Dragon Promotions Expands to China with World Mixed Doubles
By Sally Lee Photos courtesy Emille “BBoy” Soriano
Hangzhou, China- Global billiards promoter Dragon Promotions will be producing the 2nd Annual World Mixed Doubles in Hangzhou,China on September 29-October 1,2011. This will be the first event produced in China by Dragon Promotions and in cooperation with their local partner 9 Club Entertainment and sanctioned by the Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association. The event will pair the top men’s and women’s players together as a two-person team, with a total of 16 teams from around the world. Last year had top talents such as Mika Immonen, Shane Van Boening, Shanelle Loraine, Kaori Ebe and more competed in this unique and excting event. Defending champions Efren “Magician” Reyes and Rubilen Amit will return to defend their World Mixed Doubles title.
“We feel this is one of the most colorful events in billiards. Our television network partners love this format and the uniqueness of the World Mixed Doubles brings a different level of excitement to audiences. This is the only event where you can see the top men and women play together as a single team. It’s thrilling for the masses to watch the players experience teamwork and camaraderie “, says Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions.
“We think this is a wonderful event and we are very honored to host it in China. Dragon Promotions is a very professional company and their expertise in producing world class events is welcomed here. We hope it helps improve all aspects of our sport and growth of billiards in China”, explains Tao Wang, Director of Pool for the CBSA.
The World Mixed Doubles will have players representing countries such as Philippines, China, USA, Japan, Taiwan, Finland, Germany, Korea, England, and many more will participate. The game will be 10-Ball in a double elimination format. The winning team will earn $15,000 for first place. The event will be televised worldwide through ESPN Star Sports and ABS-CBN. The last World Mixed Doubles event surpassed viewing numbers of many individual men and women’s billiards championships.
“This is a dream come true for us to bring Dragon Promotions to China. Their name is very respected here and the World Mixed Doubles is one of their premiere events that we really wish to see. Having the top men and women stars at the same time playing together will be a very big treat for the fans. We plan on helping Dragon Promotions to build this into a huge event and we look forward to a long cooperation with them for years to come”, says Wang Di, President of 9 Club Entertainment.
Dragon Promotions is one of the leading producers of billiard programming in the world today. In a span of over 10 years, Dragon Promotions has produced over 100 international events airing on networks in USA, Korea, and Europe such as ESPN, ABS-CBN, ESPN Star Asia, MBC ESPN, XTM, XPORTS, and Euro Sport. Events include The World Tournament of 14.1, The Predator International 10-Ball Championship, King & Queen of Carom, Empress Cup, Pro Pool Schools, DP Pro Classic, Women’s Trickshot Challenge, World Junior 10-Ball Championships, The World Mixed Doubles and many more. Dragon also manages some of the world’s best players including Allison Fisher, Mika Immonen, Shanelle Loraine, Rodney Morris, Charlie Williams, Mike Davis, Erica Park and many more.
Visit www.dragonpromotions.com or www.dragonpromotions.co.kr