To all billiard enthusiasts in China, March must have been a month of pure enjoyment. Apart from being able to get their hands on the latest branded billiard equipment from all over the world at the 8th Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition (GBE2014), they were also able to experience top quality snooker matches. From coverage of the Welsh Open to live matches from 3 main World Snooker events taking place in their homeland, all played on Strachan snooker cloth.

GBE2014 was attended by nearly 11,000 local and overseas visitors from the billiard industry. The WSP Textiles sales team reported busy trading conditions at its booth. Under the iconic Strachan 6811 brand, greater emphasis was placed on Chinese 8-ball and the 4 key attributes of Strachan cloth:- Fast. Responsive. Consistent. Control. Which is what makes Strachan 6811 cloth the preferred choice of tournaments, club owners and players.

Announcing Darren Appleton as a Brand Ambassador, EJ Goh, Asia Marketing Manager for Strachan cloth said “We are very excited and proud to welcome Darren who joins Judd Trump as a Brand Ambassador for Strachan”, he went on to add “we are honoured that Strachan cloth is so widely recognised for its quality and is selected as the official cloth for so many major Chinese 8-ball tournaments.

It was entirely appropriate that on the second day of the GBE, during the final frame of the Welsh Open, another iconic figure, Ronnie O’Sullivan produced a maximum 147 on Strachan cloth in his 9-3 victory over Chinese favourite Ding JunHui.