Samm’s Side Pocket ( signs on as a Sponsor of the Viking Cue 9 Ball Tour

Mike Janis and Samm Diep

Denver, Colorado, July 16, 2007: Samm's Side Pocket is pleased to announce their involvement and participation as a sponsor of the Viking Tour. Providing fun and unique products for pool players created by a pool player, will harmonize perfectly with the Viking Cue 9 Ball Tour's passion and dedication to players of all levels.

Samm Diep, “Cherry Bomb”, owner and competitor herself, commenting from her Denver, Colorado office, “I'm very excited for the opportunity to support the Viking Cue 9 Ball Tour as a new sponsor. They afford players of all age, gender, and caliber the opportunity to compete regularly at a high level. I'm thrilled about the partnership and look forward to making a few stops myself.”

With 91 planned tour stops in 2007 and 141 in 2008, the Viking Cue 9 Ball Tour has planned events in such major markets as Atlanta, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Knoxville, Greenville, Tampa and Dallas. The season is planned to wrap with the annual $25,000 National Championship in March of 2008.

The featured sponsorship item on the tour is Samm Diep's own refreshing new book, You Might Be A D Player If… (101 Classic Moves That All Pool Players Can Appreciate). It's a witty, lighthearted tribute to pool players everywhere. It's packed with over 100 pages of stories and illustrations collected over her years of experience in the pool community. Ask for this book at your favorite billiard supply store or book store. Or, visit for this book and other clever gift ideas for any pool enthusiast.