… Surprises on Day 1 Olhausen World Tournament 14.1
New York, New York – Reigning World Tournament of 14.1 Champion John „Mr.400“ Schmidt and recent Accu-Stats Fan Pick 14.1 Tourny both had surprise losses on Day 1. House pro Earl Strickland also took two losses. The Olhausen World Tournament of 14.1 kicked off today with all 48 players battling in the round robin stage. Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak have brought another globally star studded field at this year’s 73rd Olhausen World Tournament hosted by Steinway Billiards in New York on August 19th-24th,2013. Live stream broadcast will be on www.insidepool.tv
Earl Strickland had an error filled match which local NYC player Michael Yednak took full advanatge in his 100 to 49 win over the 5x US Open Champion. Yednak has participated each year in the World Tournament but has yet to qualify through the group stages. He has two wins and 1 loss to Corey Deuel so this could be his year to improve.
Earl then went onto play Deuel in the TV stream match which Deuel ran a 90 and finished Strickland off 100 to 15. Earl will likely have to win his next 3 matches in a row to have a good chance to qualify for the second stage of the championship.
Throwback pro from the 70’s, Earl Herring took time off from his full time career as a church minister to join the World Tournament. He gave Tony Robles a tough match at one time tying at 64 to 64, but succumbed to Robles in the end after a skid. Herring had a brief lunch break, and was re-energized to take down 2x World 14.1 Champion Thorsten Hohmann 100 to 58. Thorsten had a stellar show last week in a 14.1 invitational, but the amount of energy exerted could prove damaging this week as he struggled in both his matches on Day 1 of the World Tournament.
„I used to run a hundred balls or more daily as a younger man. But I still can run a hundred every once in awhile“, said Herring who just celebrated his 12 year anniversary of his church.
The final upset of the day came at the expense of reigning World Tournament 14.1 champ John Schmidt who had an error filled match with Jonni Fulcher of Scotland. Both players had equal many opportunities but neither could seem to take advanatge. Schmidt had run 80+ out in his first match of the day, but couldn’t put any runs together against Fulcher.
Matches continue today and the round robin completes on Wednesday before the evening 14.1 Hall of Fame Banquet honoring Oliver Ortmann and Gene Nagy.
Through additional support from such sponsors such as Olhausen Tables, Championship Cloth, Aramith Balls, Amsterdam Billiards, Pool & Billiard Magazine, Master Chalk, and now FURY Cues, the absolute best pool players from around the world will arrive on the birth country of 14.1 once more to attend this prestigious event. All to vie for the coveted title of greatest straight pool player in the world.
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 […]
Order the 7 day Livestream now, $15 per day or buy the package which gives you the Finals free! www.worldstraightpool.com Players List & Qualifier Results for Andy Cloth 75th World Tournament of 14.1 New York City, NY – The stars will be shining during the historic Andy Cloth 75th World Tournament of 14.1 . A who’s who of world class players will be 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. 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 […]
Manila, Philippines – Fans can now follow all the latest news and info on the upcoming greatest rivalry in women’s billiards! Please visit www.queenscuppool.com to see the complete format, schedule, photos, videos, facts and figures from the past and present. The 2015 AM8.com Queens Cup takes place on April 16-18th, 2015 and will feature champions vs champions as the best women from Asia will take on the best in the West! The AM8.com Queens Cup will be hosted by the award winning Resorts World Manila Casino & Hotel and sponsored by Andy Cloth , Aramith Balls, and Viking Cue. The Queens Cup is a Dragon Promotions production. Pay-per-view is now available at a special $20 pre-event sale by going to www.queenscuppool.com A special exclusive „Easter egg“ will be announced on the site tomorrow unveiling the final player selected for the AM8.com Queens Cup. It’s going to be a good one so stay tuned! The Queens Cup will showcase the rivalry between the Asians and their western counterparts in Europe and USA, very similar to the […]