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India – Government pays for lessons?

Posted on 12. Feb, 2010 by .


I guess they are taking it seriously. I assume the Sports Ministry is some sort of government agency. So pool players, anyone interested in lessons from the Billiard Coach?

From: Press Trust of India

* BSFI to spend huge sum on training for Asian Games


New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) To help Indian cueists prepare for the Asian Games, the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India would spend Rs 2.5 crore, sanctioned by the Sports Ministry, on their training in the next eight months.

The Games will be held from November 12-27 in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.

The sum, sanctioned last month, will be used for sending players abroad for training and competitions like Asian Snooker and Billiards championship, World Snooker and Billiards championship and U-21 snooker championship.

“Out of the 2.5 crore sanctioned by the ministry, 48.10 lakh is set aside for the coaching camps, 11.96 lakh for the support staff, 10 lakh for holding events in India, 35 lakh for sending team abroad for training and one crore for sending team abroad to compete in various championships and to pay our coaches,” Ravi Tandon, BSFI vice-president told PTI.

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Win a $50 Gift Certificate!

Posted on 25. Jul, 2009 by .


Our friends at PoolDawg are gracious enough to contribute THREE $50 gift certificates to three lucky early bird entries for the Shooting Star Classic tournament that Mike and I are running over Labor Day weekend.

The drawings are from:

July 1 to July 31

August 1 to August 15

August 16 to August 31

In order to be eligible, you must be signed up and paid during any of the above dates. So, if you were thinking about signing up for the event, sooner is better than later.

Click here to Register Online

Click here to Mail/Fax in Registration

See the complete press release here.

See how you can Win a Free Hotel Room!

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A Labor Day Tournament to Kick Off the Pool Season

Posted on 10. Jul, 2009 by .


Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, MN Hosts First Annual 8-Ball Tournament

Shooting Star Labor Day Classic

Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center proudly announce the first annual Shooting Star Labor Day Classic 8-Ball Tournament. This event takes place September 4-7, 2009 and is guaranteed to have something for everyone.

Happening over the three-day weekend will allow the festivities to kick off with an open scotch doubles division Friday afternoon to warm up for the men’s and women’s open and masters’ singles divisions.

The Shooting Star Casino is graciously adding $5,000 to this first event and welcomes players of all levels. “I love pool and I’m very excited to have the tournament here. We’re expecting a great turnout and I just want everyone to have a good time,” said Dan LaFrinier, Event Center Sales Coordinator for the Shooting Star Casino.

The low room rates, hefty payouts, finals arena, and greens fee will set the bar high for this premier extravaganza. Hotel rooms are available for only $55/night with room block: “Pool Tournament.” Call 1-800-453-STAR to make reservations. The Shooting Star Casino was named “Top Minnesota Casino” in the Service and Poker Categories by the Midwest Gaming & Travel’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

For more information and to register online for the event, visit SHOOTINGSTARCLASSIC.COM

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