Category: Press Releases

Fighting Talk From US Open Champ

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 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.

“œThe 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.

BEF to Benefit from Guinness Book of World Records Attempt

An attempt to surpass the current Guinness Book of World Records for the “œLongest 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).

Press Release – Revision of Announced WPBA Changes for 2011

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.”

WPBA Announces Changes for 2011

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.

Fred Cohen has been named President of the billiard cloth company

Championship, LLC, a division of D&R Industries, announced today that Fred Cohen has been named President of the billiard cloth company. Mr. Cohen had served as the company’s Vice-President of Sales & Marketing since 1995.

Under Mr. Cohen’s leadership, Championship has emerged as the leading brand in the commercial/coin-operated cloth category, as well as the market leader in the home recreation category. “œIt was Fred’s marketing expertise that elevated our brand and gave each category of business and each brand its own place in the market,” said Dennis Ruber, President of D&R Industries.

“œOur business has grown in many directions and I’m excited to expand our business even more in the coming year with the launch of our New Varsity Brand outerwear material.  We’ve been lucky enough to attract top level personnel from our industry, which has allowed us to grow our business and categories”, said Cohen.

WPBA Women’s Amateur National 9-Ball Championships in November

WPBA Women’s Amateur National 9-Ball Championships in November

Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, CO is hosting the WPBA Women’s Amateur National 9-Ball Championships November 19th-21st, 2010. The $1,500 added event also features a paid entry into the 2011 WPBA US Open. Any women amateur player can participate with the exception of the WPBA top-48 players post the WPBA 2010 US Open rankings.

Atlanta Billiard Show

Atlanta Billiard Show

Atlanta Billiard Show October 1-3, 2010 Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Georgia Tournaments will include Open Amateur, Senior Amateur, Women’s Amateur, Juniors and Bobble Ball “9 Ball Tag”. For spectators, the Women’s Professional Billiard Association ESPN...


More than $1 Million in prize money awarded in 30th Annual Team Championships

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (September 3, 2010) “” The American Poolplayers Association’s (APA) 30th Annual National Team Championships saw a record number of teams compete in the newly expanded 10-day extravaganza. Nearly 2,000 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Doubles and Masters teams made the trek to Sin City to compete, Aug. 19 ““ 28, for more than $1 Million in prize money. Due to record participation, the event had to be extended an extra day.

WPBA Membership Drive Telethon at the Atlanta Classic

If you are a fan of the WPBA and its players, you may be interested in the following information. On Wednesday, September 29, between 2pm and 8pm in the pro arena, the WPBA will be holding a Membership Drive Telethon that will be streamed live and free for the viewers. Tune in to, the official website of the WPBA, for this special streamed show. Interviews and tips for your pool game by top players will be shown throughout the Telethon. For those who are interested in seeing what goes on behind the scenes, there will also be coverage of the players meeting and charity event. Several of the professional trick shot players will be making a special appearance for added entertainment.

Billiard Education Foundation


The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Academic Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the 2010 recipients of its annual scholarship program.  The scholarships are divided into two categories: BEF Excellence in Education scholarship ($5,000 awarded over a two-year term) and BEF Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (7 x $1,000 award). 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.

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