Williams Defeats Archer Sets up USA Showdown for World 14.1 Finals Spot

Williams defeats Archer to make his first semi-finals appearance of the World Tournament of 14.1

New Brunswick, New Jersey- Charlie Williams narrowly escaped defeat at the hands of Johnny Archer. Williams eked past the former semi-finalist Archer 200-187. The USA will make the finals of the World Tournament of 14.1 for the first time as Mike Davis and Charlie Williams battle it out for the chance to make history. Or change it, depending on how one views the dominance by the Europeans in modern times.

Williams took an early 60 point lead, but Archer fought back to regain the lead. Then Williams returned the favor and too the lead again 130-91. Archer again came back. The lead see-sawed several times in the course of the match. Finally Archer stood on the threshold of victory needing only 11 balls. He had a great break shot set up, but he missed the ball and Williams came to the table needing 2 racks to win. Relying on his famous shotmaking, Williams controversial patterns made for some exciting shots. At the end, Williams shot a off an angle side pocket combo to close out the match.

“Willie Mosconi turning in his grave. I know. I’m sorry!”, joked Williams.

“The shot clock was little fast and I think modifying it to a extension per rack is a good way to go. But definitely you need a clock sometimes because some players are really,really slow”, said John Schmidt.

alex thorsten Williams Defeats Archer Sets up USA Showdown for World 14.1 Finals Spot

Pagulayan is playing Hohmann forthe first spot in the finals.

Currently the favorite to win from here is Thorsten Hohmann of Germany. He faces 14.1 rookie but strong all-around pro Alex Pagulayan. The winner will wait for outcome of Davis and Williams.

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For the sixth straight year, Dragon Promotions will produce the 71st Annual World Tournament of Straight Pool August 28- September 2 . In partnership with the support of Dr.Michael Fedak, this year’s event will have the biggest payout in straight pool history with $20,000 going to the champion. The event is $35,000 added , boasting a total $70,000 in the prize fund. Predator Cues will also be sponsoring the event for the sixth straight year at the luxurious Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. Once again the greatest straight pool players from around the world will arrive on USA’s east coast again to attend this prestigious event. Their common goal will be to play for the coveted World Tournament of 14.1 title and be recognized as the #1 Straight Pool Player on Earth. The World Tournament is the oldest tournament in history that still exists today. Invented by Jerome Keough and shortly after recognized as the official game of billiards. The first World 14.1 Tournament was held in 1911 and won by Alfredo DeOro. In its history due to war and economics, the World Championships had 29 tournaments that did not take place including a 15 year gap between 1990-2005 until Dragon Promotions revived the game and the World Tourname Read more ...