Raj Hundal of India has signed on with global events producer Dragon Promotions to be exclusively represented as one of pool’s rising stars. Hundal, known as The Hitman, has in a short time proven to the pool world he is a force to be reckoned with. He first turned heads in 2005 when he defeated #1 seed Yang Ching Shun of Taiwan at the World 9-Ball Championship, and then shocked the field as the dark horse winner of the 2005 World Pool Masters taking down veteran Rodney Morris (USA) in the finals. In 2008 Hundal played his first full year on the US Pro Tour circuit starting out the year unranked and ending the year ranked number 6.
“Raj has an enormous amount of confidence in himself, and that’s going to take him a long way in this game. He never gets down on himself and he has a smooth, fast paced game that fans enjoy watching.” commented Charlie Williams. “Plus he has a ton of charm and witty sense of humor that makes people from all over root for him.”
Dragon Promotions will be expanding into India in 2009 with events and goal of promoting the growth of billiards there. DP has been highly successful in other markets such as Korea and the United States in producing international billiard events, and has garnered the confidence of industry sponsors such as Brunswick who is investing substantially into India and Asia. Hundal is also confident of India’s future and potential.
“Dragon Promotions is a great company that I would have loved to join regardless, but when I heard about the expansion into India it gave me a boost of electricity! My roots are in India and though I lived in London awhile, I’ve been to India enough to know the sport could become massive there. If anyone can do it, it’s Dragon Promotions and I am looking forward to helping the sport grow there as much as I can.” said Hundal.
“Raj by far is the most established and most successful Indian player in billards history. His credentials of wins against top players and international coverage is significant, and on top of that he works hard off the table as well. It was a no brainer to bring him on board with us.” explained Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions.
Hundal will join an elite group of selected players managed by DP that include Mika Immonen of Finland, Rodney Morris of USA, Yu Ram Cha of Korea, Shanelle Loraine of Guam, and top American stars Jeanette Lee, Mike Davis, and Charlie Williams.