May 12, 2020 (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ) – A sponsorship contract has been reached between Rasson Billiards and the reigning two-time Mosconi Cup MVP, Skyler Woodward. Effective May 2020, Woodward joins the roster of professional players signed with Rasson Billiards, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial and professional billiard tables.
“I am so very thankful to be joining the Rasson team,” says Woodward. “Since the first time I played on the Mosconi team I fell in love with the table and its play. In all honesty, I feel as if the table made my first performance in the Cup a little better. The consistency the table gives and the way the rails play never change. That makes it so much easier to practice and play on because you can know you’re getting the same results each and every time.”
Born in Paducah, KY, Woodward has represented the United States at every Mosconi Cup since 2015. Having been voted as the most valuable player (MVP) at the 2018 Mosconi Cup after winning five out of his six matches and repeating that nomination in 2019 with another dominant showing, Woodward then went on to be named the 2019 US Open 8-ball Champion. Considered one of the foremost faces in the industry, Woodward has received a number of accolades including first place rankings in the 2019 Derby City Classic Master of the Table, 2019 Derby City Classic 9-Ball Division, and the 2017 RYO Rack Classic.
“We’re happy to have Skyler Woodward join the team. Skyler is a great player and he played so well in the last Mosconi Cup,” says Junny Song, General Manager of Rasson Billiards. “With Skyler joining, we’re getting a stronger RASSON team, increased RASSON exposure and most importantly, the insight of such an esteemed player on what makes a good table. Working with the world’s best players keeps us driven to build and supply players with the best tables in the industry.”
With the partnership official, Woodward joins Jayson Shaw, Florian Kohler, Darren Appleton, Kevin Cheng, Fu Xiaofang, Shi Tianqi and Matthew Webber in the ranks of Rasson-sponsored billiards players. Both Woodward and Rasson are eager to see what the collaboration has in store for the billiards industry in 2020.
“I chose to join the Rasson team over any other due to the quality of the tables first and foremost,” says Woodward. “I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity to be a part of a great team and have the honor of being a proud owner of such an amazing table.”'
About Rasson Billiards
Rasson Billiards was established in 1990 and has since become the leading manufacturer of billiard slate and billiard tables worldwide. Every Rasson professional table is built using the best selected woods, cutting edge materials, with exquisite craftsmanship, and the highest quality standards in the industry. Rasson offers its support to an array of international billiard tournaments like EPBF, ICP, ECP, UMB, WPA, and more. Rasson has been designated as the official table of partypoker Mosconi Cup, World Cup of Pool, World Pool Masters and by many international billiard organizations like Matchroom, WPBL, Dragon Promotions, GB9, and the Polish Billiard Association.
About Imperial International
Imperial is the premier distributor of billiards equipment and the exclusive distributor of Rasson Professional Pool Tables in the United States. With over 60 years of experience, Imperial has made a name in the industry with some of the most well-crafted pool tables and accessories on the market with price ranges to fit any budget. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.imperialusa.com. Follow Imperial on Twitter, Facebook @imperial_usa and Instagram @imperial_gameroom.