2008 World Champs Clench Victory With Predator

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA (December 10, 2008) – Four of the last World Champions: Darren Appleton, Daryl Peach, Ralf Souquet and Niels Feijen battled their way to victory with the accuracy and consistency of a Predator shaft leading the way.
Using his 3142 shaft, Darren Appleton, of Great Brittan, took first place out of 128 of billiard's top players worldwide in the inaugural 2008 WPA World 10-Ball Championship.  The reigning 2007 WPA World 9-Ball Champion, Daryl Peach, of Great Brittan, also used his 3142 shaft to secure his title, which he will hold until the next tournament in 2009. Ralf Souquet, of Germany, won the 2008 WPA World 8-Ball Championship title with his 3142, and Niels Feijen, of the Netherlands, used his 3142 shaft to break his way to victory in the 2008 WPA World Straight Pool Championship.
“To compete at the highest level, consistency and precision are key. That's why I made the decision to switch to the best shaft,” said World 8-Ball Champion, Ralf Souquet. “The Predator 3142 helps me stay at the top of my game.”
Predator 3142 and Z2 shaft technology uses a unique 10-piece splicing construction for unmatched consistency. Proprietary front-end technology creates a lighter, more flexible shaft; this combined with a shorter ferrule MaxLite and the Uni-Loc® Original joint system provides unrivaled accuracy.
Predator also offers the Fat Shaft, designed with a thicker Pro taper and 13.2mm tip diameter to provide a more traditional, solid feel. Currently, the shaft is available exclusively through J&J America and J&J Taiwan, but starting in January 2009, Fat Shaft will be available through dealers worldwide. Placing second to Appleton at the 2008 WPA World 10-Ball Championship, playing with his Fat Shaft, was Chia Ching Wu, of Chinese Taipei – the youngest player ever to win the WPA World 9-Ball Championship (2005).
Predator Cues, an international billiards industry leader, is a high-performance, professional pool cue producer focused on developing revolutionary technology that enhances performance for billiards players worldwide. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, Predator Cues is a division of The Predator Group whose core brands also include Poison Billiards and Uni-Loc®. For more information regarding The Predator Group's products, visit www.predatorcues.com, www.poisonbilliards.com, www.uni-loc.com.