Photos by Eli Ceballos
One of these men will have their names etched in history as the 75th World 14.1 Champion
New York City, NY – Reiner Wirsbitzki of Germany has just defeated USA’s best and last hope Shane Van Boening in a very close 200 -169. Wirsbitzki is the current reigning European Seniors 14.1 Champion, but has been impressing players with his steady and experienced straight pool skills. Reiner now joins Warren Kiamco of the Philippines, Darren Appleton of the United Kingdom, and fellow German Thorsten Hohmann into the final four 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 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
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.
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.
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