Strachan has once again been selected by the International Billiard and Snooker Federation as their official cloth supplier. The new contract means that Strachan 6811 Tournament cloth will continue to be used at the IBSF World Championships for years to come.
Strachan cloth is manufactured by WSP Textiles Ltd in Stroud, UK. Its flagship cloth, Strachan Championship No 10, has featured at the Professional World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield for over thirty years.
Newly elected IBSF President Jim Leacy said the game needed the highest quality products to help it continue to be a success and bring through the next generation of global stars.
He said: “We are delighted to agree a new contract with Strachan, making this one of our longest partnerships. We have chosen Strachan 6811 since 1997. Strachan cloth gives us the speed, consistency and control that modern players need, to perform at the very highest level.
The high quality playing conditions provided at our tournaments are the best in the world. This is a key factor in the rising standard of play as we push to develop and grow the sport in an ever increasing list of countries.”
Strachan Sales Director, Duncan Kettell added: “Cloth is vitally important to the success of an event. As a natural product, great expertise is needed to provide the characteristics demanded by top players and tournament organisers. Speed, response and control are vital to the success of an event”.
The new contract is already starting to create opportunities as Strachan look to new markets around the world where tournament organisers are keen to be part of the success story that is Strachan snooker and pool cloth.
“Strachan offers their full support to the newly elected board headed by Leacy and the newly signed contract is our vote of confidence in their ability to run events of the highest quality and support the game going forward,” added Kettell.
IBSF events this year will take place in China, Thailand and Latvia.