Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sorted Out the American Pool Cues

For some time now I have felt we have concentrated on the snooker aspect of our store and not paid enough attention to the Pool Cues.

Last week I spent some time sorting the whole category out, all of the American Pool Cues now appear in the same category.

This means that we have finally binned the Predator products as we could not find a reliable supplier in the UK. The only recognised supplier in the UK is over-priced and under-stocked so not fair on our customers.

It is an area that is going to be developed very soon as we add to this range of cues, until then there is sufficient selection from the likes of Powerglide, BCE and Macmorran.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cuesport TV Trial HD Streaming Snooker Videos

Web TV channel Cuesport TV have this week released two demo videos in 720p High Definition.

The videos are believed to be the first snooker videos to be streamed in High Definition online. The HD content shows the true capabilities of the platform that the company adopted in April 2009.

The HD videos that have been made available were recorded at the recent TCC Snooker Pro-am in Wales. The tournament is a very small but prestigious snooker event that the channel had exclusive access to. The tournament featured top snooker stars such as Mark Williams, Shaun Murphy, Ryan Day and Matthew Stevens. Stevens will feature in some later HD demo's recorded at the same period.

Managing Director of Cuesport TV Ltd, Pete Williams, commented, "HD video is always something we have wanted to serve but it has taken us a while to reach this stage, the video we have recently made available showcases the capabilities of High Definition as a video-on-demand concept.”

Williams also said, “It is theoretically possible to stream live Internet video in full HD, however, in reality the UK does not yet have the broadband infrastructure to cope with the demands of HD streaming. The VOD content in this particular demo requires a 5 meg Internet connection as a minimum otherwise a lot of buffering occurs. Once broadband across the whole of the UK develops, as it will in the next 5 years, then live streaming of HD video will become a reality. It is in our interest and within our aims to be at the forefront of this technology."

In the first four days of the initial trial the company has seen it's viewing figures rise by an amazing 10%. There are now plans in place for Cuesport TV to capture HD content at all of the major tournaments and matches that the channel has access to and make available both standard and high definition versions to its subscribers.

Check out the videos here: High Definition Snooker Videos

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Watch £50,000 Pool Series Live

CueSport TV will be once again showing live coverage of the CueSport TV £50,000 Pool Series - this time from Dublin, Ireland.

The world's best Blackball pool players including Simon Ward, Scott Ross, Andy Lucas, Ben Davies and Craig Marsh will be competing for the £3500 guaranteed first prize.

It is completely free to watch - simply click the Live Event link on the left hand side of the website.

Monday, March 16, 2009

EBA Blackball Masters to be Shown Live on CueSport TV

Press Release: CueSport TV, the Internet Pool & Snooker Channel has been successful in its bid to broadcast the European Blackball Association Masters in April.

The deal struck with the EBA makes CueSport TV the official streaming media partner of the EBA Masters and the 11-person team World Championships.

Vice-Chairman of the EBA, Ross McInnes, said, “The EBA Masters in it’s previous incarnations has had television coverage, however, none of this coverage was live or even broadcast outside of the UK, having CueSport TV broadcast live from the event will add prestige and open up the doors for the Blackball Pool discipline.”

Pete Williams, Managing Director of CueSport TV Ltd, went on to say, “We have been heavily involved with Blackball since we launched the channel in 2007, we failed in last years attempt to bring the EBA Masters to the channel but are delighted that the hard work that we have put in over the past 12 months is starting to pay off. It is a great delight to have an international quality event and World Championships broadcast live on CueSport TV for the first time.”

The Bridlington SPA in East Riding of Yorkshire will once again host the EBA Masters. This once shabby venue has been completely renovated to turn it into a world-class concert and events arena fit for a tournament of this calibre.

In addition, the EBA are not resting on their laurels and have purchased 40 brand new Simply Pool tables specifically for use at this event, thus making it the pinnacle of the Blackball discipline.

CueSport TV will be live from the Bridlington SPA from 12pm on the 8th April and will broadcast live up to and including the finals on the 10th April.
You can watch the action by simply logging in to http://www.cuesport.tv

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Powerglide Cues now Available

Powerglide have a name steeped in history when it comes to snooker cue manufacture. They recently launched a brand new range of Powerglide Snooker Cues and we have the Powerglide Professional range already in stock.

Over the coming weeks you will also be able to see the two more affordable ranges, the Tournament and Classic ranges meaning there is a snooker cue available for every budget.

Now owned by Unicorn Products (a world famous name in darts!) Powerglide cues are made to exacting standards in Unicorn's own factory in China. The professional range feature genuine hand splicing with exotic ebony butts and a mixture of zebrawood and snakewood splices and inlays.

The cues are available as 2 piece (centre-jointed) or 3/4 jointed models and are priced from £140-£179 including free UK delivery.