Photos by Eli Ceballos
Hohmann with back to back devastating runs against Orcullo & Strickland. Enters his 5th semi-finals in a decade.
New York City, NY – Warren Kiamco of the Philippines and Darren Appleton of the United Kingdom have secured their semi-finals berths at 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 have participated all week.
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 ofGreenleaf’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
Darren was redhot last night defeating Mika Immonen in the feature match, and today was more of the same as he easily defeated Corey Deuel 200-105. Appleton not only setting records for the United Kingdom, but he becomes the first player in 50 years to make 4 consecutive semi-finals at the World 14.1. Appleton names the 3 reasons why he plays superb 14.1
“Well I’m out of 14.1 Darren Appleton played really nice!! Great position play and hammers the breakshots. He is definitely one of the top ten 14.1 players right now in my opinion…I had 4 or 5 open chances.. if I played like yesterday could’ve made it better match…congrats to him !! Till next time… reported Deuel on his Facebook page.
Kiamco has now surpassed his personal best in the event from a previous top 16 finish and top 8. He also becomes the 4th player in World 14.1 history to make the final 4. Thus far, no Asian has ever won the World 14.1.
Hohmann has gained momentum every match and is safe to say at his peak of his powers after demolishing Orcullo earlier and than an exhibition put on Earl Strickland in a 200-2.
Kiamco makes his second quarters appearance while Hohmann makes his 5th.
Appleton will make his 4th consecutive quarter-finals appearance looking to be the first player to defend the World 14.1 crown since Steve Mizerak in the 1980’s.
Watch the FINALS tomorrow Day 7 1pm. Race to 300 points!
Orcullo has the event high run of 152, but wasn’t able to hold off straight pool master Hohmann
The 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.
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