Ortmann #1 : USA’s Deuel & Williams Surprise Top Seeds at Predator World 14.1 Championship

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photo courtesy Jerry Tarantola
Deuel will enter the next stage of the event as #2 seed, and the top seeded American

Parsippany, New Jersey- Oliver Ortmann’s dominance of Group 2 has been unparelled compared to the previous years of the Predator World 14.1 as he utterly blitzkreiged his opponents. Ortmann held all of his opponents to 10 points or less, with two matches where he ran perfect 100’s . Surprisingly is USA’s Corey Deuel and Charlie Williams who not only went undefeated in their groups, but edged out the Europeans to take the #2 and #3 spots in the stage 2 cut of the Predator 69th World 14.1 Championship presented by Ozone Billiards. The Dragon Promotions revived event is in its 4th consecutive year alive with help of industry giants such as Predator, Ozone Billiards, Brunswick Billiards, Simonis Cloth, Master Chalk, Aramith Balls, Accu-Stats and the Laser Rack. Comet Billiards will host this year’s event which will start play on August 24, 2009 and end August 29. The greatest straight pool players from around the world will arrive on USA’s east coast again to New Jersey, and attend this prestigious event to play for the coveted title of World Straight Pool Champion.

Ortmann completely dominated his group, with only 62 total points scored against him in 5 matches. Unheard of. Ortmann started the day with a 100 ball run over Israel’s Zion Zvi, keeping Zvi at 1. He ended the day with a 100 ball run shutout of USA’s Bill Maropulos. Corey Deuel’s unconventional side pocket break shot style earned him the #2 seeded spot as he went undefeated in Group 6. Charlie Williams below par pattern play but outstanding shotmaking earned his #3 spot undefeated. Both USA players stayed ahead of undefeated Europeans Mika Immonen of Finland (4th seed), Stefan Cohen of France (5th Seed), and German’s Thorsten Hohmann (6th seed).

“These German contingent of Ortmann, Hohmann, and Eckert are incredible. They are the real deal and they look near unstoppable,” said an astonished Pat Fleming, Founder of Accu-Stats.
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photo courtesy Jerry Tarantola
Williams, in between producing and working the event, found time to upset legendary straight pool pros such as Tony Robles

Other notable highlights:
-Minutes after Ortmann’s finale 100 ball run of the night, Immonen started at a -1, and ran 101 and out against Robert Madenjian. Immonen claimed the daily $100 bonus for his high run.
– Madenjian had an intersting match with Germany’s Ralph Eckert the match before where he led 97-86 needing 3 balls for the win to stay undefeated. He eventually got to 99-96, but missed a hard combo in the stack and succumbed 100-99 before Immonen’s dismantling of him.
-Earl Herring, with only 2 wins, edged out a 3-way tie with Bob Jewitt and Jeremy Sossei to be the first African American to make the cut at the event.
-The first player from the middle east ever to play in a World 14.1 competition, Jordan’s Zaid Thweib survived Group 1 with THorsten Hohmann, who he actually led against with a 70 ball run before Hohmann defeated him. Zaid advances to the final 24.
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World #1 Immonen stayed undefeated and capped off the night with a 101 high run of the event (thus far)

Fans can watch live online at www.accu-stats.com
Per day tickets can be bought at the door during the event.

The Mosconi High Run Award will pay $500 to the players with overall high run of the event plus $100 to the highest run each day.
The high run prizes are sponsored by Jay Helfert of Los Angeles CA, and Louis Pannullo of Queens, NY.

Complete Round Robin Results of Predator World 14.1 Straight Pool Championship 14.1 CHampionship
Group 1 Hohmann Thweib Burrows Smith Waldo Masucci Pos Neg W L Pos Neg W L
Hohmann 100 100 100 100 100 500 222 Hohmann 5 0 1 Group 2 500 62 Ortmann 5 0
Thweib 76 100 100 90 100 466 325 Thweib 3 2 2 Group 6 500 162 Deuel 5 0
Burrows 11 34 18 29 71 163 500 Burrows 0 5 3 Group 8 500 178 Williams 5 0
Smith 38 43 100 100 100 381 342 Smith 3 2 4 Group 3 500 184 Immonen 5 0
Waldo 80 100 100 90 100 470 400 Waldo 3 2 5 Group 5 500 188 Cohen 5 0
Masucci 17 48 100 34 81 280 471 Masucci 1 4 6 Group 1 500 222 Hohmann 5 0
7 Group 7 500 268 Hopkins 5 0
8 Group 4 488 233 Eberle 4 1
Group 2 Ortmann Zvi Maropulos Lipsky Snodgrass Lombardo Pos Neg W L 9 Group 7 460 286 Barouty 4 1
Ortmann 100 100 100 100 100 500 62 Ortmann 5 0 10 Group 8 456 254 Robles 4 1
Zvi 1 100 18 100 100 319 296 Zvi 3 2 11 Group 6 454 204 Chamberlain 4 1
Maropulos 0 31 27 100 62 220 431 Maropulos 1 4 12 Group 5 452 216 Moore 4 1
Lipsky 41 100 100 100 100 251 Lipsky 4 1 13 Group 3 449 272 Eckert 4 1
Snodgrass 10 4 31 6 87 138 495 Snodgrass 0 5 14 Group 2 441 251 Lipsky 4 1
Lombardo 10 61 100 100 95 366 449 Lombardo 2 3 15 Group 4 418 300 Archer 4 1
16 Group 1 470 400 Waldo 3 2
Group 3 Immonen Eckert Louie Madenjian Frank Eames Pos Neg W L 17 Group 4 409 364 Fulcher 4 1
Immonen 100 100 100 100 100 500 184 Immonen 5 0 18 Group 1 466 325 Thweib 3 2
Eckert 49 100 100 100 100 449 272 Eckert 4 1 19 Group 8 416 383 Wilkie 3 2
Louie 86 0 38 100 100 324 360 Louie 2 3 20 Group 3 399 349 Madenjian 3 2
Madenjian 0 99 100 100 100 399 349 Madenjian 3 2 21 Group 6 387 322 Davis 3 2
Frank 25 49 15 69 100 258 478 Frank 1 4 22 Group 7 377 381 Gottier 3 2
Eames 24 24 45 42 78 213 500 Eames 0 5 30 23 Group 2 319 296 Zvi 3 2
24 Group 5 435 340 Herring 2 3
Group 4 Archer Fulcher Eberle Deska Michalec Wallace Pos Neg W L
Archer 100 18 100 100 100 418 300 Archer 4 1
Fulcher 9 100 100 100 100 409 364 Fulcher 4 1
Eberle 100 88 100 100 100 488 233 Eberle 4 1
Deska 82 76 39 100 100 397 372 Deska 2 3
Michalec 40 6 49 23 25 143 500 Michalec 0 5
Wallace 69 94 27 49 100 339 425 Wallace 1 4 30
Group 5 Cohen Moore Sossei Herring Jewett Walsh Pos Neg W L
Cohen 100 100 100 100 100 500 188 Cohen 5 0
Moore 52 100 100 100 100 452 216 Moore 4 1
Sossei 26 0 29 100 100 255 391 Sossei 2 3
Herring 62 84 100 89 100 435 340 Herring 2 3
Jewett 6 37 60 100 100 303 442 Jewett 2 3
Walsh 42 -5 31 11 53 132 500 Walsh 0 5 30
Group 6 Deuel Vidal Davis Chamberlain Pannullo Tarantola Pos Neg W L
Deuel 100 100 100 100 100 500 162 Deuel 5 0
Vidal 44 25 0 100 94 263 418 Vidal 1 4
Davis 42 100 45 100 100 387 322 Davis 3 2
Chamberlain 54 100 100 100 100 454 204 Chamberlain 4 1
Pannullo 11 18 80 32 69 210 500 Pannullo 0 5
Tarantola 11 100 17 27 100 255 463 Tarantola 1 4 30
Group 7 Hopkins Cha Barouty Gottier Mohl Mathews Pos Neg w L
Hopkins 100 100 100 100 100 500 268 Hopkins 5 0
Cha 19 78 55 100 100 352 454 Cha 2 3
Barouty 60 100 100 100 100 460 286 Barouty 4 1
Gottier 61 100 16 100 100 377 381 Gottier 3 2
Mohl 70 62 20 89 100 341 453 Mohl 1 4
Mathews 58 92 72 37 53 312 500 Mathews 0 5 30
Group 8 Hostatter Williams Robles Rosenstock Wilkie Dunsmore Pos Neg W L
Hofstatter 31 29 100 43 100 303 416 Hofstatter 2 3
Williams 100 100 100 100 100 500 178 Williams 5 0
Robles 100 56 100 100 100 456 254 Robles 4 1
Rosenstock 38 1 40 47 47 173 500 Rosenstock 0 5
Wilkie 100 49 67 100 100 416 383 Wilkie 3 2
Dunsmore 78 41 18 100 93 330 447 Dunsmore 1 4 30
Rank Name W L Pos Neg Group
1 Ortmann 5 0 500 62 Group 2
2 Deuel 5 0 500 162 Group 6
3 Williams 5 0 500 178 Group 8
4 Immonen 5 0 500 184 Group 3
5 Cohen 5 0 500 188 Group 5
6 Hohmann 5 0 500 222 Group 1
7 Hopkins 5 0 500 268 Group 7
8 Eberle 4 1 488 233 Group 4
9 Barouty 4 1 460 286 Group 7
10 Robles 4 1 456 254 Group 8
11 Chamberlain 4 1 454 204 Group 6
12 Moore 4 1 452 216 Group 5
13 Eckert 4 1 449 272 Group 3
14 Lipsky 4 1 441 251 Group 2
15 Archer 4 1 418 300 Group 4
16 Waldo 3 2 470 400 Group 1
17 Fulcher 4 1 409 364 Group 4
18 Thweib 3 2 466 325 Group 1
19 Wilkie 3 2 416 383 Group 8
20 Madenjian 3 2 399 349 Group 3
21 Davis 3 2 387 322 Group 6
22 Gottier 3 2 377 381 Group 7
23 Zvi 3 2 319 296 Group 2
24 Herring 2 3 435 340 Group 5

August 28 at 5pm, the night before the finals, Comet Billiards will host a special sponsor / pro team match tournament for the patron sponsors of the event. Billiard aficionado Stu Mattana of NYC and long time billiard supporter Harold Siegel of NYC are two of this year’s generous patrons of the Predator World 14.1 Championship. Their contributions are helping keeping the event going. Dragon Promotions encourages others to come on board to join as a sponsor and can be reached at worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.com or call 1-407-782-4978

The 2009 Predator World Straight Pool Championship is proudly sponsored by Predator Cues, Comet Billiards, Brunswick Billiards, Simonis Cloth, Ozone Billiards, Laser Rack, Master Chalk and patron sponsors Stu Mattana and Harold Siegel of Excelsior Graphics. For more information on player registration, sponsorship, or if you would like to submit a comment, please email worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.com or contact Dragon Promotions at 1-407-782-4978.

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