Tiger Planet Pool Tour Signs Z9 Cloth Sponsorship Deal

January 24, 2006 - Reston, VA - The Tiger Planet Pool Tour has signed a major sponsorship deal with Z9 Billiard Cloth, a pool table cloth manufacturer from Germany. As of 2006, Z9 will be the official cloth of the tour in an exclusive deal. The deal will enable the tour to offer more to host rooms in return for their added money. Additionally, Planet Pool has also gained joint sole distributorship of Z9 Cloth in the US and Canada.

"We are very excited about having Z9 as our official cloth sponsor," said Nick Prinsloo, executive director of the Tiger Planet Pool Tour. "This is the type of sponsorship deal we have been pursuing for a long time. Being able to offer poolrooms free cloth as well as discount on further purchases makes it much easier for us to lock down events. It helps us give host rooms more bang for their buck. And on top of that, our tournaments all get played on the highest quality cloth. No more surprises when you show up to host the event," he continued.

Klaus Zobrekis of Z9 Billiard Cloth had this to say: "Our cloth is very popular in Europe and Germany, but we have yet to break into the American market. Sponsoring the Tiger Planet Pool tour is a great way to introduce American players to our fine cloth and get us the exposure we need outside Europe, as they are one of the most well-respected, best-attended, and most publicized regional tour in the US."

About Z9 Billiard Cloth

Z9 Billiard Cloth is a new hi-tech pool table cloth designed and developed by former German pro, Klaus Zobrekis. It is the product of years of intensive research and development and lasts almost twice as long as Simonis. The cloth incorporates the latest fiber technologies, such as intelligent synthetic fibers, which retain their original mechanical properties and reduce cloth fatigue to a minimum. Once installed on the billiard table, it retains its mechanical and surface qualities over a longer period than leading quality cloths on the world market. The cloth comes in a variety of colors. For more information, see http://www.z9billiardcloth.de (German only). Dealer and sales enquiries about Z9 Billiard Cloth may be directed to Nick Prinsloo at (703) 282-0912.

About the Tiger Planet Pool Tour

The Tiger Planet Pool Tour has been serving the mid-Atlantic region for more than six years, hosting events from Baltimore to Virginia Beach. Known for the professional manner in which the tournaments are run, its successful format, and the very comprehensive and state-of-the-art Web site, the tour has built a reputation as undoubtedly the best regional pro-am tour in the US. Initially just a 9-Ball Tour, Planet Pool has added an amateur 8-ball tour as well to bring the number of annual tournaments to 23. In June 2005, Tiger Products became the title sponsor of the tour, and later this year the tour will change its name to officially become the Tiger Tour. Go to http://www.tigerpooltour.com.

The 2006 Tiger Planet Pool Season Opener event will take place this coming weekend, Jan 28-29 in Laurel, MD.