First Qualifiers for the World 14.1: New York, California, Chicago
76th World 14.1 September 5-11, 2016 New York City, Steinway Billiards
The greatest 14.1 players in history come back each year to vie for the most prestigious & traditional title in pool
New York City– The first 3 official qualifiers for the 76th World 14.1 have been announced. NYC’s NAPL National Amateur Pool League, Easy Street Billiards in California, and Red Shoe Billiards in Chicago will kickoff the first half of the qualifier series.
All three locations have previously held World 14.1 qualifiers before, which proves their success in growing the interest of straight pool in their respective areas. 2016 will mark the 11th consecutive year the World Tournament of 14.1 will be staged.
This is the longest consecutive run of the championship ever in its 104 year history with Dragon Promotions continuing production of the world’s oldest billiards event. This year’s confirmed dates for the 76th WorldTournament of 14.1 will take place on September 5th-11th, 2016. For the fourth straight year, Steinway Billiards in New York City will host the prestigious championship. As usual, a star studded 56 player field is expected for this year’s lineup to win the world’s greatest straight pool championship.
The AZBTV livestream TV table will be on Rasson Billiards uniquely designed Victory Table premiering in New York City for the first time. Event elite partners include Mr.Tom Gleich, Dr. Gregory Diehl, Mr. Greg Hunt of Amsterdam Billiards, and Mr. Harold Siegel of Excelsior Graphics. The World Tournament Official Equipment will feature all matches played on Andy Cloth with Aramith Balls. Patron sponsors include Dr. James Heller, Mr. Charles Eames of Charles Eames Photography, Frank Scharbach of Frank’s Billard Cafe, Focused Apparel and Eli Ceballos of Cryfoto Photography.
2016 World 14.1 Qualifiers
June 4th – The 4th NAPL Qualifier for the World Straight Pool Championship- New York City – Amsterdam Billiards
June 25th- The 2nd CA Qualifier for the World Straight Pool Championship- Monterey, California-Easy Street Billiards
July 9- The 9th Chicago Qualifier for the World Straight Pool Championship- Chicago- Red Shoe Billiards
In addition, the 6th Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame Banquet will take place in the middle of the event on September 7th at 7:30pm. Every year the popular dinner sells out with all the pool stars and legends attending. The 14.1 HOF is always the hottest ticket in town every year with laughter & tears
This year will also be a great opportunity for players coming from far away to play in 4 consecutive events within driving distance with Turningstone Casino, Robles 9-Ball Tour, the World 14.1, and newly announced major the Corner Bank 10-Ball series in Toronto, Canada all going back to back.
“Straight pool has the best pool fans in the world. I have no doubt this year will equal if not surpass 2015”, said Charlie Williams, Executive Producer of the World Tournament.
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Throughout a decade, Dragon Promotions has been able to revitalize straight pool back into the sport and to new audiences. In 2006, straight pool was near it’s complete death in the US. Since then we have poured our resources in media, finance, and know-how to grow the popularity of 14.1. Today, the consensus among the professionals on tour is that the World 14.1 is one of, if not the most, important titles to win in America. Something not expected decades ago.
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