New York, New York – Shane Van Boening gave USA a nice lift as he played his first ever 14.1 match at the World Tournament. After winning the lag, Shane made a perfect 100 run. Day 1 some some stellar straight pool as players inch closer to the World Tournament Champion title. The Olhausen World Tournament of 14.1 kicked off August 19th 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
Shane’s victim was local qualifier Bill Sudia who never got a chance. Van Boening won 100 to 0 and then won his next match 100 to 58 over Blair Levandowski. Van Boening will be tested tonight against last year’s Bronze medalist Ralph Eckert of Germany.
MIka Immonen of Finland has been finding his stride with a 100 ball run against Shaun Wilkie from the break to win 100 to 0 and then he defeated Filipino champion Francisco Bustamante 100 to 76. He then put another dagger in with a 87 ball run today over Kevin Clark to win 100 to 10. The Ice Man looks like he will be a tough contender this year once again.
Today’s marquee TV table lineup includes:
Matches on TV stream today:
1130am Wang (china) vs Barouty (USA)
1pm Cohen FRA vs Deuel USA
230 Immonen FIN vs OCallaghan IRELAND
4pm Hohmann GER vs Kiamco PHL
6pm Van Boening USA vs Eckert GER
730 Robles USA vs Kiamco PHL
9pm Bustamante PHL vs Wilkie USA
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. Tickets still on sale online www.worldstraightpool.com and at Steinway Billiards.
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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.
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