Category: Press Releases

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.

Champions Crowned at 2010 Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open

Jeff Beckley of Indiana New Iberia, Louisiana- The 5th Annual Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open crowned a new set of champions this year in its 8-Ball and 9-Ball divisions. Players from Las Vegas all the way to Tampa,Florida came to be crowned the Ozone US Amateur Champion. 155 entrants vied in all the events to capture their share of the $20,000 purse available.


World’s Largest Pool League Awards League Operator of the Year Awards

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (June 22, 2010) “” The American Poolplayers Association (APA) recognized five of their top franchisees with League Operator of the Year awards during the APA Annual Convention in late April in Las Vegas.  The five were selected from a group of more than 260 League Operators throughout North America with one League Operator selected from each market size.

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