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joel2me
03-14-2005, 09:10 AM
My name is Joel Twomey and I am an undergrad at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL. I have been assigned a group project to research and discuss the current business model of any sport (where is the money, who gets it, how is it made) and then present new ideas and a new business model that I believe will generate greater revenue for the sport. My team has chosen billiards as our sport of choice and are looking for help to make a great presentation.

If anyone would like to contribute their knowledge and ideas about the current business of billiards whether it be manufactures, sponsors, professional winnings, how the system is structured etc. or has innovative and creative ideas they would like to contribute, your help would be greatly appreciated. We are basically looking for platforms to expand on and any ideas generated by discussion in this forum will be given credit if used in our presentation.

Thank you for your time and we hope to generate some interesting and innovative ideas through this process.

Again, Thank You,
- Joel Twomey

BigRigTom
03-14-2005, 11:38 AM
Hi Joel,
We have a web site on which we sell pool and billiards equipment at Big Rig Toys (http://www.bigrigtoys.com) . We have several links the reference other areas in the Billiards business but the one I believe you may find in line with your interest is the American Poolplayers Association (http://www.poolplayers.com/) .
This is probably one of the fastest growing money makers in the sport. The APA promote amateur pool playing in leagues nationwide and their motto is "Everyone can play and Anyone can win." Hope this help a little bit.

joel2me
03-15-2005, 08:14 AM
Thanks for the information, I looked at the website and it looks like a great place to start.