World Wide Sport of Billiards Introduces Jim Wych as the “The Voice of the Bonus Ball”
Introduced to the new game of Bonus Ball at the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships in Chesapeake last fall, Jim Wych is delighted to be a part of the exciting new billiard game, Bonus Ball. With 40 years of cue sport experience, Wych believes the sport is perfectly poised to welcome a game that brings out the best of all the different billiard disciplines. His exact words were, “Bonus Ball hits the bulls eye dead on!”
Wych is a two-time Canadian snooker champion and has been a world-ranked snooker professional for over 15 years. Following a successful professional snooker career, his attention turned towards broadcasting, where he has now become universally recognized as the “Voice of Billiards.”
As a host and commentator for over 20 years, his expert analysis can be heard on most of the world’s premier pool events. The success he has garnered over his playing and broadcasting career has earned him the respect of the global billiard community.
“To be getting on board with the World Wide Sport of Billiards, owned by fellow Canadians Larry Chiborak and Barry Bremner, is a dream scenario for me,” noted Wych. “Bonus Ball incorporates different aspects of virtually every billiard game and rewards players for their level of skill and execution. With Bonus Ball the luck element has been greatly reduced, and success will be based solely on performance. This is something that all competitive players appreciate and strive for.“I have had a long-standing relationship with the creator of Bonus Ball, Larry Chiborak, and I have seen this game evolve to the point where it ready to be introduced to the world. Innovation and creativity are the key ingredients behind its evolution, and I am confident, once a player plays this dynamic new game, they will be forever smitten. This is an exciting time for pool and I believe that Bonus Ball will capture the imagination of every cue sport enthusiast.”
WPBL tournament director Barry Bremner commented on Jim Wych, “He has a very good understanding of the strategies of Bonus Ball, and his knowledge of our eight professional players makes him the very best choice to be our commentator and game analyst.” There is no doubt that Wych’s billiard experience makes him the perfect choice of the World Professional Billiard League for their premier event, “The Super Series of Billiards,” in Winnipeg, Canada, May 6-9.