Category: Press Releases

Tornado Twists Up With Viper in Pool Exhibition

Tornado Twists Up With Viper in Pool Exhibition

Denver, COLO. ““Wynkoop Brewing Company in downtown Denver will be hosting a Pool Exhibition on May 7th, 2011 between Vivian “œThe Texas Tornado” Villarreal and Melissa “œThe Viper” Little, two of the top Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) players, in a battle to establish dominance in the tour.

Tom Ross Fundraiser

Tom Ross Fundraiser

“œCueing 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.


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  “œworld’s largest pool tournament.”Â  Shortly thereafter, APA set yet another membership milestone with a record 270,366 members in 2010.

CSI Now Accepts Online Registration for Independent Events

CueSports International (CSI) announces players are now able to register online for all upcoming independent events via the CueSports Tournament System (CTS) website (

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 “œDisney’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, “œTo 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 “œthe business behind the magic” of Disney.

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.

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