Amateur and Pros to Wage Billiard Battle

Pros vs Amateurs at Ozone Billiards Orlando Open & Poison Billiards Orlando Women’s 10-Ball
at Corner Pocket Billiards

Orlando, FL – Newly owned and managed Corner Pocket Billiards in Orlando will host the Poison Orlando Women’s 10-Ball and the Ozone Billiards Orlando Open on April 17-19,2009. Dragon Promotions will be helping the host room promote the event in launching new upcoming programs and promotions. The weekend event will kickoff with a mini-tournament sponsored by Ozone Billiards. All three events will be handicapped, created so that any player can win.

“Though my schedule is extremely hectic, I wanted to help the local billiard industry here in Orlando. Corner Pockets is under new ownership trying to find their way around in a tough economy. DP has vast knowledge in the billiard business and with simple but effective programs, we feel we can create a template for success for room owners that will have a positive trickle effect on the billiard companies and manufacturers. In my opinion, grass roots will play a vital role for the future”, explained Charlie Williams of Dragon Promotions.

“This establishment has been around for almost 25 years, so as new owners it’s important for us to promote new changes for new times. We want good players to feel welcomed, and for recreation players to have a safe playing environment. With the help of Dragon Promotions, we feel confident their programs can create more interest and a loyal clientele vital for independent room owners”, said Tesh Patel, Owner of Corner Pockets.

Cha will be on hand to participate in the festivities.

Cha will be on hand to participate in the festivities.

Lending their talents to the cause will be 2x World Champion Thorsten Hohmann of Germany, Korea National Champion and WPBA #5 Yu Ram Cha, USA Top 5 Ranked Charlie Williams, Ultimate Trickshot Finalist Shanelle Loraine, and Filipino amateur newbie Zarah Delrosario.
The event will have a modest 1st place guarantee of $400 for the winner of the Poison Women’s 10-Ball, $400 1st Place for the Ozone Billiards Orlando Open, and $200 for the mini-tournament.

Hohmann will also do a 3 hour teaching clinic for anybody who wants to learn billiards. The class is scheduled for Saturday April 18 at 8pm-11pm and will be limited to 8 students at a low cost of $75 per student. The students will be critiqued on their form, learn drills, and be able to ask the World Champion any questions on pool. Email

This will be one of the many new programs Dragon Promotions will introduce to Corner Pocket Billiards. DP will also be developing more exciting poolroom programs catered to players and competitions. Corner Pockets has 25 Brunswick Gold Crown Tables, a snooker table, and a carom table. It is also one of the very rare rooms in the United States with a divided section for smoking and non-smoking. They will also be upgrading their tables to being more in tune with professional standards and quality.

“Everyone here keeps asking if these pro players on the posters are really coming and we keep having to tell them yes. Our customers are really excited and amazed”, said Bobby Appadu, GM of Corner Pockets.


Hohmann will also make an appearance at the Orlando Open.

Hohmann will also make an appearance at the Orlando Open.



The handicapped events will use a game spot system instead of balls. Players will race to their game skill level from 1-8 . Example would be if a intermediate player rated 3 played against a top regional player rated 7, the intermediate would race to 3 games while the regional player goes to 7. If a beginner plays against a pro, the beginner would need only 1 game to win while the pro would win 8.
Interested players can email or call Corner Pockets.
Info on DP can be found at

The events are sponsored by Poison Cues, Ozone Billiards, Dragon Promotions, Corner Pockets and Simonis Cloth.

Corner Pockets is located in the Tower Square Plaza, Across the street from Greenway Ford
at 9318 East Colonial Drive, Orlando FL.

Poison Billiards, an international billiards industry leader, is a high-performance recreation pool cue producer focused on bringing cutting-edge designs, with Predator engineering for best-in-class playability, to billiards players worldwide. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, Poison Billiards is a division of Predator Group whose core brands also include Predator Cues and Uni-Loc®. For more information regarding Predator Group’s products, visit For information on Poison Billiards visit

Ozone Billiards has been providing pool players with top quality billiard products for more than eight years. Its commitment to customer service has helped Ozone Billiards grow to be one of the largest retailers of billiard supplies in the United States. For more information about Ozone Billiards and its product lines, visit

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