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Asseterum to sponsor the 2018 World Seniors Snooker Championship

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ASSETERUM CRYPTO CURRENCY IS THE MAIN SPONSOR FOR 2018 WORLD SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS

We are delighted to announce Asseterum Crypto Currency as the Main sponsor for 2018 World Seniors Championships which will be held at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe between the 20th and 24th March 2018.

Assetereum is a Yorkshire based company who have had huge success in the utilities and online shopping sector, 1986 World Snooker Champion Joe Johnson is an advisor to the board
and they are keen to make their crypto currency affordable for anyone. You can own some of their crypto coin for as little as £10 when it launches tomorrow.

As well as being the title sponsor they are awarding 10,000 Assetereum crypto currency coins to the winner and 5000 to the runner up. They will also multiply the highest break made at the
championships by 30 and convert that into their crypto currency coin.

Jason Francis, creator of the World Seniors Snooker Tour said

“delighted to have Assetereum on board, to my knowledge the first global sporting event that has been sponsored by a crypto currency. The addition of their coins to the prize fund could see this grow to be the largest snooker prize ever!”

Andy Papaiacovou, CEO, said

“We are delighted to be the sponsors of such a fantastic event and hope this is just the beginning of a long term association with the World Seniors Snooker Tour. I have been an avid snooker fan since childhood and I am looking forward to seeing these great legends of the game battle it out again”

Stephen Hendry said

“I’d like to welcome Assetereum as our title sponsor for the World Seniors Championships in Scunthorpe. It’s the first time a crypto currency has been added to the winner’s prize. I wish them all the best with their launch tomorrow”

The winner of the Asseterum World Seniors title gets £10,000, 5000 crypto coins and a place in the 2018 World Professional Snooker Championship Qualifiers where they are 3 matches from
the Crucible.

To find out about Assetereum and see how you can own some crypto coin for as little as £10 go to

https://www.assetereum.io/Register/Snookerlegends
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Live Streaming Industry Cashing in on China’s Billiard Boom

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WITH EVERY INTERNATIONAL BILLIARD EVENT HELD, CHINA’S MAJOR LIVE STREAMING PLATFORMS SEE NEW PEAKS OF VIEWERS.

For example, during the 5th Joy Cup World Chinese 8-Ball Maters Grand Final this Jan. 10th-16th, six billiards related streamers successfully made their way into the Weekly Top 10 List of China’s Sports Event Streamers, and their total highest real-time viewer count hit 718.6 thousand, as recorded by zbrank.com, a professional statistics analyzer which collects and publishes data from China’s mainstream live streaming platforms.

 Weekly Top 100 Sports Event Streamer Breakdown by Genres (Jan. 9-15, 2017)

Sports Streamer Percentage Total Followers Follower Percentage
Basketball 30% 462 691 42.38%
Billiards 29% 311 316 28.52%
Football 25% 223 681 20.49%
Chess & Cards 7% 30 487 2.79%
Badminton 2% 35 400 3.24%
Boxing 2% 10 026 0.92%
Tennis 2% 8 237 0.75%
Volleyball 2% 2 820 0.26%
Other 1% 7 093 0.65%

Date source: zbrank.com

It is widely believed that in the close future, Billiards, Basketball and Football will become the three pillars of China’s sports event streaming business. To lay claim to this burgeoning market, live streaming platforms are now vying to acquire streaming rights of high-profile billiards events.

For example, in mid December, 2017, by collaborating with Joy, China’s top billiards table maker, Panda.tv successfully purchased the streaming rights of valuable billiards events throughout 2018 held by high-end billiards clubs nationwide, covering over 20 major billiards provinces, including Guangdong, Fujian, Hunan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and etc. Billiards enthusiasts are also welcome to stream small billiards contests around them under Panda.tv’s newly added Billiards Category.

Suffice to say, there are still many potentials in China’s billiards market waiting for you to tap! If you want to size these unprecedented business opportunities, please don’t hesitate to sign up for the 12th China Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition (GBE 2018), the world’s most professional billiards trade show held in China! Hurry up and contact Amy at gbeexpo@yeah.net to get your free E-ticket.

World Chinese 8-ball

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2018 WORLD CHINESE 8-BALL MASTERS HEATS UP WITH CNY¥1,000,000 PRIZE

The World Chinese 8-ball Masters is about to make its extraordinary marks in 2017 at the end of the season. Since the inception in 2006 and evolution as an international pool event in 2012, the World Chinese 8-ball Masters has been progressed through thick and thin. Remarkably in 2018 its grand prize for champion will skyrocket to CNY¥1,000,000, the highest of all time in view of the initial prize funds of CNY¥8,000! The 6th World Chinese 8-ball Masters in 2018, is set to be the most competitive edition!
 
 
Please also note that the China Finals of 6th World Chinese 8-ball Masters will take place during Dec.27, 2017Jan. 12, 2018. More than 297 players from more than 40 countries spread across six continents will travel to the Northeast Chinese City of Qinghuangdao scrambling to take a slice of the total prize fund as high as CNY¥1,000,000!
 
In spite of the jaw-dropping prize, the change of competition rules of World Chinese 8-ball Masters has also hit the headlines! Players, fans of billiards, and media were brought together to perform panel discussion of rules amendment. The details of rules improved are still waited to be reported!

The 12th China (Guangzhou) International Billiards Exhibition (GBE2018)

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ASIA No.1 BILLIARDS EXHIBITION

Exhibition Scope

Billiards Products: Billiards Tables, Cues, Billiards Slate, Billiards Cloth, Balls, Cue Cases, Chalk, Gloves, Billiards Lights, Billiards prokets, Cue Tips, Scoreboard, Tripod, Accessories, hardware fittings for billiard table, ect.

Others: Darts, Darts Board, Shuffleboard, Games and Amusement products, ect.

GBE 2018

Target Visitor

Agents, distributors, dealers, importer, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers at home and abroad, etc.

Large billiards clubs, recreation centers, fitness clubs, etc.

Persons in charge of upscale clubs, starred hotels, hotel purchasing, investment management companies, etc.

Government departments, schools, trade organizations, associations, media, enthusiasts, etc.

Date: April 3rd-5th,2018
Venue: Guangzhou Pazhou · China Import and Export Fair Complex
Add: No.380, Mid of Yuejiang Road, Haizhu Distract, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Website: http://www.gbechina.com//index_en.html

Review of GBE 2017

Exhibition Floor: 9000 sq.m
Visitors: 12,000 person-times (85% were professional buyers;15% were relevant field buyers;65% placed orders on site;73% were from upper or middle management)
Exhibitors:103

Why GBE2018

Asia No.1 Billiards Exhibition: As the largest exhibition for Billiards in Asia, GBE owns numerous loyal visitors worldwide and over 100 professional media partners helping us promote the show globally. It is estimated that visitors of more than 15,000 person-times from over 100 countries and regions will set foot in the exhibition hall.

Exhibitors’ new products yielding good response: Exhibitors’ latest products did not only captivate visitors with their novelty but also utility. After offering free trial of their latest products to on-site buyers, professional players and billiards enthusiasts, most our exhibitors enthused that they had receive many positive feedback and response from visitors, as well as hundreds of inquiries from potentials clients. Again, GBE proved itself to be a wonderful platform for new product release.

Satisfied exhibitors raved about the show
82% rated the show better than the last edition
87% made valuable new contacts
91% thought GBE 2017 worth attending

Here are some of the good news shared by our exhibitors on site.

− Cyclop: we sold over 3000 sets of billiards balls to distributors from Beijing, Korea, etc, in just two days!
− Super Power: we received dozens of orders from oversea buyers on site, successfully expanding our international market!
− Guangdong Denglong Guangdian: we reached a sponsorship agreement with International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF), becoming the table lights supplier of all IBSF billiards events!

It is the best platform to expand your business horizon, branding your products, make your company’s presence felt in the industry, spread awareness about your products, meet top clients in the industry, generate new business and so on.

If you want to be an exhibitor to show your newest products, do not hesitate to join us! Pls contact Ms.Amy Lai at gbeexpo@yeah.net to get the best price and preferable booth.

If you are interested to be a visitor, pls contact Ms.Amy Lai to receive your free E-ticket for the 3-day show.

Attendees Hail the Success of GBE 2017

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This March in Guangzhou, the 11th China Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition (GBE 2017) again honored its promise to deliver a world-class event to the billiards industry.

With a show floor of 9,000 square meters, GBE 2017 saw an extraordinary visitor turnout of 12,000 person-times with an exhibitor turnout of 103 renowned brands, including Rasson, Shender, Predator Group, Strachan 6811, Simonis, Aramith, McDermott Cue, Laili, Rising Dragon, Jianying Billiards, Xingjue Billiards, Riley, Wiraka, Les-Sports, CYCLOP Pool Balls, Ball Teck Korea, Cosmos Billiards, Leqi Shukang Textile, Sunray, B.L.P., SZX, Xingbaom, etc. What’s more, this year Magnum from USA and Lucifer Cue from Thailand have finally made their first debut at GBE as our exhibitors.

GBE 2017

During the 4-day exhibition, thousands of deals were closed on site. For example, with a promotion strategy of free shipping, Cyclop sold over 3000 sets of billiards balls to distributors from Beijing, Korea, etc, in just two days. TOP Billiard Studio managed to renew its agency contract with McDermott Cue and later bulk purchased as usual from the Chinese agents of Mezz, Kamui, Zan, and G2. Guangdong Denglong Guangdian reached a sponsorship agreement with International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF), becoming the table lights supplier of all IBSF billiards events.

Among the regular exhibits like billiards tables, billiards board (stone), billiards cloth, billiards pole bags, billiards baskets, billiards balls, cues, chalk, lighting, tripod, special gloves, accessories, etc, out stood a wide range of forward-thinking new billiards products. For instance, Leshi presented to us the first smart billiards cue in China, which was designed to be used with their VR technology platform, enabling you to play virtual billiards whenever and wherever you wanted. Predator Cues’s groundbreaking billiards shaft REVO, made from carbon fiber composite, was highly waterproof and durable. Specially made to cope with outdoor environment, the latest billiards tables from Biaoli was made of waterproof materials from top to bottom.

On March 9, domestic and oversea esteemed speakers delivered splendid speeches at 2017 World Billiards Development Forum. They shared the operation experience and prospects from several aspects with the aims of deepening the interaction and integration of billiards industry, enhancing the development of billiards ecological circle. A large audience gathered to exchange ideas and seek cooperation opportunities at the Forum, including famous international and nationwide associations, enterprise managers and billiards manufacturers, leaders of governments, industry elites, professional billiards media, etc. All 200 chairs for the audience were occupied and dozens of people stood on the aisles on both sides, craning their necks to get a closer look of the stage.

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During the exhibition, a batch of top notch billiards players were invited to demonstrate their dazzling billiards skills, winning the admiration of numerous billiards enthusiasts and almost turning the trade show into a fan meeting. Star billiards players on site included the billiards genius Mr. Florian Khloer, Mr. Chen Qiang(Champion of CBSA Pool International Open), Mr. Zheng Yuxuan, Mr. Zhang Shuchun, Miss Kelly Fisher(Winner of Ladies World Snooker Championship), Miss He Xinru, Mr. Fan Zhisong, and so forth.

GBE 2017-2Billiards and darts are two closely related sports, and that was why the GBE Committee though a darts competition would be a complement to a good billiards trade show. This year, in cooperation with International Darts Association (IDA), the GBE Committee took up the organization of IDA International Darts Championships & 2017 Sipuls·Grandeur Cup Aida Darts Tour (Guangzhou). This competition in total attracted near 100 professional and amateur contestants and the winner of this competition got an 8000 RMB prize money.

 

Get Ready for GBE 2018! Hot on the heels of GBE 2017’s successful conclusion, the date and venue of the next edition are set. If you don’t want to miss this excellent trade show, please mark it on your calendar now!
The 12th China Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition
(GBE 2018)
Date: April 3rd-5th, 2018
Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex
Website: http://www.gbechina.com/index_en.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gbechina

10th China Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition

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Another year, another resounding success. GBE has firmly established itself as the authoritative show for the billiard/snooker products and sport equipment industry in the region. This year’s show attracted over 6,099 visitors from as many as 60 different countries. Held over three days in Guangzhou, the show gave exhibitors an unmatched platform to showcase their products and technology, foray into Asia market and target new, high-value customers.

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Exhibitor Overview
In Hall 8.1 at the China Import & Export Complex, 117 exhibitors from 13 countries presented the newest billiard products, services and technologies. With a net exhibition area of over 10,000 square gbe-billiardsmetres, you must find most of loyals exhibitors like Yalin, Rasson, Shender, Leo, Fury Cues, Simonis, Aramith,Longoni Cues, Strachan 6811), Ball Teck Korea, CYCLOP Pool Balls, McDermott, Mezz Cues, Master cue, Riley, K.F cue, Gorina and so on. And you may be surprised to be attracted by Omin’s booth, a new exhibitor with a huge booth,135 sqm, by its popoular hot and its excellent products.

Setting aside all the usual billiard equipment displayed on GBE2016 site, you should have found something new and novel. Snookball(Kicking billiards), for instance, attracted many eyeballs of the visitors and lit up the gathering because of its newness and distinctiveness.

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GBE2016 Highlights
GBE attracted many billiard players and big names in this industry to participate. The appearance of those renowned stars such as Florian Kohler, Kelly Fisher, Gareth.David.Potts and so on. Their fabulous performances added much beauty to the show.

Organized by the Organizing Committee of GBE, 2016 World Billiards Night & GBE 10th Anniversary Dinner was held at Imperial Trader Hotel Guangzhou at the evening of March 10, 2016. Representatives from home and abroad delivered speeches including Wang Zhaoyun, chairman of Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group; Mr. Liu Chunsheng, deputy secretary general of General Administration of Sport of China, CBSA & director of The 3rd Ministry of Multi-ball Games Administrative Centre; Mr. Mohamed Salem Al-Nuaimi, president of W9BC & secretary general of QBSF; Mr. Mubarak Al Khayarin, president of ACBS;Mr. Luo Sui, Honorary President & Teaching General of APBA; Mr. Wangbin, sales director of Beijing Xingwei Sports Goods Co., Ltd.; Mr. Ding Shoulin, general manager of Jinan Yalin Billiard Goods Co., Ltd.

Activities and shows such as Award Ceremony were concurrently held with the dinner. Moreover, professionals in billiards industry at home and abroad all gathered together with the hope that communication and cooperation will be further enhanced so as to promote the development of billiards industry.

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How about GBE2017?
We and the entire industry will get together at the same venue during March 9-11,2017. GBE2017 is to be eye-catching show based on the successful this year. Please  mark your calendars.

Big news that CYCLOP Pool Balls has booked 6 booths for GBE2017, two more ones than GBE2016’s! Xingjue, Jianda, Stranchan 6811, K.F Cues, Junyao, Meilin, Leo, Simonis, Aramith and more loyal exhibitors expressed that they would attend GBE2017.