National Qualifiers for the Predator World 14.1

Queens, New York - Any player who likes straight pool can have their chance to play in the 14.1 event of the year! The Predator World Tournament of 14.1 Qualifiers will be held in California, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. Players attending these events will not only enjoy competing in top-notch straight pool, but vie for a chance to win a free spot into the main event to be held in New York City July 29 - Aug 3, 2012. The 11 qualifier winners from around the country will be paired in groups that include stars such as Thorsten Hohmann, Mika Immonen, John Schmidt, Stephan Cohen, Johnny Archer and many more stars of the billiard world!

Dragon Promotions, in partnership with Dr. Michael Fedak, will once again produce this event which will take place at Carom Cafe in Queens. Sixty-four world class 14.1 masters will arrive on American soil and attend this prestigious event to play for the coveted title of greatest straight pool player in the world. Billiard industry giants Championship Cloth, Olhausen Tables, and Aramith Balls are also the official sponsors of the event and joining together in support of the oldest tournament in billiards in the 72nd edition of the World Tournament of Straight Pool. 

"We are happy to showcase our Tour Edition 3030 cloth at the World Tournament and have the best players in the World see for themselves why Championship has always been the best playing and longest lasting Worsted cloth on the market today.  As America's oldest tournament, for us it's fitting that America's largest Cloth Manufacturer should support it," said Fred Cohen, President of Championship LLC.

Each qualifier is a $105 entry fee and double elimination races to 100 points. The top 2 finishers in each event will get a free entry and spot into the Predator World Tournament, with the exception of the Virginia Qualifier which only will award 1st place the free spot.

The winners of the qualifiers will also be invited and have a paid reserved seat for the Straight Pool Hall of Fame Banquet on August 1st.

The qualifiers:

July 7-8   Newport News, VA    Pockets Billiards  (757) 591-2162  Owner Allen Cox
July 7-8   Los Angeles, CA  Hard Times Billiards  (562) 867-7733  Owner  Eddie Arreguin
July 14-15   Cleveland, OH  Continuous Play  (440) 842-5177  Owner Joe Toth
July 14-15  Edison, NJ   Sandcastle Billiards  (732) 632-9277  Owner Ed Liddawi
July 21-22  Chicago, IL  Red Shoe Billiards (708) 388-3700  Owner John Lavin
July 21-22 New York City, NY Amsterdam  (212)-995-0333  Owner Greg Hunt