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Kennedy goes undefeated to win his second Tiger SE Open 9-Ball tournament

Tommy Kennedy

It's been a good year for TK-FLA, otherwise known as Tommy Kennedy. He started the year off with a win at the Florida State Open 10-Ball Championships, won the first stop on his own Tiger SE Open 9-Ball Tour, and was runner-up to Shane Van Boening in the Super Billiards Expo's Players Championship; all this, before baseball's opening day. On the weekend of August 9-10, Kennedy returned to Pockets Billiards in Dothan, AL, where he'd won that opening stop, and went undefeated through a field of 37 entrants, on-hand for a $1,000-added event.
It was Kennedy and Scotty Townsend battling for the hot seat in this one. Kennedy, having defeated Justin Gilsinan 9-4, and Townsend sending Randy Jordan west 9-2. Kennedy defeated Townsend and sat in the hot seat, waiting for what turned out to be Jordan.
Jordan moved over and picked up Brian White, who'd just finished a couple of easy rounds; a forfeit win over Rick Howard and a shutout of J.R. Rossman. Gilsinan was facing Matt Bulfin, who'd eliminated Craig Houghton 7-4 and Denny Singletary 9-7. Bulfin sent Gilsinan home 9-3, while Jordan was working and eventually defeating White 9-7.
Jordan took the quarterfinal match over Bulfin and his semifinal re-match against Townsend 9-6. Kennedy stopped the three-match, loss-side run with an 11-4 victory in the finals.
Kennedy thanked the ownership and staff at Pockets, as well as sponsors Tiger Products, J. Pechauer Custom Cues, Mueller Recreational Products, Simonis Cloth, Chris Nitti Custom Cues, Andy Gilbert Custom Cues and David Adams. This coming weekend, August 16-17, the Miscue Lounge in Fort Myers, FL, will play host to two Tiger SE Open 9-Ball events; a $600-added Open and a $400 Amateur event.

Dennis Hatch & Wang Can Rule Day Two of Olhausen World Tournament of 14.1

Wang Can (Photo courtesy of Charles Eames)

New York, New York –  One of USA's top guns Dennis Hatch and rising Asian star Wang Can have gone undefeated in all their respective 5 round robin matches.   This year's World Tournament of 14.1 has all 48 players battling in the round robin stage inching closer to the oldest title in the world. Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak have brought another globally star studded field at this year's 73rd Olhausen World Tournament hosted by Steinway Billiards in New York on August 19th-24th,2013.  Live stream broadcast will be on


Dennis Hatch has been a freight train and demolished Johnny Archer, Charles Eames, Holden Chin, Robb Saez, and Scotland's Jayson Shaw. He has won his Group #6 and will be one of the top 8 seeds in the next stage of the event in which he also earns one of the 8 available byes.


"I grew up playing straight pool as a kid. Jimmy Mataya was one of my early influences and we played straight pool. So the World Tournament 14.1 is like going back to my roots", explained Hatch.


China's Wang Can has just learned 14.1 on this trip to America, and his straight shooting pool skills has not faltered him in learning fast. Wang has beaten NYC local legend Danny Barouty, Craig Houghton of GA, Jim Gottier, and squeaked by qualifier winner Dennis Spears 100-97. Then he had his biggest 14.1 win as of yet when he took down Oliver Ortmann 100 to 61 in his final match. Wang Can will now be seeded in the top 8 for the final 24 field cut.


 Today's marquee TV table lineup includes:

Matches on TV stream today: 

1130am Ortmann GER v Spears USA

1pm Strickland USA vs Cohen FRA

230pm Van Boening vs Williams


7pm  Group Picture of 2013 World Tournament Players & 14.1 Hall of Fame Banquet starts!


Matches continue today and the round robin completes on Wednesday before the evening 14.1 Hall of Fame Banquet honoring Oliver Ortmann and Gene Nagy. Tickets still on sale online and at Steinway Billiards.


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Through additional support from such sponsors such as Olhausen Tables, Championship Cloth, Aramith Balls, Amsterdam Billiards, Pool & Billiard Magazine, Master Chalk, and now FURY Cues, the absolute best pool players from around the world will arrive on the birth country of 14.1 once more to attend this prestigious event. All to vie for the coveted title of greatest straight pool player in the world.