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World Domino Championship Event ‘Championship of Champions’ – 1,& 2 September 2007, New York

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World Domino Promotions Inc will have its second annual World Domino Championship
on 1,& 2 September 2007, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, JFK, New York.
This ‘Championship of Champions’ tournament will feature more than fourteen title-winners from international, national, and regional tournaments competing for the world championship. The tournament is scheduled in three series over three days: The ‘Open’ Mini Series; The Invitational Knockout Series; and ‘Championship.’
Two hundred teams are expected from across the globe. The winning pair will be crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ and will walk away with the to purse of fifty (50,000 thousand dollars) from a championship purse of over one hundred ($100,000) dollars.

A mini-tour precedes the championship. Local clubs in Florida, Connecticut, Boston, New Jersey and New York will play host to these tournaments. These tours are used to promote the championship, introduce the rules to players and train judges.

WDP’s President, Austin Hutchison is delighted with the high level of interest and response from the domino community worldwide. He stated that “registration is on pace to exceed the number of teams the venue and championship can accommodate; a lot of teams will be disappointed.” He believes futher that the popularity of the game especially among Caribbeans and the latino community here in the north east will make the event a success.

Dominos’ Rising
The game of domino has seen its stock rise in recent months. Espn’s recent interest indicates that they view the game as the next big thing after poker, one which they hope will attract a large audience worldwide. Recent press reports have heralded Espn’s vision in broadcasting games.

A recent article with the following headline: Poker’s a hit, so ESPN2 tries hand at dominoes, said the following– “Finally, everything is falling into place for dominoes on TV. Spawned by the success of poker on TV, dominoes will make what’s billed as its English-language TV debut in a seven- part ESPN2 series starting. Its goal: find out if this is another game you might play in your basement and also want to watch on TV.” (extract)

About Domino – History & Popularity

Domino games are popular worldwide, and are played with passion between individuals and among partners.

There are numerous versions of the game which range in skill and complexity: The games played with double-six pack (the most popular), games of chance (Blind Hughie), strategy games (Block or Draw), and games to Chicken-foot, Sniff, Tug of War, and Mexican Train Dominoes, etc.

Domino games of are popular among different segments of society and have a large constituency worldwide: The Caribbean, Australia, England, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and the USA.

Dominoes are believed to have originated in China in the 12th century although other origins, notably Egypt and India are also suggested and appeared in Europe in the early 18th century. An early set of dominoes was found in King Tut’s tomb.

About WDP
World Domino Promotions (WDP) is modeled as a sports/entertainment organization, after game leagues and federations (Poker; Blackjack; Scrabble; other games promoted online).

Its officers and shareholders represent over 80 years of combined experience in promoting, marketing, and judging domino tournaments. In their aggregated experience, they have promoted, staged, and judged domino championship meets in the West Indies and in the United States, for international marketing corporations and other interests

The Players
Already confirmed to participate: US Domino Federation Champions: Leroy Brown and Teacher Allen; Boston Regional Champions : Collin Reid and Gregory Mercury; Canadian Domino Champions: Bob Mcgaughey and Jason Beran; Connecticut Domino Champions: Clinton Roberts and Ryan Bernard; Delaware Valley Domino Champion: Cecil Rankin and Cecil Hylton; Bronx Latino Domino champion: Philip Torez and Ezra Mendez; Andalusia Rotary Club WCDT Champions: Rickey Foley and Kevin Evans; England IDF Champions: Victor James and Mike Delezal; Dominica Domino Festival Champions: Marshall Rougier and Franc Joseph; Jamaica WCDT champions: Rickey James and Phillip Robinson; Spain Federal Domino Champions: Louis Garcia and Edga Rauel; Cayman Domino Association Champions: Mannie Myles and Dennis James; Las Vegas World Domino Champions: ILanos Marco and Enrique Lazano
For Information about the tour and championship contact WDP’s Curtis Dale at 718-614-3748 or email [email protected]

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