Organizers of the Atlantic Challenge Cup today announced Iwan Simonis and Aramith (Saluc) will extend their support of the Atlantic Challenge Cup in 2016 by continuing to be the official cloth and ball of the event, taking place July 8-11, 2016 in Schaumburg, Illinois (just outside Chicago). Simonis 860® and Aramith® Tournament™ TV Pro-Cup Pool Ball Sets will be used during the event.
“Simonis and Aramith have a long history of supporting play at every level of skill and in all parts of the world,” said Billiard Congress of America Chief Executive Officer Rob Johnson. “As supporters of this initiative from day one, Simonis and Aramith have allowed this event to move from a concept to the staging our second event – this time on the North American continent.”
“We were on board from the inception of this forward-thinking initiative,” said Iwan Simonis and Aramith North American President Ivan Lee. “This platform allows for juniors to compete at the highest level of play on an international stage. It has become an opportunity for the entire industry to come together to cooperate on an event that encourages and rewards junior players for their dedication and commitment to excellence. Viewers of this event, either live or on the live internet stream, will witness top quality play and tremendous professionalism. I want to recognize all the efforts by the players, coaches, event supporters and organizers in making the Atlantic Challenge Cup a reality.”
Now in its second year, the Atlantic Challenge Cup features the best youth players from Europe and America in a Mosconi Cup style event. Six players on each team, four boys and two girls, battle it out on an annual basis to see who has bragging rights across the Atlantic. The event is the result of a joint venture between the Billiard Congress of America and the European Pocket Billiard Federation.
A new website solely dedicated to the Atlantic Challenge Cup will be launched in the near future.
Press release issued by the BCA & EPBF.