Six USA Qualifiers for the World Tourament of 14.1

The World Tournament Trophy

New Brunswick, New Jersey- From Arizona on the West Coast to New York City on the East Coast, there will be opportunities for all players to go for the greatest straight pool title there is. Qualifiers will be held in Philadelphia, Chicago, Clifton, Tempe, Cleveland, and New York City. The top two winners of each qualifier will get a free spot into the 71st Annual World Tournament of Straight Pool and join the likes of Oliver Ortmann, Johnny Archer, Thorsten Hohmann, Niels Feijen, Allen Hopkins, Stefan Cohen and many more straight pool stars.  In partnership with the support of Dr.Michael Fedak,  Dragon Promotions will produce The World Tournament for the sixth straight year. This year's event will have the biggest payout in men's straight pool history with $20,000 going to the champion. The event is $35,000 added , boasting a total $70,000 in the prize fund for one prestigious straight pool tournament . Predator Cues will also be sponsoring the event for the sixth straight year and the luxurious Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ will host this year's event starting August 28 through September 2, 2011. All the greatest straight pool players from around the world will arrive at the birthplace of 14.1 to play for this coveted title and becoming the #1 Straight Pool Player on Earth.
A complete listing of this year's Qualifying events for the World Tournament:
$105 Entry Race to 100 Double Elimination  *Top 2 Finishers Win Free Entry into The World Tournament
July 16-17,  Cleveland, OH - Continuous Play Billiards (440) 842-5177
July 23-24   Chicago, IL - Red Shoe Billiards   (708) 388-3700
August 6-7  Philadephia, PA- Drexeline Billiards (610) 259-9144
August 6-7  Tempe, AZ - Skip & Jan's (480) 598-8611
August 13-14  Clifton, NJ - Breaker Billiards (973) 773-0933
*August 20-21  New York City, NY- Amsterdam Billiard Club (212) 995-0333
 **$1000 added to Amsterdam Qualifier in NYC by Dr.Michael Fedak
"For the fifth straight year, we are proud to be hosting the New York City qualifier for the greatest Straight Pool tournament in the world! New York is the epicenter of Straight Pool, and Amsterdam is the epicenter of pool in New York, making this a perfect fit. We are also proud to be working side by side with Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak, who have made the 71st Annual World Tournament of Straight Pool possible! ", said Greg Hunt, owner of Amsterdam Billiard Club. ABC has been one of the most famous and prestigious poolrooms in the history of pool for over 22 years.
The World Tournament is the oldest tournament in history that still exists today. Invented by Jerome Keough and shortly after recognized as the official game of billiards. The first World Tournament of 14.1 was held in 1911 and won by Alfredo DeOro. In its history due to war and economics, the World Tournament had 29 tournaments that did not take place including a 15 year gap between 1990-2005 until Dragon Promotions revived the game and the World Tournament in 2006. It has taken place every year since.

The World Tournament Cup
Fans and players can make hotel reservations now at the Hyatt Regency by calling 732-873-1234 ask for "US Pool Players" Group and receive the tournament rate of $105 per night. Vendor spaces are also available, please contact
The 2011 World Tournament is proudly co-sponsored by Amsterdam Billiards, Andy Cloth, Kamui and straight pool aficionados Bill Austin of UT and Ralph Rubin of MD.   For more information on player registration, sponsorship, or if you would like to submit a comment, please email or contact Dragon Promotions at 1-407-782-4978.  
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