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Jasmin Ouschan Selected for West Team in Queens Cup; Cup to be Played on Andy Cloth

Jasmin Ouschan

Manila, Philippines – Billiard superstar Jasmin Ouschan has been selected to play for Team Euro-USA in the inaugural Queens Cup! The Austria born World Champion will join Team Captain Kelly Fisher of England to face off against the powerful ladies of Asia. The East vs West team ultimate showdown between the world’s greatest lady professional billiards players will take place November 5th-7th, 2013 in  Manila, Philippines. The event is produced by Dragon Promotions which has signed on Andy Cloth as the Official Cloth and OB Cues as the Official Cue of the Queens Cup.
"I have always thought that the men team rivalries were great, and of course it would be great to have something like this as well for the women. Now I think fans will like the Queens Cup a lot because this team format makes it very exciting to watch", said the 27 year old #1 Europe Ranked and former World 10-Ball Champion. Jasmin Ouschan continues,"You get some of the best female players in one arena, that's going to be something special!" 
"Jasmin is going to be a key player for the West Team. They will need her youth and her fire to help stay with the younger Asian team. And Jasmin has an amazing high gear she can hit if she catches on fire. That could be a turning point for the Euro-USA team", explains Charlie Williams of Dragon Promotions. Williams is the creator and Executive Producer of the Queens Cup.
The Queens Cup will showcase the rivalry between the Asians and their western counterparts in Europe and USA, much similar to the Ryder Cup in golf or Davis Cup in tennis. The absolute best ladies from their respective countries and continents will be selected for the teams. The event will last 3 days in a 10-Ball format that will race to the first team reaching 10 matches for the win. Style of play will include singles, doubles, triples, and 4-on-4. Captains will be put to the test to create the best strategy in partnerships and chemistry of match-ups. If the matches go 9 to 9 hill hill, a final 4-on-4 play will create the dramatic conclusion.
The Queens Cup will play all its matches on one feature TV table and has selected Andy Cloth as the surface used for this monumental competition. Andy Cloth has quickly risen and established itself as the top premiere pool cloth in all of Asia and is now spreading its wings over to the western continents.
"We got into this business because we experienced that Andy Cloth, at minimal,  plays just as well as the other top name worsted cloths. But the difference is that Andy Cloth is more durable in various weather conditions, and the best part is that our prices are considerably lower for a top shelf product", explains EJ Glode, President of Andy Cloth USA which now distributes throughout North America. "We are happy to be teamed up with Dragon Promotions on the Queens Cup. It's really exciting to see the best women of the world battle it out to prove who is the best. I'm really looking forward to my first trip to the Philippines to watch it in person not just as a sponsor, but as a fan of pool!"


Rodney Morris Wins Wyoming Open

Rodney Morris

Saratoga, Wyoming-  Rodney “Rocket” Morris won his second time in Saratoga at this year’s 5th Annual Wyoming Open. He went through a talented field of 8-Ball players that included the likes of Charlie Williams, Raj Hundal, Amar Kang, Mark Tadd, Tony Piazza, Marc Vidal, and more. The event was sponsored by Poison Cues by Predator and Asia’s #1 cloth Andy Cloth will be the official cloth used during the event.

The Wyoming Open drew nearly 150 players from Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and of course the top pros which came from England, Florida, and California. There were a total of 5 events including the opening night Saratoga Open, and the 8-Ball main events with Sportsman, Classic, Masters, and Ladies divisions.

” Almost all the divisions were full, so I’m really ecstatic about that. There will definitely be a 6th Annual Wyoming Open next year. I plan on making the event bigger and better for all the players and divisions. We always want improvements. “, says EJ Glode , promoter of the Wyoming Open.

In the Classic Division which was hosted for intermediate level players, Ronnie Chavez defeated Chris Wilson in the 64 man field. Jordan Thayer and Chris McCreary rounded out the top 4.

In the Sportsman Division, Eric Burgman won the event over Brian Guice. The Poison Cues Ladies Open saw Melissa Little go undefeated over Tenille Whitten in the finals .

The Masters Division drew 57 players with several contenders. Defending Champion Charlie “Korean Dragon” Williams took an early loss to Raj Hundal in the second round but managed to come back and qualify for the final 16 bracket. Raj Hundal only dropped 2 games (to Williams), in his first 3 matches with two 7-0 shut-outs. Rodney Morris cruised through along with road buddy Amar Kang to the winner’s bracket finals which Amar won.

In the final 16 rounds, the players were all drawn into a new double elimination bracket. Unknown local Utah talent Ace Brown upsetted Charlie Williams 6-4 in a stellar played match. Raj Hundal dropped his match to Amar “AK-47” Kang but rebounded with a 7-6 decider over Ace Brown. Williams rebounded with back to back wins including a 7-1 over Vidal, a 7-6 revenge match over Hundal, and a 7-6 over Mark Haddad. Leaving the final three players Williams, Morris, and Kang which became known as the Rat Pack, the pro crew of players that traveled to the event together and roomed.

Morris stopped Williams from a Wyoming Open repeat at 7-4 and then defeated Kang 7-6 in the first set of the finals. Forcing a deciding set, Morris came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 7-4 to become the Wyoming Open Champion again.

“EJ does a terrific job promoting pool in the region of the country. I always look forward to coming here to play and help out”, said Morris. Rodney is sponsored by Poison Cues made by Predator which he has his own signature line, and managed by Dragon Promotions.

Coincedentally Morris, Kang, Williams, and Hundal all use Predator Poison technology and they represented the top 5 finishers of the event which was sponsored by Predator and Poison Cues.

The pro players will give fans and players an opportunity to learn tomorrow in Wyoming at the Poison Pro Pool School hosted by Duke’s Bar & Grill.

The event is majorly supported by the town’s own businesses which include : Hotel Wolf, Duke’s Bar & Grill, Valley Foods, Riviera Lodge, Carbon County, and Shively Hardware.

For more info or to play in the Wyoming Open contact EJ Glode or 307-329-8924

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