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Schreiber goes undefeated to win last 2019 stop on the Tri-State Tour

(l to r): Thomas Schreiber & Victor Herrera

Thomas Schreiber splits his TOT (time on table) between work on the Tri-State and Predator Pro Am Tours and is a B player on both; second on the Predator Pro Am among B players (behind Pascal Dufresne) and third on the Tri-State behind Joe Mazzeo and Paul Madonia. Schreiber chalked up his second 2019 win on the year’s final Tri-State Tour stop on Sunday, December 29. The victory edged him closer to the top among the Tri-State’s B players because along the way, he defeated Joe Mazzeo, who finished in the three-way tie for 9th place. The $1,000-added event drew 44 entrants to Cue Bar in Bayside (Queens), NY.
Schreiber’s path went through Terry Mohabir and the tour’s #1-ranked female and C player, Michelle Brotons, before encountering Mazzeo and sending him to the loss side. He advanced to meet and defeat Emit Yolcu (who would go on to defeat Mazzeo on the loss side) and faced Rajkumar Persaud in one of the winners’ side semifinals. The other winners’ side semifinal featured the tour’s #4 B+ player (Eugene Ok) against its #2 C+ player (Bob Toomey).
Schreiber got into the hot seat match with a shutout over Persaud. He was joined by Ok, who’d sent Toomey to the loss side 7-2. Schreiber and Ok got locked up into a somewhat predictable double hill fight for the hot seat, eventually won by Schreiber.
On the loss side, the battle for 5th/6th featured replays of two of the winners’ side quarterfinals. Toomey ran right into a rematch against Alison Fischer, whom he’d sent to the loss side, double hill, in one of those winners’ side quarterfinals. She’d moved over and launched her loss-side campaign with a successful (6-3) win against Brotons and then, double hill, eliminated Elvis Rodriguez. Persaud walked into a rematch against Victor Herrera, who, in a quest to improve his #26 position among the tour’s C+ players, had eliminated Gil Costello 6-3 and Emit Yolcu (fresh off his elimination of Mazzeo) 7-4.
Herrera, on his five-match, loss-side way to the finals, downed Persaud 7-4 and in the quarterfinals, faced Toomey, who’d defeated Fischer 6-4. Herrera and Toomey fought tooth and nail (aka double hill) before Herrera prevailed and then leapfrogged over a semifinal match against Ok, who, due to work responsibilities, forfeited.
The final match see-sawed back and forth to a final and deciding game. Herrera missed a shot at the deciding 9-ball, which Schreiber obligingly dropped for him to claim the event title.
Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff at Cue Bar for their hospitality, as well as sponsors Ozone Billiards, Sterling-Gaming, Kamui Tips, Phil Capelle, Pool & Billiards, Professor Q Ball, Bender Cues, Paul Dayton Cues, Bludworth Ball Cleaner, Joe Romer Trophies and Quick Slick.         

Meyer survives strong, double-hill challenge to go undefeated on Predator Pro Am Tour

(l to r): Jose Kuilan, Max Watanabe, Brooke Meyer & Stephen Motilal

As James Aranas was busy working on an undefeated run to qualify for the upcoming 10-Ball Championships in Las Vegas (see separate story), Brooke Meyer was at work trying to secure (according to our records) his first victory on the Predator Pro Am Tour since April of 2016. Three years ago, in what would prove to be his best earnings year to-date, Meyer spoiled the party that might have celebrated a first-ever victory for New York’s Alison Fischer (not to be confused with English Pro Allison Fisher), downing her twice to take that title. On the weekend of June 22-23, Meyer, sitting in the #8 slot amongst the tour’s A players, went undefeated again, this time downing Jose Kuilan (#13 among C players) twice to capture the $1,000-added, A/B/C/D event that drew 80 entrants to Raxx Billiards in West Hempstead, NY.
Meyer and Kuilan met in the hot seat match, once Meyer had sent Jay Vapanta to the loss side 7-2 and Kuilan had dispatched Stephen Motilal to that side of the bracket 7-4. Meyer claimed the hot seat in a double hill fight and waited on what would prove to be another one in the finals.
On the loss side, Motilal picked up Bob Toomey, who’d defeated Michelle Brotons 6-3 and Debby Buyukveniz 7-5 to reach him. Vapanta drew Max Watanabe, who’d recently eliminated Miguel Laboy 7-1 and Chulo Castro 7-4.
Watanabe, who sits at #9, one spot below Meyer among the A players, defeated Vapanta 7-2, as Motilal ended Toomey’s weekend 7-5. Watanabe took the quarterfinal match that followed, 8-6 over Motilal, before he was eliminated, double hill, in the semifinals by Kuilan 9-8.
It looked, for a while, as though Kuilan was going to cash in on his semifinal momentum to snatch the event title out of Meyers’ hands. He was on the hill ahead of Meyer, but watched as Meyer, slowly, but surely closed the gap. At 10-9, Kuilan attempted a good-looking 6-9 combo that would have ended it, but instead, when it failed, allowed Meyer to tie it up and forced the deciding game. Meyer ‘pushed’ on the last break, and for a few minutes, both players benefited from sequential lucky rolls that put their opponent in tough shape. Meyer broke out of the pattern to finish the rack, winning the game, match and event.
Matt Klein took the Second Chance event, which drew 16 entrants, downing Ambi Estevez in the final. Abel Rosario and Marisol Palacio shared third place in the single-elimination event. The Third Chance drew 13 players and was won by Miguel Laboy, following a double hill final against Bob Toomey. Joe Wilson Torres and Shashi Hajaree shared third place honors in this one.
Tour director Tony Robles thanked Holden Chin and his Raxx Billiards staff, as well as title sponsor Predator Cues, Ozone Billiards,, The DeVito Team,, Cappelle (, AZBilliards, Pool & Billiards Magazine and Billiards Digest. The next stop on the Predator Pro Am Tour (#11), scheduled for July 13-14, will be hosted by Amsterdam Billiards in Manhattan, NY. 

Meyer gets by Fischer twice to go undefeated on Predator Tour

Greg Matos, Rhio Anne Flores, Brooke Meyer and Alison Fischer

On the weekend of April 9-10, Brooke Meyer found himself battling Alison Fischer twice during an amateur stop on the Predator Tour. Fischer's work as reporter and photographer with NYCGrind, along with her improving work as a player (she was the Predator Tour's 'C' Player of the Year last year), made her advancement to the hot seat match and eventually, the finals, a cause for celebration and support in what, regardless of the outcome, would be her best finish ever on the Predator Tour (she did finish as runner-up at a stop on the Tri-State Tour last year). Meyer spoiled the party by defeating her twice and claiming the title. The $1,000-added event drew 66 entrants to Steinway Billiards in Astoria (Queens), NY.
Their initial meeting in the hot seat match followed a 7-4 victory by Fischer over Greg Matos and a 7-2 victory by Meyer, over Stewart Warnock in the winners' side semifinals. Fischer battled Meyer to double hill before he sunk the last ball and claimed the hot seat.
Matos moved over and picked up Abel Rosario, who'd defeated Troy Deocharran and Jose Quilan, both 7-4, to reach him. Warnock drew Annie Flores, who'd eliminated Ron Mason 7-3 and Lidio Ramirez 7-5. By identical 7-4 scores, Matos and Flores advanced to the quarterfinals over Rosario and Warnock.
Matos took that quarterfinal match 8-3 over Flores, but ran into an obviously well-motivated Fischer, who downed him 7-4 for a second shot at Meyer. For a second time, Fischer pushed Meyer to the brink, before he sunk the final ball in game 15 to claim the event title. 

Corona comes back from the loss side to take Tri-State stop

Michael Corona came back from a defeat at the hands of Alison Fischer to win all five of his matches on the loss side and two more against hot seat occupant Henri Hernandez to claim the Tri-State Tour event title. The $720-added, B/C/D event drew 39 entrants to Amsterdam Billiards and Bar in Manhattan on the weekend of August 29-30.
After defeating Corona, double hill, in a winners' side quarterfinal, Fischer, who'd been off the tour recently due to a hand injury, and had guaranteed herself at least a share of the 5/6 money ($120), moved into a winners' side semifinal against Jiri Marsalo. She was the only "C" player among three "B"s in those semifinals. Henri Hernandez, in the meantime, squared off against Kirill Safronov. Marsalo sent Fischer to the loss side 8-3, and in the hot seat match, faced Hernandez, who'd sent Safronov over 7-3. Hernandez claimed the hot seat 7-5.
On the loss side, Corona opened up his five-match winning streak with a 7-3 win over teenager Thomas Rice, and then, double hill, eliminated Tri-State vet Tony Ignomirello. He drew Safronov. Fischer picked up Kapriel Delimelkonoglu, who'd gotten by Dmitry Rozenfeld 7-3 and Martin Carducci 7-5.
Corona downed Safronov 7-2, as Fischer defeated Delimelkonoglu 8-7; Delimelkonoglu scratching on the 9-ball at double hill. Fischer's return to the Tri-State tables came to an end at the hands of Corona in the re-match quarterfinals 8-4. Corona went on to defeat Marsalo, double hill, in the semifinals.
Corona took the opening set of the two-day event's double elimination final 7-4. Hernandez got a game closer in the second set, but Corona completed his first Tri-State win 7-5.

Shaw comes from the loss side to take his fourth 2014 Predator stop

Jayson Shaw

Rice adds Predator win to his 2014 resume
According to information in our records, it's been something of an 'off' year for Jayson Shaw. Reported earnings of $50K in 2013 were cut by almost half in 2014 (as was his Money Leaderboard ranking; down from 14 at the end of 2013 to 29 at the end of this year). Going into the final event of the Predator Tour season, on the weekend of December 13-14, Shaw was poised to pick up his sixth overall win of the year, having previously won three on the Predator Tour, along with victories at Turning Stone XXII and the NYC 8-Ball Championships. By the end of 2013, he'd chalked up 10, including some head-to-head matchups against Mike Dechaine and Johnny Archer, and a doubles victory with Earl Strickland over Francisco Bustamante and Warren Kiamco
Shaw recorded that fourth win on the 2014 Predator Tour, coming from the loss side of an Open/Pro field of 30 that had shown up to compete in the Predator Tour's season finale; a $2,000-added event, hosted by Raxx Pool Room, Sports Bar and Grill in West Hempstead, NY. 
According to information, also in our records, it's been an 'on' year for 15-year-old Thomas Rice, who won the $3,000-added Amateur event of the Predator Tour's finale.  It was the young man's first Predator tour win since September 2013, and came on the heels of a November win on the Tri-State Tour, which he'd not won since May 2013. Though he's 'cashed' in fewer 2014 events, he's made almost twice as much money (the recent Tri-State win, which drew 64 entrants, accounted for just about half his 2014 winnings). Unlike his Open/Pro counterpart in this most recent event, Rice went undefeated through the field of 87 that came out to play, and added another $2K to his yearly total.
In the Open/Pro event, the finish of the final three (Shaw, Frankie Hernandez, Jeremy Sossei) duplicated the final three finish of a September Predator Tour stop in Queens. However, how each of the three got there was a lot different.  Shaw went undefeated in September, defeating Sossei for the hot seat, and then, Hernandez in the finals. On the weekend of December 13-14, it was Hernandez over Sossei for the hot seat (7-2), with Shaw battling back from the loss side to defeat Sossei in the semifinals (7-2) and shutting Hernandez out in the finals.
Mike Dechaine and Raphael Dabreo were the winners' side semifinal victims; Sossei surviving a double hill match against Dechaine, as Hernandez was downing DaBreo 7-4. It was DaBreo who had the misfortune of running into Shaw, who'd already eliminated Chris Derewonski 7-2 and shut out Phil Davis on the loss side. Dechaine drew Jorge Rodriguez, who'd gotten by Holden Chin 7-4 and Kevin Guimond 7-1. Shaw defeated DaBreo 7-3 and in the quarterfinals, met up with Dechaine, who eliminated Rodriguez 7-4.
The quarterfinal meeting between two of the game's feistier competitors came within a rack of going double hill, but Shaw finished it 7-5, and then, picking up steam, he downed Sossei in the semifinals 7-2. Not content with that, Shaw turned to face Hernandez and didn't give up a rack to claim his fourth Predator and sixth overall event of 2014.
In the Amateur event, Rice's victory went through Laszlo Kovacs in a winners' side semifinal, as Todd Trent met up with Wanlop Chantarakolkit. Rice squeaked by Kovacs, double hill, and faced Trent, who'd defeated Chantarakolkit 7-2. Rice claimed the hot seat 7-3 and waited on the return of Mike Panzarella, whom he'd sent to the loss side, double hill, in an earlier match.
Panzarella moved over, chalked up two, and then defeated Eric Grasman 7-3 and Tom Hagan 7-2, to draw Kovacs. Chantarakolkit picked up Josh Friedberg, who'd eliminated Giovanni Maga 7-5 and George Poltorak 7-2. Both battles for the right to play in the quarterfinals went double hill; Panzarella over Kovacs and Chantarakolkit over Friedberg.
Panzarella took the quarterfinal match over Chantarakolkit 9-7 and then chalked up his seventh, loss-side win 9-7 over Trent in the semifinals. Rice put an end to Panzarella's winning streak 7-5 in the finals.
In the final event of the Predator Tour's 2014 season, tour director Tony Robles sent out special thanks to all of the room owners that have sponsored stops on the tour, as well as all the players, spectators and fans who went to those rooms to play, watch and support the tour. He also thanked his assistants – Gail (his wife), and Bill Finnegan – without whom, very little would have been possible. He also thanked tour sponsors Delta-13 Racks, The National Amateur Pool League (NAPL), (Alison Fischer and Jerry Tarantola),,, Gotham Technologies, Billiards press (Phil Capelle) and Billiards Digest.

Romero, Kwon, Laban and Morrison win four of the five events at NYC 8-Ball Championships

The NYC 8-Ball Championships, sponsored by CSI, and the first event of Tony Robles' Silent Assassin Productions, featured every possible type of individual victory.  Held on the weekend of June 6-8, and hosted by Steinway Billiards in Astoria, NY, the $2,000-added events featured three undefeated performances, one victor from the loss side who won both sets of a double elimination final, and one hot seat occupant, who was defeated in the opening set of the finals and came back to win the second.
Jayson Shaw went undefeated in the Men's Grand Masters event (see complete story among Headlines), as did Chickie Romero in the most heavily attended event, the Mixed Open, with 23 entrants. July Laban, playing in the Women's Leisure event, with 16 entrants, completed the roster of undefeated titleists. It was Adam Kwon, playing in the 13-entrant Mixed Advanced event, who came back from the loss side to defeat Chumreon Sutcharitakul twice in the finals. John Morrison gave up the opening set in the finals of the 15-entrant Men's Leisure event, but came back to win the second set.
Romero's undefeated performance in the Mixed Open event was almost derailed in his winners' side semifinal, double hill match against Izac Horne. Horne, shooting at the 8-ball in the deciding game, sunk it, only to watch, horrified, as the cue ball caromed off a few rails and dropped into a pocket to advance Romero to the hot seat match. Nick Meyer, who'd defeated Todd Trent 6-4 in the other winners' side semifinal joined Romero in the winners' side final. Romero won it 6-1 and waited for Meyer to return, which he did. Trent and Horne battled it out in the quarterfinals, and when Trent prevailed 6-2, he got a second shot at Meyer in the semifinals. Meyer defeated him a second time, 6-4, only to have Romero defeat him a second time 6-2, to claim the title.
July Laban's undefeated run through the field of 16 in the Women's Leisure event was almost derailed by the six-win, loss-side run of Akiko Taniyama, who'd been defeated by Laban in the opening round. As Taniyama was at work on the loss side, Laban and Inessa Gelman met up in the hot seat match. Laban had defeated Carolina Kwak 5-3, as Gelman was sending May Ng over by the same score. Laban downed Gelman 5-2 and waited on Taniyama. It was Taniyama and Ng who met up in the quarterfinals, and it probably didn't do Laban's waiting experience in the hot seat any good, to see Taniyama advance to the semifinals with a shutout over Ng. Nor, for that matter, did Taniyama's 5-1 victory over Gelman. Laban had given up only a single rack to Taniyama in their first meeting, and while Taniyama came within a game of forcing a double hill deciding match, Laban completed her undefeated run 5-3, and claimed the Women's Leisure title.
Adam Kwon and Chumreon Sutcharitakul ended up playing three matches that eventually decided the 13-entrant Mixed Advanced event. The first of the three came in a winners' side semifinal, when Sutcharitakul  sent Kwon to the losers' bracket 7-5. In the hot seat match, Sutcharitakul faced Glenn Ramsey, who'd defeated Noah Vogelman in the other winners' side semifinal. Sutcharitakul defeated Ramsey in a double hill fight that proved to be his last win. Kwon moved over and took down Dennis Lake 7-2, and both Vogelman in the quarterfinals and Ramsey in the semifinals 7-5. Kwon then won the opening set of the finals 7-3, and followed with a 7-2 win in the second set that gave him the Mixed Advanced title.
Like Kwon and Sutcharitakul, Greg Matos and John Morrison played three times to decide the 15-entrant Men's Leisure event. Their first, following Matos' 5-3 win over Joe DeVito and Morrison's 5-2 win over Jim Gutierrez, came in the hot seat match, won by Morrison, double hill.  DeVito moved to the loss side and after defeating Robert Scarmozzino 5-3 and Gutierrez in the quarterfinals 5-2, was eliminated by Matos 5-2 in the semifinals. Matos took the opening set of the finals, double hill, but Morrison came back to win the second set 5-3 and claim the Mixed Advanced title.
Promising "bigger and better events in the future," Robles and his Silent Assassin Productions team, which included John Leyman as tour director and referee for the event(s), thanked Steinway Billiards' owner, Manny Stamatakis and his staff, as well as sponsors Cue Sports International, Delta-13 Racks, Predator Cues, National Amateur Pool League (, Gotham City Technologies, NYC Grind (Jerry and Alison Fischer), AZBilliards, Upstate AL, Joey Leon, and Bob Cmbwsu.

Shaw wins Men’s Masters division of first-ever NYC 8-Ball Championship event

Jayson Shaw

It had been on Tony Robles' mind for quite a while; the creation of a Northeast regional BCA Pool League tournament.
"I read all about their tournaments on-line," he said, "and I noticed that the BCA had regional tournaments in places like the Midwest and Texas, but nobody had ever done one in the Northeast.
"So I was all set to put one together," he added, "and Snookers ended up doing one last year."
Undaunted, Robles, operating under the auspices of his newly created Silent Assassin Productions,  with CSI sponsorship, created the five-event tournament, and while, thanks to Snookers, it wasn't the first BCA Regional Tournament in the Northeast, it was the first such regional tournament in New York City.
The event, held on the weekend of June 6-8, was separated into five separate tournaments. Robles combined some BCA Regional categories, reducing an original plan for eight events. The $2,000-added, 1st Annual NYC 8-Ball Championships were hosted by Steinway Billiards in Astoria, NY, and began on Friday evening, June 6 at 6 p.m. They concluded with the finals of the Men's Grand Masters event, very early on Monday morning, June 9.
In all, the tournament(s) played host to 83 entrants, the largest number of which (23) signed on for the Mixed Open event. The Men's Grand Masters event and the Women's Leisure event drew 16 each. The Men's Leisure event drew 15, while the Mixed Advanced event drew 13.
In the interest of space, and time, we'll tackle the event with the marquee names first – the Men's Grand Master event – and look to provide a later story on the other four events, either separately or together. 
In the planned-for, 16-entrant Men's Grand Master tournament, Jayson Shaw went undefeated,  downing Sean Morgan twice in the process. He faced Zion Zvi in a winners' side semifinal, while Morgan squared off against Chris Derewonski. Shaw sent Zvi to the losers' bracket 8-3, while Morgan was busy defeating Derewonski 8-4. Shaw and Morgan battled to double hill for possession of the hot seat, and with alternate breaks in play, Shaw broke rack #15 and won it.
On the loss side, Tony Robles, who'd defeated Jerry Tarantola and Jude Rosenstock, both 8-3,  was waiting for Zion Zvi. Michael Yednak, who'd gotten by Al Zea 8-6 and Jorge Rodriguez 8-3, drew Derewonski. Robles advanced to the quarterfinals 8-2 over Zvi and was met by Derewonski, who'd eliminated Yednak 8-4.
Derewonski and Robles battled to double hill in those quarterfinals, before Derewonski prevailed for a re-match versus Morgan in the semifinals. Though Derewonski would chalk up one more rack against Morgan than he had in the winners' side semifinal, Morgan defeated him a second time. Shaw, though, stepped up his pace in his second match against Morgan, defeating him in the finals 8-4 to claim the first Men's Grand Masters title in the first NYC 8-Ball Championships.
Promising "bigger and better events in the future," Robles and his Silent Assassin Productions team, which included John Leyman as tour director and referee for the event(s), thanked Steinway Billiards' owner, Manny Stamatakis and his staff, as well as sponsors Cue Sports International, Delta-13 Racks, Predator Cues, National Amateur Pool League (, Gotham City Technologies, NYC Grind (Jerry and Alison Fischer), AZBilliards, Upstate AL, Joey Leon, and Bob Cmbwsu.

Predator Pro Am Tour’s Biggest Year Ever

2014 will be the biggest year yet for the Predator Pro-Am Tour! I am proud to announce that we have 27 stops scheduled for the tour this year and would like to thank Predator Cues, Delta-13 Racks and the National Amateur Pool League (NAPL) for their continued support. I'd also like to thank my tour director William Finnegan, Rob Omen of and my amazing wife and the brains behind all I do, Gail Robles! 
Steinway Billiards will once again be hosting our season opener January 11-12. As always, we will run the amateur event on Saturday and finish it on Sunday while starting the Open/Pro event on Sundays for all stops. We are also proud to have InsidePool.TV stream our season opener live! 
Here are some big changes for the 2014 season on the tour: 
Split Chart Format is Back 
We are going to go back to the split chart format this year with a different twist. We have added an A++ for players that are playing between the A+ and Open speed. All the A++ thru B+ players will be playing on the top of the chart and the B thru D players will be on the bottom of the chart giving all players a shot at winning a tournament. 
Qualifying for the Finale at Raxx 
The season Finale will be a $5,000 ADDED event; $3,000 for the ABCD & $2,000 for the pros. It will also be a prepaid event. We will withhold $100 from most events during the regular season to add to the finale to guarantee the added money for that event. In addition, we are giving first priority to the players ranked highest in their player of the year standings. As we will now use a split chart going forward, we will give 
first priority to the top 16 players in the following categories. 
Top of the Chart: 
Bottom of the Chart 
In the event the top 16 in each group cannot make the event, we will go further down the list to fill the open spots. Any player that plays in the finale that hasn't played in (7) SEVEN events will still owe double their entry fee. Please contact Tony or Finnegan to confirm your spot and entry as paid in the finale. 
4th Annual George "Ginky" Sansouci Memorial Tournament 
The 4th Annual George "Ginky" Sansouci Memorial Tournament has been moved to May (Memorial Day Weekend) this year May 24-26. This event will still take place at Steinway Billiards. 
1st Annual Eastern States Championship 
We are also proud to announce the 1st Annual Eastern States Championships which will take place on August 30-September 1 (Labor Day Weekend) at Snookers Sports Bar & Grill in Providence, R.I. Snookers Manager & House Pro Ray McNamara stated "We are very proud to be working with Tony and his tour to make this big event possible". Just like the Ginky Memorial, the tour will be joining forces with Marc Dionne's Lucasi Hybrid 9-Ball Series and Gloria Jean's Ride the Nine Tour to give all players the opportunity to play in this landmark event. 
LIC Bulldogs Gymnastics Fundraiser 
We are also going to do a fundraiser this Sunday, January 12 for the Long Island City High School Bulldogs Gymnastics team! Earl Strickland as well as other pros will be playing challenge matches against spectators for a donation on Sunday. My son Jonathan Robles who's in his senior year was voted team captain this year and they are looking to win their third consecutive NYC Gymnastics Championship but unfortunately, their gym equipment is slowly deteriorating . Please feel free to stop by Steinway Billiards on Sunday to show some support for these wonderful and amazing boys as challenge matches will start around 6:30pm. The LIC Bulldogs Gymnastics Team will be there along with their coach Ken Achiron to do their famous victory chant! Special thanks to Long Island City High School for the opportunity to do this for them. 
Battle of Legends: Earl Strickland vs Efren Reyes 
Steinway Billiards will also be hosting the Battle of Legends: Earl Strickland vs Efren Reyes January 14-16! This special event will also be streamed live by InsidePool.TV for a nominal charge. Please visit InsidePool.TV for more info. 
Last but not least, special thanks to Jerry Tarantola & Alison Fischer of,,,, Gotham City Technologies, Billiards Press, 
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the tour this year!

U.S. Pool World Gaining Media Coverage: American Billiard Radio

The sluggish pool and billiard industry in America will be receiving a red, white and blue shot in the arm this Thursday evening with the official launch of American Billiard Radio, a new weekly audio show, available only online, that is designed to both inform and entertain the untold millions of regular cue sports players across our great country. 
The show itself is a collaborative project, featuring several individual talk-show style segments, for a broad range of cultural points of view and news. By structuring the show in this way, "We're striving for a production that is interesting and relevant no matter where you live and no matter what game(s) you play..", said Program Director and show host David Bond. " And, by making the show instantly available practically everywhere, on every device, listeners can take American Billiard Radio with them to places that no other media can go. Ever try to read a website while riding a bike, driving, or playing pool? Audio doesn't require watching it, which makes the radio niche very convenient to utilize in our busy everyday lives."
The current team of contributors to the show includes Mike Howerton from the camp, Alison Fischer of, Legends and Champions Tour creator and promoter Mark Cantrill, and Chicago Billiard Museum historian David Bond, with various guests each week. New episodes will be available every Thursday evening at 9pm central.
The first official episode will be online this Thursday, December 12th. @ 9pm central. 
This week's show will begin a series of discussions on the State of the Union, as it relates to the pool and billiard industry of America.
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