Canada’s Best in Billiards Compete for National Titles

TORONTO, ONTARIO (August 1, 2008) – The best professional and amateur billiards players across Canada will convene at the 2008 Canadian National Cue Sport Championship to compete for the country's top titles in 8-Ball, 9-Ball and Snooker. This year marks the second time in the in event's history that amateurs are able to compete.  With men, women and junior divisions, premium players of all ages have the opportunity to clench a Canadian national title.

Held at Shooter Snooker and Sports Club, Poison Products and the Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association have partnered to sponsor this year's annual championship. The Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association is the governing body for Cue Sports in Canada.  Poison Products makes cutting-edge cues that utilize the exclusive Double Density™ Technology in its Venom shaft for improved accuracy and best-in-class-playability in the $199 - $548 USD price point.
“We are thrilled and honored to be part of such a prestigious event,” said Philippe Singer, Poison Products VP of Sales and Marketing. “It's great to see pros and amateurs competing under the same roof. Their passion for the sport comes through loud and clear.”

A total of 150 professional Canadian billiards players will attend and complete in this year's championship. Among the pros, 2007 Canadian 9-Ball Champions Edwin Montal and Joanne Ashton will return to defend their titles against other industry elites like Cliff Thorburn, John Morra, Rachael Abbink and Grace Nakamura.

The Championship runs August 14 through August 24 and attendance for the public is free. Snooker and Sports Club doors open daily at 10 a.m. and is located at 1448 Lawrence Ave. East.  Call 416.750.7787 for venue information.