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BILLIARD INDUSTRY NEWS · POOL TOWN · POOLMAG NEWS
Kevin Trudeau, infomercial pitchman and author, better known to pool fans in his role with the International Pool Tour, was ordered by a federal judge to serve 30 days in prison and must turn himself in tomorrow, according to Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times reports.
According to the Sun Times report:
"'This was an attempt by Mr. Trudeau to harass, intimidate and influence the court,' said U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman, who was flooded with hundreds of 'harassing, threatening and interfering' emails, locking up the judge's email system and shutting down his Blackberry for part of the day."
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POOL TOWN · POOLMAG NEWS
Each year the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) recognizes an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to the billiard industry with the presentation of the BCA President's Award. This year the BCA has chosen to recognize Frederick Mali. Mali, who passed away at the age of 76 in 2007, was the president and CEO of The Henry W.T. Mali & Co., Inc. (Mali Cloth), the oldest continuously family-run company in New York City, founded in 1826.
"Fred Mali was a great ambassador for the game of billiards, as well as the most gentlemanly individual with whom I have ever done business," said BCA President Ivan Lee. "I feel it is important to recognize a man who never had an enemy, made an indelible mark on his company and this industry and always found time for anyone needing his assistance or support. Fred provided direction and assistance to many people in the billiard industry selflessly and willingly. The loss of Fred Mali to the billiard industry is difficult to accurately determine, but his eternal optimism and civilized manner would have been a guiding light in the troubled economic times that our industry faces today. I only regret that this recognition comes to him posthumously."
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BILLIARD INDUSTRY NEWS · POOL TOWN · POOLMAG NEWS
February 05, 2010 · 1 Comment
The American Cuemaker's Association is proud to present its 2010 recipient of the prestigious Cuemaker of the Year Award. The American Cuemaker's Association (ACA) was established in 1992 to promote the American-made cue and cuemaker. Beginning in 2008, the ACA initiated the Cuemaker of the Year Award to recognize an ACA member who has provided a top quality product in an ethical, honorable, and professional manner through the years. The award will be presented at the annual ACA banquet at the Super Billiards Expo at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, PA, on March 18-21, 2010.
The 2010 winner is Prather Cue from Mooreland, OK. Founded in 1978, the Prather family initially provided quality cuemaking components to cuemakers at a reasonable price. Dan Prather was joined by his two sons, Daniel Jr. and Jeff, in the mid-eighties and cue making became an important part of the business. By 1990 the Prathers had become renown for their cues as well as their cuemaking components. With Dan Jr.'s computer skills, Jeff's woodworking abilities, and Dan Sr.'s inspiration, Prather Cues really took off. Dan's daughter, Jennifer, has also been involved in the business since its inception. Today Prather Cue makes a complete line of cues including many custom "one of a kind" beauties. They also continue to be a leading supplier of cue components to many of the world's cuemakers.
Also to be recognized at this year's ACA banquet will be the recipient of the People's Choice Award. This award acknowledges the cue buying public's choice of the their favorite cue on display at the ACA booth at the Super Billiards Expo. Every ACA member can display one cue of which they are especially proud. Attendees at the expo then have the opportunity to vote on their favorite cue. The cuemaker whose cue receives the most votes will be recognized at the banquet with the People's Choice Award.
Stay tuned for coverage of this event! 'Til then, learn more about Prather Cues at www.prathercue.com
POOL CUES · POOL TOWN · POOLMAG NEWS
February 04, 2010 · 1 Comment
Manila, Philippines - Billiards beauty star Shanelle Loraine has signed on with Cream Silk, the #1 hair care brand in the Philippines. Shanelle will be appearing in several ads and TV commercials for the mainstream hair care products. Loraine's popularity in the booming billiards country of the Philippines ever since her debut at the Women's World 10-Ball Championship of last June and her recent 3rd place finish with partner Lee Van Corteza at the World Mixed Doubles Classic, both events produced by Dragon Promotions that manages Loraine. Fans can see the commercial at www.poolmag.com
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POOL & BILLIARD TRIVIA · POOL TOWN · POOLMAG NEWS
CueSight, an online retailer of pool cues and other billiards supplies, wants to make a difference in the devastated lives of the children affected by the recent earthquakes in Haiti by donating 10% of sales, from February 1st until February 7th, to World Vision. With every ordered placed, customers can be sure that they are contributing to the aid of orphans and other children in this decimated region.
Heidi Taylor, Director of Operations for CueSight, commented, "We are already familiar with World Vision's work, and have confidence in their ability to help those who need it the most. Besides contributing on a personal level, we felt it important to exercise our ability as a company to contribute as well." CueSight, along with their customers, can assist World Vision's effort to distribute life-saving relief supplies - including food, clean water, blankets, and tents - to the children and families devastated by the earthquake and aftershocks in Haiti.
World Vision is a charity devoted to helping children all over the world. They have worked in Haiti for over 30 years and have more than 800 staff members on the ground. A special relief effort has been set up for the victims of the earthquakes in Haiti. World Vision has a four-star rating, the highest available, from CharityNavigator.org, an organization that helps people to determine which charities operate most effectively. For more information regarding World Vision, visit their website at www.worldvision.org.
CueSight is an online retailer located in Matthews, NC. They specialize in billiards supplies and carry such brands as Fury, Milliken,Blaze, Viking, Aramith, Simonis, Slippy, and many others. For more information about CueSight you can visit their website at www.cuesight.com or call 1-800-660-2572.
POOL TOWN · POOLMAG NEWS
LiquidWick Pool Cues announced today that it will be featured along with world billiard star Jeanette Lee "The Black Widow" on the TLC TV Show "American Chopper," which features the custom motorcycle shop, Orange County Choppers.
Earlier this year, LiquidWick commissioned mega motorcycle brand Orange County Choppers to build a Jeanette Lee "The Black Widow" bike. LiquidWick partners, Rich Gustin and Dan Shields, accompanied Jeanette Lee on a visit to Orange County Choppers on September 25th 2009 where she was filmed playing "American Chopper" star Paul Teutul Sr. in pool and was then interviewed for the episode. OCC then went on to build the bike as part of the tv show. The chopper unveil was filmed at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on November 11th 2009.
"The bike is awesome and currently in our possession in Albuquerque," said Rich Gustin, LiquidWick partner. "We plan to share it with the fans of both Jeanette Lee and OCC."
"It was great fun playing Paul Sr. in pool and hanging with all the guys at OCC," said Jeanette Lee. "The bike is beautiful and I can't wait to watch the episode."
The American Chopper episode featuring the Jeanette Lee "The Black Widow" bike will air on TLC on Thursday, December 17th 2009 at 9pm ET/PT. For exact times in your area please check your local listings. The "American Chopper" program has aired in over 160 countries and been translated into over 35 languages.
"This bike is the hottest motorcycle ever created for the billiards industry," said Dan Shields, LiquidWick Partner. "OCC bikes can be huge draws and we plan to use this incredible new chopper, along with appearances by Jeanette Lee, for marketing and promotional events to support our retail partners."
CELEBRITY POOL & BILLIARDS · GREAT POOL PLAYERS · POOLMAG NEWS
Tom "Dr Cue" Rossman and Dominic "The Drill Instructor" Esposito will teach a three day intensive BOOT CAMP Pool School to be hosted by Pool Table Magic in Windsor Locks, Connecticut on October 22-24. Enrollment is limited to 8 pool players to insure close hands-on instruction attention.
The Boot Camp will take place at POOL TABLE MAGIC, 75 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, Ct 06096, 860-627-8494, and we'll provide all the rest in first class style for only $895 (credit cards add $25).
This fee includes your hotel, meals, class sessions and much more. Students may deduct $145 if they don't want to room in the host hotel.
Sign up with a friend and receive a $25 discount for each of you, or come as a pool league team of 3 or more members and get $50 off per person.
Here's what we teach:
Day 1 - 12:00 Noon to 10PM Welcome luncheon, Mastering Cue Ball Control, Kicking & Banking Systems plus The G.A.M.E and L.I.F.E. System Foundation.
Day 2 - 9:00AM to 10PM Mastering Artistic Pool, Offense & Defensive Pool Systems, BIG SURPRISES, plus Building your G.A.M.E and L.I.F.E. System.
Day 3 - 9:00AM to 4:00PM Pro Strategies for Winning Against Any Level Player, the Secret to Locking In Your Mental Focus, plus a Blow Your Mind Finale.
The first boot camp was a sell-out success, so don't miss your chance to sign up this time - only a few spots still remain.
To learn more about this special three-day event, call Dominic Esposito to register at 407-927-1484. OR email
Tom "Dr. Cue" Rossman
or Dominic "The Drill Instructor" Esposito
POOL & BILLIARD TRICK SHOTS · POOL TOWN · POOLMAG NEWS
Over 150 junior billiard hopefuls, along with over 60 collegiate players, will descend on Illinois State University this week for the Billiard Education Foundation's Junior National 9-Ball Championships and the ACU-I Collegiate Championships. Brunswick Billiards, a long time supporter of the event, announced that this year they will supply both a cash donation as well as provide five 9-foot Gold Crown IV tables for tournament play.
"Brunswick is committed to the advancement of tomorrow's players and the future of the sport of billiards," said Austin Rothbard, president of Brunswick Billiards. "Supporting youth events is important to growing the interest in the sport and promoting it among the next generation. We are proud to sponsor this national junior tournament."
The BEF Junior Nationals has become one of the most prestigious junior events in North America. Participants will compete for a chance to win academic scholarships, prizes and an opportunity to represent North America at the World Pool-Billiard Association's (WPA) Junior World Championships.
This is the 21st year of the tournament, which will be held on the campus of Illinois State University in Bloomington, Ill. on July 21-26. For more information about Brunswick Billiards and its product line, visit www.brunswickbilliards.com. For more about the BEF and its programs, visit billiardeducation.org.
Pool & Billiard Magazine will be on hand to gift all the participants with subscriptions. Watch for news of the events in September's Back to School, Back to Pool issue!
POOLMAG NEWS · UPCOMING POOL & BILLIARD TOURNAMENTS
Forgive the intrustion 8-Ball Blog fans - Just updating some info - More pool news soon!
Shari & The P&B Crew