Cuestix and Championship Cloth Team Up to Power the Johnny Archer Classic

Marietta Billiard Club

Billiard distributor giant and manufacturer CueStix International has come on board as the title sponsor of the now Scorpion Cues Johnny Archer Classic! With an all star cast of international billiards stars, the event is going to be one of the biggest events of the year in the southeast as well as the largest in Georgia. Dragon Promotions, in conjunction with the Marietta Billiard Club, will be producing the Scorpion Cues Johnny Archer Classic on October 12th-14th, 2012. The event formally known as the Gem City Classic, is continuing on this year and expanding to become a larger professional tournament. This year's event will have a prize fund of $8000 added with three events going on over the weekend including a women's open and a men's pro-am.

"Johnny and CueStix have one of the longest running relationships ever between player and sponsor. He's been very dear to us as we've both basically grew up together in the billiard industry. I am pleased to invest into the sport through the Johnny Archer Classic to honor both the man and the game", said Kathy McFarland, President of CueStix International.

"The Scorpion Cues Johnny Archer Classic is a terrific way to honor one of the greatest American players in history. Johnny is a terrific sportsman and ambassador of the game.  CueStix is proud to help build his tournament into a premier event for the industry", said Eric Weber, Vice President of CueStix International, manufacturer of the Scorpion Cues brand.

"I've been with CueStix International for over 20 years. They have been with me at the very early stage of my career and supported my efforts as an aspiring professional. What a career both of us have had!  I can't thank them enough for all they have done for me as a company, and now Cuestix is supporting my event the Scorpion Cues Johnny Archer Classic. It's a great company and we have had a wonderful relationship till now and I know for still many years to come", said Johnny Archer, BCA Hall of Famer and 15x Mosconi Cup Team USA member.

"Championship Cloth is very proud to be the cloth chosen for the inaugural Johnny Archer Classic. Johnny has been the most decorated American player in modern times, and having the top American cloth manufacturer behind him and his event is fitting indeed. We wish the Johnny Archer Classic every success this year and future years", said Fred Cohen, President of Championship Cloth & Brands.

Many of the top USA players and ABP pros are foregoing overseas events in favor of staying on US soil to participate in the popular Johnny Archer event. US Open Champion Rodney Morris, Mosconi Cup MVP Dennis Hatch, Filipino cue wizard Warren Kiamco, BCA Hall of Famer Nick Varner, BCA Open Champion Charlie Williams, and World Bank Pool Champ Shannon Daulton are just some of the A list stars. The event is supported by Fat Boy Productions Co. and Steve Florentino Billiards. Heavy hitter companies are getting behind the event for the first time as well such as Ozone Billiards and Championship Cloth who will be supplying all the tournament tables Tour Edition 3030 cloth. Billiards Digest, Pool & Billiard Magazine, and Inside Pool Magazine are also sponsoring the event.

"It's really good to hear about Johnny's bigger tournament. Anything he is behind is sure to be a good one. I want the Scorpion Cues Johnny Archer Classic to be a big success!" said legendary BCA Hall of Famer Nick Varner.

The Johnny Archer Classic is a pro 10-Ball tournament open to all amateurs, semi-pros, and professionals. Full info and updates can be found at . Past winners have been Shane Van Boening and Johnny Archer himself. Past participants have been a who's who in pro pool including Rodney Morris, Corey Deuel, John Schmidt, Charlie Williams, Larry Nevel, Tommy Kennedy, Stevie Moore, Shawn Putnam, Mike Dechaine, Allison Fisher and many more. Most of the pros on tour are expected to attend and support the event.

To play in the Johnny Archer Classic entry is $250 which includes $40 registration and green fees and limited to 64 players. The event is nearly full so call and rush your entries in today. Email or call 1-678 324-6693 for info. Host is the Marietta Billiard Club Suite 210 1355 Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30062 .

CueStix International is an industry leading distributor and manufacturer of billiard supplies.  A family business now in its 23rd year of operation, the Colorado based company prides itself on superior customer service.  For over two decades, its culture of honesty and integrity has satisfied billiard retailers and pool rooms across the country.  For more information about CueStix International, visit