Photographs :: China Guangzhou Billiards Expo 2013

Jive

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Sadly i couldn't make it to SBE again this year, had to make last minute cancellation to my flight...the only consolation i could have was visiting GBE which is the Guangzhou Billiards Expo held in China annually.

I'd say it's the largest such event held here in China however it's very different in nature as compared to the SBE.
GBE is catered mainly for large factory suppliers and larger brands who are looking to increase their presence in the domestic market. Visitors comprised mostly of regional distributors, resellers, pool room owners and some overseas buyers so in essence this is a B2B targeted exhibition.

Personally i'd love to see more Custom Cues here in this show cos that's sorely missing in any shows held in China thus far yet it's such a huge market right now. Predator giving up exhibiting in SBE and having a larger presence here is a good clear sign.

All in all the exhibition was very well put together, professionally organised like any decent exhibition should be. Needless to say the expo ground has more than enough capacity for this show to grow larger.

Sadly all i brought with me was my iPhone so the pictures are just so so..lots of pics to share.











 

63Kcode

AKA Larry Vigus
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Thanks for the pictures. You did better with your phone than I could with a great camera!

Larry
 

Blue Hog ridr

World Famous Fisherman.
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Thanks for the pics Jive. It certainly looks like the Chinese spare no expense
putting on that show.

Lots of goodies to drool over.
 

Jive

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Thanks for the pics Jive. It certainly looks like the Chinese spare no expense
putting on that show.

Lots of goodies to drool over.

Definitely not! But the booth rental at GBE is significantly higher than SBE so guys who participate are out to get business for sure.
 

ctyhntr

RIP Kelly
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Thank you for sharing those pictures. Is this a trade show, or is it also a tournament like SBX?

Trying to picture Earl giving autographs and handing out Hello Kitty themed tchotchkes.
 

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Jive

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Thank you for sharing those pictures. Is this a trade show, or is it also a tournament like SBX?

Trying to picture Earl giving autographs in the same situation, with Hello Kitty stuffed toys.

It's just a Trade show..do wish they'd accompany the event with some Open tournaments...
 

King T

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Cool stuff man!

That might be the answer to the problem here in America, just wait for the over sea market to blow-up and then maybe the kids here will want to catch up..., the Xgames crowd.

Everytime I see pictures from over sea's I see lots of young kids in the crowd, might be the fact that Pool gets TV coverage everywhere but here? Sad!
 

Jive

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That might be the answer to the problem here in America, just wait for the over sea market to blow-up and then maybe the kids here will want to catch up..., the Xgames crowd.

Everytime I see pictures from over sea's I see lots of young kids in the crowd, might be the fact that Pool gets TV coverage everywhere but here? Sad!

Actually Pool doesn't get enough or much coverage here in China at all...alot more coverage online but on TV itself it's probably just 1-2 events a year..

But Pool definitely it's a young man's game here in China cos whenever you visit a large pool hall the average age is between 20-40. You rarely find anyone over 55 in one of these halls..
 

arps

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Thank you for sharing those pictures. Is this a trade show, or is it also a tournament like SBX?

Trying to picture Earl giving autographs and handing out Hello Kitty themed tchotchkes.

that wont be a problem, just dont tap earl's back. :D
 

GADawg

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hehe that's not XTP buddy, that's another hot asian player from Korea (i think she's hotter than XTP...). Her name's Yu Ram Cha.

Correct. I saw her in some of the earlier pictures shooting at the Kingwood display, I think. In those pictures the guy in black beside her is her Korean coach and the tall floppy haired guy in the grey tee shirt is Sherman Liu, her manager in China.
 

Jive

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Correct. I saw her in some of the earlier pictures shooting at the Kingwood display, I think. In those pictures the guy in black beside her is her Korean coach and the tall floppy haired guy in the grey tee shirt is Sherman Liu, her manager in China.

Yup, you're right. That's her coach and manager from Taiwan.
She's really popular in China. She was there for Kang Hom, they were the ones that had her there for all 3 days.
 
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