Cuetec Signs Shane Van Boening

Cuetec Cues Signs Former U.S. Open Champion, Shane Van Boening

Cuetec and exclusive U.S distributor Imperial International are pleased to announce that the 2007 U.S. Open Champion, Shane Van Boening, has joined their team of professional players representing Cuetec Cues.  Van Boening will make his debut appearance as a Cuetec representative at the Imperial International & Cuetec booth at the 2009 BCA Expo June 25-27 in Las Vegas, NV.  

“I am excited about working with Cuetec. Allison is a friend of mine and I know she has been very happy with their partnership. I am confident that my experience with them will be just as positive as hers. They make great products at very reasonable prices so I am happy to endorse them,” says Van Boening.

Van Boening stormed onto the professional pool scene in 2007 when he captured the U.S. Open Championship title. He continued his reign as the #1 ranked player in the United States with multiple titles over the next couple of years including the Derby City Classic 9-ball and the World Cup of Pool. This fall he will return to the World Cup of Pool stage to defend his title against many of the top players in the world.

Founded in 1989, Cuetec is a worldwide leader in cues. Using an original patented design, Cuetec revolutionized the cue industry by offering high quality, high performance cues to the masses at an affordable price.   Cuetec has a long-standing tradition of representing world-class players and supporting professional billiards around the world.  “Shane is an exceptional pool player and an even better person”, says Cuetec founder Jones Chang, “we couldn't be happier to have him represent Cuetec products.”

Cuetec will soon be offering “Shane Van Boening” signature products, which include a variety of cues.

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About Shane Van Boening

On July 14, 1983, Shane Van Boening was born into a family with a rich history in the billiard world.  Shane's mom (Timi Bloomberg) and aunt (Gari Jo Bloomberg) are both former VNEA Naitonal 8-Ball Champions.  Shane, his aunt and his grandmother (Jeanie Bloomberg) have all been inducted to the VNEA Hall of Fame. His grandfather, Gary Bloomberg, was a trick shot artist when Shane was growing up and he traveled the country performing.  .  
Although he's only 25 years old, he has been playing much longer than most players his age.  Shane began playing at 2 years old and won his first State Championship (9-ball) at the age of 10. He won the VNEA & BCA National 8-Ball Championships multiple times during his amateur career. He made his first appearance in the finals of a major Professional event at the 9-Ball Championships where he entered the tournament with a "wild card" spot, as he was a special sponsor invite.  

Over the course of his still young professional career, Shane's has amassed many titles including U.S Open Champion, The World Cup of Pool and the Derby City 9-Ball Classic.