Varner, Mizerak, Eufemia To Be Inducted: Rock & Roll Star Mark Kendall Enters Wor

77th World 14.1 October 2-8, 2017 New York City, Steinway Billiards

New York City- The votes are in. This year's 7th Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame will induct 3 legends of the game. For Greatest Player Category, Kentucky's Nick "Cool Hand" Varner and New Jersey's Steve "The Miz" Mizerak will be inducted as well as NY's Mike Eufemia in the Unsung Heroes Category. The banquet ceremony will take place on October 4th at Steinway Billiards. Match play will halt right after the round robin matches are done on Day 3 of the 77th World 14.1. Nick Varner will be personally flying into NYC to accept the prestigious honor while Steve Mizerak's son will be in attendance to accept on behalf of his father. "It's a real honor to be included with all the greats of straight pool. Back in that era, when you won the World 14.1 you were the king of pool for that entire year. I want to thank all the 14.1 fans who are responsible for my election.See you during the World 14.1 Tournament in New York. I'm anxious and excited!" said Varner of his induction.

The 14.1 HOF is always the hottest ticket in town every year with laughter & tears

Additional historic news is World 14.1's first musical celebrity will enter the competition as rock & roll band Great White's Grammy nominated lead guitarist Mark Kendall of California will be flying out to play the world's best in pool's oldest tournament.

"When Charlie Williams invited me to play I got very excited! I love all the disciplines in the game, especially straight pool! I have a Gold Crown 3 at home and play all I can. I know a lot of the pros from being on the road with my band. Every day off, I was somewhere matched up with someone. I've played several players before they became pros with the likes of Scott Frost, Chris Bartram and many others. I used to get handicaps from Jose Parica, CJ Wiley and other great players. John Schmidt has helped me a lot with my game of late. He's a wonderful instructor and a great player & friend.

I have so much respect for all the pros of today and the past!

I know how hard this game is to play at the highest level. I'm looking forward to playing, watching matches and meeting all the players!! I'm sure I will have a blast and I know a lot of Great White fans will be tuning into the stream as well!! Thank you Charlie Williams I'm honored by your invitation!" - Mark Kendall. Visit their fanpage for tour dates at and listen to their new single BIG TIME A few spots have opened for players interested in playing the historic World 14.1. Every players is guaranteed 5 matches. Reply to the email or call 407-782-4978. Along with that news, the Official Website for the event has been re-vamped and re-launched as ! Checkout the latest news and also still connect to the site.

Fans and players alike will make the trek to the longest running and oldest tradition in billiards, the World Tournament of 14.1. 2017 marks the 12th consecutive year the World Tournament of 14.1 will be staged which is the longest consecutive run of the championship ever in its 105 year history with Dragon Promotions continuing at the helm. This year's confirmed dates for the 77th WorldTournament of 14.1 will take place on October 2nd - 8th, 2017 and presented by Show Pro . For the fifth straight year, Steinway Billiards in New York City will host the prestigious championship. As usual, a star studded 48 player round-robin field is expected for this year's lineup to win the world's greatest straight pool championship.

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The AZBTV livestream for all TV table matches. Pay-Per-View will be announced and available shortly. Event elite partners include Mr.Tom Gleich, Dr. Gregory Diehl, Mr. Greg Hunt of Amsterdam Billiards, and Mr. Harold Siegel of Excelsior Graphics. The World Tournament Official Equipment will feature all matches played on Andy Cloth with Aramith Balls. Patron sponsors include Dr. James Heller, Attorney Dennis Walsh, Attorney Thomas Walsh and Bill Maropulos Motors. Official Medical Firm: Official Spa : Your Backyard Superstore Official Eyewear: Official Tennis Sponsor: The FTT Florida Tennis Tour Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill: Official Magazine : Pool & Billiard Magazine Official Real Estate App: Sanctioned by the World Sports Alumni

77th World 14.1 on Oct 2-8,2017 at Steinway Cafe-Billiards in NYC. 37 invited pros and 11 qualifier winners. Register your entries now! Call 407-782-4978 In addition, the 7th Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame Banquet will take place in the middle of the event on October 4th at 7:00pm. Every year the popular dinner sells out with all the pool stars and legends attending. Purchase tickets by contacting Call 407-782-4978

Great players have been honored & fans of billiards have been treated to some unforgettable moments during the past decade of the World 14.1 revival

Be a proud sponsor of the most prestigious and classiest event in the United States, the World Tournament of 14.1 which has been ongoing since 1912. For only $250, become part of the elite World 141 Club and garner all the benefits that well exceed the money you will spend. Click here for full details. We invite you to join this year's 77th anniversary event in New York City as a supporter or attendee. For those interested in a higher level of support as one of our advertisers or elite World 14.1 Patrons, please reply here or call 407-782-4978 .

Throughout a decade, Dragon Promotions has been able to revitalize straight pool back into the sport and to new audiences. In 2006, straight pool was near it’s complete death in the US. Since then we have poured our resources in media, finance, and know-how to grow the popularity of 14.1. Today, the consensus among the professionals on tour is that the World 14.1 is one of, if not the most, important titles to win in America. Something not expected decades ago. Sponsors are welcomed to contact 407-782-4978 Also for tickets, Vendors, tournament entries and information: Follow our daily social media updates at : Visit & .

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