View Full Version : New SHOW on GSN!! BALLBREAKERS is here!!

06-07-2005, 12:05 PM
BALLBREAKERS is here!!!!!
Tune in July 18th @ 10pm on GSN, the network for games!

No, it’s not a new reality show about women busting their husbands’ chops -- nor is it a retrospective about the demolition industry’s beloved wrecking ball. BALLBREAKERS is television’s first regular series featuring the popular world of billiards. Over 40 million people in the United States play pool and BALLBREAKERS will give amateurs and hustlers around the country a chance to play for big money.

BALLBREAKERS is a high-energy, fast-paced multi-round elimination game in which four players play 9-Ball for a chance to win $20,000. The series is hosted by Sal Masekela (“X Games”) and Ewa Mataya Laurance (known as the “Striking Viking” in the billiard industry) will be providing expert commentary on game play and giving advice to players when asked. Laurance has won all of the major events on the WPBA Tour, including the World Championships, the US Open, the WPBA National Championship as well as the European Championships.

Adrianne Curry, winner of the first season of “America’s Next Top Model,” will serve as the series’ “rack girl.” She will also assist with the betting component of the game and keep track of any side bets that take place.

With four players per episode, each participant will begin with a $5,000 "bankroll" to challenge the competition throughout their episode. A player is eliminated when they have lost their bankroll. The player who defeats the competition and leaves all of the other players broke will walk away with $20,000.

During each episode, no player can deny a challenge from the player with control of the table. Once a minimum challenge of $1,000 is made, the two players will then play one game of 9-Ball for the minimum amount or more if they agree. Competing and non-competing players may also engage in side betting on the current match. The players will have to combine their billiard talents with the guts to bet big on themselves and their ability to analyze the skills of their opponents – establishing themselves as the ultimate “hustler.”

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06-07-2005, 12:10 PM
actually sounds pretty cool. The betting and or hustling aspect may not be looked that highly upon with all the image work pool has been trying to do, but I'll watch it