New York City- Mika Immonen will take the #1 seed for the event as he headlines Group 1 of the Bottledeck.net 77th World 14.1. This year four groups of 8 players will play 7 matches each to qualify for the next stage of the event, the double elimination rounds and then finally the single elimination round until the World 14.1 Champion is crowned. Immonen has been in 3 World 14.1 finals in 11 tries, so his vast experience will come into play in achieving a feat no one has managed to do this millennia, win back-to-back.
He will have his hands full as he faces top American 14.1 pro Danny Harriman of Missouri in his group. And then top contenders such as California’s John Schmidt, Darren Appleton of England, and the king of 14.1 Germany’s Thorsten Hohmann, all of which are former World 14.1 winners. New York’s Tony Robles, Max Eberle of Las Vegas, and Philippines sensation Lee Van Corteza are also big threats with Hall of Famer Danny Barouty and Scotland’s Jonni Fulcher not far behind.
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Fans and players alike will make the trek to the longest running and oldest tradition in billiards, the World Tournament of 14.1. 2017 marks the 12th consecutive year the World Tournament of 14.1 will be staged which is the longest consecutive run of the championship ever in its 105-year history with Dragon Promotions continuing at the helm. This year’s confirmed dates for the 77th WorldTournament of 14.1 will take place on October 2nd – 8th, 2017 and presented by Show Pro . For the fifth straight year, Steinway Billiards in New York City will host the prestigious championship. As usual, a star-studded 48 player round-robin field is expected for this year’s lineup to win the world’s greatest straight pool championship.
In addition, the 7th Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame Banquet will take place in the middle of the event on October 4th at 7:00pm. Every year the popular dinner sells out with all the pool stars and legends attending. Purchase tickets by contacting WorldStraightPoolCh
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