Predator World 10-Ball Championship Announced

96 of the worlds greatest players will attend the world's first World 10-Ball Championships in Jacksonville, Florida starting on May 23. This is the seventh year Predator will play host sponsor to this Dragon Promotions production. The event was formally known as the Predator Florida Open and was the first event ever produced by DP which currently promotes 40 international events a year. The event will be UPA sanctioned and part of the UPA's 2007 tour season.

"We are happy to be able to see this annual event grow each year.This event becoming the World Championship for 10-Ball is a natural progression in the right direction and we are happy to continue support as the title sponsor." says Karim Belhaj COO of Predator Products.

Bankshot Billiards of Jacksonville will host this event for the second time in its 3 year tenure of the city. Bankshot Billiards is a 25 table and 10,000 square feet upscale room and voted #3 Best New Room in 2005 by Billiards Digest.

"To see all these players from around the world travel to Jacksonville and compete for the Predator World Championship title is a thrill for myself and my staff. It's an honor to have been selected to host this event. " says Jeff Scott owner of Bankshot Billiards

Players from Germany, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Canada, South America, and USA will be joining in this historic event.

"We're catering to the demand for more skill in competitive games as requested from the top pro players around the world. We started out in 9-Ball, but expanded into 14.1 and now into 10-Ball. We think 10-Ball is the natural progression of 9-Ball evolving into a more skillful game. This is what the Predator World 10-Ball Championship is all about." says Cindy Lee President of Dragon Promotions

In conjunction with the Predator World 10-Ball Championship will be amateur events in 9ball and 8ball for women and men. Details can be found at . Email or call 407-782-4978 for further details.

Amateur events will be played on ten 8ft Olhausen tables. The 3rd Annual Southeast Junior Championships will also continue in conjunction with the main pro event.

Details on pro and amateur events can be found at and Entry inquiries for the World 10-Ball Championship email

For inquiries on ticket sales call Bankshot Billiards at 1-904-998-2100