The steely Hohmann is carrying his invincibility from last year to this year's 72nd World 14.1 photo by www.charleseamesphotography.com
Queens, New York- Seven Americans. Six Europeans. Two Asians. One Middle Eastern. The final stage is set for the remaining 16 players that have pushed through the round robin and survived the double elimination round. Today everyone races to 200 points.
USA : Johnny Archer, John Schmidt, Earl Strickland, Max Eberle, Shaun Wilkie, Corey Deuel, Danny Barouty.
Europe : Thorsten Hohmann, Mika Immonen, Stephan Cohen, Ralph Eckert, Huidji See, Darren Appleton.
Asia : Efren Reyes, Zion Zvi
Middle Eastern : Zaid Thweib
USA's Shaun Wilkie will take on France's Stephan Cohen today. NYC's Danny Barouty will face 2x Champion Thorsten Hohmann of Germany. And USA Champ Corey Deuel will re-match against Huidji See. Deuel gave See his first loss yesterday.
Archer and Strickland will also re-match today which the outcome will ensure a USA player in the quarter-finals as well as the Schmidt vs Eberle match will produce another American in the quarters.
If Hohmann and Schmidt win, it will set up a classic rematch from 2006 World 14.1 Championship. Both players are two of the most recognizable figures in the 14.1 world.
Efren Reyes plays a marquee match on TV Stream table today 2pm against Mika Immonen. One great champion will be going home. http://worldstraightpool.com/livestream.html
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.
Brackets can be found at www.worldstraightpool.com or http://www.azbilliards.com/miscbrackets/2012world141.php
Collectors can purchase the main TV table where the finals and all streamed matches will be played on. The beautiful new Olhausen Grand Champion Pro II is valued at $6500 but will have an incredible $5000 price tag which includes souvenir Aramith Balls used in the event, Championship Tour Edition Cloth, and free installation! The table will also be signed by the champion along with an autographed poster of all the World Tournament players. For more information on buying the table, player registration, sponsorship, or if you would like to submit a comment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dragon Promotions at 1-407-782-4978. Full schedule and event info is now at www.Worldstraightpool.com and more info on www.dragonpromotions.com
August 2nd Day 4 remaining TV stream schedule will feature players remaining such as Efren Reyes, Johnny Archer, Earl Strickland, John Schmidt, Mika Immonen, and reigning champion Thorsten Hohmann! : http://worldstraightpool.com/livestream.html