van den Berg look on course to collect their second and sixth caps respectively as they maintain their positions as Nos.1 and 2 on the 2012 Mosconi Cup European rankings.

Pure X Free Pool School & Tournament by Players Cues: Hosted by Billiard Factory Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida-  Pure X Cues by Players will be sponsoring a free pool school, tournament, and challenge the pro chances during Father’s Day weekend on June 16,2012. Billiard Factory of Jacksonville, FL will host the event sponsored by Brunswick Billiards and Championship Cloth. The pool school will be taught by world renown coach and professional player Charlie “Korean Dragon” Williams. Billiard Factory will also feature a huge sale to celebrate dads and pool players.


Tiger Products is pleased to announce the signing of Dennis Orcollo as a player representative. “We are pleased to have Dennis onboard with us,” said Tiger President Tony Kalamdaryan.

The Billiard Education Foundation has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships

BEF “œExcellence in Education” Scholarship($2,000 award)

Megan Ferry of Denver, NC

 The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of its annual scholarship program. The objective of the BEF Academic Scholarship Program is to grant scholarships to high school seniors who have benefited from the sport of billiards and are pursuing a college education.

The scholarships are divided into two categories: BEF Excellence in Education scholarship ($2,000 award) and BEF Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (3 x $1,000 award).



Samm Diep Vidal Joins Billiard Education Foundation!

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Samm Diep-Vidal to the position of Executive Director.

Vidal joins the organization on May 1, 2012 to work alongside current Executive Director, Laura Smith. On August 1, Vidal will assume full executive director duties; Smith will continue on as a trustee of the organization.


Keystone TAP – Celebrating 5 Years in 2012



Keystone TAP, LLC  –  Established, Entertaining and Expanding

Halifax, PA, April 24th, 2012 -  TAP Players in the Heart of PA and Soul of MD know they got a good thing in their league.  And the word is spreading throughout its borders.

Keystone TAP started in May 2007 operating in 6 Counties in PA. In 2009, the purchase of another PA TAP operation took place which included two additional territories and the players from Hagerstown, MD and Frederick, MD wanted to join in too.  Creating a league extending over 13 counties in Pennsylvania and 2 in Maryland.


Tribute to Grady ‘The Professor’ Mathews

Tribute to Grady ‘The Professor’ Mathews

January 3, 1943 – April 18, 2012

They called him ‘The Professor’, but they could just as aptly have called him Mr. One Pocket. It is hard to imagine a model for contributing more to the game of One Pocket than exhibited over the career of Grady Mathews; he has truly been an ambassador to the game.

Born January 3, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas, when Grady was a teenager his family moved to San Mateo, California, just about 25 miles outside of the pool Mecca of San Francisco. Grady was a good natural athlete, but once he got started with pool, that is where he turned his attention. He proved to be an adept student of pool, especially the game of One Pocket, honing his skills at fabled Cochran’s in San Francisco in the early 1960’s before he took to the road.

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