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JAM
05-23-2009, 02:26 AM
Party Poker also has a strong relationship with the billiards community, sponsoring the World Pool Masters at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas earlier this month. The event was won by 33 year-old Englishman and reigning World 10-Ball Champion Darren Appleton. PartyGaming will also sponsor the upcoming World Cup of Pool to be held in Manila in September of this year.

Source: http://www.tightpoker.com/news/party-to-sponsor-upcoming-darts-and-billiards-events-1008/ [Retrieved 23 May 2009]
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Brunswick Billiards has announced that its distinctly intercontinental Zanzibar table is being offered as an exclusive, limited edition product; only 10 of the tables will ever be produced and offered to the public.

The Zanzibar table is inspired by European, Indian and African influences, and includes a rich mix of international woods including European Mappa burl and rails of American Cherry, giving the table its striking presence. Solid hand-textured and etched brass panels surround the aprons and leg pedestals for an elegant, sophisticated feel. Perhaps the most unique feature of the table is its African-inspired brass monkeys, which support the rail next to each pocket. These supports give the table a distinctive flair and bold sense of adventure.

The 9-foot Zanzibar table is available for $24,999 through Brunswick’s cache of specialty retailers or www.brunswickbilliards.com

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Source: http://www.insidepoolmag.com/200905/billiard-news/brunswick-billiards-offers-exclusive-pool-table.html [Retrieved 23 May 2009]
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Yankees believe those that play together will work together better.

The tone changed this spring when Girardi called off practice to sneak his team away as a surprise, chartering buses to a Tampa, Fla., area billiards hall and holding a tournament that Rivera emerged victorious. The presence of newcomers like the exuberant Swisher and several young players has also helped.

"I really think everybody here is pulling in the same direction," Damon said. "It started last year going into the season this year with the day off this spring, getting the club together and becoming better friends -- not only on the field, but off. I think Girardi and the coaching staff have done a great job bringing people and families together."

Source: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090520&content_id=4840818&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb [Retrieved 23 May 2009]
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New Entertainment Complex Opens 5 Event Spaces

Entertainment and nightlife space Exit 66 opened five of its seven in-house event spaces on Friday night in Fort Lauderdale Beach.

License plate-lined stairs lead to the venue’s second floor—housing the Cool Pool and Room 66 spaces—with a V.I.P. area for 30 on the landing. Inspired by Paul Newman’s 1961 film The Hustler, Cool Pool has one wall featuring a fašade of motel room doors, six billiards tables, a small bar, and about 10 highboy tables. The room can host 300 for semiprivate events.

Source: http://www.bizbash.com/florida/content/editorial/15495_new_entertainment_complex_opens_5_event_spac es.php [Retrieved 23 May 2009]
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On Monday, July 13, 2009, New York Giants and Super Bowl Champion defensive end Justin Tuck will host Tuck's Celebrity Billiards Tournament Presented by The Ritz-Carlton Residences, North Hills. This event will be a star-studded extravaganza with athletes and entertainment celebrities including Vivica A. Fox, Ronnie Lott, Eli Manning, Kelly Rowland, Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora, and other VIPs registered in a highly competitive pool tournament, all to raise money for Justin Tuck's charity. The action will take place at Slate NYC, one of the Big Apple's premier billiards clubs. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Law and Order star and comedian Anthony Anderson.

Source: http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/05-18-2009/0005028469&EDATE= [Retrieved 23 May 2009]

And there you have it, for the week ending May 23, 2009. That's This Week in Billiards News! :wink:

Check out this Brunswick Zanzibar table! :)

The Saw
05-23-2009, 08:44 AM
Great post!