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IPT Will Air in Prime Time Nov. 17th
Oct 27, 2005, 11:01 AM

The International Pool Tour has sealed a prime-time television deal with the national Fox Sports Network. The IPT World 8-Ball Championship, a challenge match between hall-of-famers Loree Jon Jones and Mike Sigel which took place Aug. 20th in Las Vegas, Nev., will be broadcast several times on FSN. It premiers nationwide at 10:30pm local time on Thursday, Nov. 17th, showcased on a special one-hour edition of FSN's "Best Damn Sports Show Period."

According to the IPT's press release, FSN reaches more than 81 million homes nationwide. "We look forward to this event attracting more than just billiard fans," George Greenberg, Executive Vice-President of Programming and Production at FSN, told the IPT. Sigel and Jones are scheduled to make appearances on the "Best Damn Sports Show Period" in the days leading up the to Nov. 17th broadcast date.

In addition to the national airing at 10:30 pm, the IPT World 8-Ball Championship will also be shown on the same date on a number of FSN's regional sports channels at 9 pm and 11:30 pm.

For more information and local air times, visit www.internationalpooltour.com