Iwan Simonis USBA announce three-year sponsorship arrangement for the USBA Tour and the USBA National Championships

Gurnee, IL – March 23, 2009 – Iwan Simonis and the USBA are pleased to announce
the finalization of a multi-year sponsorship arrangement which will guarantee that
USBA events will be played on the internationally renowned Simonis 300 Rapide
carom cloth. “Given our longstanding relationship with the USBA, it just makes sense
for [Simonis and the USBA] to have this kind of arrangement” stated Ivan Lee,
President of Iwan Simonis, Inc. “In these uncertain times, the USBA needs to focus
on growing their tour and not worrying about sponsors.”  

The multi-year deal makes Simonis the exclusive cloth sponsor to the USBA,
including both the USBA tour and the USBA National Championships.  Bob Jewett,
President of the USBA commented, “Simonis has been the main sponsor for the
USBA National Championships for many years and has helped out with the National
Qualifiers for at least a decade.  Their generous increase in support came at an
important time for the organization as we try to increase membership during a
difficult economic situation.  We hope to make the relationship as beneficial to
Simonis as it is to the USBA.”
About Iwan Simonis  
Founded in 1680 in Verviers, Belgium, Iwan Simonis is the premier cloth
manufacturer to the billiard industry. Simonis cloth is distributed globally through a
network of carefully selected dealers that are committed to uphold the company's
longstanding commitment to quality. Simonis cloth... Authentic. Accurate. Always.
For more information, visit www.simoniscloth.com or www.iwansimonis.com  
About United States Billiard Association
The USBA is the governing body for all Carom Billiard games in the USA, in
particular, 3-Cushion Billiards. For more information visit www.usba.net