PRO BILLIARD SERIES TO TAKE TWO WPA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO VENEZUELA

Pro Billiard Series to bring Yalin WPA Men’s World 8-Ball Championship & VenBilliards WPA Women’s World 10-Ball Championship to South America as part of three-year agreement with VenBilliards Corporation

The 2024 Yalin WPA Men’s World 8-Ball Championship and VenBilliards WPA Women’s World 10-Ball Championship will be staged in Venezuela from October 9-20 after a new three-year partnership was agreed between the Predator Pro Billiard Series and VenBilliardsCorporation.

The Predator Pro Billiard Series has also agreed a three-year partnership with Yalin to be the official sponsor of the Yalin WPA Men’s World 8-Ball Championship until 2026.

The Yalin WPA Men’s World 8-Ball Championship presents a 64-player field, while the VenBilliards WPA Women’s World 10-Ball Championship showcases 48 players. Both prestigious tournaments will be conducted in two stages, with Stage 1 scheduled from October 9th to 11th and Stage 2 from October 14th to 20th. Moreover, to amplify the thrill, an invitational mixed doubles tournament rounds out the trio of events in Venezuela, culminating in a collective prize fund of $500,000.

The agreement to stage these events in Venezuela is another step in the growth of the Pro Billiard Series and will represent the first time that WPA World Championships have been hosted in South America. Alongside the continuation of Pro Billiard Series and WPA World Championship events in Puerto Rico, it is hoped these tournaments will help spur the growth of billiards and professional events across Latin and South America.

Karim Belhaj, CEO of Predator Group, explained: “Billiards is rapidly growing all over Latin America. This will be the catalyst around which more events will develop all over the region. We have seen great talent coming from Latin America and this will help us see even more of that talent as we bring an event like this to Latin America. These events will inspire others.

“It’s part of our commitment to develop the sport we love all around the world. It’s again an example of people who are passionate about the sport coming together to build something that will change the sport in that continent.

“These events are possible because of a great collaboration with Pro Billiard Series, WPA, CPB, and our partners VenBilliards Corporation and Yalin. Through these collaborations we can move mountains.”

Ishaun Singh, president of the World Pool Association said: “I’m thrilled about the upcoming events in Venezuela this October! With half a million dollars in prize funds and top-tier competitions, it’s a remarkable moment for our sport”.

“Hosting these events in Venezuela will not only showcase talent but also foster billiards’ growth across the Americas. Thanks to all involved for making this possible. Your support and enthusiasm are crucial in making events like these truly special. Let’s come together to make this a celebration to remember and ensure the continued success of billiards in Venezuela and beyond.”

Eric Ding, President of Yalin added: “It’s our pleasure to partner with the Predator Pro Billiard Series to promote the WPA World 8-Ball Men’s Championship.

“China Yalin Sports Group and the US Predator Group, the two powerful companies in the East and West will once again write a new chapter in the global billiards sports, to take the WPA World 8-Ball Men’s Championship to a new climax!”

Patrizia Petricca of VenBilliards Corporation said: “For me and my team it’s a pleasure and an honor to start a strong collaboration with Predator Group to develop the pool sport in Latin America”.

“As VenBilliards our vision is to give visibility to the sport in the world and especially in our region. We have great players that greatly enjoy the events, products, and sponsorships that only a brand like Predator can give”.

“We are happy to open the doors of our country Venezuela for the 2024 WPA World Championships. ¡Bienvenidos and let’s make magic together!”

Set in Caracas, Venezuela, the upcoming world championships promise an unforgettable experience for players, fans, and partners alike. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, from pristine beaches to lush rainforests, Venezuela offers a unique backdrop for the event. Caracas, the vibrant capital city, pulsates with energy, offering visitors a taste of its dynamic culture and rich history. With its captivating scenery and lively atmosphere, Venezuela provides the perfect setting for an exhilarating showcase of billiards talent, ensuring a memorable experience for all involved.

All Predator Pro Billiard Series tournaments are streamed free on the Pro Billiard TV YouTube channel and on Billiard TV. Fans can also come and watch the action live for free at the venue. For more information visit www.probilliardseries.com and follow @ProBilliardSeries on social media.


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