Predator World 14.1 Championship Led by Defending Champion Oliver Ortmann
East Brunswick, New Jersey – Germany, Korea, Netherlands, Russia, Canada, Japan, Finland, Poland, India, Austria, Scotland, France, Spain and the USA are some of the countries that will be represented at the 2008 Predator World Straight Pool Championship held at the Hilton East Brunswick, NJ from Aug 25-30,2008.
Reigning WPA World Straight Pool Champion Oliver Ortmann of Germany will be leading a mass of foreign players onto American soil once more to retain the prestigious mantle of World 14.1 Champion. The last American to win the World 14.1 title was Bobby Hunter in 1990, nearly 2 decades ago.
Early favorites will be the Europeans, especially the German contingent of Thorsten Hohmann, Ralf Souquet, Thomas Engert, Oliver Ortmann and recently World Junior 10-Ball crowned Dominic Jentsch. Hohmann a week earlier had won the Lucasi Hybrid Classic 14.1 title in dominant fashion including a 167 ball run against Mika Immonen in the finals. Jentsch had a perfect 150 and out against Filipino Santos Sambajon during that event. 2006 World 14.1 Silver Medalist Thomas Engert will be back to try to finish the job while World 8-Ball champion Ralf Souquet will look to improve on his 9th place finish last year.
Raj Hundal of India will head the Asian group of players from Korea, Japan, and India. Hundal is making his first appearance in a 14.1 competition.
“I’m excited to represent India at this World Championship event, and even though straight pool is not my game, I’ve been practicing hard and I’ve already run over a hundred in practice, so I’m up for the challenge.” warns Hundal.
Other notable international stars to keep an eye on are last year’s Silver Medalist Huidji See NED, 2006 Bronze Medalist Mika Immonen FIN, 2007 European #1 Konstantin Stepanov RUS, and 2007 Derby City 9-Ball Champion and 2 time European 14.1 Champion Niels Feijen NED.
“It might be a very long time before an American will get this title back.” predicted Oliver Ortmann last year.
Fans and players can still reserve rooms at Hilton East Brunswick at 1-732-828-2000
The room code for the event is “POL” There are still limited amount of rooms available.
Tickets can be purchased in advanced at Dragonpromotions.com or in person at Amsterdam Billiards in NYC or Comet Billiards in NJ.
The 2008 Predator World Straight Pool Championship is proudly sponsored by Dr.Michael Fedak of NYC, Joel Schapiro of NYC, The Predator Group, Diamond Billiard Products, Aramith Balls, and Simonis Cloth. For more information on player registration, sponsorship, or if you would like to submit a comment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dragon Promotions at 1-407-782-4978.
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