Taylor Road Productions, promoters of the Galveston World Classic, is pleased to announce that Aramith will be the official pool balls of the Galveston World Classic. The billiard event features top professionals and amateurs in pool tournaments vying for $1,000,000 in prizes and will be staged at the Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX September 11-20, 2009.
The event will feature the top billiard professionals and thousands of amateur players vying for $1,000,000 in prizes in 11 events. Some of the top professional players that will be competing are Efren Reyes, Earl Strickland, Francisco Bustamante, Johnny Archer, Nick Varner, Jeremy Jones, Gabe Owen, and Charlie Bryant. Many of these players will also be performing in special nightly challenge matches.
As the official pool ball, Aramith pool balls will be the balls featured on the pool tables at the Galveston World Classic. Aramith pool balls will also be featured on the televised pool table at the event, which will be streaming the event at the Ustream channel, Inside POOL Magazine Video.
Bobby Rone of Taylor Road Productions said, “Aramith is a great company with a long history of supporting the sport of billiards. We’re honored to welcome them as the official pool balls and grateful for their continued support with the Galveston World Classic.”
Yves Bilquin of Saluc said, “We are pleased and excited to support the Galveston World Classic event. We feel that Taylor Road Productions is helping take this sport to the next level and we’re honored to be contributing.”
The Galveston World Classic event will be STREAMED LIVE and FREE at the event web site, The Galveston World Classic and will be aired throughout Asia with 11 hours of programming on ESPN Star.
The Galveston World Classic will also be aired on the VERSUS network in a weekly time slot during November and December this year. The air times are listed below:
Wednesday November 11 6-7pm EST
Wednesday November 18 6-7pm EST
Wednesday December 2 6-7pm EST
Wednesday December 9 6-7pm EST
Wednesday December 23 6-7pm EST
To find the VERSUS channel for your cable provider, use this tool:
About Taylor Road Productions
Taylor Road Productions is the producer and promoter of the Galveston World Classic from September 11-20, 2009 at Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX. The Galveston World Classic features over $1,000,000 in prize money, will be streamed live online for free, and will be televised in dozens of countries.
The vision of the company is to produce pool and billiard events that promote the sport to a new level by large cash prizes, televised events and high profile events for all to experience. The company web site is The Galveston World Classic.
Callenelle is a small village in the Walloon region of Belgium, close to Tournai, Mons (Belgium) and Lille (France). Founded in 1923, Saluc was at that time a chemical industry specialised in tannery products. After 1950, this industry died out and Saluc made a conversion to the billiards balls.
Today, Saluc produces and distributes billiard balls under the registered trademark Aramith in more than 85 countries, and has a market share of 80 % worldwide.
The company is also specialized in the production of industrial balls used in all kind of applications, as well as in 9 pin bowling balls and trackballs. The exportation represents 98% of its activity.
One of the major strengths of the company is its upstream integration: Saluc has its own chemical plant, to produce the phenolic resin which gives the exceptional characteristics to the finished products. This integration allows the price optimization and quality insurance.