News From Around the Web

Below are headlines from various news sources in the pool and billiards industry. This list is updated every 2 hours and only contains the 10 most recent articles from each source.

AZ Billiards News

Biado Crowned World 10-Ball Champion

Carlo Biado becomes the new Predator WPA Men’s World 10-Ball Champion taking down Naoyuki Oi from Japan in an exciting final 3-1 in sets. The Filipino ‘black tiger’ concludes a triumphant week in Vegas, securing the runner-up position in the Las Vegas Open by Rums of Puerto Rico and clinching the gold medal in World […]

Chou claims the PBS Women Showdown title

Chieh-Yu Chou wins the inaugural PBS Women Showdown title, a $100,000 event held in Las Vegas featuring 16 of the top female pool players in the world. The world number one defeated Kristina Tkach in 3 sets to add another jewel to her crown and $35,000 as champion’s top prize. That culminates in a successful […]

Yalin To Title Sponsor WPA World 8-Ball Men’s Championship

The Predator Pro Billiard Series has agreed to a three-year partnership with Yalin, billiard tables’ manufacturer, to be the official sponsor of the Yalin WPA World 8-Ball Men’s Championship until 2026. Yalin, headquartered in Jinan, China, produces high-quality tables across all billiards sports and was previously title sponsor of the WPA Women’s World 10-Ball Championship […]

Saez comes from the loss side to win Arena Billiards Moneyball Tournament #2 in Louisiana

At the regional tour, independent-event level, pool players come and go. At times, the (up and) ‘coming’ players seem destined to overcome the ranks of the former going, going gone competitors who made their mark and for many different reasons, departed, some for good.  There is, too, that species of pool player that (again, for […]

McKendrick goes undefeated, splits cash with Emory at Pockets’APA ‘6 and under’ event

While many regional tour and independent events have opted to employ the FargoRate handicapping system in designating the range of skill levels allowable at specific events, the Pockets Gaming and Billiards Lounge in Waynesboro, PA promoted their recent weekend event (Sat., Feb. 24) as being for “APA 6 and under based on your highest skill […]

Blackwell goes undefeated on Q City 9-Ball Tour stop at The Clubhouse in Lynchburg, VA

According to our records prior to this past weekend (Sat., Feb. 24), Jason Blackwell had cashed in 14 stops on the’s Q City 9-Ball Tour dating back to 2016. During that time, his highest finish was runner-up at the 2nd Annual Ron Park Memorial Tournament in 2022 (a Scotch Doubles event, he shared the […]

Cardova loses opener, wins 8 ‘win or go home’ matches to claim Predator Tri-State Tour title

The loss side of a double-elimination bracket is the place where you either win or go home. When a tournament employs a ‘modified double-elimination bracket,’ players from the winners’ and the loss side of the bracket advance to a single-elimination phase where everybody involved will either win or go home. It’s a significant change for […]

Iwan Simonis Group, Home of World’s Leading Billiard Cloth and Ball Brands, to be Featured on Viewpoint, Hosted by Dennis Quaid

Recognized as the reference by amateur and professional pool players all around the world, Aramith balls and Simonis cloth are developed and manufactured in Belgium by the Iwan Simonis Group. The Belgian company is set to be featured on an upcoming episode of Viewpoint, the esteemed educational program hosted by actor Dennis Quaid. The segment […]

World Pool Association Moves to Protect Players

February 28, 2024, the WPA is excited to announce that it will treat the following tournaments as WPA sanctioned events: • Premier League Pool • World Pool Masters • U.K. Open Pool Championship • World Cup of Pool • European Open Pool Championship • U.S. Open Pool Championship • Mosconi Cup What this means for […]

Chou and Chang, the new Apex Mixed Doubles champions

Chieh Yu Chou and Jung Lin Chang won the inaugural Apex Mixed Doubles title, a one-day event that took place on February 25th as part of the Pro Billiard Series tournaments held at the CSI Expo Las Vegas. The Chinese Taipei duo, both world champions, defeated Alex Kazakis and Kelly Fisher in the final in […]