Tiger Products Signs On As Planet Pool Tour Title Sponsor

Burbank, CA and Reston, VA - May 26, 2005 - Tiger Products has signed a two-year agreement with Planet Pool to become the new title sponsor of the Planet Pool Tour. Tiger Products, manufacturers of the new X Shaft and other billiard products and accessories, signed the deal after talks that started at the Super Billiards Expo earlier this year. Tour partner, Cecilia Strain closed the deal on behalf of Planet Pool. “The Planet Pool Tour has established itself as a professionally run organization that takes pride catering to the needs and wants of players at all skill levels. Tiger Products is excited to be affiliated with such a fine organization, and looks forward to a very long and successful relationship,” said Tony "Tiger" Kalamdaryan, owner of Tiger products.

The Planet Pool Tour is now in its sixth year as a regional pro-am tour in the Mid-Atlantic region. "We have been on the hunt for the right title sponsor for a while now, and we are delighted that Tiger has recognized our potential and professionalism," said Nick Prinsloo, Planet Pool Executive Director. "They are the perfect company for us to partner with at this time. We're both in the process of making our mark in the billiards industry, and together we will help each other grow and make an even bigger impact. We have complete faith in the quality of their products," he continued.

Effective immediately, the tour will change its name to the "Tiger/Planet Pool Tour," but after the first year, it will become the "Tiger Tour." This is to prevent any confusion about the tour, and for it to maintain its interim identity. The tour's Web site (http://www.tigerpooltour.com) has been updated with a new look to complement the new developments.

About Tiger Products

Established in 1988 Canoga Park California, Tiger Products started making products for the Shoe Repair Industry. In very short time led the industry with it's innovative products. Combination Top Lifts for man, Tiger Products became one of the most respected companies in the industry. Taking different challenges and making quality leather products always has been the back bone for Tiger Products. In 1997 Tiger Products took a new challenge by going in to the POOL & BILLIARD INDUSTRY. The very first product was "TIGER" Laminated Cue Tip, which became one of the very best cue tips in the world. Today Tiger Products has variety of laminated cue tips, accessories, care & maintenance and a very special product called STACK Leather Wrap for cues. For more information on their products, see http://www.tigerproducts.com.

About Planet Pool

The Planet Pool concept was conceived during the winter of 1999 to serve the DC/Maryland/Virginia and surrounding areas as a regional pro-am tour. It has always been unique in that it offers both an "open" event and a women's event at each of its approximately 24 tournaments per year. The tour has since grown to have the best attended events of any tour in the country, boasting an average of 106 entries per tournament for the 2005 season. The tour also sports the most comprehensive Web site of any pool tour, with tournament and individual player results dating back to 2000. These aspects and the fact that it caters to all levels of players, combined with its well-run events, make it one of the most popular pool tours ever. This year, the tour started an 8-Ball amateur tour and joined the New Unified Tour System. The Tiger Planet Pool Tour will next be at First Break Cafe in Sterling, VA on June 4-5 for a $1,500 added 9-ball event. Entries for the open division close at 11:30 AM on Saturday for this event. Details: http://www.planet-pool.com/viewevent.aspx?EventID=31