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Ozone Billiards Heads Official Sponsors of Predator International 10-Ball

Ozone Billiards Heads Official Sponsors of Predator International 10-Ball

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Ozone Billiards Heads Official Sponsors of Predator International 10-Ball
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Atlanta, GA-  Ozone Billiards will be this year’s lead sponsor as they
present The 9th Annual Predator 10-Ball Championship and a world class field
of 112 players at the Riviera Hotel & Casino May 11-16,2009.  Additional
marquee players such as World Cup Champion Rodney Morris of USA, French
Champion Stefan Cohen, highest internationally ranked Indian player ever Raj
Hundal, and top women’s player Gerda Hofstatter of Austria have joined in
with many others in the field. Ozone Billiards is also joined by Simonis
Cloth, Diamond Tables, Laser Rack, Uni-Loc, and the event host BCA Pool
Leagues in this Dragon Promotions production.

Draw and Schedule Announced

Draw and Schedule Announced

Draw and Schedule Announced!
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TWO members of the victorious European Mosconi Cup-winning side will go head-to-head at the 2009 PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters.

The event, which will be staged at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, USA, from May 8 to May 10, features 16 of the best players in the world, all vying for the $20,000 top prize.

The pick of the first round matches sees Tony Drago and Niels Feijen, two of the players who helped Europe win the last two Mosconi Cups, paired together in a mouth-watering clash.

Dragon Promotions Agrees to Sanction with the WPA

Dragon Promotions Agrees to Sanction with the WPA

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It is unfortunate that Mr Gre Leenders a representative of the EPBF and the World Pool Association (WPA) would release such a misleading and inaccurate statement as he did during the midst of contract negotiations. It is apparent that the person responsible has been misdirected and lacked information. It is our hope that such a haste and inconsiderate action has not tainted the world of billiards.
Considering the current global economic climate and detrimental state of the billiard world, the production of a new event such as our Women’s World 10-Ball Championship would boost our industry with encouragement and that we would be a welcomed relief to the sport.

Mike Dechaine Breezes through Field at Robert Dionne Memorial 9 ball Tournament

Mike Dechaine Breezes through Field at Robert Dionne Memorial 9 ball Tournament

At Silver cue Billiards in Woburn Mass.
Story by Marc Dionne. 64 players came out to play for the $3,700.00 up for grabs. Here were some of the notables.

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Mike Dechaine, Dave Fernandez, Mike Nicaloro, Jose Pinto,
Joe Tucker, Ivo Petrov, Chris Leal, Rich Ross, Nelson Olivera the format for the tournament is race to your handicap. Pro 10 Open 8 A’s 7 B ‘s 6 C’s 5 D’s 4 .
The semi final match was Rich Ross who would race to 7 vs. Mike Dechaine who would race to 10. The match was very close up until Rich made a critical mistake on a 7 ball. Would give Mike an opening, mike would win the match 10-5.
The Hot Seat Match was Mike Dechaine Vs tom Mcgongale the race would be Mike Dechaine would race to 10 Tom Mcgongale would race to 8. This match was a one way match with Dechaine winning it with the score of 10 ““ 3 and taking his spot in the Finals. The one loss Finals was Nelson Olivera vs. Tom Mcgongale.

Dominating Mei Captures 2009 USSA National Snooker TourӬStop #4 Title at The Embassy Billiards Club

Dominating Mei Captures 2009 USSA National Snooker TourӬStop #4 Title at The Embassy Billiards Club

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Runner-up Paul Kimura (L) and Champion Yi Fei Mei (R)

The United States Snooker Association (USSA) continues to rejuvenate snooker in the United States in 2009 with its inaugural USSA National Snooker Tour, and the fourth stop on the Tour at Embassy Billiards Club – directed by USSA director Richard Ham – in San Gabriel, CA, February 17-19, enjoyed a full 12-player field. With a handicap system applied for this particular event, four round-robin preliminary flights determined the eight players for the final rounds. Each player received or gave a “start”, based on his handicap (example: a player with a “-26” gave a six point start to a player with a “-20” each frame of their match). Ye Fei Mei of San Gabriel, CA was the highest-handicapped player (-38) and thus considered the strongest player in the field based on past history. The preliminary round featured 2-frame matches among each opponent, for a total of four frames played per player within each flight:”¨”¨[Numbers indicate win/loss record in frames in prelims]

Billiard Congress of America and CueSports International, L.L.C., Reach Settlement Agreement

Billiard Congress of America and CueSports International, L.L.C., Reach Settlement Agreement

Billiard Congress of America and CueSports International, L.L.C., Reach Settlement Agreement

Broomfield, Colo. ““ February 20, 2009 ““ The Billiard Congress of America (“œBCA”)
and CueSports International, L.L.C. (“œCSI”), the operator of the BCA Pool League,
have entered into a settlement agreement resulting in the dismissal of the lawsuit
between them, which had been pending in the United States District Court in
Colorado. By entering into the settlement agreement, neither party admitted any
wrongdoing. The parties have agreed that CSI may continue to use the service
marks “œBCA Pool League” and “œBCAPL” in conjunction with pool leagues operated by
it. Further, the parties agreed that CSI will not have the right to utilize the name
and service marks “œBilliard Congress of America,” “œBCA” or any of BCA’s other
marks. All other terms of the settlement agreement are confidential.

The 13th annual Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament

The 13th annual Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament

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The 13th annual Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament (“œSwanee”) was held February 7-8, 2009 at Hollywood Billiards in Hollywood, California with a total prize fund of $16,600.

Hollywood Billiards is a nice room with a great atmosphere. The spacious billiard room has 28 Gold Crown III tables, is two levels with an open area upstairs which overlooks the action happening downstairs. The lower level tables have tight pockets and the upper level tables have larger drop pockets.

Super Bowl at The Rack

They came from all over to play in this great event that has been going on for 25 years right here in Memphis, TN. New owner Jerry Ramey, and tournament director Mark Dionne were very pleased when a full field of 128 players showed up on Friday.

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The tournament got underway on Friday night right after the Calcutta and continued into the late hours on Sunday morning. Entry fee was $25, Race to 7, Ladies get 2 games, played on 9 foot Diamond tables.

2009 Music City 9-Ball Open

Madison, Tennessee’s premier JOB Billiard Club hosted the 22nd annual Music City 9-Ball Open Held January 15-18th 2009.

Jim Blaylock and Tournament Directory Steve McDonald, assisted by Peg Ledman, had a busy weekend as 113 open division players and 25 ladies division players showed up for the competition that was held on 7 foot Diamond Smart Tables with Simonis Cloth. The 9- ball tournament format was race to 11 in the open division and a race to 7 in the ladies division.

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Predator Pro Pool School with Immonen, Bustamante, & Williams 0

Predator Pro Pool School with Immonen, Bustamante, & Williams

For the first time ever in Chicago and the midwest, Dragon Promotions brings you 2008 Player of the Year Mika Immonen of Finland , Former #1 Francisco Bustamante of Philippines, and Top 5 USA ranked Charlie Williams to the Chicago Predator Pro Pool School. These world class professional players will reveal in depth training methods and secrets of professional pool. Students will get insight on their style and knowledge of play which has inspired countless players hroughout Europe, Asia, the USA and the world of pool! This rare experience will be hosted by Palace Billiards and brought to you by Predator Cues, Simonis Cloth, Brunswick Centennial Balls, and Master Chalk.

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Shuffett wins Bank Shot Invitational

Shuffett wins Bank Shot Invitational

Shuffett wins Bank Shot Invitational
Youth was served at Louisville’s Bank Shot Billiards on Jan 5, 2009 as 14 year old superstar-to-be, Landon Shuffett took the $1000 first prize in the invitational nine ball event. As always, promoter extraordinaire Truman Hogue, filled his 32 player field a week before the opening break shot. He also tweaked the format and raced to 6 on both sides with alternating breaks. Those changes plus Bank Shots’ pre-pro cut Diamond pockets figured to produce some upsets, but no one was complaining when their $50 entry gave them a shot at the $2100 ($500 of it added) prize fund.

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Tony Robles’ Predator 9-Ball Tour Launches into 2009 with Big Name Sponsors

After a hugely successful inaugural year, the Predator 9-Ball Tour is ready to start the 2009 season with the addition of some big name sponsors and exciting new events.

We would like to thank The Predator Group for supporting this tour and making it possible to help the sport grow.

“œThe 2008 Predator 9-Ball Tour established a new standard in billiards tournament series,” said Karim Belhaj, CEO of The Predator Group. “œWe look forward to growing the tour even more in 2009, through our collaboration with Tony Robles, by bringing together billiards’ top pros and generating a new level of excitement in the United States.”

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