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Amsterdam Billiards Warm-Up for The World Tournament of 14.1

New York,New York- Big time straight pool action is back in Manhattan as fans will get a one day preview taste of world class 14.1 action on August 27th at Amsterdam Billiard Club. 16 world class pros will be joined by 16 fortunate amateur and local talents in a one day 32 man field tournament. $4000 will be generously added to the warm-up by World Tournament head patron Dr.Michael Fedak and Amsterdam Billiard proprietor Greg Hunt. This event will be the prelude to the following day's big stage of the greatest straight pool tournament in the world. The Dragon Promotions & Dr.Michael Fedak produced event takes place on August 28- September 2, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

"Amsterdam Billiards loves the pros and we always give world class treatment to world class pros. That's why we are home to so many champions such as Mika Immonen, Tony Robles, Jennifer Barretta and frequent visitors like Thorsten Hohmann. We are honored to host this awesome warm-up event for the World Tournament of 14.1 and the fans and players will all have a blast", said Greg Hunt, owner of Amsterdam Billiard Club .

The format will be race to 125 single elimination. The first round will see the 16 amateurs take on one of the 16 invited pros. The finals will be one race to 150. Entry is only $75 and players may pay Amsterdam Billiards direct or contact

The legendary Amsterdam Billiard Club in NYC

The Top 16 Pro Players Invited to the Warm-Up:

Johnny Archer USA

Rodney Morris USA

Mika Immonen FIN

Thorsten Hohmann GER

Charlie Williams USA

Erica Park KOR

Tony Robles USA

Oliver Ortmann GER

Ralf Eckert GER

Mike Davis USA

Stefan Cohen FRA

Alex Pagulayan PHI

Niels Feijen NED

Kunihiko Takahashi JPN

John Schmidt USA

Allen Hopkins USA

Amsterdam Billiard Club has been one of the most famous and prestigious poolrooms in the history of pool for over 22 years. It has hosted many celebrities and been the home of billiard stars for decades. It's 11,000 sq ft. location has a full bar, serves food, and caters to dart players, pool leagues, and world champions. It is located at 110 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003-5302 (212) 995-0333 visit www.

Pool fans are also invited to join dinner with the world's greatest players at the 1st Annual 14.1 Straight Pool Hall of Fame.. This year's nominees on the ballot include Ray Martin, Dallas West,Nick Varner, Jerome Keough, Alfredo DeOro, and Willie Mosconi. To vote, please send in your choice at

One of the goals of the event is to honor the champions of 14.1 that have passed and honor those who are still living. The Straight Pool Hall of Fame goals are also to cover all the expenses of the living inductee to the event and the Hall of Famer's costs in playing in the event.

Fans can make donations to support the 14.1 Hall of Fame Inductee at Paypal Donation.

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.

Fans and players can attend the event and purchase tickets by going to and 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, Dr.Louis Pannullo, Ralph Rubin of MD. Co-contributors Dennis Walsh and Bill Marapolous. 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. Full event info is at

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