By Mark Thomas
MADISON, Wisconsin December 5, 2014 Viking Cue Manufacturing, LLC announced today that it is partnering with Dragon Promotions to sponsor the Inaugural 2014 Women’s International Pool Championship event to be held December 16 – 21st in New York City. “Viking is incredibly excited about being able to support the first Women’s International Pool Championship in New York” said Mark Larson, Owner of Viking Cue. The Women’s International Pool Championship is a WPBA sanctioned event and will be live-streamed on internet TV, allowing fans to watch this event live or as a video on demand and will feature 64 elite women from all over North America and around the world .”It is our hopes that we can help bring these amazing woman players and the sport of billiards to a wider scale audience” Mark Larson added “The Team at Dragon Promotions has put together an incredible field of talent and we are sure this will be the perfect event to help us kick off Viking Cue’s 50th Anniversary Year in style”.
“Viking Cue is one of the oldest and most respected companies in the pool industry. We are ecstatic of their support of the Andy Cloth Women’s International Pool Championship, and Dragon Promotions is looking forward to many more collaborations with Viking”, said Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions.
In a real-world success story. Viking Cue was founded in a Stoughton, WI basement and grew to become one of the biggest custom cue manufacturers in the industry. Since 2011, Viking has been under the steady guidance of new ownership and remains to be a company that is built around the Viking artisans and the art of handcrafting cues. Last year Viking Cue Manufacturing, LLC moved to its New World Headquarters and production facility in Middleton, WI and just released its new 50th anniversary cue line for 2015.
“A cool piece of pool trivia, Viking was my first cue sponsor. I was fortunate they came on board to help me as a young player around my second year on tour. In fact, till this day I still have my personalized Viking Cue they customized for me in my competitions. I’m very pleased to have Dragon Promotions associated with their historic name”, said Charlie Williams, Executive Producer of the Women’s International Pool Championship. Williams was a former top billiard pro achieving a ranking as high as #1 in his 15 year competitive career.
Viking Cue has been handcrafting performance pool cues since 1965. 100% made in the USA, Viking cues and performance shafts are sold worldwide through authorized retailers and range in price from $205.00 – $3999 MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price).
Charlie Williams Executive Producer – Dragon Promotions