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posticon   Posted: 2015-02-09 20:48

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The 75th World Tournament of 14.1: It's Up to YOU

The 141 club was created for STRAIGHT POOL enthusiasts who love the game and want to help keep straight pool alive and growing. This year we need your help more than ever. The money from the 141 individuals who join will be creating the event prize money and some of the production costs to keep this 103 year old institution going. With this in mind, this year's 141 Club membership have added benefits for everyone to be proud of being a part of the event. Membership for this year will be $250 and will include acknowledgement on our website, social media, vote in the 14.1 Hall of Fame, free ticket to watch during any of the first 3 days of the round robin, 1 dinner ticket to the 14.1 Hall of Fame Banquet, group picture of the entire 48 invitational pro player field, and ALL access pay per View to all 7 days of the World 14.1 . The total is a $240 value just on the tickets and PPV Access alone. Go to worldstraightpool.com/tickets.html

For those interested in a higher level of support as one of our advertisers or elite World 14.1 Patrons, please reply here or call 407-782-4978

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posticon   Posted: 2015-02-11 08:51

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The AM8.com 2015 Queens Cup II Announced !

Manila, Philippines- The greatest rivalry in women's billiards is about to re-ignite. On April 16-18th 2015 the second installment of the AM8.com Queens Cup will feature champions vs champions as the best women from Asia will take on the best in the West! Last year, Team Asia had a dominating performance over Team West in a 10-4 final score over the 3 days of competition. This year the quad squad from USA & Europe will be looking to even the score. The AM8.com Queens Cup will be hosted by the award winning Resorts World Manila Casino & Hotel and produced by Dragon Promotions.

The Queens Cup was broadcasted worldwide to very receptive audiences. This year predicts for an even bigger viewership for this highly entertaining and competitive event. Yahoo Sports writer Bob Guerrero described the event in his article "Queens Cup is a breath of fresh air for pool" .

"AM8.com is really thrilled at bringing the Queens Cup back to the Philippines. When we saw the event, we knew we had to be a part of it. It has a lot of potential for future growth and AM8.com likes being a part of winning formulas. This is just the beginning of some great collaborations with Dragon Promotions", said Bridgette Cruz, AM8 representative.

Team Asia was captained by South Korea's Ga Young Kim with Philippines World Champion Rubilen Amit, Taiwan's Pei Chen Tsai, and China's Siming Chen all who had winning records. Team West was comprised of England's Kelly Fisher who captained her side which included Great Britain's Allison Fisher, Austria's Jasmin Ouschan, and USA's Vivian Villarreal. The big question will be who will be selected for the honor this year to represent both sides.

"There will be some mainstays but also some changes to the lineup. Obviously we have to keep a good pulse on the current top players and who's performing well on tour. But we can promise you there will be new faces this time and a more dynamic event" said Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions. The Queens Cup Executive Producer Charlie Williams added, "There's been good results by the ladies from recent events in Asia as well as America. The performances at our Women's International Pool Championship will be a factor as well. We are also keeping our eye on results in Europe. It's a lot to take in but we have a good idea of who should be in this time. It's going to be a competitive match-up."

"The real key though is chemistry. That's something the Asians had last year and something the West will need to bring."

The AM8.com Queens Cup brings a level of excitement and pressure never before seen in women's billiards. As these champions can attest:

"There's definitely a entirely different kind of pressure in the Queens Cup when you play for a team. You feel worse when you let your teammates down. I'm not happy with my performance at all. But I did enjoy the event", explained Ouschan.

"It definitely was better for me when I play singles. I really struggle with trying to learn my teammates styles", said Amit of the Philippines.

"I wasn't comfortable at all the first two days and definitely felt the pressure. But the third day I finally settled down and felt good. But it was too late at that point", said Allison. "It was a great trip and I really enjoyed the Queens Cup. Fun to play with my competitors on the same team."

"We want revenge!" exclaimed Villarreal.

"We are proud to be hosting this one of a kind event here at Resorts World Manila. May the best ladies win!" Francis Bonnevie Director for Special Events and Promotions Resorts World Manila

AM8.com is one of Asia's leading online gaming entertainment brands that has been dedicated to its customers in creating a fair, safe and diversified online gaming betting platform. AM8.com adheres to the spirit of "constant innovation, continuous progress, and intimate service" where members can enter via AM8.com and interact with over hundred millions of players and experience the fun that online interactive entertainment brings. AM8.com makes sure to provide Asia Pacific market a “one-stop” online gaming platform.

Dragon Promotions & Synergy International are event organizing and marketing companies respectively. Dragon Promotions is one of the leading producers of billiards and sports programming in the world today covering billiards, tennis, football, golf, MMA, charity events and more. In a span of 14 years, Dragon Promotions has produced over 300 international events airing on TV networks globally from the USA, China, Philippines, South Korea, Canada, the Middle East, all of Asia, and Europe. Events include The World Tournament of 14.1, KIA Motors Football Korea vs Philippines, The Women's International Pool Championship , Dragon MMA Combat Night, The African American TennisTournament, The Queens Cup, The Orlando Summer Tennis Open, The International 10-Ball Championship, King & Queen of Carom, The Typhoon Haiyan Tennis Tournament, Pro Pool Schools, Women's Trickshot Challenge, World Junior 10-Ball Championships, The World Mixed Doubles, the Vietnamese Tennis Open and many more. Visit www.dragonpromotions.com .

For interest in marketing and branding your company, business, or events please contact Orlando Synergy at 1-407-782-4978 or email support@dragonpromotions.com

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CSI Calendar of Events -- Updated February 2015

Only updated CSI Events are shown below. Please check previous listings for more events.

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**04/19-26/2015
17th Annual Black Gold BCAPL State 8-Ball Championships
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A Fun Day in Denver with “Dr. Cue” Tom Rossman!

December 18, 2014 (Denver, CO): The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) along with Dr. Cue Promotions is proud to announce a special "FUN"draiser event at the Wynkoop! America’s Favorite Artistic Pool Entertainer & World Artistic Pool Champion “Dr. Cue” Tom Rossman brings his show to Denver to support the future of our sport!

One Day Only! Come Meet Dr. Cue himself!
Wynkoop Brewing Co. (1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202)
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015
Noon-2PM
Artistic Pool Show
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$10 Challenge Matches w/ Dr. Cue

First 50 Challengers receive a FREE PoolDawg pin valued at $12.95 & a signed photo with Dr. Cue!

$5 Contests
Lag Contest, Door Prizes, & Other Great Giveaways
Giving away TWO $25 PoolDawg Gift Certificates!
All funds raised from challenge matches and contests go to benefit the Billiard Education Foundation (a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to building the next generation of student-athletes through youth billiard programs, events, and scholarships.)

About the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF)

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity committed to promoting a lifelong love of pool and building the next generation of players through youth programs and academic scholarships. Visit billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039 to learn more about junior billiard programs in your area.

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posticon   Posted: 2015-02-14 14:06

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2015 PARTYPOKER MOSCONI CUP

USA Team Ranking – Super Billiards Expo is a points event


MATCHROOM SPORT can announce that the Open 10-Ball Pro Players Championship at the annual Super Billiards Expo will be included in the ranking list for Team USA selection for the 2015 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup.

Taking place from April 16-19 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Centre at Oaks, Pennsylvania, the Players Championship was inaugurated in 2002. Since then, the event has enjoyed a stellar list of champions including Shane Van Boening who has won five times in the past seven years.

Players can enter by visiting the events official site - http://www.superbilliardsexpo.com

Players eligible for Team USA, who finish in the top 32, will be awarded points on a sliding scale. The five man USA team for the Mosconi Cup will comprise the top three players in the ranking list as well as two wild cards named by captain Mark Wilson.

The 22nd annual Mosconi Cup takes place from 7th to 10th December this year at a venue to be named in the near future.

The full calendar of qualifying events as well as the points system to be used will be announced in due course. There will be three players selected from the ranking list as well as two wildcards, and all will be confirmed around the end of October. Ranking lists will be published on www.matchroompool.com as well as the Facebook page and Twitter feed of the Mosconi Cup.

Tickets for the 2015 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup will be available soon.

2015 PARTYPOKER Mosconi Cup is sponsored by PartyPoker, the world's leading online poker site. The Official Table of the Mosconi Cup is supplied by Diamond Billiards, the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the Official Cue of the event.

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posticon   Posted: 2015-02-14 15:00

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The US Open 10-Ball & US Open 8-Ball Championships Return!

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (Feb. 13, 2015) – CueSports International (CSI) is proud to announce that the US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships will return in 2015. Both events will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino during the BCAPL National Championships and be played on 7ft Diamond tables with Cyclop balls. These events are open to anyone. Players do not have to be a member of the BCAPL and there are no skill level restrictions.

US Open 10-Ball Championships, July 24-26, Las Vegas, NV
Entry fee: $350 (includes $25 registration & $25 green fee)
Field limit: 128 players max
Added money: $15,000 guaranteed
Total prize fund (based on full field): $53,500
Race: 10 (both sides)
Break: Alternate break, rack your own, Magic Ball Rack

US Open 8-Ball Championships, July 29-31, Las Vegas, NV
Entry fee: $350 (includes $25 registration & $25 green fee)
Field limit: 128 players max
Added money: $15,000 guaranteed
Total prize fund (based on full field): $53,500
Race: 9 (both sides)
Break: Alternate break, rack your own, Magic Ball Rack

In addition, those in the US Open events may also participate in the following BCAPL events:
9-Ball Challenge, July 22-23: This event ends before the US Open 10-Ball Championship begins
8-Ball Challenge, July 26-28: Players who are eliminated from the US Open 10-Ball before the final day (July 26) may register for this event.

Official Webpage (info & registration): Coming soon…

Facebook Event Page: Coming soon…

Hotel Reservations: aws.passkey.com/g/33549122 or ( 888 ) 746-6955 Group code: SRCUE5

CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League (BCAPL), USA Pool League (USAPL) and also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, Jay Swanson Memorial, US Open One Pocket, US Open 8-Ball, US Open 10-Ball, and the CSI Invitationals. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www.playbca.com, or www.playusapool.com for more information.

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posticon   Posted: 2015-02-21 10:22

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Supercup & Player of the Year Election

Two undisputed star players in three-cushion, the World champion Sung-Won Choi and 2014 World Cup winner Frédéric Caudron, meet each other in the battle for the Supercup in Antwerp on Saturday, 21st of February.

Thereby a long tradition is restored. The stately Hilton hotel at the Groenplaats in Antwerp is the stage where the organizers Ludo Dielis and Benelux Theater bring the world class players in the spotlight. The Supercup match and the election of the Player of the Year are the main menu on the gala evening. For the 2014 best player are nominated: Sung-Won Choi, Torbjörn Blomdahl and Frédéric Caudron. At the end of the evening, Semih Sayginer will invite the 350 spectators to his dazzling show of trick shots mixed with entertainment.

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Worldchampionship National Teams, Viersen (Germany)

There's only one week to go for the billiard lovers waiting for 3-Cushion at the highest level in the Festhalle in Viersen. The German venue opens its doors for the 26th time for the UMB World three-cushion championship for National Teams. The 29th World's for National Teams (with two players per team) start on 26 February and lasts until March 1st. The Belgians Eddy Merckx and Frédéric Caudron defend the world title in Viersen.

Kozoom will broadcast the World championship in Viersen for the first time. It took a few years, but it has become reality now.

Matches are played to 40 points, with an equalizing inning. During group stages each team plays against every other team. From the quarter finals onwards and in the event of equal match points a decisive set of 15 points, without equal innings, will be played according to the Scotch Double.

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posticon   Posted: 2015-02-25 16:51

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Betway To Sponsor Shoot-Out And World Seniors Championship

World Snooker is delighted to announce Betway as the new title sponsor of next week’s Shoot-Out and World Seniors Championship.

The two tournaments will run back-to-back from Monday to Friday at the iconic Blackpool Tower Circus Arena, with every ball televised live by Sky Sports.

The Betway World Seniors Championship is on March 2-3, bringing together legends of the sport past and present. Steve Davis will be defending the title against great names including Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, Cliff Thorburn, John Parrott and Mark Williams.

Then the Betway Shoot-Out runs from March 4-6 and will see 64 of the world’s top stars – including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and John Higgins – in a fast and furious frenzy of action on the table. Last man standing in the one-frame knock-out event wins £32,000.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled to welcome Betway on board for two events which have become firm favourites on the snooker calendar.

“The World Seniors is a fabulous celebration of snooker and great fun for the players and fans. And the Shoot-Out is all about dealing with the pressure of the shot clock and getting the crowd on your side. Both events make riveting viewing for fans lucky enough to have a seat in the arena, and those watching live on Sky.

“It’s going to be a fascinating week at one of Britain’s best venues for sporting events, and alongside the Betway team we’re look forward to enjoying every minute.”

Betway’s Alan Alger added: “Snooker continues to grow in popularity across the world and these two formats of the game resonate with fans of the sport, old and new. We’ve had much success in sponsoring darts and we’re thrilled to be taking our first step into snooker.”

Tickets and VIP packages for certain sessions of both events are still available, for details call 0871 620 7052 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) or visit www.worldsnooker.com/tickets

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posticon   Posted: 2015-02-25 23:21

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“Dr. Cue” Tom Rossman Supports the BEF Juniors at the Wynkoop!

February 25, 2015 (Denver, CO): Despite the biggest snowstorm of the season, the legendary team of “Dr. Cue” Tom Rossman and “Ms. Cue” Marty Rossman put on a special exhibition for the intimate crowd of BEF supporters who braved the weather.

Not only did the great Dr. still put on a world class show, but he practically gave a private clinic for all attendees. Afterwards, he took challenge matches and organized the lag contest to help raise funds for the foundation.

Jeremiah Gage was the winner of the Lag Contest and lucky recipient of the $25 PoolDawg.com gift certificate! 11-year-old Amanda Campbell was also treated to some one-on-one time with Dr. Cue.

“The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is so honored for Tom & Marty’s generosity! They even made a personal donation of $100 before the day was over. We could not be more grateful all that they do,” said Executive Director, Samm Diep-Vidal.

Another Exhibition/Fundraiser event is scheduled when they return in April:

Felt Billiards (101 W. Floyd Ave, Englewood, CO 80110)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6-10PM

·         FREE to Attend!
·         Artistic Pool Show
·         Open to the Public (as seen on ESPN)
·         $10 Challenge Matches w/ Dr. Cue
·         First 50 Challengers receive a FREE PoolDawg pin valued at $12.95 & a signed photo with Dr. Cue!
·         Lag Contest, Door Prizes, & Other Great Giveaways

All funds raised from challenge matches and contests go to benefit the Billiard Education Foundation (a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to building the next generation of student-athletes through youth billiard programs, events, and scholarships.)

Special Thanks to “Dr. Cue” Tom Rossman and “Ms. Cue” Marty Rossman for their generous contributions to the foundation and the sport. Thanks also to PoolDawg.com for the prize donations, and to the Wynkoop Brewery for hosting the event.


The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity committed to promoting a lifelong love of pool and building the next generation of players through youth programs and academic scholarships. Visit billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039 to learn more about junior billiard programs in your area.

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First Player Named for The AM8.com Queens Cup

Manila, Philippines- South Korea's Eunji Park has been selected to play for Team Asia in the upcoming AM8.com Queens Cup. The 27 year old Incheon native has proven herself a top notch opponent capable of big performances on the world stage. The greatest rivalry in women's billiards is about to re-ignite. On April 16-18th 2015 the second installment of the AM8.com Queens Cup will feature champions vs champions as the best women from Asia will take on the best in the West! Last year, Team Asia had a dominating performance over Team West in a 10-4 final score over the 3 days of competition. This year the quad squad from USA & Europe will be looking to even the score. The AM8.com Queens Cup will be hosted by the award winning Resorts World Manila Casino & Hotel and sponsored by Andy Cloth. The Queens Cup is a Dragon Promotions production.

"Eunji is an extremely solid player. She has a very consistent style, which has a basis in snooker from her father, a former national coach for South Korea. This has enabled her to topple numerous world champions. She never plays too fast or slow, and keeps a calm demeanor. Which will come in handy under the intense pressure of the AM8 Queens Cup", explained Charlie Williams, Executive Producer of the event.

"We promised everyone new faces with the highest level of skill. Eunji has learned from some of the most renowned coaches in the world, and has delivered great results in big time events. This is an opportunity she has trained her entire life for", said Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions.

"I'm very nervous but also excited to play my first time in representing Team Asia. It's a huge honor beyond just ordinary prize money and trophies. It's an awesome feeling to know I will have great players around me every moment, and I am ready to give my all for the team and bring glory to our respective Asian countries", said Eunji Park originally from Incheon, South Korea. The Philippines may be a lucky place for her as she has had some major victories including two top 5 finishes at the World Championships there.

Park has won numerous pro events in Korea and showed promised early on in her career representing South Korea at the World Junior Championship. She was awarded the Korea Pro Tour Rookie of the Year at age 19, and a few years later trained in the United States under the tutelage of renowned pro player and coach Charlie Williams. She went on in her first year in America to win a WPBA US Open qualifier and then finished 3rd at her debut WPBA appearance defeating Jeanette Lee on ESPN in the quarter-finals. She has stayed in the top 3 rankings of Korea for the past 5 years.

The Queens Cup was broadcasted worldwide to very receptive audiences. This year predicts for an even bigger viewership for this highly entertaining and competitive event. Yahoo Sports writer Bob Guerrero described the event in his article "Queens Cup is a breath of fresh air for pool" .

The AM8.com Queens Cup brings a level of excitement and pressure never before seen in women's billiards. Last time Team Asia celebrated a commanding performance over their Western counterparts during the 3 days of the historic inaugural event. Eunji Park will be aiming to continue the celebration into 2015.

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More New faces from West Asian countries in GBE2015

The worldwide-known association: West Asian Billiards & Snooker Federation (WABSF) sponsors the world “Oscar” pageant—GBE2015, China (Guangzhou) International Billiards Exhibition, held during May 9-11, 2015 in Guangzhou Pazhou • China Import & Export Fair Complex! On behalf of the GBE organizing committee, we are sincerely grateful for all kind and warm support to our great activity.
    
More high quality visitors from West Asian countries will be present in GBE2015. Mohamed Salem Al-Nuaimi, Secretary General of West Asian Billiards & Snooker Federation(WABSF) and Qatar Billiard & Snooker Federation(QBSF) as well as the Chairman of W9BC, is inviting the member countries of WABSF to visit GBE2015. Member countries are these 13 countries Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon ,Yemen. It’s said that these members the leaders in billiard industry of their countries.

Beside WABSF, other master sponsors as below: ACBS, APBU, QBSF, CTBA, WPBA, EPBF, EBSA, UMB, WEBSF, MSBF, ABSF, IPA, Pool & Billiard Magazine, Inside pool magazine, Touch magazine, Snookeronline.net, billiardsforum.info, etc, are all sponsoring the historic event—GBE2015. As one of the most influential exhibitions of the billiards industry worldwide, GBE has done great performance for the last 8 consecutive years, the regular exhibitors for GBE are also our keen point to make a top event in the world. Such as Shender, Yalin, Predator, Lucasi Hybrid, Iwan Simonis S.A. Wiraka, Fury etc.

GBE2015, as it always was, will continue to show its gorgeous and splendid moment to the world.

You can catch all the latest GBE news on the website www.gbechina.com, “follower us” on our Twitter page (@gbechina), or contact Ms. Eve Cheng via grand.ev@grahw.com



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2015 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup

USA qualifying event schedule

WITH JUST over nine months until the 22nd annual PartyPoker Mosconi Cup takes place in Las Vegas, Matchroom Sport can announce the roster of events and points system to be used to determine three of the five player USA team.

There are nine scheduled events in total and American players who finish in the top 32 at any of those events will be awarded points on a sliding scale. The tournaments fall into three categories with differing amounts of points awarded accordingly.

Category 1 will be awarded the most points, Category 2 a lesser number of points and Category 3 will receive the least amount of points. The five man USA team for the Mosconi Cup will comprise the top three players in the ranking list at its conclusion as well as two wild cards named by captain Mark Wilson.

The PartyPoker Mosconi Cup takes place from 7th to 10th December this year at a venue to be named in the near future. Ranking lists will be published on www.matchroompool.com as well as the Facebook page and Twitter feed of the Mosconi Cup. Additional events can and may be added to this list should they materialise.

The Points

Category 1

1 – 30 pts
2 – 25
3 – 22
4 – 19
5/6 – 16
7/8 – 13
9/12 – 10
13/16 – 8
17/24 – 6
25/32 – 4

Category 2

1 – 20 pts
2 – 16
3 – 14
4 – 13
5/6 – 11
7/8 – 9
9/12 – 7
13/16 – 5
17/24 – 3
25/32 – 2

Category 3

1 – 15
2 – 12
3 – 11
4 – 10
5/6 – 8
7/8 – 7
9/12 – 5
13/16 – 4
17/24 – 3
25/32 – 2

The Events

- Derby City Classic 9 Ball (Category2)
January 23-26, Horseshoe Southern, Elizabeth, Indiana (this event has a slightly different points allocation due to the unique format).

- 22nd US Bar Table Championships (Category3)
February 16-22, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, NV
10-Ball
9-Ball
8-Ball

- Super Billiards Expo (10 Ball) (Category2)
16-19 April, Oaks, PA

- US Open 10-Ball (Category3)
July 22 - August 1, Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

- US Open 8-Ball (Category3)
July 22 - August 1, Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

- Turning Stone 2 (Category2)
August 20-23, Verona, NY

- US Open 9-Ball (Category1)
October 25-31, Sheraton Hotel, Norfolk, VA

Tickets for the 2015 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup will be available soon

2015 PARTYPOKER Mosconi Cup is sponsored by PartyPoker, the world's leading online poker site. The Official Table of the Mosconi Cup is supplied by Diamond Billiards, the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the Official Cue of the event.

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Reanne Evans To Compete In World Championship

Snooker's top ladies player Reanne Evans has been awarded a place in the qualifying rounds of this year's World Championship.

Evans, who has won the World Ladies Championship for the past ten consecutive years, will take a place in the sport's biggest event at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield in April. She will need to win three qualifying matches to reach the televised stages at the Crucible Theatre.

Evans, age 29 from Dudley, made history last season as the first woman to compete in the final stages of a world ranking event. She beat Thepchaiya Un-Nooh to qualify for the Wuxi Classic in China, where she lost to Zhu Yinghui.

The award of a World Championship place to Evans follows a change in structure to the qualifying rounds of the tournament. All players seeded outside the top 16 will start in the same round, with a total of 128 players competing in the qualifiers. This has opened up extra places, which will be given to any former World Champions who wish to enter, plus leading amateur players at the discretion of snooker's governing body, the WPBSA.

Jason Ferguson, Chairman of the WPBSA, said: "Reanne's achievements in the ladies game are incredible - to win ten world titles in a row in any sport is a phenomenal record. She is a true sporting great and proved her ability to compete on the open professional tour when she reached the final stages of the Wuxi Classic in China. She deserves the chance to play in the World Championship and she will be aiming to become the first woman ever to play in the main event at the Crucible. Reanne is a trail-blazer for female players around the world.

"The WPBSA has successfully developed several initiatives to get more women involved in snooker. At grass roots level, our Cue Zone Into Schools programme has been rolled out to 36 schools across England, encouraging girls and boys to play the sport.

"We are working with Ladies Snooker to bring their events under our governance where we can provide sound sports development. World Ladies already has over 40 players on their official World Ranking list and it is our vision to use this as a starting point to see ladies' snooker grow.

"We also have Ladies Day during the World Championship, offering free coaching and raising awareness on how to get involved. Snooker is one of the most accessible sports in the world. Regardless of age or gender, there are plenty of opportunities to play at the top level or to develop careers in refereeing or coaching."

Mandy Fisher, Chairperson of World Ladies Snooker, added: "We are delighted to be working alongside the WPBSA and appreciate their efforts to help develop our tour. And I'm very pleased to see Reanne given the chance to play in the World Championship, she is an outstanding player and worthy of the opportunity."

The World Championship qualifying rounds run from April 8 to 15, following by the final stages from April 18 to May 4. For all ticket details see www.worldsnooker.com/tickets

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World Grand Prix Line-Up Confirmed

The line up for snooker's new World Grand Prix in Llandudno has been confirmed, with Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Shaun Murphy and Neil Robertson among the top stars competing.

The biggest tournament ever to be staged in North Wales will run from March 16th to 22nd at Venue Cymru in Llandudno. Total prize money of £300,000 and a winner's cheque of £100,000 will be up for grabs at the ITV4-televised event.

A ranking list running from last year's World Championship to last week's Gdynia Open is now complete, with the top 32 players earning a place in the event.

Five-time World Champion O'Sullivan will meet Rod Lawler in the evening session on the opening day of the tournament, Monday March 16th*.

World Champion Selby meets Michael Holt on the same day, and Robertson takes on gifted Belgian potter Luca Brecel.

On Tuesday March 17th, the stand-out ties include Murphy facing Peter Ebdon in a battle of two former World Champions, while Trump is up against Dominic Dale and Ricky Walden meets Chinese ace Ding Junhui.

For the full draw and format see www.worldsnooker.com

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW and start at just £10 - fantastic value to see the best cue kings on the planet. BOOK YOUR SEATS NOW by calling 01492 872 000 or visiting www.worldsnooker.com/tickets

* Matches on 16-18 March may change subject to players' availability following results in the Indian Open (10-14 March). Players appear circumstances permitting.

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G212C // March Cue of the Month

The March Custom Cue of the Month is the G212C. It features burgundy stained birdseye maple forearm and a custom bone urethane sleeve with four red pearl inlays. The G212C comes standard with our high-performance G-Core shaft.

Learn more about the March Cue of the Month!

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WPBSA Supports This Girl Can Campaign

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has registered as a supporting partner of This Girl Can, a campaign which aims to get more women active and playing sport.

This Girl Can is a national campaign, developed by Sport England and delivered in partnership with a wide range of organisations, to raise awareness among women that whatever our size, ability or previous experience, sport can be a fun and enjoyable part of our lives.

In recent years the WPBSA has been active in encouraging more women to get involved with snooker - a sport which can be played at every level regardless of age or gender.

In 2013, snooker's global governing body launched the Cue Zone Into Schools programme, designed to encourage school children - boys and girls - to get involved in the sport using a game called Functional Snooker, which also develops Mathematics and social skills. The programme has been rolled out to 36 schools across England introducing snooker to a wider audience of children.

The WPBSA has also introduced Ladies Day during the World Championship, offering free coaching and encouragement to women. And on the World Snooker Tour, tournaments in Europe have given opportunity for the best amateurs, including many women, to compete.

Jason Ferguson, Chairman of the WPBSA, said: "There are not enough women playing snooker, that much is obvious. Some women might feel nervous about going into their local snooker club because it has traditionally been a male-dominated sport. That is something we have taken steps to address, and we commend the intentions of the This Girl Can campaign to encourage women to get involved in any sport.

Through our Cue Zone Into Schools programme we are tackling this at grass roots level and we hope in the future there will be enough women playing snooker to change the landscape of the sport.

"We are also establishing networks of coaches throughout the UK and overseas to ensure that everyone has the chance to develop their skills if they want to.

"Ladies Day in Sheffield has been very successful in the past two years, and we are looking at other ways we can support the current World Ladies Tour.

"Snooker is one of the very few sports where women and men can compete together. There are plenty of opportunities on the thriving World Snooker Tour now, and there is no reason why we couldn’t have men and women competing in the final of future World Championships. The talent is out there, and if we nurture it in the right way then one day that could become reality."

For more about This Girl Can see www.thisgirlcan.co.uk

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The 75th World Tournament of 14.1 Dates Announced

New York City, NY - Dragon Promotions is pleased to announce the 10th consecutive year that the world's oldest billiard event will be produced. This year's confirmed dates for the 75th World Tournament of 14.1 will take place on July 6 - 12, 2015. For the third straight year, Steinway Billiards in New York City will host the prestigious championship. A star studded field is already forming for this year's lineup to win the world's grandest straight pool championship.

"We are very pleased to be back at Steinway Billiards once more. New York City is the perfect home for the World Tournament where the fans really appreciate the artistry of 14.1", said Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions.

"It's undeniable that this is one of the most looked forward to events of the year for pool enthusiasts. The amount of fan letters and support builds every year that it's overwhelming and rewarding for us", says Charlie Williams, Executive Producer of the World Tournament.


Become a proud sponsor of the most prestigious and classiest event in the United States, the World Tournament of 14.1 which has been ongoing since 1912. For only $250, become part of the elite 141 Club and garner all the benefits that well exceed the money you spend. Click here for full details. We invite you to join this year's 75th anniversary event in New York City as a supporter or attendee. For those interested in a higher level of support as one of our advertisers or elite World 14.1 Patrons, please reply here or call 407-782-4978 . Please read below an important message from the Executive Producer of the championship.

Dear World 14.1 Supporter,

As we enter a new year in billiards, we would like to update you on Dragon Promotions plans for the 75th World Tournament of 14.1
First, we unfortunately will not have the patron sponsorship backing of Dr. Michael Fedak. The good Dr. Fedak will be supporting other causes outside of billiards which need him. We thank Dr.Fedak for his enormous generosity the past 4 years in helping us elevate straight pool.

The good news is, The World Tournament of 14.1 is on and confirmed 100%. We are committed to continue this tradition and have been since it’s revival back in 2006.

But we will still need your help and support , as well as the support of many others. The more we get, the more we can do.

Let's produce a world class tournament that 14.1 deserves.

Throughout a decade, Dragon Promotions has been able to revitalize straight pool back into the sport and to new audiences. In 2006, straight pool was near it’s complete death in the US. Since then we have poured our resources in media, finance, and know-how to grow the popularity of 14.1. Today, the consensus among the professionals on tour is that the World 14.1 is one of, if not the most, important titles to win in America. Something we didn't expect all those years ago.

So as we pledge to continue this noble crusade for the 10th straight year in a row, and hopefully for many years to come, so we ask you as well to lend your support.

I personally have been and will continue to be pounding the pavements to raise sponsor funds for this year. The two primary events at hand will be the 5th Straight Pool Hall of Fame and the 75th World Tournament of 14.1 . We have had the privilege of having legends return to the forefront in Ray Martin, Jim Rempe, Oliver Ortmann while giving deserving due credit to bygones such as Jack Colavita, Frank Stellman, Gene Nagy, and 14.1 inventor Jerome Keough. We feel it's very important for us to keep these traditions alive. We anticipate doing fund raising events in NYC and other locations. We welcome brainstorming ideas.

Many of our past elite sponsors will continue their support of the event. We thank Tom Gleich, Stu Mattana, Harold Siegel and Dr. Gregory Diehl who have already pledged to continue their sponsorships.

On behalf of the pool community, we thank you gentlemen.

If you can't be a top tier sponsor, remember for just $250 you can still be a great asset to the World 14.1 . Join at worldstraightpool.com just like Sean Leinen (NY), Janet Neitzel (ID), Gene Mann (NY), & Phil De Angelo (FL) & more!

Please do not hesitate to call me or email if you would like to join our team in continuing the oldest, longest tradition in billiards.

Sincerely Yours,
Charlie Williams
Executive Producer of the World Tournament

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