Billiards May Have Poster Girl in Shanelle Loraine

International pool beauty queen Shanelle Loraine will appear on Spike TV February 9,2009 during Monday episode for Playbook at 9:00pm EST during Terminator 2.  Loraine in her short period of time has gained popular recognition in the pool world and is one of the few players who has been able to attract main stream media.
 
Spike (formerly called Spike TV), a division of MTV Networks, is an American cable network designed for an audience described demographically as “young adult males”. It has quickly risen to become one of the hottest new TV networks.
 
Shanelle will perform during the breaks from the movie doing  trickshots and show billiard tips to the audience.
 
“Shanelle portrays the type of image that our sport needs. She is just as smart and charming as she is beautiful and very willing to give billiards more exposure.” said Dragon Promotions CEO Cindy Lee.

Shanelle is an up and coming woman’s player who’s started on a journey to become world class. Poison is the most sophisticated cue at its price range , benefiting from the Predator Group engineering and designed for players just getting into the game. Poison Cues also have a unique look and design unlike any other cue out there. That’s what makes Shanelle and Poison a terrific match. comments Philippe Singer, VP Marketing for the Predator Group.

Loraine will be appearing on Spike on February 9.

Loraine will be appearing on Spike on February 9.

Since her debut in the pool world one year ago in Korea, she first made headlines by defeating Jeanette Lee live on national television at the Dragon Promotions Women’s World Pool Cup. People immediately begin to search for more info on this talented Guamanian beauty and Loraine became the most searched topic online in Korea for days. Soon after she finished second place only to Ga Young Kim in the MBC ESPN Women’s Ultimate Trick Shot Challenge, besting a field of players that included top players Miyuki Sakai, Yu Ram Cha, Isabelle Krafczyk, and Jeanette Lee.

Of course she has obvious out of this world looks, almost like a cartoon character. But at the Korea vs The World she really impressed me. I captained the World Team and got to interact as a teammate. It was her first team event and she did an outstanding job of holding her nerves and made some crucial shots for us. says World Champion Mika Immonen, She is also one of the coolest most down to earth people I have ever met.

Don't let her looks deceive you.  Loraine is a fierce competitor.

Don’t let her looks deceive you. Loraine is a fierce competitor.

Poison Cues has made a tremendous impact since its unveiling less than one year ago. Sales have boomed not only in the US, but rocketed internationally as well making waves in China, Spain, Korea, Japan, and more.

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Predator invited me to their Christmas Party and a tour of their factory. It’s amazing the amount of engineering and work that goes into all their products. I fell in love with Poison’s sleek design and craftsmanship. said Shanelle Loraine. All the people at Predator Group are not only professional, but so kind and cool to be around. I am so honored to be a part of their well respected company.

Shanelle plays with the Arsenic 6, and uses the VX 2.9 Jump Break Cue. She is currently coached by Charlie Williams and Wayne Catledge of Orlando, and has had instruction with legends such as Mike Massey, Mika Immonen, and the great 3 Cushion master Semih Sayginer. Shanelle trains in 9-Ball and 3-Cushion and is managed by Dragon Promotions.
Visit www.shanelleloraine.com

Poison is considered to be the most advanced engineered cue at its price range. That fact combined with unparalleled looks and design makes Poison the hottest cue on the market. Poison comes with Uni-Loc technology and makes it an easy transition for players to develop and later add Predator 314 and Z shaft advancements to their Poison. Poison is a division of The Predator Group. www.poisoncues.com

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Billiards Reality Show – Lets get behind them to grow our sport.

Gurnee, Illinois – January 23rd, 2009 – Iwan Simonis, Inc., the world standard for billiard cloth, has recognized the progress and potential of Blair Thein and his project and has committed to help Blair (Creator/Promoter/Contestant) align himself with a professional company to package PPP for investment. Investors Resource Alliance LLC intends to deliver the knock-out punch as they package PPP to attract the right investors that will allow this extreme dream to become a reality. 

Vice president Edward Weinecke and Executive Alex Decker of Investors Resource Alliance LLC feel they have a tiger by the tail as PPP is a very sexy and exciting project. By opening up their resources to help Blair put the final touches on the planning, development and packaging of the Pool, Poker and Pain reality show, it looks like the highly ambitious project can get the funding that it needs to reach the next level. This final development process will be in high gear over the next month to package and present the groundbreaking show.

Iwan Simonis, Inc., the world standard for billiard cloth, has recognized the progress and potential of Blair Thein and his project and has committed to help Blair (Creator/Promoter/Contestant) align himself with a professional company to package PPP for investment.

Iwan Simonis, Inc., the world standard for billiard cloth, has recognized the progress and potential of Blair Thein and his project and has committed to help Blair (Creator/Promoter/Contestant) align himself with a professional company to package PPP for investment.

The character based reality show has blockbuster potential as its reach touches 3 unique and exciting sports… Pool, Poker and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). The combination of this dramatic reality show, leading up to a unique triathlon style event, is slated to bring new eyes to each respective sport.

Blair intends to begin scheduling meetings with qualified investors interested in being involved with a completely new twist on combined discipline sports and ready to make sports and entertainment history. For more information and insight into the Pool, Poker and Pain concept, visit www.poolpokerandpain.com

“The Interest in the uniqueness and excitement that surrounds this project, along with recent developments lead me to believe that 2009 is the year that “Pool, Poker and Pain” will Shine!” -Blair Thein

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Underwater billiards games A Must Read

Scuba diver Sabir Bux took on national-level billiards player Ahsan ul-Haque during a game under the surface of the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Orissa, which they say was the first such attempt in the world. The game was played off the coast of Gopalpur, some 180 km from here, for over an hour Sunday.

“It was a trial match. We will play a match to set a world record later on,” Bux told IANS.

He plans to play at least 10 more trial matches before going for the final record attempt.

A 8×4 sq ft iron table weigh 62 kg was installed about 20 feet deep in the water and special balls were used. Four students of the Kalinga Divers institute assisted them.

The institute was set up by 43-year-old Bux to provide training in scuba diving. It has produced over 100 professional divers till now.

Bux, a man with a fascination for both music and diving, has already filmed music videos underwater, both in the Bay of Bengal and in the Mahanadi river

Pretty interesting sign up starts now get your scuba gear lets play pool literately.