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What’s HOT @ The BCA Expo

It’s July and time for the BCA Expo in Las Vegas. Here are just a few of the best booths at the BCA Expo.

CueStix International - Booth #142 & #242

Lucasi Hybrid- Booth #304 Atlas Billiard Supplies- Booth #638

Championship LLC - Booth #605 Cue & Case Sales IncBooth #304

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Kamui Tips- Booth #408

Allison Fisher

Joins Dragon Promotions by: Sally Lee - Senior Events Manager, Dragon Promotions

Chicago, Illinois- Fifteen times World Champion Allison Fisher has signed on to be represented by global events producer Dragon Promotions. Fisher, known as The Duchess of Doom, has been the most dominant force in women's pool during the past 2 decades. Hall of Famer Allison Fisher was voted as one of the top most influential people in pool "Among our travels and research in international markets, we have found Allison's popularity and name to be very significant. Dragon Promotions is still growing and expanding into new markets, so it's a great fit to have such a globally recognized player" , said Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions. DP produces events in several countries and plans to expand further worldwide. Both DP and Fisher were voted in a recent worldwide survey as one of the top ten most influential entities in the pool world

New USAPL League

The USA Pool League, a division of CueSports International (CSI), heads into its second year and is now available in Colorado. The USAPL is unlike any other national league in the United States. Player benefits include: no player membership fees, national “Fairplay” handicap system, paid local cash and prizes, and players have an opportunity to enter the national championships directly without having to qualify through local or regional events. Additionally, USAPL members are offered a wide array of player discounts from some of the largest and most notable groups in the industry, including Mueller Recreational Products, McDermott Cues, Billiards Digest and Diamond Billiard Products. The Denver area Rocky Mountain USAPL operations will be managed by the team of Samm (Diep) Vidal and pro player Marc Vidal. Also for the first time, through the Rocky Mountain USAPL, league members will have the opportunity to be dual-sanctioned. Rocky Mountain USAPL league members will be eligible to participate in both USAPL and BCA Pool League events including both national championships. The USAPL raises the bar to a whole new level of fun competitiveness with over 70% of league matches going hill / hill. The league strongly appeals to both recreational and advanced players allowing all ranges of pool players to form teams and compete. Setting the USAPL apart is that players on a team are not denied the opportunity to play together. Even as the abilities of players progress and handicaps fluctuate the “Fairplay” Handicap System allows for teams to stay together. The USAPL always encourages peak performance and does not penalize players and teams for playing their best pool. John Casey, USAPL National League Liaison, added “Samm and Marc are ideal as USAPL Managers. They are passionate and knowledgeable about the sport. They have been involved in many facets of the industry as players and journalists. CSI is excited to have the Vidals work with us on the USA Pool League.” For specific information about the Rocky Mountain USAPL visit www. or call Samm Vidal at (303) 667-8000.

Stroke Magazine July Issue 2011  
Stroke Magazine July Issue 2011  

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