Bankshot Billiards and Dragon Promotions is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Lucasi Hybrid Invitational Classic to be held July 30-Aug 3, 2008. Cue & Case, creators of the Lucasi, Players, and now Lucasi Hybrid lines will be title sponsoring the event as well as presenting sponsor Ozonebilliards.com. Bankshot Billiards will play host as it has a rich history of hosting many Dragon Promotions prestigious events including the World 10-Ball Championships. This event will be no different in level or class.
Straight Pool Division and 10-Ball Division will be the discliplines to be mastered at the Lucasi Classic. The event will invite 48 top world class players with names such as Ronnie Alcano PHI , Dennis Orcullo PHI, Mika Immonen FIN, Raj Hundal IND, Mike Davis USA, Charlie Williams USA, and Jacksonville's own Thorsten Hohmann GER.
As a big incentive, any player using Lucasi roducts during the event will receive a seperate bonus money according to their finish in the event.
"The Lucasi Hybrid offers every player the price, performance and protection in a technology cue that has been needed for a long time.With the research and development we have put into this line of cues and shafts, we are able to offer players a cue that performs at a higher level than it's competition with a much better price.Plus, all the cues and shafts come with a lifetime guarantee! The Lucasi Hybrid Classic will be a great opportunity for players around the world to experience this new breakthrough in technolgy cues." said Mike Baggett, Vice President of Cue & Case.
Coinciding with the pro event, the 3rd Annual Ozonebilliards.com US Amateur Open will take place. The amateur events will have 8-Ball and 9-Ball divisions with Mens, Women, Seniors, and Mixed Doubles. Jamie Lucas of Cue and Case Sales at BCA
Powered by 3DEN The 4th Annual World Junior 10-Ball Championships will also take place on Aug 2-3,2008. All total there will be 10 events taking place at Bankshot Billiards over 5 days. "We're always thrilled to hosting professional players at our room.Our staff and fans really love to see and meet these champions and that's why we enjoy supporting the sport. We look forward to seeing this event grow and more players from around the world coming to Jacksonville in future years." says Jeff Scot, Owner of Bankshot Billiards.
"Dragon Promotions started out based in Florida, and that's where our first event was produced. Cue & Case is one of the oldest and biggest companies in the industry, and being based in Florida it's a perfect fit for the event. explained Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions. "We feel it's good to stay loyal to the fans who have supported our Florida events for the past eight years. The players love coming to Florida and they love Jacksonville. "
Fans can purchase ticketsat Bankshot Billiards for advances sales on the Pro Straight Pool event and the Pro 10-Ball event .There are limited number of VIP seats available. Any remaining tickets can be purchased on site at the tickets sales counter. Cue & Case has been in business for 15 years and was founded by Jim Lucas. Jim's goal to provide pool players with a high quality, genuine inlay cue at an affordable price was acheived with the Lucasi cues and they have been in production for almost 10 years. Cue & Case is also one of the largest billiard distributors providing dealers with a complete line of all items needed to create the ultimate gameroom.
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, Korea, India, and Europe such as ESPN, MBC ESPN, XTM, XPORTS, and Euro Sport. Events include The World 14.1 Championship, The Predator International 10-Ball Championship, King & Queen of Carom, Empress Cup, Pro Pool Schools, Women's Trickshot Challenge, World Junior 10-Ball Championships, Korea vs USA, and many more.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.