Amsterdam Billiards & Red Shoes Lead National Qualifiers for the World Tournament
Dragon Promotions Press Release
May 14, 2013

New York, New York -   Straight pool players across the United States will have opportunity to qualify and earn a free spot into the world's most prestigious 14.1 event. Qualifiers will be held for the 8th year in a row since Dragon Promotions revival of the World Tournament back in 2006. Another star studded field is expected at this year's 73rd World Tournament hosted by Steinway Billiards in New York on August 19th-24th,2013.  Through additional support from such sponsors such as Championship Cloth, Aramith Balls, Amsterdam Billiards and Master Chalk, 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, and vie for the coveted title of greatest straight pool player in the world. 

 
The Qualifiers will be a race to 100 points in a double elimination format with a $105 entry fee. The top 2 winners of the event will get a free entry and spot into the main round robin where each player will play a guaranteed 5 matches against the likes of Hohmann, Ortmann, Schmidt, Immonen, Archer, Williams, and more. Amsterdam Billiards of New York City and Chicago's Red Shoes Billiards haven't missed a beat, hosting qualifiers for the past 7 years running.
 
"Thanks to Charlie Williams and Dr.Fedak for keeping tournament Straight Pool alive. And thanks to Dragon Promotions for investing your time, energy and resources in producing a major international pool tournament in New York City. As someone who has hosted many pool tournaments, I know from experience that a lot of people sit on the sidelines and criticize every move you make. But at the end of the day, what they've done is great for all pool players, great for pool spectators, and great for the industry", said Greg Hunt, owner of Amsterdam Billiard Club. Amsterdam Billiards will also be hosting a open 14.1 qualifier on August 3rd.  Amsterdam Billiards is also the Official Poolroom Sponsor of the World Tournament.
 
To host a qualifier contact Dragon Promotions 1-407-782-4978 worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.com
 
Current 2013 Qualifier Schedule:
 
July 6th  Red Shoes Billiards , Chicago, IL  (708) 388-3700
July 6th  Clifton Billiards , Clifton, NJ  (973) 928-6622
July 20th Slate Billiards, Boynton Beach, FL  (561) 735-7802
July 27th  Sandcastle Billiards,  Edison, NJ  (732) 632-9277
August 3rd Amsterdam Billiards , New York City, NY  (212) 995-0333
 
Amsterdam Billiard Club has been one of the most famous and prestigious poolrooms in the history of pool for over 22 years. It has hosted many celebrities and been the home of billiard stars for decades. It's 11,000 sq ft. location has a full bar, serves food, and caters to dart players, pool leagues, and world champions. It is located at 110 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003-5302 (212) 995-0333 visit http://www.amsterdambilliardclub.com/
 
Join the 141 Club ! Limited to the first 141 members. Visit http://www.worldstraightpool.com/tickets.html  Tickets will be sold at the door during the event.