Las Vegas, NV- Dragon Promotions is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Predator International 10-Ball Championship to be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino on May 12-17, 2008. The BCA Pool League will play host to the event this year as the pro event will take place in conjunction with the BCA National 8-Ball Championships. The event previously had been held in Florida for seven years straight, the last three years in Jacksonville.
"It was a major decision for all of us to decide to move the event from our home base in Jacksonville, Florida." commented Karim Belhaj, CEO and Co-Owner of Predator Products. "It's great fun and pleasure for us to give fans and players tours of our factory and insight on Predator technology. But in the end Dragon Promotions and Predator felt that it was worthwhile for all our partners to go to Las Vegas. The BCA National 8-Ball Championships is a special event, and we've been vendors supporting the event and show for many years. This year it gives us pleasure to be an even bigger part of it."
"I'm glad to see this event grow, and moving to Las Vegas with the BCA Pool League is fantastic." says Paul Costain, Co-Owner of Predator Cues and inventor of Uni-Loc. "We're on a quest to educate players on the game and improve technology of the equipment. This event will help us showcase even more why Predator's advance design and engineering is superior to all other cues." 96 Players from around the world will converge once again in Predator Cues premiere event. Countries represented will include Germany, Sweden, England, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Australia, Finland, Hong Kong, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Curacao, Venezuela, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Netherlands, Italy, Malta, and the USA. Last year's event had a full 96 players with more than two thirds of the field from foreign lands with 25 countries represented.
"Our team is excited to partner with the BCAPL in making the 8th Annual Predator International Championship happen. The BCA National 8-Ball Championships is one of pool's greatest events of the year, drawing more players and fans in one place than any other event worldwide. That's an amazing accomplishment and we're honored to be a part of its success." quoted Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions.
Defending Champion Shane Van Boening will return to retain his title this time against some new faces and old foes. This year's dangerous line up include Francisco Bustamante (PHI), Johnny Archer (USA), Mika Immonen (FIN), Ralf Souquet (GER), Rodney Morris (USA), Niels Feijen (NED), Tony Robles (USA), Shin Young Park (KOR), Hayato Hijikata (JPN), Thorsten Hohmann (GER), Mike Davis (USA), Manuel Gama (POR), Charlie Williams (USA), John Morra (CAN) and many more!
"This is a great effort and partnership for all of us involved. We feel BCAPL, Predator Cues, Dragon Promotions, and Diamond Billiard Products will make an exceptional team and produce a great show. With the combination of Matchroom Sports World Pool Masters and The Action Report's Challenge Matches, those nine days should fulfill every pool enthusiast's dream." says Mark Griffin, CEO of the BCA Pool League. Fans can purchase tickets online at www.playbca.com for advances sales. There are only 40 VIP seats available. Any remaining tickets can be purchased on site at the tickets sales counter near the pro arena.
The BCAPL has a long standing tradition for the past decade bringing the world's elite players to Las Vegas for its fans, and this year it will have the biggest men's field assembled in its history. This will also mark the first time BCAPL fans and members will get to watch pro 10-Ball, the current game of choice amongst the top pros.
Dragon Promotions is one of the leading producers of billiard programming in the world today. Dragon produces over 40 events a year airing on networks in USA and Korea including The World 14.1 Championship, King of Carom, and Korea vs USA. Dragon also manages some of the world's best players including Thorsten Hohmann, Shanelle Loraine, Rodney Morris, Charlie Williams, Jeanette Lee, Mika Immonen, Mike Davis, Yu Ram Cha and many more. Visit www.dragonpromotions.com or www.dragonpromotions.co.kr
The BCA Pool League started in 1978 and today has nearly 60,000 members sanctioned through 444 leagues in 45 states and 6 foreign countries. The BCA National 8-Ball Championships brings together over 7,000 pool players on 240 Diamond Smart Tables for the ultimate test in amateur competition. With a total of 25 amateur and 3 pro events, every pool player in the world has a place to play during 9 days in May at the Riviera. www.playbca.com
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