ABP Sanctions the Olhausen World Tournament of 14.1

Chicago, Illinois-  The Association of Billiard Professionals is pleased to announce the Olhausen 73rd World Tournament of 14.1 will be held at Steinway Billiards on August 19-24th,2013 in New York City. The event will be $30,000 added and consists of an elite 48 invitational player field. The World Tournament is the oldest tournament in history that still exists today. To be an ABP sanctioned tournament, the event must meet ABP Professional Guidelines that meets or exceeds the guidelines set forth by the top professional players of the world today. The ABP is the only international pro players association in the world existing today.
The top 32 ABP ranked pros will receive an automatic invite to the event and 6 qualifiers are already set worldwide. So expect some of your favorite American and international pool players to be there. This is one event you will not want to miss!
"I love that this event is a sanctioned ranking event. We need these kind of events on our calendar. I wish we had more 14.1 tournaments. We need to keep straight pool alive and well because it's a great game", says Mika Immonen, ABP Board Member and 2x World Champion. Other expected champions attending the World Tournament will be Oliver Ortmann, John Schmidt, Thorsten Hohmann, Mike Davis, Charlie Williams, Johnny Archer and many more.
The 3rd Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame will also take place on August 21st and all the top players in the ABP will be in attendance for the star studded dinner and festivities. Voting for this year's 14.1 Hall of Fame will take place soon.
The event is promoted by Dragon Promotions and Dr.Michael Fedak and supported by Championship Cloth, Aramith Balls, Amsterdam Billiards and Master Chalk. 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. Get the latest news by following http://www.facebook.com/Worldstraightpool and www.twitter.com/Dragonpromoter .  For spectator/player information please email worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.com. 
The ABP is an united assembly of international professional billiard players. The ABP was formed to be the voice of players worldwide in order to assist in tournament and industry challenges. ABPdirectives include standardizing equipment, rules, ensuring the timely payment of prize money, assisting promoters and sponsors, and the overall protection and security of professional players. The ABP works to improve the sport of billiards and jointly works with associations, promoters, sponsors and players alike in the joint goal of growing the sport and providing security to all involved. Membership of the ABP includes players from Europe, Asia, and the  United States. To join and support the ABP,  e-mail abppropool@gmail.com . Follow and support ABPat http://www.facebook.com/ABPpros