The EBA is delighted to announce a partnership with Strachan Cloth that will result in the EBA using the Strachan 861 Powder Blue cloth (by Simonis) for all its events, the European Championships and the Nations Cup, for the next three years (2018 till 2020). This cloth, with its superb playability and its modern look and feel, will also give the sport its own unique identity.
From a player’s perspective the cloth is more responsive which means a wider range of shots can be played compared to a traditional cloth. Being nap free also ensures no roll offs (from finger marks) and it plays at a higher, consistent level for longer.
It’s ideal for club owners also, with its spill resistant coating to help those accidents that sometimes happen, it requires no ironing (just brushing) and lasts at least as long as its napped counterpart.
EBA Chairman Kevin Byrne said : ""We are absolutely delighted that we are able to formally announce this new partnership with Strachan after having recently signed a new 3-years deal with Aramith securing the best possible ball material for our players. The Strachan 861 cloth by Simonis offers us the right speed, consistency and control that all players require and deserve in order to perform at the very highest levels""
Group Commercial Director Bernard Bollette said : ""To set the scene, the Iwan Simonis Group is the home of the 3 leading billiard manufactures and brands""
- Iwan Simonis, the manufacturer of SimonisTM premium quality worsted billiard cloth.
- Home of Saluc, the manufacturer of AramithTM balls and global leader in billiard balls.
- Since early 2016 the home of WSP Textiles Ltd, the leading manufacturer of premium quality woollen cloth and the brand reference for Blackball Pool and Snooker with its Strachan signature.
We are extremely excited to have this cloth as the official cloth material to all EBA events.̎