Eyes of Pool World Focused on the Stars in Portugal

Mika Immonen, Rodney Morris, Jasmin Ouschan, Charlie Williams and Raj Hundal

The major players in the world of cuesports are now arriving in Anadia, Portugal to participate in the Predator International 10-Ball Tournament being conducted at the Anadia Pavilion of Sports from September 10 – 12.

Warming up their arms today will be current World Ten Ball champion Darren Appleton, Current World 9-Ball Champion Daryl Peach, Current World 8-Ball Champion Ralf Souquet, Current US Open Champion Mika Immonen, Current World 14.1 Champion Neils Fejen and Current Predator 14.1 Champion Stephen Cohen alongside such notables of the game as Rodney Morris, Charlie Williams, Imran Majid, Thorsten Hohmann and David Alcaide. Portugese fans will be rooting on their local favorites such as Manuel Gama and Antonio Neves.

Disappointing news came very recently that the Filipino contingent of stars will be unable to compete in Portugal because their visa applications did not process in time for them to make the trip. This has been a problem with events in the past and it is the problem of paperwork, not the players.

The event will reach nearly 500 million households in High-Definition with coverage on both Eurosport and ESPN/Star. Broadcast coverage will be produced by Kozoom and print coverage will be distributed by AZBilliards.  

This event features a prize fund of more than $70,000 and will be played out on 21 Carrinho tables provided by Bilhares Carrinho of Portugal. The tournament balls will be the new Tournament Ball Set by Aramith and the cloth is Simonis 860. Predator is the official cue of the event. The tournament also wishes to express their gratitude to Uni-Loc, Poison Cues, the WPA, the EPBF, the city of Anadia, Inc Illimitados Na Consultoria, the Billiard Club of Portugal, Billiard Master and ESPN for their support of this event.