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  Coming soon: Tiger Butterfly Series - February 2019
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  GB9 Event 1 is approaching fast!
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  Steve Knight - Rest In Peace
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  International tournaments underway now, and coming soon!
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International tournaments underway now, and coming soon!

Every time, after the big festive break, it seems like a whole slew of top level tournaments creep us on us, it seems almost unannounced. To make sure that doesn't happen this year, here are a few of the best, with details of where you can flow the scores and livestreams.



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  SALUC SA AND MATCHROOM: PRESS RELEASE
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SALUC SA AND MATCHROOM: PRESS RELEASE

Matchroom Multi Sport is excited to announce that SALUC, the blue-chip billiard ball manufacturer from Callenelle, Belgium have renewed their agreement to provide their world-class Aramith balls at all Matchroom’s pool events over the coming three years.

The new three-year agreement continues a long-standing relationship between the two organisations that goes back to the 1990’s.

There are four events scheduled for 2019, including the first year with Matchroom at the helm of the US Open. In what promises to the biggest year yet for pool, Aramith Balls will be seen by more viewers and have a bigger social media reach than ever before.

Commented Yves Bilquin, COO SALUC SA said, "We are so proud to renew this long-standing and successful partnership with Matchroom and to be the Official and Exclusive Ball Supplier to such prestigious events as the World Pool Masters, the World Cup of Pool, the Mosconi Cup, and the US Open!

“The world’s best players must get the ultimate conditions. This can only be achieved with Aramith balls, the choice of the modern players but also of the leisure players thanks to its life-span exceeding several times that of the average polyester and phenolic-like resin balls.”

Emily Frazer, COO of Matchroom Multi Sport said, “We are thrilled to be continuing our long-standing relationship with Aramith across our pool events. We pride ourselves in delivering world-class 9-ball events and by using Aramith balls means we know we have the best equipment.

“As a result of over two decades of this partnership between Matchroom and SALUC, the Duramith TV Pro-Cup balls with their unique 2-half-circle design, have become industry standard and we look forward to many more years working with SALUC across the Matchroom Pool events.”

The calendar starts with the World Pool Masters from 29-31 March in Gibraltar and that is followed by the US Open at the Mandalay Bay – 21- 26 April. The World Cup of Pool follows in June in Asia and November sees the 26th annual Mosconi Cup which again takes place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.



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  SIMONIS AND MATCHROOM PRESS RELEASE
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SIMONIS AND MATCHROOM PRESS RELEASE

Matchroom Multi Sport is delighted to announce that IWAN SIMONIS of Verviers, Belgium have signed a new three-year agreement to make Simonis the Official Cloth of all Matchroom’s pool events over the next 36 months. The deal will represent a continuous partnership between SIMONIS and Matchroom which has lasted for 23 years.

With four events in the calendar for 2019, including the first year of Matchroom’s ownership of the US Open, it will be the biggest year yet with SIMONIS cloth set to garner even more exposure that ever before as the Official Cloth Supplier for Matchroom Pool’s roster of international events.

Commented Bernard Bollette, Commercial Director of SIMONIS, "Iwan Simonis S.A. is absolutely delighted with the 3-year extension of the long-term partnership dating back to 1996 between Matchroom and SIMONIS cloth.

“Both Matchroom and Simonis are at the pinnacle of their respective specialities. With Matchroom producing the biggest and best pool tournaments, with four superb, exciting events on their annual calendar and Simonis being the only cloth brand giving the players the professional conditions that they deserve. We are truly the cloth of champions and a loyal supporter of pool.”

Emily Frazer, COO of Matchroom Multi Sport said, “2019 and beyond represent very exciting times for us and it is gratifying to be continuing this amazing, long-standing relationship with our friends at Simonis.

“I can’t think there are that many 23-year relationships in the pool industry which is why we’re excited to be working with industry giants Simonis for a further three years. We always feel that our events are the best and we need the best equipment and with Simonis we assured of that!”

The calendar starts with the World Pool Masters from 29-31 March in Gibraltar and that is followed by the US Open at the Mandalay Bay – 21- 26 April. The World Cup of Pool follows in June in Asia before November sees the 26th annual Mosconi Cup which again takes place at the Mandalay Bay.



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  A Very Merry Christmas from Pro9 and The Pro Shop
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  FILLER WINS A THRILLER IN DOHA
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Germany’s Joshua Filler wins his first World 9-ball Championship with a hard fought 13-10 win over the Philippines Carlo Biado.

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Yesterday in Doha, Joshua Filler and his wife, Pia, celebrated their one year wedding anniversary. Today, Filler presented his bride and biggest fan the best gift he’ll probably ever give her; a world title.

Playing in his typical fast and loose fashion, the 21 year old German battled his way to a hard fought 13-10 win over the Philippines Carlo Biado to win his very first WPA World 9-ball Championship in front of several hundred fans at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha.

g a finals scrap as fans have witnessed in many years, with both players putting in superb performances under the searing pressure. Biado was trying to become the first man since Earl Strickland 27 years ago to win back to back world 9-ball titles. The players exchanged the lead several times and the outcome was in doubt until the last quarter of the match, when Filler did what all champions do: he turned on the after burners to claim pool’s most coveted crown.

With the victory Filler’s future is about as bright as it could possibly get. He had already won the brutally tough China Open in 201, and followed that up later that same year with a Mosconi Cup MVP where he even potted the very last ball to seal Europe’s victory. He possesses surreal talent and plays with a confidence that is palpable to even casual fans. The phrase, ‘Sky’s the limit,’ is hardly a cliché when talking about Filler.



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  Mezz Ace18 Series - New Series Launched - Best Images and Video!
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  2018 World 9-ball Championship Heads To Final Day
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Carlo Biado - Philippines
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It’s Biado vs. Van Boening, Filler vs. Kazakis As The 2018 World 9-ball Championship Heads To Final Day

By Ted Lerner
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Sir Henry Royce, the maker of the famed motorcars, Rolls Royce, once said, “Take the best that exists and make it better. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough.”

Royce’s creed of excellence could very well be applied to the four greats who grabbed their semi-finals spots Wednesday at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha on the penultimate day of 2018 World 9-ball Championship. On a day of championship 9-ball pool of surreal quality, Carlo Biado, Shane Van Boening, Joshua Filler and Alexander Kazakis all wouldn’t take no for an answer, all reached for greatness, all excelled beyond the rest.

The four superstars now head into the final day on Thursday with an equal chance of entering pool’s pantheon of greats. Biado, who won here last year, is already there, and will hope to become the first player since Earl Strickland 27 years ago to win back to back titles. But first the Filipino will have to match wits with the USA’s Shane Van Boening, who seems destined to finally snap off the big one.

In the other semi-final, young German hot shot Filler will look to fulfill a dream many thought he would one day reach, but perhaps not at just 21 years old. But to get there the fast and loose playing Filler will have to battle through Greek workhorse Kazakis, who simply never knows how to quit. Both race to 11, alternate break semis will be played simultaneously beginning at 11am Doha time(GMT +3). The race to 13 final will break off at 3pm local time.

Despite his soft spoken and humble nature, Biado has to be the favorite of the final four, if only slightly, due to several factors; he knows what it takes to reach the mountain top, he plays under the radar, and he is playing the best pool of his career. In the round of 16 match that began the day, the 37 year old Biado came up against 2005 World 9-ball Champion Wu Jiaqing. The pair dueled for 90 minutes, breaking and running numerous racks. But when Wu scratched while down 9-8, the champ did what champs do; he closed the door and won a hard fought battle, 11-9.

The Filipino then came up against Taiwan’s rising player, Wu Kun Lin, who had disposed of Finland’s Petri Makkonen earlier. These two had history and it was to Biado’s favor for Wu was the very player the Filipino handily beat in last year’s semi-final on his way to the title. The result Wednesday was nearly identical. Firing on all cylinders Biado streaked out to a commanding 6-0 lead and never looked back, winning easily 11-4.



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