Ortmann escaped a 100-74 match against USA’s Max Eberle

Oliver Ortmann will be one of three Europeans this week who will be chasing a third World Championship Gold. With Ortmann’s 100-74 win over Max Eberle, he comes within one step closer. This week 48 players worldwide are vying for the Predator World Tournament title in straight pool. This is the 70th edition of the event, making it the world’s oldest tournament.

Ortmann will be one of three Europeans this week who will be chasing a third World Championship Gold.

Ortmann will be one of three Europeans this week who will be chasing a third World Championship Gold.

Thorsten Hohmann and Mika Immonen are the only other two Europeans who have two world titles already. No European in the world has three World Championships in their repertoire as of yet. This week could change that.

Hohmann has won the World 9-Ball and the World Tournament of 14.1 before, while Immonen has a World 9-Ball and World 10-Ball title (both rotation pool games). Ortmann has a World 9-Ball and the World Tournament of 14.1 Both Hohmann and Immonen also won their respective first matches on Day 1.

Stephan Cohen of France is the defending champion and could make history as the first player in Europe to ever win back to back World Championship in 14.1 . Dutch players Nick Van Den Berg and Huidji See will look to improve on their past Bronze and Silver medal finishes at the World Tournament.

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The 2010 Predator World Tournament is proudly sponsored by straight pool aficionados Dr.Louis Pannullo of NYC, Bill Austin of UT, Harold Siegel of NYC, Stu Mattana of NYC, and Badi Nazhat of Curacao. Other significant patrons include Dr.Michael Frank, and Ralph Rubin. Co-Contributors we like to recognize include Dennis Walsh, Bill Marapolus, Peter Burrows, Richard Klein, James Heller, and Jeff Mohl. For more information on player registration, sponsorship, or if you would like to submit a comment, please email worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.com or contact Dragon Promotions at 1-407-782-4978.