06 Oct Professional Domino Association
Anthony Anderson and Mekhi Phifer Will Play In The Professional Domino Association’s Kick Off Seeding Tournament In Los Angeles, Oct. 22, 2005
(Los Angeles, Calif – October 6, 2005) – Anthony Anderson (Hustle and Flow and King’s Ransom) and Mekhi Phifer (ER, Honey) have signed up to play on Oct. 22 2005 in Los Angeles, CA. Other celebrity players that will join them include: Datari (Supermodel and Creator and Executive Producer of BET’s Ultimate Hustler, premiers October 4, 2005), Omar Gooding (Barber Shop Series, The Gospel) ,Chris Mills, ( Atlanta Hawks), Eric Davis ( Former MLB player), Chico Benymon (UPN’s Half and Half), Lil’ Zane (Recording Artist), Chris Reed (Kid of recording duo Kid and Play), Rodney O (Recording Artist), Garland Spencer (You Got Served), and Kevin Black (VP of Interscope Records), Kel Mitchell (Ganked), Carl Payne (Rock Me Baby), Ken Lawson (Ganked, Malibu’s Most Wanted), AJ Johnson (Comedian), and E- Dog (Recording Artist).
“For the first time in history, professional domino players have a league to call their own,” says Commissioner Jay King, and co-founder of the R&B group Club Nouveau. “The PDA Tournaments are an exciting forum for domino players to test their skills. The PDA tournaments will give professional domino players a chance to earn an income while doing what they love.”
Created by Jay King and Lanz Alexander, the PDA is dedicated to supporting professional domino players across the country. The PDA tournaments will provide a competitive platform for professional players, and establish standard rules of the game. The PDA will produce a domino television series called “The Domino Café,” a host of celebrity domino tournaments and a non-professional domino tournament league.
The PDA’s first event, a pre-season PDA Seeding Tournament, will take place at the Westin Los Angeles Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 22, 2005 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Similar to the Professional Golf Association ranking system, the seeding tournament will allow players to accumulate ranking points and an automatic buy-in before the official season begins. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top eight players, with $5,000 going to first-prize winner. Only 128 of the best domino players are allowed to compete in a tournament. Registrations for the PDA tournaments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The official PDA Tournament season kicks off in February of 2006 and extends thru August of 2006. The PDA will host 12 high-stakes tournaments in several major cities throughout the country; capping off the season with the PDA National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Look for the PDA in the following cities: February 2006-Houston, TX and Detroit, MI; March 2006-Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA; April 2006 -Birmingham, AL and Dallas, TX; May 2006 – Chicago, IL and Kansas City, KS; June 2006 – Miami, FL and Washington DC, and July 2006 Cleveland, OH and Jacksonville, MS. The amount awarded for each tournament is $100,000, with $25,000 going to the first-prize winner. In addition to cash prizes, first place winners receive waived registration fees, free travel and hotel accommodations.
PDA Tournament Registration and membership information is available on the PDA Web site, located at www.prodominoassociation.com. Only 128 of the best domino players are allowed to compete in a tournament. General admission is $15. Registrations for the PDA tournaments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.