unnamed105 Thorsten’s lucky charm. Randy Goldwater of New York City is here this week during the 10th anniversary of the World 14.1’s revival. Goldwater was the first patron sponsor who helped revive the event with Dragon Promotions in 2006 & 2007. A decade later he’s thrilled to see the event ongoing.


New York City, NY –  In some savory showdowns on Day 1, UK’s Appleton looked strong and ready to defend his title in his one sided wins, while Scotland’s young gun Jayson Shaw ran a 99 to capture the high run of the event thus far. The Andy Cloth 75th World Tournament of 14.1. A who’s who of world class players are in attendance to etch their name into history’s elite of the father of all pool games. Darren Appleton, Thorsten Hohmann, Stephan Cohen, Shane Van Boening, Johnny Archer, Earl Strickland, Mika Immonen, Tony Robles and many, many more. The main event will take place once more in New York City. Dragon Promotions is pleased to keep the oldest billiard event in the world alive with the 75th production on July 13th-19th, 2015. As usual, a star studded field is expected this year at Steinway Billiards Cafe, who is once more hosting this world class event. The World Tournament Official Equipment include Viking Cue with all matches played on Andy Cloth. Event partners include Mr.Tom Gleich, Dr. Gregory Diehl, Mr. Greg Hunt of Amsterdam Billiards, & Mr. Jim Gottier of Greenleaf’s Pool Room. Patron sponsors include Mr. Harold Siegel of Excelsior Graphics, Dr. James Heller, Mr. Charles Eames of Charles Eames Photography, Frank Scharbach of Frank’s Billard Cafe,Focused Apparel and the National Amateur Pool League.

The World Tournament will be live streamed on AZBTV , order by going to www.worldstraightpool.com . Official media partners arewww.NYCGrind.com , Pool & Billiard Magazine, & tech support by Gotham City Technologies.

Complete group schedule at www.worldstraightpool.com for all matches. Tickets to watch live in person sold on site.

The day started with last year’s semi-finalist Max Eberle defeating strong Kevin Clark of PA 100-15.  Shaw looking really good with a 99 and out over Dobosenski of WI and also Shaw annilhilated junior European champion Joshua Filler 100-14.

Roberto Gomez of the Philippines makes his debut in 14.1 and had an impressive win over Mika Immonen and also won three more matches making him the favorite to win his Group 7 and earn a first round bye the next stage.

Van Boening looked stout with his three wins including a marquee win over Danny Harriman. Harriman took the bronze in 2007 World 14.1. Van Boening also had a personal best 305 ball run during practice on Sunday night which was on the livestream.

In the final marquee match, Appleton was too much to handle as he gave Strickland no out in a 100-32 rout. Appleton had a 87 ball run earlier in another match.

Germany’s Reiner Wirsbitzki also went 3-0 included an escape from Eberle in a 100-93 win when Eberle scratched with an open table needing only 8 balls.

Tues Day 2 July 14 TV Stream

10:30 AM  Joshua Filler GER vs Tony Robles USA
12:00 PM Corey Deuel USA vs Jim Gottier USA
1:30 PM Mika Immonen FIN vs Dieter Johns GER
3:00 PM Shane Van Boening USA vs Tom Karabotsos USA
5:00 PM Tony Robles USA vs Jayson Shaw SCO
6:30 PM Thorsten Hohmann GER vs Warren Kiamco PHL
8:00 PM Johnny Archer USA vs Danny Barouty USA

Wed Day 3 July 15 TV Stream

10:30 AM Johnny Archer USA vs Jude Rosenstock USA
12:00 PM Warren Kiamco PHL vs Ivica Putnik CRO
1:30 PM Darren Appleton ENG vs James Landrum USA
3:00 PM Dennis Orcullo PHL vs Corey Deuel USA
8pm Hall of Fame Banquet Live Streamed

for FREE at www.Ustream.tv/channel/azbtv

unnamed107The World’s elite from across the globe will be in NYC to fight for their name in history

Each of the three players will have to play 6 matches each in the first stage of the championship. If they qualify in their respective groups, they advance to a double elimination knockout stage. If they advance again, they qualify for the final stage of 16 players in a single knockout stage, but with longer match races. The finals will be a race to 300 balls made first, which could take as long as 6 hours.

unnamed (98)unnamed (99)Last year special guest speaker Earl Strickland had the room in comedic tears in one of the most memorable speeches ever for Jim Rempe

unnamed (100)Laughter, tears, and amazing camaraderie fills the an incredible atmosphere each year of the Straight Pool Hall of Fame. Photos by Charles Eames

In addition to the World Tournament will be the 5th Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame. A gourmet banquet dinner along with speeches from celebrity guests will take place July 15th at 8pm at Steinway Billiards. A special video presentation of each inductee will be produced and presented bywww.NYCGrind.com‘s Jerry Tarantola.  The HOF 

Live Streamed

for FREE at www.Ustream.tv/channel/azbtv

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Official Product Sponsors of the 75th World Tournament . Official shirts can be ordered at http://www.faclothingcompany.com/

Support straight pool and the 14.1 Hall of Fame by joining the World 141 Club & for a very inexpensive sponsorship, become one of the 141 special people joining the 141 Club which will fund this year’s events. The list of benefits & gifts are huge. Goto http://worldstraightpool.com/tickets.html . Tickets will be sold at the door during the event. Sponsors and private contributors can still join this year’s event. Final added money and fundraising for the 5th Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame are still being generated. To help be a part of this treasured event, please contact Dragon Promotions and join the World 141 Club.

Get the latest news and complete results of all years at www.worldstraightpool.com and daily year round updates on  www.facebook.com/Worldstraightpool  . Follow Dragon Promotions news at  www.twitter.com/Dragonpromoter

Vendor spaces are also available, 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. Full event info is atwww.dragonpromotions.com

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