No stranger to 14.1, Archer looked incredible on day 2 at the 72nd Predator World Tournament of 14.1. photo by charleseamesphotography.com
Queens, New York- Excitement is building on Day 2 of the preliminary races to 100 rounds of the Predator World 14.1 as the day culminated into two big highlights for the USA. While Europe still looks strong, and Efren Reyes still goes undefeated, it was the Americans that came with the tournament's first perfect scores.
John Schmidt lived up to his moniker of Mr.400 tonight. He had his hands seemingly full against former World 14.1 Champion Stephan Cohen of France. Under the live stream and in front of a packed audience, Schmidt delivered a flawless performance. After winning the lag, John opted for Cohen to break. Schmidt took his first offensive shot and never looked back. A perfect 100 ball run.
Minutes after the ovation from the highly appreciative audience, Johnny Archer finished off his 100 ball run over NYC qualifier Bob Madenjian. Needless to say, USA is making their mark.
"Hey, I know most people are counting us out with the Europeans being so dominant in 14.1. But believe me, the Americans can play some good straight pool and I feel we can hang right there with anyone in the world", said Schmidt after the match.
The 2012 Predator World Tournament takes place July 29th - August 3rd. The event is produced by Dragon Promotions & Dr.Michael Fedak and proudly co-sponsored by Championship Cloth, Olhausen Tables, Amsterdam Billiards, Aramith Balls, Pool & Billiard Magazine, Championship Tour Edition Chalk, and straight pool aficionados Dr.Louis Pannullo of NYC, Stu Mattana of NYC, Ralph Rubin of MD, and Tom Gleich of NC. Co-contributors Dr.James Heller, Drew Thomas, and Charles Eames.
July 31st Day 3 TV stream schedule is: http://worldstraightpool.com/livestream.html
1030am Ralph Eckert GER vs Chris Lynch USA 12:00pm Efren Reyes PHL vs Joey Kong KOR 130pm Thorsten Hohmann GER vs Peter Burrows USA
430pm Johnny Archer USA vs Huidji See NED 6pm John Schmidt USA vs Cleiton Rocha BRZ 730pm Mika Immonen FIN vs Mike Dechaine USA
The 2nd Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame Dinner will be inducting Danny Diliberto and Jack Colavita. Fans can buy tickets in advance by going to http://worldstraightpool.com/tickets.html