Category: Press Releases

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.

Pool 300 Sanctions with CSI

Pool 300 Sanctions with CSI

Pool 300 Sanctions with CSI Henderson, NV.  –   April 4, 2012  –  CueSports International (CSI) is proud to announce the sanctioning of Pool300 by the BCA Pool League (BCAPL), starting June 1, 2012.  CSI...

The International Cuemakers Hall of Fame

The International Cuemakers Hall of Fame is inducting two of the world’s top cuemakers at the Super Billiards Expo this March. This years inductees are Dan Janes and Thomas Wayne. The following gives a little information about why both men are well deserving of their Hall of Fame status.
Dan Janes

TAP Dream Team Rally in the Valley and Much, Much More

TAP Dream Team Rally in the Valley and Much, Much More

March 2012 starts off with another exciting venue for TAP Pool League members. Hundreds of TAP players from different parts of the United States and Canada are preparing their activities for this historical event. Whether it be a Dream Team 8-Ball spot, our newly added Dream Team 9-ball, or you’re testing your skills in the 8-Ball Singles Championship event, your experience will truly be rewarding, memorable and entertaining. To take some of the pressure off from the main events, TAP also offers minis to keep your game warmed up. TAP is proud to announce this years Rally in the Valley represents our 16th year. Rally in the Valley is held in conjunction with the Super Billiards Expo at it’s new and exciting location  TheGreaterPhiladelphiaExpoCenterAtOaks. To see the formats of Rally and past photos clickhear . If you have any questions regarding this event feel free to call us at 800-984-7665 or visit our online helpdesk on the right of our nationalwebsite for quick FAQ’s. Be sure to join our Facebook for these updates and more.

If you are one of the lucky ones to attend the Super Billiards Expo and Rally in the Valley, please stop by our expo booth and see what great opportunities we have for you. Come take a look at our newly released phone APP and much more  ( Booths #335 and #415). is now online! is now on-line! And it is entirely FREE!

Buy, Sell or Find a pool cue or billiard cue in an organized, uncluttered and easy to use on-line format.

There is no cost, fee or commission. Ever! is strictly focused to market Used and Antique or Collectible Cues and will advertise nothing else.

Buyers and Sellers negotiate with each other directly and privately.

Tiger Products, Inc. signs WPBA Pro Cristina DeLaGarza

Tiger Products, a manufacturer of fine pool and billiard products, announces their sponsorship of WPBA pro pool player Cristina De La Garza. “œI am extremely happy that we have teamed up with Cristina to promote the Tiger® brand. She is very professional & classy woman player who will be a great representative for us and for the game of pool. We have lot of new stuff in works and look forward to working with her for the years to come,” said president of Tiger Products, Inc., Tony Kalamdaryan.

Billiard Education Foundation Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2012 scholarship awards. 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 BEF Academic Scholarship Program is divided into two categories: Excellence in Education scholarship (a single $2,000 award) and Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (three individual scholarships at $1,000 each). Each applicant will be considered in both categories; only one completed application is required and must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 2nd, 2012. Applications can be downloaded at the BEF website:



BCAPL Moves National Championships to the Rio Las Vegas

Mark Griffin and CueSports International (CSI) announce two major changes for the BCAPL National Championships. In 2013, the “œGreatest Pool Tournament in the World” will move from May to July “¦ and will walk the welcome mat at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Introducing the New Simonis Cloth Classic Tours

Iwan Simonis Cloth Signs on as the new Title Sponsor
of the former Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour. “œThe basic operations, format and
added monies of the tour events will remain the same for the players.
However our room owners and sponsors will see added benefits as a result of
this change”, stated Mike Janis the tours founder.  Janis added “œThe change
in the title sponsorship will now allow us to give our sponsors increased
advertising and sales opportunities along with allowing us to be more
flexible in the sponsors we accept as we can now offer sponsorship to
additional products and cue brands. The room owners will see reduced rates
in tournament fees along with additional benefits related to Simonis Cloth when hosting events as a result of Iwan Simonis Cloths sponsorship.”

Championship LLC announced today they have become the Exclusive Distributor of Silver Cup Chalk.

Silver Cup has been manufacturing colors to match our wide selection of colors for years so it seemed very natural said Fred Cohen, Championship’s president.

We’ve worked together when ever we’ve introduced a new color of cloth to make sure the market would have a matching chalk to use.  We can now boast that we have 31 colors of Championship Cloth and we have a Silver Cup Chalk to match them ALL.

USA Pool League Expands into New England

USA Pool League Expands into New England

USA Pool League Expands into New England The USA Pool League has landed upon the New England shores. Under the Management of pool veterans Roy Pastor, Walter Zincavage, Alex Alpert and Jon Furey, starting...

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