Domino Association (PDA) will hit three major cities in California during February
and March, as part of a 12-city tournament tour featuring celebrity players.
players, including celebrity competitors Anthony Anderson (Hustle & Flow),
Omar Gooding (Barber Shop), Ken L. (The Parkers) and Antwon Tanner (Coach Carter)
will compete with professional players for the grand prize of $10,000, with
over $20,000 going to the remaining top seven players.
When the championship tournament takes place, the top players
will compete for a $150,000 grand prize.
“What we are doing is creating an industry here,”
said Jay King, founder of PDA. “Dominoes are to gaming what Hip Hop is
to music. It’s a billion dollar industry waiting to happen!”
The PDA, cited in Forbes Magazine as the leader of the domino
playing craze, hits Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 11, Sacramento on Saturday
Feb. 25 and San Francisco on Saturday, Mar. 4.
King said he recently finished a pilot for a celebrity domino
TV series and is planning the “World Series of Dominoes” in Las
Vegas, where players will compete for $1 million in prizes.
King, a music industry veteran turned gaming enthusiast, aspires
to reposition dominoes as a TV-worthy sport, blending the bravado of the NBA
with the strategy of chess.
The competition is open to the public with an entry fee for players and a general
admission will be charged to watch the event.
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