UK’s Appleton #1 Seed into Second Stage of the World Tournament 14.1: Hatch Takes #2 Seed for USA

New York, New York –  England’s Darren Appleton has gone undefeated and overall best record to win the #1 seed berth into the second stage of the Olhausen World Tournament 14.1. USA’s Dennis Hatch has also gone undefeated to take the #2 seed and the top 8 overall seems balanced between Europe, Asia, and the USA.  This year’s World Tournament of 14.1 has seen the 48 invited players narrowed down to 24 and now battling in the double elimination stage races to 150.  The remaining half of the field are inching closer to the oldest title in the world. 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

Appleton won his Group #5 which included his undefeated run over former Silver and Bronze finishers Mike Davis, Max Eberle. He has made 500 balls and held his 5 opponents to only 114 balls. Hatch has also made 500 balls and held his opponents to 137 balls, and was only edged out by Appleton by 23 balls. Hatch had perhaps the toughest group of the event with the likes of Johnny Archer, Jayson Shaw, and Robb Saez in his group. Saez did not qualify and Archer miraculously made it through with only 2 wins and 3 losses.

Other undefeated players with 5 and 0 records includes Finland’s Mika Immonen #3 seed, Scotland’s Jonni Fulcher #4 seed, China’s Wang Can #5 seed, USA’s Charlie WIlliams #6 seed. USA’s Corey Deuel and Philipines Warren Kiamco both have one loss but took the #7 and #8 seeds.

Today’s marquee TV table lineup includes:

Matches on TV stream today:
11:00am Schmidt vs Archer
130pm  TBA
5pm       TBA

7pm   TBA

Strickland is one of the top names in today’s do or die matches. Every player played 5 matches in the round robin.

New York, New York –  Several top names face elimination today as they must claw their way out of the round robin stage. 4x World Champion Johnny Archer, 5x US Open Champ Earl Strickland, and local NYC pro Tony Robles are amongst the endangered.   This year’s World Tournament of 14.1 has all 48 players battling in the round robin stage inching closer to the oldest title in the world. 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

Today’s marquee TV table lineup includes:

Matches on TV stream today:
1130am Ortmann GER v Spears USA
1pm Strickland USA vs Cohen FRA
230pm Van Boening vs Williams

7pm  Group Picture of 2013 World Tournament Players & 14.1 Hall of Fame Banquet starts!

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.

For frequent updates follow on  www.facebook.com/Worldstraightpool

 


New York, New York –  One of USA’s top guns Dennis Hatch and rising Asian star Wang Can have gone undefeated in all their respective 5 round robin matches.   This year’s World Tournament of 14.1 has all 48 players battling in the round robin stage inching closer to the oldest title in the world. 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

Dennis Hatch has been a freight train and demolished Johnny Archer, Charles Eames, Holden Chin, Robb Saez, and Scotland’s Jayson Shaw. He has won his Group #6 and will be one of the top 8 seeds in the next stage of the event in which he also earns one of the 8 available byes.

“I grew up playing straight pool as a kid. Jimmy Mataya was one of my early influences and we played straight pool. So the World Tournament 14.1 is like going back to my roots”, explained Hatch.

China’s Wang Can has just learned 14.1 on this trip to America, and his straight shooting pool skills has not faltered him in learning fast. Wang has beaten NYC local legend Danny Barouty, Craig Houghton of GA, Jim Gottier, and squeaked by qualifier winner Dennis Spears 100-97. Then he had his biggest 14.1 win as of yet when he took down Oliver Ortmann 100 to 61 in his final match. Wang Can will now be seeded in the top 8 for the final 24 field cut.

 

7pm  Group Picture of 2013 World Tournament Players & 14.1 Hall of Fame Banquet starts!

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.

For frequent updates follow on  www.facebook.com/Worldstraightpool

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.