Euro-Tour 2011 Kicks Off in Paris

Tuesday, February 08, 2011: The Euro-Tour is the most prestigious series of events in European pool-billiard. It is a yardstick for all players who want to belong to the European Top pool scene. Consisting of six events this year, the Euro-Tour will visit France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Spain and either Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina or Portugal.
Players from all over Europe compete on a regular basis for the prize-pool of 42.000,- € per event. The winner of the whole series will receive a bonus payment and be the Euro-Tour Champion. Furthermore, the probably most important reason for many players to compete is that the Euro-Tour rankings are the basis for the nomination to international events, including World Championships.
For this event, 166 players have already signed up to be in the field. Eight of the Top Ten ranked players will perform in Paris this week to find out who will get the best start in 2011. Several current and former World and European Champions belong to the initial startup.
The event will be hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the event website or contact our press office.