Chicago, IL - The wait is over. In November of this year, the world's greatest women players will be showcased like never before in an event that Dragon Promotions has been working on for nearly 2 years. It will be East versus West as Dragon Promotions is thrilled to announce its newest event creation, The Queens Cup!
The Queens Cup will be the very first time that the best women in the West will take on the best women in Asia in a dramatic format that will take 3 days to determine the outcome. Four women will be selected from Europe and the USA while another four women will be selected to represent Asia. The format will be versatile including 4-on-4s , Triples, Doubles, and Singles matches. Each team will have to play every which way possible and strategy will be crucial. The first team to reach 10 match wins will be victorious. All matches will be 10-Ball.
Renowned writer and publisher of Billiards Digest and Bowler's Journal, Mike Panozzo says,"The idea of a Ryder Cup-style competition in women's pool is a natural. Anyone who has witnessed Team USA vs Team Europe in pool's Mosconi Cup knows that these competitions bring out more excitement, emotion and drama than any other event during the year. The new Queen's Cup, pitting East vs West, is also a natural. The women's game really emerged when European players joined the U.S. Players on the WPBA Tour. Now the game is dominated by the talented Asian stars. Will a combination of American and European players be enough to topple the powerful Asians? Not sure, but it should be a lot of fun watching them pull together as a team to try."
"This is a pool fan's dream come true. We have been asked for years to put on something like this, and we have been biting our tongue and chomping at the bit to not release that this was already in the works. This is something that has never been done before. To get all the best women together and settle which side has the best players has been an argument for the past few years", said Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions. Dragon Promotions is the creator of the Womens World 10-Ball Championship, which most players and experts agree is the toughest and most sought after Womens title to win. "Producing the Women's World 10-Ball the past four years we have seen two Asian World Champions and two western World Champions. Four different players from four different countries. This event will help settle which side is stronger once and for all. At least for a year!"
Pool & Billiard Magazine's Editor in Chief Shari Stauch says. "I think the idea of the Queen's Cup, a women's team event, will be great for both players and fans. We all have enjoyed the rivalry of the world's top men players; let's see the women battle it out, too!"
"We wanted this to be the ultimate test for the women. So we created the best format we could invent using 10-Ball in a versatile format. The rules cater to the top professionals including a forced hard break rule. There won't be any room for excuses or fluff, just plain, hardnosed pool action. Every woman in the Queens Cup will have to bring their A+ game", explains Charlie Williams. Williams has designed and played in events such as Korea vs USA, the Patriot Cup, World vs Philippines, and World vs Taiwan. He is also a 5x member of the USA Mosconi Cup Team as well as being a past USA Captain.
Most of the players have already been contracted and will be announced soon. But the one player that will be announced now is the selection of the Captain of the West Team. And that is , of course, the world #1, Ms.Kelly Fisher of England.
"I was absolutely thrilled when I first heard this event was going to take place! This is something very different and unique. The dynamics are really great and could really draw big media attention to women's pool. I feel the Queens Cup could really, really grow into a huge event," says Kelly Fisher. Kelly is a Two-Times World Champion and is considered to be the most dominant women's player in the world currently. She will be a major force to be reckoned with for the Asians in the Queens Cup.
"We believe this will be an extremely exciting event and great for television. So we anticipate this will be an annual event that will build a rivalry for years to come." says Cindy Lee.
Sponsors may now contact Dragon Promotions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-407-782-4978 . Official equipment sponsors will be announced shortly.
Stay tuned for more exciting news and follow the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thequeenscup
Dragon Promotions is one of the leading producers of billiard programming in the world today. In a span of over 12 years, Dragon Promotions has produced 200 international events airing on networks in USA, China, Philippines, Korea, Canada 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 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 has expanded to other sports such as football and manages some of the world's best pool players including Johnny Archer, Mika Immonen, Shanelle Loraine, Rodney Morris, Charlie Williams, Mike Davis, and Erica Park. Watch their anniversary video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZrvwijI8fg and visit www.dragonpromotions.com