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Predator Billiard Sport Academy opens in Tallinn, Estonia – News

Estonia’s first billiards sports academy with eight APEX 9ft Pro tables opens its doors in T1 Mall of Tallinn, welcoming all billiards enthusiasts.

Predator group, the US-based billiards leader, is proud to announce the opening of a brand new Predator-powered billiards academy at the T1 Mall of Tallinn, Estonia. The Predator Billiard Sport Academy will house Estonia’s first Predator Apex 9ft Pro pool tables – the same tables used in the world’s biggest leagues, most recently at the Predator World 10-Ball Championship in Las Vegas, where Predator team player Denis Grabe took third place. place, giving Estonia its first individual World Cup medal in the adult category.

“I am extremely grateful to Predator Group for their cooperation, trust and contribution! Predator is not just a billiards supplier; it is an extremely professional company, very committed to the development of the sport. The opening of the billiards academy in Tallinn is part of a larger concept. Thanks to Predator Group, our little Tallinn finds its way onto the world billiards map,” says Kristjan Kuusik, the founder and coach of Kalev Billiard School.

“Under my guidance as a coach, more than 300 children in Estonia have discovered billiards. In addition, at least 200 adults. I have been regularly giving billiards training since 2011 and there was a great need for a place where there is no food and other distractions – where people can simply exercise. With the opening of the billiard room, one of my long-cherished dreams is coming true. I wish that all young and adult athletes can enjoy the training process to the maximum and I am sure that many top athletes will come from this place and bring championship medals to Estonia!”, Kuusik added.

“It is a great pleasure to see that young Estonian billiards players get the opportunity to play the game in an extremely high-quality environment. Predator, who is also my sponsor, is the largest billiards brand in the world and the absolute top in the sport!” said Denis Grabe, a top player in Estonia and 13th in the world.

“Estonia has enormous potential for pool, and their development plans for all players, men, women and juniors, will increase the sport’s global presence. After Denis Grabe’s many international successes, including a recent bronze medal at the 2024 Predator World 10-Ball Championship, and after Karl Gnadeberg was crowned World Junior Champion in 2022, now is the right time to contribute to a future where Estonian talent will continue to develop. to shine even more on the international stage,” said Huidji See, sponsor coordinator of Predator Group and 2011 10-ball world champion

“Having had the privilege of touring the site under construction, I was truly impressed by the commitment to providing players with a first-class environment in which to hone their skills. Watching them develop their athletic skills on our Predator Apex pool tables, located in a luxurious facility, makes us very proud that our company is partnering with such an incredible project. It fills me with enthusiasm for the future of sport in this region,” says JP Parmentier, Sports Marketing Director of Predator Group.

“T1 Center is the most modern multifunctional shopping and leisure center in Estonia, located in the bustling business area and at the intersection of the Estonian capital’s main transport links, including the terminal of the future Rail Baltica rail link. T1 has approximately 56,000 square meters of rental space and a total of almost 1,000 parking spaces. T1 center welcomes various sports disciplines with open arms. We are happy to work with the Predator Billiard Sport Academy, led by real enthusiasts and professionals. Just like the other sports areas on the third floor of T1, we will also build the billiards sports center, taking into account the specific characteristics and technical conditions of that sports discipline. This approach is extremely unique even on an international scale,” said Tarmo Hõbe, CEO of T1. “Many sports and hobbies can be found on the third floor of the center, the first phase of which we opened in the autumn of 2023. When the entire third floor of T1 is ready at the end of 2024, it will be possible to practice more than twenty different sports in one building and on one floor.”

Huidji See, JP Parmentier, Kristjan Kuusik and Urmas Soorumaa (Chairman of the Estonian Olympic Committee)

Kalev Billiards School will of course remain a private recreational school in Estonia, but the brand and location will be called “Predator Billiard Sport Academy”. The academy is open 24 hours a day for members with access to a changing room, sauna and free parking in the T1 Mall parking lot.

As a billiards-oriented venue, the Predator Billiard Sport Academy welcomes all young and adult billiards enthusiasts who want to learn more about the game. In the smartphone era, many young people find it difficult to concentrate and sometimes even think logically – all of which can be improved by playing billiards,” Kuusik adds.

All schools in Tallinn and the surrounding area are very welcome to come and learn more about billiards and its charms. For more information about training and education, please visit: www.piljardikool.ee; [email protected].

Predator’s mission is to inspire billiards fans by providing innovative experiences and products that deliver high performance, with unsurpassed class and style since 1994. Predator, Poison and Uni-Loc are Predator Group brands focused on high-quality pool tables, cues , billiard accessories, and precision components. For more information about Predator Group products, visit www.predatorcues.com, www.poisoncues.com and www.uni-loc.com.

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