Oliver Ortmann wins World 14.1 Title

Oliver Ortmann

Oliver Ortmann is your new World 14.1 Champion.

Ortmann started the day with a hard fought 200-123 win over American Danny Harriman and faced off with Huidji See from the Netherlands in the finals.

See was the first to gain any control in the final match as he moved out to a quick 54-11 lead. A run by Ortmann narrowed the gap to 54-37, but See surged ahead 79-40 with a run of his own. Ortmann came back to within six at 86-80 and then answer a short run from See with a run of his own to knot the score at 97 each. Ortmann inched ahead at 118-104 but See regained the lead 142-129. Ortmann retook a small lead at 155-142.

See crept back to 157-156, but left a shot hanging in the jaws to give Ortmann a chance at the table. Ortmann capitalized on the chance, but was only able to take a 12 ball lead before See retook the lead at 170-169.

A safety battle was followed by Ortmann creeping out to a 182-171 lead while still at the table. From there, Ortmann's experience allowed him to close out the match for the win.

Ortmann earned $12,500 for first place, while See settled for $5500 in second place prize money.

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File photo courtesy of Rick Schmitz