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Matchroom Sport is a promotions company founded by the English entrepreneur Barry Hearn. It first came to attention in the sports of snooker and boxing and is also involved in pool, tenpin bowling, golf, fishing, darts and poker. This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by an Irish economist named Richard Cantillon) is a person who undertakes and operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... Barry Hearn (born 1949, Dagenham, Essex) is an English sports entrepreneur, the founder and chairman of promotions company Matchroom Sport. ... Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large (12 feet × 6 feet) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science (a common nickname among fans), is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in... This article is about the various cue sports. ... Bowling ball and two pins Ten-Pin Bowling is a sport with a simple aim—knock down as many targets as possible by rolling a ball down a wooden pathway. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering animals not classifiable as insects which breathe in water or pass their lives in water. ... Standardized dart board. ... Poker Room at the Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey Poker is a card game, the most popular of a class of games called vying games, in which players with fully or partially concealed cards make wagers into a central pot, which is awarded to the player or players...


Ten-pin bowling

Matchroom has been involved in a revival of the sport Ten-pin bowling which has given the sport a revived pop culture and worldwide interest. Ten Pin Bowling Ten-pin bowling is a competitive sport and recreation in which a player (the bowler) rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic (polyurethane) lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ...


With a roster of the world three major bowling events - the World Tenpin Masters, the Weber Cup and the AMF World Cup, Matchroom Sport have established a tried and tested formula to highlight televised bowling at its best. All three events are also presented by broadcaster and journalists, Nick Halling and Cass Edwards. 2005 World Tenpin Masters logo The World Tenpin Masters is one of the world famous Ten-pin bowling tournaments to take place annually. ... 2005 Weber Cup logo The Weber Cup, named after bowling legend Dick Weber, is the Ten-pin bowling equivalent of Golfs Ryder Cup. ... 2004 AMF World Cup logo The AMF World Cup, now a joint partnership between Qubica and AMF (now called the Qubica/AMF World Cup), is one of the world’s largest annual international sports Ten-pin bowling championships in terms of number of participating nations, next to the Weber Cup... Nick Halling Nick Halling is a world famous sports broadcaster and journalist. ... Cass Edwards is a world famous sports broadcaster and journalist. ...


Matchroom Sport offer free tickets to the World Tenpin Masters. They are also distributed by the British Tenpin Bowling Association for free. 2005 World Tenpin Masters logo The World Tenpin Masters is one of the world famous Ten-pin bowling tournaments to take place annually. ... Official BTBA logo The British Tenpin Bowling Association (BTBA) is the official governing body of Ten-pin bowling in the United Kingdom. ...


Pool

Matchroom Sport became the official sponsor of the WPA World 9-ball Championship in 2000, having organised a similar event, the World Professional Pool Championship in Cardiff, Wales, in July 1999. For 2000, the events were unified, and the Matchroom-produced event took the name "World Pool Championship". As a result, the WPA now recognises 2 world champions for 1999; Nick Varner, winner of the WPA championship in Alicante, Spain; and Efren Reyes, winner of the Matchroom event in Cardiff. The event stayed in Cardiff until 2003, with the 2004 and 2005 events taking place in Taiwan. For 2006, the event moved to the Philippines. Despite the moves, the event has remained very similar in format and staging throughout. World Pool-Billiard Association logo The World Pool-Billiard Association is the international governing body for billiards. ... A correct nine ball rack. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital of Wales and its largest city. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: (Welsh for Land of My Fathers) Capital Cardiff (Caerdydd) Largest city Cardiff (Caerdydd) Official language(s) Welsh, English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056... Look up July in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Location of Alicante in Spain Alicante (Castillian Spanish) or Alacant (Valencian) is the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of the Alacantí, in the southern part of the Valencian community, Spain, a historic Mediterranean port. ... Efren Bata Reyes, also known as The Magician. Efren Bata Reyes (born August 26, 1954) is a very popular Filipino billiards player, considered to be one of historys greatest practitioners of pocket billiards (pool), especially the games of nine ball and one-pocket. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Matchroom's other prestigious pool event is the Mosconi Cup, held each December from 1994 onwards. This is a Ryder Cup style event, between a team of European players, and a team from the USA. From 2003, the event has alternated between European and American venues, having previous always been held in the UK. The Mosconi Cup is an annual nine-ball pool tournament contested between teams representing Europe and the USA since 1994. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... This article is about the continent. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Mosconi Cup is notable for having evolved from an exhibition event in the early years, into a genuinely prestigious tournament. Early Mosconi Cups were characterised by a team of America‚Äôs more charismatic players taking on a European team of mainly British snooker players, in an attempt to promote 9-ball in the UK. More recent instances of the event have been fought in a much more serious manner, although the raucous crowd atmosphere has been retained, making it a unique among cue-sport competitions. Charismatic is an umbrella term used to describe those Christians who believe that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit seen in the first century Christian Church, such as healing, miracles and glossolalia, are available to contemporary Christians and ought to be experienced and practiced today. ... Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large (12 feet × 6 feet) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ...


External links

  • Matchroom Sport
  • Official website of the Weber Cup
  • Official website of the Matchroom World Pool Championship

 
 

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