To be the Best…you have to beat the BEST. Buy the $90 PPV package and you get the Finals free! Watch all 7 days of the Andy Cloth 75th World 14.1! Order now at

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FIRSTLY, THANK YOU to The People keeping Straight Pool alive…unnamed (60)“That was my first straight pool tournament but I can already tell this is a better game than 10-Ball” JUSTIN BERGMAN returns for his second appearance at the World 14.1. This young American sharpshooter had a 9th place finish last year including a big win over John Schmidt and since then has played the Mosconi Cup and recently defeated Johnny Archer & Rodney Morris in a 3 day challenge. Skies the limit with talent like this! Pic by Cryfoto Photography

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In the 103 year history of straight pool, no Asian has ever won a major in 14.1. In fact, only 2 Asians have made it to the finals and one to the semi-finals. World 8-Ball Champion & World 14.1 Bronze medalist Dennis Orcullo #1 ranked of the Philippines will be looking to make history at the 75th. 
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The GREATEST American player, Shane Van Boening!! SVB silver medaled last year losing only in the finals. He will be hunting down that Gold for sure this time around!!
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New player in da house!! 5x European Championship Seniors Gold Medalist & reigning European 14.1 Seniors Champion REINER WIRSBITZKI of Germany makes his debut at the World Tournament of 14.1 !
Order the early bird live stream special now!! $80 and you get to watch 7 days of world class 14.1 action as the world’s best fight to be crowned in history. Filmed by AZBtv with 4 camera angles and expert commentary. Prices will go up to $105, so take advantage now! Order at . Members of the World 141 Club get FREE streaming included.
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FINAL qualifiers this Saturday at NYC’s Amsterdam Billiards and California’s Easy Street Billiards!! Come out and be a part of the World 14.1unnamed (77)
Karabatsos & Hanson Win Historic Iowa 14.1 Tournament for the Andy Cloth World 14.1
Story & Pics by James Landrum 
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Top left is Karabotsos & then Hanson.
New York City, NY –  The first qualifier for the 2015 Andy Cloth World Tournament of 14.1 took place Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Red Shoes Billiards in Alsip, Illinois for the 7th straight year. Longtime 14.1 specialists Ron Dobosenski of Wisconsin and Chicago’s Bob Cozzolino took the top honors. For the 10th year in a row, qualifiers will be held nationwide for the 75th edition of The World Tournament of 14.1. Players all over the United States will be able to take their chance to win a spot into the grand slam of straight pool! Each qualifier winner will be guaranteed a minimal of 6 round robin matches in the finale main event. 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 13th19th, 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, and the National Amateur Pool League.
The World Tournament will be live streamed on AZBTV . Official media partners are , Pool & Billiard Magazine, & tech support by Gotham City Technologies
Big Dog Billiards is pleased to announce the results of the World Tournament of 14.1 Qualifier event, held on June 13, 2015.  This was the first World Straight Pool Qualifier event ever held in Iowa!
Although the inaugural Qualifier event only attracted 8 players, the participants had challenging matches 
across the board. The participants were Randy Hanson (Partner, Big Dog Billiards, from Frazee, Minnesota), 
James Landrum (Partner, Big Dog Billiards, Des Moines, IA), Tom Karabatsos (Chicago, IL), Kevin Deane 
(Chicago, IL), and Somphet Thongsouk, Shannon Greiser, Bryan Driver, and Henry Smith, each from Des 
The Double Elimination World Straight Pool Qualifier tournament got underway about 2PM, Saturday, June 13, 
and ended at about 1:30AM Sunday Morning. The top two finishers for this event are Tom Karabatsos and 
Randy Hanson. Both of these participants qualified for, and earned prepaid entry into, the World Tournament of 
14.1, to be held at Steinway Billiards in New York City, July 13-19, 2015.
The 14.1 qualifier event was broadcast Live-Stream on the TvMike.TV Network, Big Dog Billiards channel HDTV digital video files of all matches are available for viewing at 
TvMike.Tv (subscription required to view archived matches). Billy Wilson (Des Moines, IA) was the Live-
Stream Director and did a great job producing the webcast, in coordination with TvMike.TV. 
Jon Brown (Des Moines, IA), Big Dog Billiards Tournament Director, ran a very smooth, well-organized, 
professionally-presented event and officiated as Referee during the matches. 
The match results for the tournament:
First Round: Henry Smith 100 vs Bryan Driver 75. Tom Karabatsos 100 vs James Landrum 27. Randy Hanson 
100 vs Shannon Greiser 30. Somphet Thongsouk 100 vs Kevin Deane 47.
Second Round, Winner Side. Tom Karabatsos 100 vs Henry Smith 15. Randy Hanson 100 VS Somphet 
Second Round, One-Loss Side. Kevin Deane 100 vs Shannon Greiser 58. Bryan Driver 100 vs James Landrum 
Third Round Winner Side. Tom Karabatsos 100 vs Randy Hanson 93
Third Round One-Loss Side. Somphet Thongsouk 100 vs Bryan Driver 38. Kevin Deane (Default Winner) vs 
Fourth Round, One-Loss Side. Somphet Thongsouk 100 vs Kevin Deane 58.
Fifth Round, One-Loss Side. Randy Hanson 100 vs Somphet Thongsouk 65.
Final Round Tom Karabatsos 150 vs Randy Hanson 125.

The finale qualifier will be held at Amsterdam Billiards in New York City and Easy Street Billiards in California this Saturday June 27th. Amsterdam has been a huge supporter of the World Tournament of 14.1 from the start of its resurrection in 2006 and has held a qualifier every year for 10 years straight, giving them the distinction of being the only billiard room to do so. This has all been due to the enormous generosity of Greg Hunt, owner and founder of Amsterdam Billiard Club since 1989.

Qualifier Schedule:
June 6th Red Shoes Billiards Chicago (708) 388-3700
June 13th Big Dog Billiards Iowa (515) 266-6100
June 14th Sandcastle Billiards (732) 632-9277 NJ
June 20th National Amateur Pool League at Amsterdam Billiards NYC
June 27th Easy Street Billiards CA (831) 333-0825
June 27th Amsterdam Billiards , NYC (212) 995-0333
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Support straight pool, JOIN 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 . 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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Vendor spaces are also available, for more information on player registration, sponsorship, or if you would like to submit a comment, please email or contact Dragon Promotions at 1-407-782-4978. Full event info is

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Myung Jin Kim
Senior Events Manager
Dragon Promotions

USA Office  1-407-782-4978
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