Prestigious Predator Pro Billiard Series Announces $500,000 Prize Pool for Puerto Rico Event

The Predator Pro Billiard Series is set to distribute a substantial prize pool of $500,000 across its three major professional events during the Puerto Rico Billiards Expo, scheduled from November 7 to 12 in San Juan.

For the 16-team WPA World Teams Championship, the prize fund has been increased to an impressive $300,000, marking the event’s debut in the Caribbean. Moreover, the Medalla Light Puerto Rico Men’s Open, featuring 128 players, boasts a prize fund of $125,000 (with an additional $74,440). The Medalla Light Puerto Rico Women’s Open, hosting 64 players, offers a prize fund of $75,000 (with an additional $49,720).

The triumphant team at the WPA World Teams Championship will secure a substantial prize of $120,000. The Men’s Medalla Light Puerto Rico Open champion will be awarded $37,500, while the Women’s champion will receive $22,500.

These prestigious pro events will be held concurrently with the CSI Leagues Caribbean Championship at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, building on the tremendous success of the inaugural event in 2022. The expo is anticipated to attract over 1,500 professional and league players from almost 50 countries, utilizing more than 60 billiard tables. This marks a significant increase from the previous year, with 1,000 players and over 8,500 fans attending the 2022 event.

The Puerto Rico Convention Center was ablaze with a lively party atmosphere during the 2022 Expo, earning praise from players, fans, exhibitors, and officials. Last year’s Expo significantly contributed to Puerto Rico’s economy, generating 3,250 hotel nights booked in a week and an economic impact of four million dollars for the island.

Karim Belhaj, CEO of Predator Group, expressed enthusiasm about Puerto Rico hosting the event for the second time, emphasizing the island’s potential to become the Billiards Capital of the World. He emphasized the economic boost this event would provide, driving tourism, visitor spending, job creation, and enhancing the island’s global visibility through extensive media coverage.

The Predator WPA World’s Team Championship will feature 16 teams, showcasing professional players representing their respective countries. Competing countries include the Philippines, Spain, USA, Germany, China-Taipei, Canada, and more. The tournament will encompass men’s and women’s players competing in 10-ball singles and mixed doubles.

Recalling the previous WPA World’s Team Championship in Austria, the Philippines emerged as champions, with players Rubilen Amit, Carlo Biado, and Johann Chua, triumphing against Great Britain, led by Kelly Fisher, Jayson Shaw, and Darren Appleton.

The Puerto Rico Billiard Expo encompasses a range of events within the Predator US Pro Billiard Series and World Pro Billiard Series, both endorsed by the World Pool Billiard Association and CueSports International.

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