Category: Press Releases

ACS Announces $10,000 Added Midwest 8-Ball Championships

<br />The fourth annual “œACS Midwest 8-Ball Championships” has a new home and an increased added-money purse! To be conducted at the Riverside Resort & Casino, January 21-24, 2010, near Iowa City, IA, the American CueSports Alliance (ACS) event will feature singles 8-ball, 9-ball, scotch doubles, 4-person team and 2nd-chance divisions, and is opened this year ““ and this year only! ““ to any players who have played a minimum of four matches over a minimum of four weeks in one session of any pool league sanctioned by a credible National or State pool association since 6/1/09. Non-ACS league members pay an extra $25 ($10 if team) for entry into any division. Complete details, entry forms and flyers may be downloaded from the ACS website at

Pedro Piedrabuena is the Panamerican Champion!

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The New Panamerican Champion: Pedro Piedrabuena

The USBA sent 4 players to the CPB Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The CPB (Confederacion Panamericana de Billar) is the governing body for 3-Cushion Billiards in both North and South America. The tournament took place August 5-8, 2009.

Pedro Piedrabuena won the event and is the new Panamerican (CPB) Champion. Hugo Patino finished in 6th. Miguel Torres finished in the top 16 and Michael Kang finished in the top 32. Pedro and Hugo, along with six other top CPB finishers will represent the CPB and their countries in the World 3-Cushion Championships which will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, November 11-15, 2009. More details on the results at the CPB championship will be posted on the CPB website ( as they become available.

U.S Bar Table Championships Adds New Divisions

<br />Entering its 17th year, The U.S Bar Table Championships is expanding. The popular and long standing $24,500 added event is including two new divisions starting with the February 22-28, 2010 tournament.

Produced by CueSports International (CSI) and hosted by the Terrible’s Sands Regency Hotel & Casino in Reno, Nevada the always competitive tournament has traditionally featured three divisions: open 8-Ball, open 9-Ball and open 10-Ball. A special cash “œAll Around” bonus is awarded every year to the top three men and women shooters who enter all three open events.

Advance tickets are now on sale online for the 2009 Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame Banquet,

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Advance tickets are now on sale online for the 2009 Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame Banquet, the United States Billiard Media Association (USBMA) announced today. The dinner banquet, at which pool greats Johnny Archer and Allison Fisher will be formally inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame, will take place Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Marriott Chesapeake Hotel, Chesapeake, Va., in conjunction with the 2009 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships.
The banquet, honoring Archer and Fisher as the 54th and 55th inductees into the sport’s hallowed shrine, will also be attended by previous inductees and will feature testimonials celebrating the pair’s illustrious careers. Cocktails (cash bar) will be served from 5:00 pm ““ 6:00 pm, with dinner and the formal induction ceremony running from 6:00pm ““ 7:45 pm.

Set in the World of Women’s Professional Billiards

<br />NEW YORK, Aug 19, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — As Central Florida based DreamVision Motion Pictures continues to capture the focus of the family entertainment industry, further news was announced this morning at the DreamVision studio center regarding the much-envied slate of films under the DV umbrella. Set in the world of women’s professional billiards, the original live action drama is inspired by the soon to be released book “STICKS” which chronicles the life of professional billiard player and instructor, Wayne Catledge.




The premier special events in professional billiards will be hosted by ESPN Zone in Las Vegas on September 16 – 17. The Semifinal matches and the Championship match of both events will be telecast by ESPN beginning in November.

UPA League of Champions

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PHOENIX, AZ (August 4, 2009) – The United States Professional Poolplayers Association’s (UPA) has brought about more support for its recently launched League of Champions, this time around in the form of a local favorite, the Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as established names in the billiard industry, Poison Cues and Instroke Cases.

Delta-13 to be Official Rack of Shooting Star Classic

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Delta-13 to be Official Rack of Shooting Star Classic
PoolDawg Awards First Early Bird Prize
Minneapolis, August 4, 2009: The Shooting Star Classic 8-Ball Tournament is proud to
announce Delta-13 as the official rack for the event. The tournament will be held Labor
Day weekend, September 4-7, 2009 at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen,

2009 WPA World “Artistic Pool” Championship.

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To Respective WPA Confederations and Room Owners:

We would like to request any and all federations structured under the umbrella of the World Pool ““ Billiards Association (WPA) and interested room Owners to submit their interest in hosting/promoting the 2009 WPA World “Artistic Pool” Championship.  This event will take place at an agreeable date to Promoters/Room Owners/Federations that are interested. The sooner all details and dating can be arranged…the better of course for all concerned.

Brunswick Billiards Official Table of Pro, Amateur, & Junior Events

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Brunswick Billiards Official Table of Pro, Amateur, & Junior Events

Orlando, Florida- Brunswick Billiards will be the official table used during the Mezz Classic 14.1 & 10-Ball Pro events, as well as the Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open and Simonis World Junior 10-Ball Open. Brunswick has supported professional pool and all aspects of the sport longer than any other company in pool history. Pros and amateurs from around the country and the world will come to Orlando August 5-9,2009 for all the events taking place at Corner Pocket Billiards. The Dragon Promotions productions are presented by sponsors Ozone Billiards, Mezz Cues, Brunswick Billiards, Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Master Chalk, Laser Rack, Gambler, On the Snap Cue Repair, and House of Billiards.


WPBA Star Takes Over APA League in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (July 16, 2009) “” As a major sponsor of the WPBA Classic Tour, Ewa “œThe Striking Viking” Laurance has associated for years with the American Poolplayers Association (APA). Ewa has traveled to various APA Leagues around the country conducting exhibitions, and Mitch, her husband and ESPN billiard commentator, is well versed on promoting APA during the ESPN event airings. Now both, along with daughter Nikki Graham, will own and operate the Coastal Carolina APA League.

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