International Billiards Champion Jeanette Lee Launches “Black Widow Billiards” On King.Com

Los Angeles - October 2, 2006 - Named one of the “Sexiest Athletes in the World” by ESPN and winner of seventeen WPBA titles, Jeanette Lee - The Black Widow - is “climbing into a new Web” with the release of's “Black Widow Billiards,” a skill-based casual game.

The launch of “Black Widow Billiards” features an online tournament hosted by Lee on Tuesday, October 3rd from 2-3:30pm PDT at , which is the first in a series of tournaments with The Black Widow. Fans will have the opportunity to go head-to-head with the sports icon as she hones her skills in preparation for the International Speed Pool Championship in Las Vegas on October 4th. Skilled players who defeat The Black Widow will win $200 and an autographed certificate.

Lee comments, “I am excited about the opportunity to bring my love of pool to where people from around the globe can enjoy the excitement and intensity of ‘Black Widow Billiards.'”

Pool is one of the most popular casual games on the Web so “Black Widow Billiards” will be tapping into a mass audience of enthusiasts. A popular social outlet and an excellent way to compete, skill-based casual games on the Internet are a natural extension for sports fans. Similar to the sport itself, online pool appeals to gamers because it tests the strategy and precision of those who play.

Lee Adds Fun to Balancing a Career and Family
Along with the release of her new game and competition schedule, Lee also has been busy touring with the U.S. Navy. Lee just returned from South Korea, Japan and Hawaii where she spent time teaching troops "tips and tricks" on how to be a great pool player and challenging them to matches.

Between her hectic travel schedule and caring for a young daughter, Lee finds it important to maintain a balance among her philanthropic commitments, family and career, which is why she often relaxes by playing casual games.

Lee adds, “Today's women deal with various obstacles in their efforts to maintain a healthy balance of work, life and personal growth priorities, and I feel it's both worthwhile and necessary to incorporate fun ‘just for you' activities into life. For me, one of life's simple pleasures is playing games online.”

“Women dominate the casual gaming world as shown by the more than 65 percent of our players who are women,” says Toby Rowland, co-founder and co-CEO of “Like many of our players, Jeanette juggles a family, career and also enjoys playing games online in her free-time. We are delighted to bring her skills and talent to online pool games and offer our players the chance to go cue to cue with The Black Widow.”

Where to Play
“Black Widow Billiards” is featured at and at Yahoo! Games .

The first “Black Widow Billiards” tournament, where fans can challenge Lee to a match, can be accessed via Yahoo! Pool or on Tuesday, October 3 from 2-3:30pm PDT. Players who defeat The Black Widow will receive $200 and an autographed certificate.