Billiard Event to Air Live in Philippines

Biggest Women’s Sporting Event in Philippines of 2009
Women’s World 10-Ball Championship to Air Live on ABS-CBN

Manila, Philippines- Dragon Promotions and Filipino broadcast television giant ABS-CBN have entered into an agreement to air the Women’s World 10-Ball Championship June 2-6,2009. ABS-CBN will be airing the Women’s World 10-Ball Championship live over the five days of the event with a guaranteed 25 hours live coverage as well as delayed taping of other feature matches. With this kind of media and $20,000 at stake for the champion, as well as an additional $50,000 for the top finishers, this will by far be the biggest women’s sporting event in the Philippines of 2009.

The historic event will be aired not only nationally throughout the Philippines, but also internationally on ABS-CBN and The Filipino Channel which covers the USA in strong territories such as New York, Illinois, California, Florida, New Jersey, and 30 other states. Additonal coverage also in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, and many more. Fifteen countries on three continents will be airing the matches. Just in the Philippines alone, ABS-CBN has a reach of over 50 million viewers which represents about 70% of the households in the Philippines.

“ABS-CBN is very pleased and excited to give national and international coverage to this event. The Women’s World 10-Ball Championship is a historic event and will be the biggest women’s sporting event of the year in the Philippines. We are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Dragon Promotions and billiards”, said Peter Musgni, Vice President for ABS-CBN Sports. The event will air on ABS-CBN’s Studio 23 which is a free-to-air UHF TV with a national reach. The event will also be telecast on ABS-CBN Global where more than a million overseas Filipinos will be reached.

“Dragon Promotions has put its full resources behind this event, and Charlie Williams and myself have personally flown back and forth from the Philippines and the U.S. five times just in the past four months. This is the culmination of two year’s work into this project”, added Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions. “ABS-CBN is a superb media entity and very professional to work with. We could not have asked for a better media partner for this event.”

Peter Musgni, VP of ABS-CBN Sports and Charlie Williams of Dragon Promotions seal the deal.

Peter Musgni, VP of ABS-CBN Sports and Charlie Williams of Dragon Promotions seal the deal.

Forty-eight women from around the world will fly to Manila to vie for the chance to become the Women’s World 10-Ball Champion. Countries such as USA, Korea, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Germany, Austria, China, and Canada will be among the participating nations sending their best female billiard players. Six qualifier spots will be available for anyone to play in which will be held in the USA, Asia, and three qualifiers in Manila, Philippines on May 31-June 1, 2009.

“Billiards, the sport of the Philippines. The sport of the people.”

ABS-CBN was founded in 1946, becoming Asia’s first commercial television broadcaster. ABS-CBN is the largest television network in the Philippines which is found in over two thirds of the households in the Philippines. ABS-CBN also owns The Filipino Channel ,Star Cinema – ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc., Star Records, ABS-CBN Publishing, ABS-CBN Interactive, Studio 23 , MYX Music Channel, ABS-CBN News Channel, CinemaOne Global/Cinema One, the Lifestyle Network, Kapamilya Channel, Hero anime channel, ANIMAX’s , DZMM TeleRadyo , Knowledge Channel ,Balls (Sports Channel), Velvet (women’s Channel) and Maxxx (all men focus channel). The network’s radio stations include DWRR 101.9 (FM-Manila) and DZMM 630 kHz (AM-Manila). ABS-CBN affirms its social responsibility in its slogan, “In the Service of the Filipino”, and through the work of the ABS-CBN Foundation they have delivered E-TV (Educational Television) to public schools in the country, Bantay Bata Children’s Watch and Bantay Kalikasan Environment Watch.

The complete format and prize breakdown will be available soon with updates on www.dragonpromotions.com . Players, sponsors, and fans can request more info and join DP’s mailing list at womensworld10ball@gmail.com

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