Launches the “Kiss of Death” Web Series is proud to present the first episode in our new web series, "Kiss of Death".  This series, presented by Poison Billiards, will follow the ladies of team "Kiss of Death" throughout the weeks leading up to the BCAPL National 8-ball Championships, where they will compete in the Masters Team Division for the first time, after going undefeated in the Women's Open Championship in 2009 in a field of 143 teams.   

Each episode of the 12-week series will be five minutes or less, and will hit the web at 8:00 pm EST every Thursday on YouTube and, with the exception of the first episode, which will go live at 9:00 pm.  In the first episode, "KOD Team Dynamics", NYC Grind will take you inside Kiss of Death's first team meeting of the year, and introduce each of the players: team captain Gail Glazebrook, Michele Li, Emily Duddy, Borana Andoni, Olga Gashkova, and Alison Fischer, who joined the meeting via Skype. 

The big news for Kiss of Death in this episode is that teammate Emily Duddy had just qualified for a spot on the WPBA women's pro tour after finishing in the top nine at the WPBA Regional Tour Championship, making her the first girl on the team to get a tour card for the WPBA... definitely cause for celebration.  We will also get a look at KOD's trip to Raxx Pool Room in Hempstead, NY for the Predator 9-ball Tour's Empire State Amateur Championship, where a number of the KOD girls competed.   

NYC Grind founder and "Kiss of Death" director/producer, Jerry Tarantola says, "The 'Kiss of Death' web series is the first of it's kind, and has all of the elements to educate, inspire, and entertain. In 2009, 'KOD' was coined the "Hottest team in Vegas", and the girls proved that they really have game by winning the event, undefeated. This team of girls have a really fun and interesting dynamic, and their progress as players will surely build their already-impressive buzz."  
NYC Grind would like to give special thanks to the Kiss of Death players, Poison Billiards, Tony Robles & The Predator 9-ball Tour, Amsterdam Billiard Club, Jonathan Smith, and William Fuentes for their contributions to this project. 

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