New York City, NY- Day 3 has concluded and some heavy hitters will not be making it to the next stage of the Andy Cloth 74th World Tournament of 14.1 . Dennis Hatch was seeded #1 in his group wth his finish in the quarterfinals last year and has never failed to make the top 16 of the World 14.1 till this event. Stephan Cohen of France besides his top 5 finish last year, is also a former World Champion of the event. This indicates the strength of this year’s field!
The ANDY CLOTH 74th World Tournament is taking place on August 4th-9th, 2014. Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak are pleased to bring the 74th production of the oldest billiard event in the world . Also sponsored by Andy Cloth, Kamui Brands, OB Cues, Amsterdam Billiard Club, Realrealcool.com, Pool & Billiard Magazine , Aramith Balls, and George Beckman Kinetic Sculptures. Official patron 14.1 aficionados are Stu Mattana, Tom Gleich, Harold Siegel, Dr. Greg Diehl Plastic Surgery, and Official World 14.1 photographer Charles Eames. A star studded field has made it back once again to the 14.1 extravaganza taking place at Steinway Billiards Cafe, who is once more hosting the world’s greatest straight pool championship.
Though Hatch was seeded #1 in his group, he was defeated by Archer and the 0-100 shutout by Mike Dechaine would prove costly later when senior pro player Dave Daya eliminated him 100- 63, leaving Hatch with a 4 loss and 1 win record.
France’s former World 14.1 Champion Stephan Cohen was also seeded #1, but his group was considered one of the toughest. He took a win over Strickland but lost to Charlie Williams 100-59 which proved to be his undoing. Former World 14.1 bronze medalist Williams started off badly in the event with two early losses and then was knocked out of the event by Tony Robles.
Finally, local amateur player who won a qualifier, Eddie Kwok faced Jeanette Lee in the do or die spot to advance to the next stage. He managed to hold his nerves and win 100-73 over the Black Widow.
1:30pm is HOHMANN (GER) vs (USA) over STRICKLAND or BAROUTY (secondary stream is IMMONEN (FIN) over DECHAINE)
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