Kiamco & Appleton Makes First Semi-Finals at Andy Cloth World 14.1
Dragon Promotions Press Release
Jul. 18, 2015
Thorsten Hohmann enters his 5th Semi-Finals in a decade. Photo courtesy of Eli Ceballos
Thorsten Hohmann enters his 5th Semi-Finals in a decade. Photo courtesy of Eli Ceballos
New York City, NY -  Warren Kiamco of the Philippines and Darren Appleton of the United Kingdom have secured their semi-finals berths at the Andy Cloth World Tournament of 14.1 . A who's who of world class players are in attendance to etch their name into history's elite of the father of all pool games. Darren Appleton, Thorsten Hohmann, Stephan Cohen, Shane Van Boening, Johnny Archer, Earl Strickland, Mika Immonen, Tony Robles and many, many more have participated all week. The World Tournament Official Equipment include Viking Cue with all matches played on Andy Cloth. Event partners include Mr.Tom Gleich, Dr. Gregory Diehl, Mr. Greg Hunt of Amsterdam Billiards, & Mr. Jim Gottier of Greenleaf's Pool Room. Patron sponsors include Mr. Harold Siegel of Excelsior Graphics, Dr. James Heller, Mr. Charles Eames of Charles Eames Photography, Frank Scharbach of Frank's Billard Cafe, Focused Apparel and the National Amateur Pool League. 
 
The World Tournament will be live streamed on AZBTV , order by going to www.worldstraightpool.com . Official media partners are www.NYCGrind.com , Pool & Billiard Magazine, & tech support by Gotham City Technologies. 
 
Complete group schedule at www.worldstraightpool.com for all matches. Tickets to watch live in person sold on site.
 
Darren was redhot last night defeating Mika Immonen in the feature match, and today was more of the same as he easily defeated Corey Deuel 200-105. Appleton not only setting records for the United Kingdom, but he becomes the first player in 50 years to make 4 consecutive semi-finals at the World 14.1. 
 
"Well I'm out of 14.1 Darren Appleton played really nice!! Great position play and hammers the breakshots. He is definitely one of the top ten 14.1 players right now in my opinion...I had 4 or 5 open chances.. if I played like yesterday could've made it better match...congrats to him !! Till next time... reported Deuel on his Facebook page.
 
Kiamco has now surpassed his personal best in the event from a previous top 16 finish and top 8. He also becomes the 4th player in World 14.1 history to make the final 4. Thus far, no Asian has ever won the World 14.1.
 
Hohmann has gained momentum every match and is safe to say at his peak of his powers after demolishing Orcullo earlier and then an exhibition put on Earl Strickland in a 200-2 match.
 
Kiamco makes his second quarters appearance while Hohmann makes his 5th.