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Qualifiers for the 75th World Tournament of 14.1 Begins Saturday

New York City, NY – 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 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, and the National Amateur Pool League.
The World Tournament will be live streamed on AZBTV . Official media partners are , Pool & Billiard Magazine, Cryfoto Photography & tech support by Gotham City Technologies.
“It may not be the most financially rewarding production we put on, but it is definitely one of the most spiritually rewarding events we do because of the enthusiastic support of the players and fans. Being the caretakers of one of pool’s most precious gems is something we take seriously and have come to enjoy”, said Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions who has overseen the World Tournament for a decade now.
“I get excited each year to see what new players qualify for the Worlds. Those players are always so wide-eyed and thrilled every moment to be there, and I guess I feel the same emotions vicariously through them! But each and every player in the qualifying heats are also part of the overall World Tournament experience. It’s the only major tournament in the United States that has a major organized qualifying system. Which is a credit to the prestige of the title. Straight pool is the father of all games, so it’s understandable that this is one of the most looked forward to events of the year for pool enthusiasts”, says Charlie Williams, Executive Producer of the World Tournament.
The first qualifier kicks off this weekend, making it 9 years in a row for Red Shoe Billiards in Chicago, Illinois. Room owner John Lavin and 14.1 supporter extraordinaire Dennis Walsh will be running the show.
Big Dog Billiards enters the history books with the first ever 14.1 qualifier (and possibly first 14.1 event ever ) in Des Moines, Iowa.
A special National Amateur Pool League members only qualifier will be held for the 3rd straight year in New York City at the world famous Amsterdam Billiard Club. Tony & Gail Robles will be putting on this event for the NAPL.
Sandcastle Billiards in Edison, New Jersey will host their 4th straight qualifier. Pool enthusiast Ed “Sandman” Liddawi will be running the event.
It was only a matter of time before New Yorker turned Californian Danny Barouty grew a west coast straight pool crowd as he runs the first qualifier held in California at Easy Street Billiards.

The iconic Amsterdam Billiards has been an industry leader in billiard rooms worldwide for 26 years. 21 players have qualified for the World 14.1 here including last year’s Jonathan Smith and Hunter Lombardo.

The finale qualifier will be held at Amsterdam Billiards in New York City. 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
Support straight pool, JOIN the World 141 Club & for a very inexpensive $250 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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