Major Tournaments Slated for February in Phoenix, Arizona

Professional and open pool tournaments with purses totaling an estimated $60,000+ will be held this February in Phoenix, Arizona. A number of world class players are expected to compete in the two events: the 10-ball Desert Dust-Off set for February 22-24, and the Desert Shootout 9-ball tourney to be held April 24th to April 27th.

The Desert Dust-Off, an open event with a guaranteed $5,000 added purse, will be played on 'bar tables' under Billiards Congress of America rules at Alexander's Bar & Grill, 3603 West Dunlap in northwest Phoenix. Competition will be open to the first 96 entrants at $100 each, with all entry monies added to the purse.

A $25,000 added purse is being offered for all comers - professional and amateur - in the Desert Shootout to be staged at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Interstate 17 and Dunlap. The Shootout will be competed on full 9-foot 'professional cut' tables under World Pool Association rules. A minimum of 25% of all entrants will share in the purse.

"The Shootout will be the first professional billiards tournament in Phoenix in more than 11 years," explains Kevin Lewis, president of the sponsoring Pool Players Promotions of Phoenix. "Everyone in our group has a tremendous love for the sport, we know how tournaments should be run, and how players want to be treated."

Players from throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as Europe and Asia, are expected to compete in one or both events. A special discounted room rate is available at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel (1-800-325-3535) by mentioning the Desert Shootout.

Up to 400 spectators, including V.I.P seating, will be accommodated at the events, with admission starting at $10 per session.

Details on both tournaments are available via phone: 480-335-6940.

For additional information, contact:
Chuck Bobbitt, Vice President
Pool Players Promotions, LLC
1622 East McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
602-293-3985 /