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 millenia, 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.
Full week access pass is on sale now for $99 for 60 hours of world class 14.1 coverage of all the marquee matches each of the 7 days of the event at WorldStraightPool.com
- Mika Immonen FIN
- Danny Harriman USA
- Del Sim SCO
- Pascal Dufresne CAN
- Mark Kendall CA
- Robert Madenjian CT
- Tom Gleich CA
- Thomas Walsh OR
- Thorsten Hohmann GER
- Lee Van Corteza PHL
- Eddie Kunz NY
- Rhys Chen JAM
- Tom Karabotsos IL
- James Heller NJ
- Bob Coates NY
- John Schott NY
- Darren Appleton ENG
- Tony Robles NYC
- Olli Turkulainen FIN
- Frank Scharbach GER
- Hunter Lombardo FL
- Michael Yednak NYC
- Gene Ok NY
- Ed Culhane NJ
- John Schmidt USA
- Jonni Fulcher SCO
- Max Eberle NV
- Danny Barouty CA
- Sean Morgan AK
- Holden Chin NY
- Noah Vogleman FL
- Mark Finklestein NY
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Additional historic news is World 14.1’s first musical celebrity will enter the competition as rock & roll band Great White’s Grammy nominated lead guitarist Mark Kendall of California will be flying out to play the world’s best in pool’s oldest tournament.
Along with that news, the Official Website for the event has been re-vamped and re-launched as TheWorldTournament.com ! Checkout the latest news and features.WorldStraightPool.com
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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.
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The AZBTV livestream for all TV table matches. Pay-Per-View will be announced and available shortly. 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, Attorney Dennis Walsh, Attorney Thomas Walsh and Bill Maropulos Motors.
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Official Tennis Sponsor: The FTT Florida Tennis Tour
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Official Magazine : Pool & Billiard Magazine
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77th AndyClothUSA.com World 14.1 on Oct 2-8,2017 at Steinway Cafe-Billiards in NYC.
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