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2010 Zwack Air Hockey World Championships Announced

HOUSTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zwack, the national shot of Hungary, is excited to announce that the best of the best air hockey players will compete at the 2010 Zwack Air Hockey World Championships July 15-18, 2010 in Houston.

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The 2010 Zwack Air Hockey World Championships, open to both amateurs and experts, will feature 16 Valley-Dynamo air hockey tables and competitions for doubles and single team play.

The Power Doubles and Amateur Doubles tournaments will be held on July 16, and the singles tournaments will cover two days beginning on July 17.  On July 18, the 2010 Zwack Air Hockey Champions will meet for a double elimination competition to establish the 2010 champion.

"Together with Texas Air Hockey Group, AirHockeyWorld.com and support from Major League Air Hockey, we expect the largest crowd in the event's 32 year history," said Seth Yassky, Zwack Brand Manager for Diageo.  "We are pleased to introduce Zwack to the air hockey community, and look forward to responsibly celebrating the best players in the world."

Sanctioned as an international level event by the United States Airhockey Association (USAA), all competitions will take place at SRO Sports Bar and Cafe in Houston. Since its inception in 1975, the USAA has sanctioned championship air hockey each year, crowning 12 different champions over 30 years. The USAA remains at present the only recognized worldwide player organization for Air Hockey.

For complete tournament information and registration, visit www.airhockeyworld.com.    

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