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Chinese Players' Voyage to One of Pool's Origin


Chinese pool, a grass-roots sport originally from China, is now stepping onto the U.K. pool stage.


5 top Chinese pool players have formed the ICEA Team China. Tickets are booked, luggage is ready. They will stand on the World Blackball Championships stage, competing in blackball event for the first time in their careers. At the same time, they will compete in the JOY Chinese Pool UK Championships in Bridlington, UK.


Traveling across oceans to experience a different pool discipline, that is not what people could have imagined years ago.


A decade ago, most Chinese pool players were desperate to find out where the future lies for them in tomorrow's pool world. At that time, there were not a lot of competitions for pool players to gain their bread and neither enough prizes, to make people believe that Chinese pool is a career that people can follow all their lifetime.


However, what everyone did not expect was that everything had changed over ten years. Through JOY Billiards Group and ICEA’s efforts, Chinese pool is developing rapidly around the world. Fans and players can play Chinese pool in 54 countries now, and even win a round-trip ticket to China.



“My dream come true!”, Liu Chuang added, “ I’m very honored to be one of the representatives of China, and fight for the glory in the UK. I believe this will be a very precious experience, and I hope I won’t let my fans down. ” said former World Snooker Championship contender.


“ This is my first time to try other pool disciplines. I don’t know how it may end up like, but I will try my best .” said Chen Zhigang,  the money-game king of China.


Besides, Joy Chinese Pool UK Championships will also be held in the same venue. What a great joy for the fans to witness two of the world's emerging and thriving pool disciplines, played at the same arena.


Everything about Chinese pool, please go to ICEA official website te https://www.icea-pool.com, vi, visit on Facebook @ChinesePool or check out "Thomas Heal" channel on Youtube for video clips updated daily.

International Chinese Eight-Ball Association (ICEA) is the world's governing body of Chinese Pool and its derivative disciplines.

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