National Qualifiers for the Predator World 14.1 Tournament -NYC Grind
Straight pool enthusiasts from around the country are gearing up for their chance to qualify for the Predator World Tournament of 14.1, which will be held at NYC’s Carom Cafe in Queens on July 29-August 3.
Six qualifiers for the big event are set to take place throughout July, including one at NYC’s Amsterdam Billiards and another at Edison, NJ’s Sandcastle Billiards, a short distance from New York.* Get all the details on the opportunities to qualify in the press release below from Dragon Promotions…
… The World Tournament in 14.1
Queens, New York – Any player who likes straight pool can have their chance to play in the 14.1 event of the year! The Predator World Tournament of 14.1 Qualifiers will be held in California, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. Players attending these events will not only enjoy competing in top-notch straight pool, but vie for a chance to win a free spot into the main event to be held in New York City July 29 – Aug 3, 2012. The 11 qualifier winners from around the country will be paired in groups that include stars such as Thorsten Hohmann, Mika Immonen, John Schmidt, Stephan Cohen, Johnny Archer and many more stars of the billiard world!
Dragon Promotions, in partnership with Dr. Michael Fedak, will once again produce this event which will take place at Carom Cafe in Queens. Sixty-four world class 14.1 masters will arrive on American soil and attend this prestigious event to play for the coveted title of greatest straight pool player in the world. Billiard industry giants Championship Cloth, Olhausen Tables, and Aramith Balls are also the official sponsors of the event and joining together in support of the oldest tournament in billiards in the 72nd edition of the World Tournament of Straight Pool.
“We are happy to showcase our Tour Edition 3030 cloth at the World Tournament and have the best players in the World see for themselves why Championship has always been the best playing and longest lasting Worsted cloth on the market today. *As America’s oldest tournament, for us it’s fitting that America’s largest Cloth Manufacturer should support it,” said Fred Cohen, President of Championship LLC.
The Predator World Tournament of 14.1
Each qualifier is a $105 entry fee and double elimination races to 100 points. The top 2 finishers in each event will get a free entry and spot into the Predator World Tournament, with the exception of the Virginia Qualifier which only will award 1st place the free spot.
The winners of the qualifiers will also be invited and have a paid reserved seat for the Straight Pool Hall of Fame Banquet on August 1st. The Qualifiers:
•** *July 7-8 * Newport News, VA – Pockets Billiards *(757) 591-2162* Owner Allen Cox
•** *July 7-8** Los Angeles, CA* Hard Times Billiards* (562) 867-7733* Owner* Eddie Arreguin
•** *July 14-15 * Cleveland, OH – Continuous Play* (440) 842-5177* Owner Joe Toth
•** *July 14-15* Edison, NJ -* Sandcastle Billiards* (732) 632-9277* Owner Ed Liddawi
•** *July 21-22 *Chicago, IL – Red Shoe Billiards (708) 388-3700* Owner John Lavin
•** *July 21-22 New York City, NY – Amsterdam Billiards (212)-995-0333* Owner Greg Hunt 2012 World Tournament of 14.1 Sponsors
Get the latest news by following http://www.facebook.com/Worldstraightpool and www.twitter.com/Dragonpromoter Venue and Hotel Host location: Carom Café – 3402 Linden Place – Flushing NY 11354 (718) 358-5467
Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel 135-20 39th Ave, Flushing New York 11354 (718) 460-6666 Group Code: Dragon Promotions – Group Rate $169, Rates good through June 29, 2012
Sponsors and private contributors are still needed for this year’s event. Final added money and fund-raising for the 2nd Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame are still being generated. To help be a part of this treasured event as a patron sponsor, please contact Dragon Promotions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-407-782-4978.
Watch last year’s 14.1 Hall of Fame Banquet of Ray “Cool Cat” Martin’s Induction with guest speakers Tony Robles, Allen Hopkins, MC Charlie Williams, Earl Herring. View here at https://www.facebook.com/Worldstraightpool
Vendor spaces are also available, for more information on player registration, sponsorship, or if you would like to submit a comment, please email DP. Full event info is at www.dragonpromotions.com. 2012 Predator World Tournament of 14.1 Qualifiers