ABP Sanctions the World Tournament of 14.1

On August 28-Sept 2, history will be made with the Association of Billiard Professionals World Tournament of 14.1, the largest prize fund in straight pool history with a 35,000USD added totaling to a 70,000USD prize fund. The World Tournament is the oldest tournament in history that still exists today. Also making this event all the more special, this will be the first officially sanctioned tournament by the ABP. It is the ABP's goal for ABP sanctioning to mean that a tournament meets, or exceeds the guidelines set forth by the ABP body and raises the bar for our sport.
In addition, this event will be a BCA/ABP rankings event for ½ points. The top 32 BCA/ABP ranked pros will receive an automatic invite to the event and 6 qualifiers are already set nationwide. 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.
The 71st World Straight Pool event is produced by Dragon Promotions in partnership with the support of Dr.Michael Fedak. The event will be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event is also supported by Predator Cues and will feature some of the world's best players including defending champion Oliver Ortmann from Germany. Other feature names include Stefan Cohen, Thorsten Hohmann, Johnny Archer, Rodney Morris, and Jasmin Ouschan among others. Official equipment used will be Andy Cloth and Aramith Balls.
Fans and players can make hotel reservations now at the Hyatt Regency by calling 732-873-1234 and ask for "US Pool Players" Group  Vendor spaces are also available, please contact dp.sally@gmail.com  For spectator/player information please email worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.com and for more info on ABP go visit www.abp-players.com