World 10-Ball Championship Filling Up with Diverse International Field
Dragon Promotions predicts that the Predator World 10-Ball Championship will have the largest foreign field ever attended in Florida’s strong billiard history. The invitational event was limited to 96 invitees who will commence combat on the green felt starting May 24 at Bankshot Billiards in Jacksonville, FL.
Over 20 countries will be represented including players from Italy, Hong Kong, Sweden, Netherlands, Russia, Dominica, France, Canada, China, England, Australia, Germany, Korea, Philippines, Denmark, Puerto Rico, Spain, Japan, Aruba, Curacao, Belgium, Guatamala, Finland, and the USA.
We’ve sponsored this event seven years now, but we’re more excited than ever before. Going from 9-Ball to 10-ball, and then from open to the World Championships has been the right evolution. The response on this World Championship event has been beyond our expectations. says Karim Belhaj, CEO of Predator Products.
Experienced World Championship title competitors in attendance include World 9-Ball Champions Thorsten Hohmann(GER), Alex Pagulayan (PHI), Mika Immonen(FIN), Ralf Souquet(GER), and Johnny Archer(USA). Other vastly seasoned pros include Niels Fiejen (NET), Marcus Chamat(SWE), Francisco Bustamente (PHI), Charlie Williams (USA), Thomas Engert(GER), Raj Hundal(ENG), Luc Salvas(CAN), Fabio Petroni (ITL) and many more.
First timers for a World Championship event include newbies Rob Saez (USA), Manuel Gama (SPN), Goh Takami(JPN), Pil Hyun Cho(KOR), Craig Riley (ENG), John Morra(CAN).
Surprisingly, top pro veteran Tony Robles(USA) will be taking his first stab at a rotation game World Title at this event. I get invited every year, but the World 9-Ball Championship has always been far overseas. I don’t know if I can sweat the flight. Just flying to Las Vegas from New York kills me! admits the 2x Sportsman of the Year.
As well as being the first ever World 10-Ball Championship in history, this will be the first time a rotation game World Championship will be held on American soil since 1994.
We revived the World Straight Pool Championship last year, and since then we’ve seen a resurgence in the game all over the world. Creating the first ever World 10-Ball Championship, we feel we will help promote the growth and popularity of this game as well. says Charlie Williams, Founder of Dragon Promotions.
In conjunction with the main event, there will also be the 2nd Annual US Amateur 8-Ball 9-Ball Open with Open, Womens, and Seniors Divisions from May 23-27,2007. These events are only open to amateurs and will not allow pros,semi-pros,or top rated amateurs. The Junior World 10-Ball Championships with Girls and Boys Divisions will be held May 26-27,2007. For info on amateur events goto www.dragonpromotions.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) . Junior inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com)
Predator Products is based in Jacksonville, Florida and produces the highest quality and most technologically advanced playing cues, break cues, jump cues, and cases. More than 60% of the top pros in the world on the men and women tours use Predator technology in competition.
Dragon Promotions is one of the leading producers of billiard programming in the world today. DP produces over 40 events a year airing on networks in USA and Korea including The World 14.1 Championship, King of Carom, and Korea vs USA. Dragon also manages some of the world’s best players including Thorsten Hohmann, Mika Immonen, Rodney Morris, Yu Ram Cha and many more.