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Professional Domino Association Kicks-Off the Inaugural Season of National Domino Tournaments with a Celebrity Tournament in Los Angeles, Calif. Oct. 22, 2005

(Los Angeles, Calif September 13, 2005) The very mention of the word dominoes evokes images of smoky-filled backrooms or family barbeques. Not anymore! With Pokers popularity surging, the Professional Domino Association (PDA) anticipates the same response and exposure for their professional domino tournaments and players.

Created by Jay King, co-founder of R&B group Club Nouveau, and Lanz Alexander, the PDA is dedicated to supporting professional domino players across the country. The PDA Tournaments will provide a competitive platform for professional players, and establish standard rules of the game. In addition, the association has already began production on a reality-television series called "The Domino Caf," scheduling for a series of celebrity domino tournaments and a non-professional domino tournament league.

The PDAs first event, a pre-season PDA Seeding Tournament, will take place at the Westin Los Angeles Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 22, 2005 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Similar to the Professional Golf Association ranking system, the seeding tournament will allow players to accumulate ranking points and an automatic buy-in before the official season begins. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top eight players, with $5,000 going to first-prize winner.

Twenty-eight celebrities--actors, musicians, athletes and world-renowned domino players have signed on to compete in his exciting event. World Championship Domino Player Travis Newsome, Anthony Anderson (Hustle and Flow), Datari (Supermodel and Creator and Executive Producer of BETs Ultimate Hustler), Lil Zane (Recoding Artist), Chris Reed (Kid of recording duo Kid and Play), Rodney O (Recording Artist), Garland Spencer (You Got Served), and Kevin Black (VP of Interscope Records) have all signed up to compete.

The registration fee for the PDAs seeding tournament is $300. PDA Tournament Registration and membership information is available on the PDA Web site, located at www.prodominoassociation.com. Only 128 of the best domino players are allowed to compete in a tournament. General admission is $15. Registrations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The official PDA Tournament season kicks off in February of 2006 and extends thru August of 2006. The PDA will host 12 high-stakes tournaments in several major cities throughout the country; capping off the season with the PDA National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. The amount awarded for each tournament is $100,000, with $25,000 going to the first-prize winner.

Media Contact:
Cecily Wiggins: (213) 220-0013

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