Predator Cue-Design Contest

Predator Launches Billiard Cue-Design Contest

Predator Cues opens design of newest pool cue to brand fans and aspiring designers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2010) – Billiards aficionados, creative design enthusiasts, and those with an artistic streak can take their shot at creating a new Predator billiard cue. Predator Cues, a leading billiard cue manufacturer, has invited the public to design the next generation of its Ikon cues through the MyKon Cue-Design Contest, running through Dec. 31, 2010. One winner will inspire the next Ikon cue and receive the first one produced in the new series.

“Our fans are passionate about the Predator brand, and over the years many have shared their ideas for our cues,” said Karim Belhaj, president and CEO of Predator Group. “The MyKon contest hands over the designer role to those who know our brand best. We also hope to introduce Predator Cues to creative individuals who may not be familiar with our beautiful pool cues.”

The Ikon Series of cues first launched in Summer 2008 with nine distinct models, described as classic cues with bold details. The cues feature inlaid sleeves of exotic woods and the Uni-Loc® Leather Luxe™ wrap, attributes that will be continued with the next generation of Ikon. Contest entrants are encouraged to design a cue that is even bolder and more vibrant than the current Ikon cues. Predator will select elements of one winning MyKon entry to create the new Ikon cues, available for purchase in 2011.

The top three finalists will receive a current Ikon cue. Finalists will be announced Jan. 10, 2011 on the Predator website and the company’s Facebook profile, where visitors can comment on which design is their favorite. The MyKon contest winner will be announced Jan. 24, 2011.

Aspiring cue designers can download an entry form via the Predator website. Entries may be hand drawn or digital, and can be submitted via e-mail, fax or postal service. Entrants also are asked to name their cue design and briefly explain the inspiration behind it. The contest is open to U.S. residents only who are 18 years of age or older. Contest rules and regulations are available

In addition to the opportunity to create the next Predator cue, all entrants will receive a coupon for a free extra Predator shaft with purchase of a current Ikon cue, valid through Feb. 28, 2011.


Predator Cues, an international billiards industry leader, is a high-performance, professional-grade pool cue producer focused on developing revolutionary technology that enhances performance for billiards players worldwide. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., USA, Predator Cues is a division of Predator Group whose core brands also include Poison Billiards and Uni-Loc®. For more information regarding Predator Group’s products, visit For information on Predator Cues, or look for Predator Cues on Facebook and Twitter.

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Song Prevails at Viking Cue Billiard Event

May 1-2, 2010–The Viking Cue “Handicapped” Open Event kicked off on Saturady at Mr. Cues II in Atlanta, GA as players from around the region including Paul Song, Shawn Putnam and Brian White battled their way thru the the field for a shot at the first place prize.    Paul Song would be the last man standing with a Handicap of 11 he would make his way thru the bracket defeating Danny Smith (11) 11-1;  Greg Nodine (7) 11-3;  Jeff Hook (9) 11-6;  Tim Orange (11) 11-5; Brian White (11) in the match for the Hot Seat.  Song would remain consistent with his game as he defeated Brian White in the first set of the true double elmination finals 11-1 to take home first place. Brian White (11) defeated Desiree Furlough (7) 11-1; Xiu Zheng (7) 11-5;  Jeff Crawford (9) 11-4;  Jason Stemen (9) 11-2 before he was sent to the left side of the chart by Song.  White with and adjusted handicap of 9 would battle Stemen (7) in the semi finals for a trip back to the winner side of the chart.  White prevailed 9-3 sending him back to face off with Song once again.


1st Paul Song  $1180

2nd Brian White  $500

3rd Jason Stemen $300

4th Jeff Crawford $200

5/6th Jeff Hook / Tim Orange $100 each

7/8th Wayne Thompson / Joe Kim $60 each

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour donated a cue for raffle during this weekend’s event.  The proceeds benefited Oscar Cerone who was a victim of a random shooting. We are pleased to announce the raffle raised over $500 for Oscar. Thanks to everyone that participated.
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour would like to thank the Sweet family and Mr. Cues II for hosting this event and their contiuned support of our sport.  We will be at The Green Room in Jackson, MS for the $5000 Added Viking Cue-Olhausen Billiards Tour event May 6-9th.
We will be returning to Mr. Cues II  July 1st-4th for the Richard Sweet Memorial Tournament.  We hope to see everyone there.  View our schedule at