Billiard Events Gains Support of Philippines Sporting Associations
Women’s World 10-Ball Championship Supported by Philippines Sporting Associations
The Women’s World 10-Ball Championship will be sanctioned by the BSCP and the BMPAP, two of the leading governing bodies of billiards in the Philippines. The event will take place at SM Mall North Edsa in Manila on June 2-6,2009. Dragon Promotions will also be assisted by its local partner Bugsy Promotions, one of the top management groups in the Philippines representing players such as Ronnie Alcano and Dennis Orcullo.
Two time World 9-Ball Champion Ga Young Kim (Korea), World #1 Monica Webb (USA), 2008 Player of the Year Kelly Fisher (England), Japanese Champion Akimi Kajitani and World Games Gold Medalist Jasmin Ouschan (Austria) are just some of the all stars of female talent attending the event. Filipina talents Rubilen Amit (2007 World Championship runner -up) and Iris Ranola (2nd Place US Open) will be the top two hot local favorites.
“We are delighted to have Dragon Promotions join us in the Philippines and help cultivate the growth of our national sport.” said Aristeo “Putch” Puyat, newly elected Chairman of the BSCP and Head of Puyat Sports. ” We welcome the women from around the world and will treat them as our royal guests. Women’s pool in the Philippines has been non-existent in terms of events, so The Women’s World 10-Ball Championship also gives our female players a chance to play and shine in their country and to the world.”
The historic event is considered to be the biggest women’s sporting event of the year for the Philippines, and will have massive media attention including 25 hours of live coverage on ABS-CBN, the leading TV channel of the Philippines. 48 women from around the globe will attend the event vying for $20,000 (1M) 1st place prize out of the $75,000 (3.75M) purse available. SM Mall North Edsa and JBETPOKER.net are some of the primary sponsors of the event.
“It has been a pleasure working with Cindy Lee and Charlie Williams these past several months. Bugsy Promotions has been very busy trying to manage so many players and help build billiards credibility here, and so an organization like Dragon Promotions really takes our efforts to another level. It is great to have such a strong partnership with two good companies on the same page with the right goals”, says Cerefino “Perry” Mariano, VP of Bugsy Promotions and Co-Founder of the BMPAP.
Bugsy Promotions was founded in 2002 by Perry and Verna Mariano. What started as an effort to help a handful of talented but struggling players became a army of talent. Bugsy promotes and produces events such as the Villards Cup Tour which consists of monthly pro events for the Filipino players, Quezon City Philippines vs The World, and The Billiards Idol Tour which young upcoming Filipino players can come out and make a name for themselves. Today Bugsy Promotions manages over thirty players including BCA Open Champion Dennis Orcllo, World 9-Ball & 8-Ball Champion Ronnie Alcano, and World 9-Ball Finalist Roberto Gomez.
Dragon Promotions is one of the leading producers of billiard programming in the world today. Dragon produces over 40 events a year airing on networks in the Philippines, USA, Korea, India, and Europe such as ABS-CBN, ESPN, MBC ESPN, XTM, XPORTS, and Euro Sport. Events include The Women’s World 10-Ball Championship, The World 14.1 Championship, The Predator International 10-Ball Championship, King & Queen of Carom, Empress Cup, Pro Pool Schools, Women’s Trickshot Challenge, World Junior 10-Ball Championships, Korea vs USA, and many more. Dragon also manages some of the world’s best players including Mika Immonen, Jeanette Lee, Shanelle Loraine, Mike Davis, Yu Ram Cha, Raj Hundal, Rodney Morris, Charlie Williams, and many more.
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