Chinese billiard table manufacturer joins forces with Predator Pro Billiard Series in three-year global strategic partnership

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

Yalin, headquartered in Jinan, China, produces high-quality tables across all billiards sports and was previously title sponsor of the WPA Women’s World 10-Ball Championship from 2010-2013.

This new, global strategic partnership between Yalin and Predator Pro Billiard Series aims to further strengthen the growth of billiards around the world and will see the WPA World 8-Ball Men’s Championship staged in Asia in 2025 and 2026. The 2024 event will take place in the Americas later in 2024, with full details to be confirmed by Predator Pro Billiard Series soon.

Predator Group CEO Karim Belhaj, explains: “I first met Eric Ding, President of Yalin, in Manila over a decade ago. Yalin was title sponsor of the Women’s World 10-Ball Championship and Predator was an event partner. It was there that I saw Eric’s passion for the sport we all love.

“It’s exciting to be able to partner with Yalin as title sponsor of the WPA World 8-Ball Men’s Championship for the next three years, beginning an exciting partnership.

“As part of that partnership the WPA World 8-Ball Men’s Championship will be staged in Asia in 2025 and 2026, continuing our mission to develop the sport globally and expand the global diversity of the Predator Pro Billiard Series.”

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.

“As a well-known brand of billiard supplies in the world, Predator Group and Pro Billiard Series have been successful in their organization and promotion of WPA World Championships all over the world.

“Predator Group has sounded the horn on seven continents and we are excited to join hands to become a global strategic partner to jointly promote 8 ball.

“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!”

Details of the 2024 WPA World 8-Ball Men’s Championship will be announced on @ProBilliardSeries social media channels.



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