are promoting artistic pool and trick shots during the four month
contest to expose the home recreation market to this exciting sport.
Young and old alike, who have access to a pool table, will find trick
shots are a terrific activity to entertain family and friends,”
says Terry Taggart, President of Executive Billiards.
process for competing in the contest requires 4 easy steps:
videos will be judged and graded with a maximum point potential of 10
for each of five categories; Degree of difficulty, creativity and
originality, execution, presentation, and video quality.
renowned professional trick shot artists will perform the judging.
Florian “Venom” Kohler – France, Stefano “ Mr. Trick Shots”
Pelinga – Italy, Paul “Professor-Q-Ball” Frankel – USA, and
Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman – USA, will be using their many talents
to grade the registered videos.
to ESPN & World Masters Trick Shot Champion Tom “Dr. Cue”
Rossman, “The Delta-13 International Amateur Trick Shot Contest
should become a landmark competition for the sport of artistic pool.
Players from around the world may showcase their artistic skills in 2
presentation categories, which will surely take trick shots to a new
level in billiard excellence and magnetic fan appeal.”
qualifying trick shot videos must include a Delta-13 regular or elite
ball rack. The entire “Rules of Eligibility” can be found at
will be announced on February 13, 2012.
thanks to our Gold Sponsors who made this contest possible:
Executive Billiards announced today that Aramith North America will take over as the primary distributor for the Delta-13 ball racks. Effective today, all distributors, retailers, and online stores will purchase product directly from Aramith.
Scott Sullens, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Aramith North America commented, “Our goal at Aramith North America, is to bring quality products into the market that will create a premium billiard experience. Products like the Delta-13 Elite Rack and the new Delta-13 Case really enhance this goal. The two companies share the same passion for quality, performance, and consistency. We couldn’t be more pleased about this partnership.”
Saluc s.a. is the parent company of Aramith, founded in 1927, in Callienelle, Belgium. Saluc produces and distributes billiard balls under the registered trademark Aramith in more than 85 countries. The company also specializes in the production of industrial balls used in all kind of applications, as well as in 9 pin bowling balls and trackballs.
“Our current distributors have done a great job of marketing and distributing product to internet users,” said Terry A. Taggart, President of Executive Billiards. “Aramith will now build upon this network and help deliver our products to a wider retail group and develop a myriad of opportunities outside the billiard industry.”
Terry also said that his company wants to continue to focus on what they do best and that is develop and manufacture high quality products. They will continue to grow the brand by supporting the industry tours, tournaments, and leagues. This year, players and consumers will see the Delta-13 as the official rack in over 20 televised events, including the WPBA U.S. Open and the Steve Mizerak Championship Finals on Fox Sports.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-498-8842 to place an order.
Learn about the aerospace engineered Delta-13 rack and other fine products at delta-13.com.
Executive Billiards announced their support this past week for the Justin Tuck Celebrity Billiard Tournament held on June 3rd, at Slate Billiards in NYC. In its 2nd year, this exclusive event brought together celebrities and VIPs to raise funds for Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy, an initiative started by Lauran & Justin Tuck to encourage children to READ, UNDERSTAND, SUCCEED and HOPE. Tuck’s R.U.S.H. For Literacy donates books and other reading materials and benefits children in the New York City and Central Alabama communities.
The two winners of the tournament were John LaRuffa and Frank Puusinelli. The tournament consisted of 32-2person teams pre-paired in a double elimination bracket style competition. The tournament was managed by the Billirad Congress of America.
Justin Tuck is an NFL Pro Bowl and All-Pro defensive end who was drafted by the New York Giants in 2005. He recorded a career best 12 sacks last season and his dominant play in Super Bowl XLII helped lead the Giants to victory against the New England Patriots. For more information, please visit
Executive Billiards donated 16 custom Delta-13 Elite ball racks for the event, including a hand polished, nickel plated, Delta-13 Elite rack for the champions. “We were honored to be part of this fabulous event. Mr. Tuck and his charity are making a measureable difference in education, said Terry A. Taggart, President of Executive Billiards.
Learn about the aerospace engineered Delta-13 rack and other fine products at delta-13.com.
The WPBA is pleased to welcome back the longest running sponsor of the WPBA Classic Tour, Cuetec Cues. Through Imperial International, Cuetec will partner with the WPBA as the Official Cue of the 2010 Classic Tour. “We have been proud sponsors of the WPBA for the past 15 years. Part of our company’s mission is to support the industry and one of the ways we meet this goal is through our support of industry associations,” Stuart Helfgott, Imperial USA.
American Poolplayers Association, The World’s Largest Amateur Pool League, is another returning sponsor for the WPBA Classic Tour. “The APA is proud to once again support the ladies of the WPBA. This marks our 10th year sponsoring the Classic Tour, and we wish them the best of luck on another great season,” Jason Bowman, APA Marketing and PR Manager.
Iwan Simonis, The Cloth of Champions also returns to sponsor in 2010. “We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with the WPBA” stated Ivan Lee, President of Iwan Simonis Incorporated, “Our commitment to the professional women pool players remains strong even through these challenging times that we face as an industry.”
Aramith, the Belgian Billiard Balls also continues their partnership with the WPBA Classic Tour. Yves Bilquin, COO of SALUC SA /Aramith states, “We are proud to provide the official ball sets for the WPBA. With the San Diego event and other high end tournaments to come, Aramith is happy to contribute to their quality and success.” Aramith is introducing a new line of jewelry which can be viewed at www.aramith2wear.com.
A new supporter of the Classic Tour for 2010 is Delta-13, The True Triangle, by Executive Billiards. “The WPBA played an integral role in helping us design the ball rack that has now become their official rack. Naturally, we are thrilled to be working as a partner, helping to grow the sport and fan base. It’s an honor to be associated with such an outstanding organization filled with exemplary members,” says Terry A. Taggart, Executive Billiards President. He continues, “This partnership has, as its foundation, many shared values and one of those is giving back to the communities.” Delta-13 is introducing a special “hot pink” Delta-13 Elite rack with 10% of all WPBA Official Rack sales benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Taggart notes, “When players purchase the special “hot pink” Delta-13 Elite, they’ll know they are helping to save lives.”
Diamond Billiard Products will also join the WPBA team as the Official Table of the 2010 Classic Tour. “DIAMOND is proud to have been selected as the Official Table of the WPBA. We recognize the WPBA as one of the leaders in bringing professional pool to the masses and we look forward to building the DIAMOND brand in conjunction with the WPBA,” says Chad D. Scharlow, Vice President Diamond Billiard Products, Inc. “DIAMOND recognizes the commitment and hard work that the WPBA puts into their tour and hopes that this is only the beginning of a much broader relationship.”
The WPBA would also like to thank PoolDawg and Mueller Recreational Products for their support.
The WPBA will also partner with The Action Report to provide the live internet stream for the WPBA San Diego Classic March 10-13. Justin Collett of The Action Report invites fans to tune in, “Join us for some great matches featuring the finest women players in the world. The Live Coverage will feature interactive player interviews and commentary.” Live tournament coverage begins Thursday at 11 A.M. daily and can be found at WPBA.com. A special WPBA Pro-Am featuring some of the organizations biggest stars, local VIP’s and media personalities will also be streamed on Wednesday evening and fans are invited to watch online.
ESPN and the WPBA have joined forces for another three years and will continue to broadcast world-class events and female players all over the globe. Here’s a look at the 2010 ESPN/2 schedule:
2010 San Diego Classic – Semis & Final - Saturday, April 10, 12-3pm on ESPN2.
2009 Pacific Coast Classic – Quarterfinals - Saturday, May 1, 12-4pm on ESPN2.
2010 US Open - Quarterfinals: Sunday, Sept. 26, 1-5pm on ESPN2, Semis and Final: Sunday, Oct 3, 2–5pm on ESPN2.
2009 Great Lakes Classic - Semis & Final: Sunday, May 9, 1-3pm on ESPN2.
2009 WPBA Tour Championship - Semis & Final: Sunday, May 16, 3-6pm on ESPN2.
WPBA President John Rousseau expresses gratitude to all WPBA supporters, “Thank you very much for your support of the greatest female pool players in the world, the Women’s Professional Billiard Association. Personally this support provides me with some time, early in my term, to learn the past strategies and review each as candidates for improvement, redesign and prioritization. Thanks to the current members of the board, past members, players and friends of the tour, I am prepared to do what is necessary to grow our tour. That begins with working closer with our sponsors to develop strategies that enhance the fiscal benefit of sponsoring the WPBA. Thank you very much and your support will be rewarded.”
For more information about the WPBA please visit WPBA.com.
Executive Billiards announced their support today for the ZO & MAGIC'S 8-BALL CHALLENGE to kick off the NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas, Texas on February 11th.ZO & MAGIC’S 8-BALL CHALLENGE is an annual fundraiser to support the mission of Alonzo Mourning Charities and the Magic Johnson Foundation. This upscale, intimate, fun and exciting event for the Who’s Who of the industry allows celebrities and athletes to kick-back and enjoy themselves as they prepare to usher in the weekend of festivities. Now entering year five, ZO & MAGIC'S 8-BALL CHALLENGE has become the most anticipated event of all-star weekend. Go to www.8ballchallenge.com to learn more.
The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin “Magic” Johnson in 1991, works to develop programs and support community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. You can learn more about making a donation at www.magicjohnson.org.
AM Charities' mission is to encourage the educational development of our youth by creating programs and youth enrichment centers that promote positive change in low socioeconomic communities. You can learn more about making a donation at www.amcharities.org.
Executive Billiards has donated 19 custom Delta-13 Elite ball racks for the event, including a 24-karat gold, hand polished rack for the silent auction. “We are honored and thrilled to be part of this fabulous event. These two charities have accomplished so much to aid under- priviledged children and to be a small part of this is very special indeed.” said Terry A. Taggart, President of Executive Billiards.
The Metropolitan Billiard Organisation [MBO] has signed Executive Billiards, home of the Delta-13 rack; as a Gold Level Sponsor for the MBO London Pool Tour.
The long term contract confirms Delta-13 as the Official Rack for the high profile London based pool tour. The Colorado USA based engineering company Executive Billiards will support all MBO tours and events, sealing the agreement in time for the London Qualification Tournaments for the Matchroom Sport World Pool Masters; in Shepherds Bush, London, on the 6th and 7th March 2010.
“We're pleased to partner and sponsor the MBO Tour and are looking forward to building a long term relationship here, focusing on quality tournaments and increasing enthusiasm for the sport.” said Terry Taggart, President, Executive Billiards; manufacturer of the Delta-13 Billiard Rack. “The MBO management has many years of successful billiard experience which will translate into a strong organisation. We've just started our second year supporting the British Wheelchair Pool Players Association and Matthew Gleaves has been terrific to work with, so when the opportunity surfaced to work with another prestigious British billiard tour, it made a lot of sense for us.”
“This is really excellent news for us to welcome Executive Billiards onboard” said the Co-Founder and MBO President, Ste Williams.“I’m personally thrilled, they have taken a good look at what we have been building here in London. They have given us so much support going into the 2010 season and ahead of the Matchroom WPM Qualifiers next week. The Delta-13 is without question the best rack in the business and definitely increases the MBO profile even further.”
DELTA-13 ELITE Billiard Rack: The rails and corners are made from 100 percent billet aluminium. The corners and rails are fastened with 4-40 stainless steel screws that are secured with high strength Loctite 262. The rails have a colour anodize plating while the corners have a clear anodize finish. Every rack is measured using a CMM (coordinate measuring machine) to ensure that all of the tight tolerance have been met.
The MBO is an internationally recognised pool and billiards event organisation, hosting pool tournaments and tours across London, England that attracts professional pool players from all over the world. The MBO hosts American 8 Ball, 9 Ball, 10 Ball disciplines as well as English 8 Ball pool competitions and events.