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 atwww.PredatorCues.com.

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.

ABOUT PREDATOR CUES

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 www.predatorgroup.com. For information on Predator Cues, visitwww.predatorcues.com or look for Predator Cues on Facebook and Twitter.

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Nina Nigro

Predator Group, Predator Cues

904.448.8748

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Science and Art Unite

Science and Art Unite in Predator’s Mezz-Designed

Special-Edition Cue

Predator Cues reveals Alchemy, signed by Mezz’s Miki

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Sept. 7, 2010) – On Sept. 1, Predator Cues revealed a special-edition cue with a hint of magic. The Alchemy cue, designed for Predator by Mezz Cues’ president and acclaimed designer Kazunori Miki, comes in two styles featuring exotic materials combined in an uncommon and technically challenging design.

Alchemy is the second collaboration between the two global cue manufacturers. Only 50 of each model – Sol and Luna – were produced, making Alchemy an ideal choice for collectors and billiards aficionados. Each Alchemy cue is hand numbered and signed by Miki.

“Predator’s game-changing technology combined with Mezz’s creative design has yielded a beautiful cue unlike any other we have brought to market,” said Karim Belhaj, president and CEO of Predator Group. “It was only fitting to name it Alchemy, defined as the combination of different elements to create something rare and valuable.”

The Alchemy cue, part of Predator’s Gallery Series, is distinguished by a unique design featuring two opposing seven-point details. The design’s sharp angles and razor-thin accents are a measure of the designer’s prowess, as well as the quality of construction. Both models are highlighted by the prominent use of paua, an iridescent shell native to New Zealand, as well as accents of ebony wood and juma. The two models differ in the primary woods used; the light-toned Sol is composed of curly maple, with additional accents of thuya burr, and the dark-toned Luna is composed of wenge, also accented by amboyna burr.

“While Alchemy’s exterior is what will take your breath away, it’s the interior that wins the game,” said Miki. “Predator’s renowned technology shines through in this cue.”

Alchemy achieves superior feel through a wood-to-wood design and the enhanced Uni-Loc® Radial™ joint. The Uni-Loc weight cartridge system is built into each cue and provides weight customization within 0.10 ounce. Alchemy comes standard with Predator’s high-performance 3142 shaft, which can be upgraded to the Z2 shaft.

Alchemy Sol and Luna are each priced at $1,995 and can be purchased by special order through billiard retailers throughout the United States and internationally. A Uni-Loc Weight Cartridge™ kit, Predator leather 1×1 case (to protect the investment-grade cue), and Predator joint protectors are included with purchase. The cartridge kit offers 30 possible weight combinations for precise weight and perfect “playability.”

Players and retailers can view Alchemy online at www.predatorcues.com or in this month’s issue of Billiards Digest. To locate a Predator Cues dealer or to learn more about Alchemy, visit www.predatorcues.com.

ABOUT PREDATOR CUES

Predator Cues, an international billiards industry leader, is a high-performance, professional 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 www.predatorgroup.com. For information on Predator Cues, visit

www.predatorcues.com or look for Predator Cues on Facebook and Twitter.