Artistic Pool World Championship Venue Sought

To Respective WPA Confederations, Promoters, and Room Owners:

We would like to request any and all federations structured under the umbrella of the World Pool – Billiards Association (WPA), plus interested room Owners and/or Promoters to submit their interest in hosting/promoting the 2010 or the 2011 WPA World "Artistic Pool" Championship. Each event will take place at an agreeable date to Promoters/Room Owners/Federations that are interested. The sooner all details and dating can be arranged...the better of course for all concerned.

Prior locations for the world event were as follows:

2000 -- North America ( Las Vegas , NV )
2001 -- North America ( Las Vegas , NV )
2002 -- Europe (Willingen, Germany )
2003 -- Europe ( Kiev , Ukraine )
2004 -- North America ( Bell Gardens , CA )
2005 -- North America ( Southington , CT )
2006 -- North America ( Fridley , MN )
2007 – Europe ( St Petersburg , Russia )
2008 – North America ( Atlanta , Georgia )
2010 --???????????
2011 --???????????

The following is a list of requirements to host the World “Artistic Pool” Championship:

1) A minimum of 3 tables for the actual competition and 2 practice table are normally provided with Simonis 860 cloth or similar and Aramith TV Pro Cup Balls.
(a) 4 competition tables for a 3 day event
(b) 3 competition tables for a 4 day event

2) Requested monetary add-on from respective Promoters/Room Owners/Federations for calculation into the overall prize fund distribution. Any and all added money will be used for host site consideration.
Past years monetary add-on has been Trophies to $7000 US.
Pay out to respective positions of finish to be decided by WPA representatives.

3) Support staff for scoring (3 - 4 persons) -- Will be trained by event director

4) Support staff for table judging (3 - 4 persons) -- Will be trained by event director

5) 3 or 4 days for event completion, plus one day prior to event start for player's meeting and press and/or media promotions set up by promoter/federation administration.

6) Evening of last day for award presentations and possible banquet provided by Promoters/Room Owners/Federations.

7) Other items of consideration that Promoters/Room Owners/Federations may provide to make this event successful are as follows:

a) Sectioned off area for tournament tables
b) Area for sponsorship banners and posters
c) 1 Announcer table & 1 Sales table
d) PA System
e) Water for players at tournament and practice tables
f) Players tables and chairs, 3 chairs per table
g) Stands or Easels for score sheets for final matches
h) Markers for score sheets
i) Media coverage (TV, Radio)
j) Advertisement (Print Frequently)
k) Security (If needed)
l) Program for participating players
m) Discounted Lodging (location in respect to tournament site)
n) Ground transportation from airport to hotel and back
o) Host site will collect and payout prize monies along with WPA Representative
p) Trophy/Cup awards for first, second and third place position overall.
Note: This will be in addition to 3 medals provided by the WPA.
q) Free practicing any time of the day for players

Note: WPA will award medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall. Dr Cue Promotions will provide $100.00 maximum for promoters to purchase (8) discipline medals, plus a sportsmanship award and $1,000 added to each World Championship. Players will act in table judging capacities, along with coordinated efforts of support staff assigned to this function by the Promoters/Room Owners/Federations.

Special Note (1): List desired or best dates in last half of 2010 or best dates in 2011 to host your choice of events. Please provide one or two time frames that you can work with.

Special Note (2): The WPA Artistic Pool Division Committee will reach a decision on the location/venue for each World Championship.

8) Some ideas for host sites to help raise money

a) Collect gate fees
b) Local sponsors to buy adds in the players program
c) Free artistic pool shot challenge coupons
d) Host site to sell caps or t-shirts
e) Raffle 3 or 4-day event pass
f) Players to sign cue balls to sell at tournament
g) Provide discounts or coupons for local business

We would like to encourage and thank all Promoters/Room Owners/Federations structured under the WPA, to consider hosting either event. "Artistic pool" has found significant inroads to fan and player attraction around the world, so any and all federations/rooms/promoters that have not hosted this event to date are encouraged to become a part of a growing movement internationally to bring the magnetic appeal of our sport to their location for the first time.

If you have any questions, or would like to submit a proposal for hosting the 2010 or 2011 World “Artistic Pool” Championship, please contact me at the email address listed below.

Sincerely, Mark Dimick, Board Member
WPA Artistic Pool Division

P.S. A unique opportunity is before bringing the best "artistic pool" players in the world to your host site to compete for this official WPA title. Best victories to you all!!!