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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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.

Billiards History As A Sport

At least the games with regulated international professional competition have been referred to as “sports” or “sporting” events, not simply “games”, since 1893 at the latest.[3] Quite a variety of particular games (i.e. sets of rules and equipment) are the subject of present-day competition, including many of those already mentioned, with competition being especially broad in nine-ball, snooker, three-cushion and eight-ball.

Snooker, though technically a pocket billiards variant and closely related in its equipment and origin to the game of English billiards, is a professional sport organized at the international level, and its rules bear little resemblance to those of pool games.

A “Billiards” category encompassing pool, snooker and carom was featured in the 2005 World Games, held in Duisburg, Germany, and the 2006 Asian Games also saw the introduction of a “Cue sports” category.

‘Billiards Idol’ Getting bigger with more talent tell us what you think

New billiard talents have already signed up and more are expected to join the Search for the New Billiards Idol, which kicks its second season on January 18 at the Superman Sports Bar in Libis, Quezon City.

A report posted on BilliardPhilippines.com described the event, organized by the Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines (BMPAP), as the premier grassroots development program of the local pool scene.

Among the aspirants shooting for the Billiards Idol event is Johann “Bubwit” Chua of the Bugsy stable.

“This is our commitment, and we’re doing it in the absence of a program from those who are supposed to do it,” said BMPAP co-founder Perry Mariano.

“Billiards Idol” has attracted some 300 wannabes during its inaugural run in 2008. It stretched into 15 preliminary legs, including provincial stops in Davao and Bacolod, and a Grand Finals featuring 27 top performers from the preliminaries.

Mike “the Lightning Kid” Takayama, a 19-year-old Fil-Japanese, was hailed as the New Billiards Idol in 2008, winning the P40,000 cash prize plus a seeding in all Villar Cup tournaments in 2009.

I thnk its really great to see any type of exposer from new areas that we havent really seen up to this date.
but beyond that billiards idol is coming we will stay tuned i am excited to hopefuly get to see some of the action.

Beer Buckle, Delta-13 billiard triangle racks, Justin’s Nut Butter, Sprig Toys

The Beer Buckle
As a recent college grad from South Texas, Jay Kriner found himself carousing many a night with nary a place to put his beer.

“I would always rest my bottle on my belt buckle,” he said. Inspiration struck when Kriner realized a built-in shelf with a drink holder would in fact be a better belt buckle, and he went to work.

“I studied a little bit of engineering in college, but I actually designed the blueprints on Microsoft Paint,” he said. “It’s pretty basic geometry.”

The result: The flashy star-and-pistol-clad buckle folds down into a shelf, and a spring-loaded ring pops up to accommodate the wearer’s can or bottle. (Magnets hold it up in between beers.) Kriner debuted his invention at last October’s Great American Beer Fest and got a great reaction from both drinkers and brewers interested in their own private-label buckles.

“I just about sold out of what I produced. We have a lot of local support.”
$25 retail. Made by the Beer Clothing Co., Central City, www.thebeerbuckle.com.

Delta-13 triangle racks
Terry Taggart had been in the precision machining business for more than 20 years, making components for medical device, computer and aerospace companies before getting into the billiards industry last year.

Company manager and pool fanatic Charlie Dittrick inspired an aluminum rack that makes for the tightest and only perfect triangle on the market. “The balls just explode on the break,” said Taggart of the patented Delta-13, now the official rack of the United States Poolplayers Association and available in standard and elite varieties.

“Our rack won’t bend or bow,” he guaranteed. “It’s being featured on five ESPN tournaments — it’s in pretty high demand.” $79.95 to $134.95 retail.
Made by Executive Billiards (a dba for Taggart Enterprises Inc.), Parker, (866) 915-2058, www.delta-13.com.

Justin’s Nut Butter
“It basically started with a food processor in my kitchen,” said Justin Gold of Justin’s Nut Butter origins. The vegetarian and avid mountain biker had a constant hunger for protein, but was unimpressed with the selection of nut butters on the retail shelves.

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