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iPool S&C Launches Tiger Pro/Am Series

iPool S&C Launches Tiger Pro/Am Series

iPool Support & Consulting joins forces with Tiger Products to bring the Tiger Pro/Am Series to Central Europe. This 9-ball series will debut in Sindelfingen, Germany with the Die Drei Open on April 21st and 22nd followed by the Zurich Championships at Billiardino in Zurich, Switzerland on July 1st.  

“We are excited to have two of the finest pool halls in Europe for our first events. I could not think of a better kick-off!” says Marco Tschudi of iPool S&C. 

Each event will be open to a 96 player field with a minimum of 1000.- added.  The main event will begin on Saturday with the preliminary round-robin stage followed by the single knock out for the final 32 players.  The Die Drei Open will also feature a second chance tournament on Sunday for all players not advancing to the final 16.  The Die Drei Open will be the first tournament in Germany to utilize Billard-Net, the online platform that combines all the needs of players, promoters and tournament directors. 

“We are very lucky to be supported by some of the best companies in the industry, Tiger Products and Simonis Cloth.  We hope to work with these companies over the next few years to develop more opportunities for players in this region and throughout Europe,” says Cristina De La Garza of iPool S&C. 

The third event of the series will be a women’s event that will also take place at Billiardino in Zurich and details will be announced soon. Registration for the Die Drei Open is now available everyone at 

For more information about the Die Drei Open and all events of the Tiger Pro/Am Series please visit  

Thanks to all of the sponsors of the Tiger Pro/Am Series:
Tiger Products 
Simonis Cloth, The Cloth of Champions ® 
Die Drei – Billard, Dart and more… 
Billiardino Zurich-West 

Tiger Products, Inc. signs WPBA Pro Cristina DeLaGarza

Cristina De La Garza

Tiger Products, a manufacturer of fine pool and billiard products, announces their sponsorship of WPBA pro pool player Cristina De La Garza. “I am extremely happy that we have teamed up with Cristina to promote the Tiger® brand. She is very professional & classy woman player who will be a great representative for us and for the game of pool. We have lot of new stuff in works and look forward to working with her for the years to come,” said president of Tiger Products, Inc., Tony Kalamdaryan.  
DeLaGarza, 2009 National BCA 8-ball Champion, recently took a year off from competition while she was on maternity leave. She has relocated to Zurich, Switzerland with her son and boyfriend, Swiss Champion Marco Tschudi, and will return to competition in 2012 beginning with the Paris Open in January. The pair will plan and promote events in their region of Europe throughout 2012 and 2013 and have teamed up with Tiger Products for sponsorship of these events.  Additionally, DeLaGarza will represent Tiger Products at upcoming billiard events in the U.S. and Europe.
“Tiger makes great quality products and I am excited to be working with them. The popularity of their products is growing across the globe so I look forward to helping promote Tiger both in the United States and my new home in Europe, ” said DeLaGarza.  Born in Austin, Texas, Cristina turned pro in November 2008. In addition to her career as a player, she is a recognized writer/reporter and presenter and has worked with top promoters in the industry including Matchroom Sports, American Poolplayers Association, Kozoom, Dragon Promotions and InsidePool Magazine.
Tiger Products, Inc. is a recognized name in the industry, proudly manufacturing pool and billiards products made in the USA. Tiger began with laminated cue tips and now offers a variety of products including cues, shafts and multiple accessories. For more information about Tiger Products, Inc. visit

Jentsch wins Swiss Open

Dominic Jentsch, Event Organizer Marcel Frattini and Ronald Regli before the finals

Although better known for it's tennis tournaments, the town of Gstaad in Switzerland was all about pool for three days this week when some of the top European pool players came to fight for over 25,000 Euros in prize money.

At event's end, it was eighteen year old German Dominic Jentsch who earned the first prize. Surprisingly, Jentsch did not have to contend with either of the early event favorites, Ralf Souqet and Niels Feijen, as both were eliminated in the round of sixteen.

Jentsch's opponent in the finals, was the final Swiss hopeful Ronald Regli, who had a great tournament but was no match for Jentsch in the finals. Jentsch dominated the match with a 9-3 win.

Although the final match lacked any real tension, the crowd was treated to two very close semifinal matches. Marco Tschudi (Switzerland) led his fellow countryman Regli 7-3 before Regli made a great comeback to win the match 9-7. The other semifinal match between Jentsch and World Team Champ Imran Majid (United Kingdom) went to hill-hill before a costly mistake by Majid opened the door for Jentsch to score the victory.

Complete results from the event are available at

Last 16:

Ronald Regli (Switzerland) – Niels Feijen 9:3
Marco Tschudi (Switzerland) – Ralf Souquet 9:6


Dominic Jentsch (Germany) – Harald Stolka (Germany) 9:8
Ronald Regli (Switzerland) – Sascha Specchia (Switzerland) 9:7
Roman Hybler (Czech Republic) –Marco Tschudi (Switzerland) 8:9
Imran Majid (United Kingdom) – Dimitri Jungo (Switzerland) 9:5


Dominic Jentsch (Germany) – Imran Majid (United Kingdom) 9:8
Ronald Regli (Switzerland) – Marco Tschudi (Switzerland) 9:7


Dominic Jentsch (Germany) – Ronald Regli (Switzerland) 9:3

Swiss Open Stage One Complete

The tournament venue in Gstaad

On day one of the Swiss 10-Ball Open in Gstaad, all of the favorites made their way to the final round. Four groups of about 20 players each competed with the the top four finishers qualifying for the single elimination stage on Saturday.

In Group one, it was Michal Gavenciak from the Czech Republic who had no problems winning two easy matches. His fellow countryman Roman Hybler, who actually lives in Munich/Germany, followed him only minutes later. On the one-loss side it was the third well-known player in this group, Vincent Facquet from France,  who earned his place in the single elimination stage by eliminating Harry Perathoner.

Whilst Englands Imran Majid unfortunately did not appear in Switzerland, it was young-gun Mario He (Austria) who was in the driver’s seat in Group two. Two very fast 9-0 and 9-3 wins let him go through to the final 32.

In Group three it was time for the Swiss players like Dimitri Jungo and Marco Tschudi. Both had no problems in winning their matches to make it to the final round.

Group four was dominated by German World Games Champion Ralf Souquet. He only lost three games in two matches, so it was a very short appearance by “The Kaiser” in route to his place in the final 32.

Harald Stolka, the former EuroTour Champion from Germany, had a few more problems but finally had the better end of a very close match against Rolf Hollenstein.

All results, livescore and livestream can be viewed on