Surprises on Day 1 of World 14.1: Van Corteza's Perfect Run

October 3, 2017

 NYC Qualifier winner Del Sim of Scotland poses with John Schmidt . Sim was delighted to have two huge wins including over reigning World 14.1 Champion Mika Immonen & top USA pro Danny Harriman


New York City-  While some champions had routine wins on Day 1, new faces came with some big wins. The biggest one being newcomer Del Sim who shocked reigning World 14.1 Champion Mika Immonen in a 100-91 victory. This came right off the heels of Sim's 100-54 win over one of America's favorite Danny Harriman. This puts him at the top of his Group 1 thus far at the 77th World 14.1.

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11am      O. Turkalainen vs H. Lombardo
1230pm. Van CORTEZA vs Coates 
4pm        Immonen vs Kendall
530pm   Eberle vs Morgan

7pm       Hohmann vs Van CORTEZA

830pm   Appleton vs Robles

"I'm pinching myself on the way home tonight. Today was also my son's birthday so I feel it was a very fortunate day", said Sim. He had won his spot at the Amsterdam Billiards qualifier on the 1 loss side after just playing 14.1 for a few months.

Filipino sensation Lee Van Corteza looked very strong as he opened up the very first livestream match with a perfect 100 ball & out run over John Schott, who only had the opening break. Van Corteza then defeated 100-69 over Jamaica's Rhys Chen. 



Van Corteza shows his 14.1 prowess. photo by Alison Fischer NYC Grind

Local favorite Jorge Rodriguez ran 97 balls en route to his upset win over 4-Time World 14.1 Champion Thorsten Hohmann in a nailbiter where Hohmann came back at the end but fell short in a 100-86 loss. 

Twice 3rd place World 14.1 finisher Max Eberle handed Group 4 leader former World 14.1 Champ John Schmidt a 100-41 defeat and Eberle leads his group with also wins over Scotland's strong Jonni Fulcher and former qualifier winner Noah Vogleman.

2014 World 14.1 Champion Darren Appleton had been on a pool hiatus of not playing, though it did not show in his undefeated run on day 1 over Hunter Lombardo 100-14, Finland's Olli Turkulainen 100-42 and NJ's Ed Culhane 100-12.

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Group 1

  1. Mika Immonen FIN

  2. Danny Harriman USA

  3. Del Sim SCO 

  4. Pascal Dufresne CAN

  5. Mark Kendall CA

  6. Robert Madenjian CT

  7. Tom Gleich CA

  8. Thomas Walsh OR

Group 2

  1.  Thorsten Hohmann GER

  2.  Lee Van Corteza PHL

  3.  Eddie Kunz NY

  4.   Rhys Chen JAM

  5.  Tom Karabotsos IL

  6.  James Heller NJ

  7.  Bob Coates NY

  8.  John Schott NY

Group 3

  1.  Darren Appleton  ENG

  2.  Tony Robles NYC

  3.  Olli Turkulainen FIN 

  4.  Frank Scharbach  GER

  5.  Hunter Lombardo FL

  6.  Michael Yednak NYC

  7.  Gene Ok NY

  8.  Ed Culhane NJ  

Group 4

  1. John Schmidt  USA

  2. Jonni Fulcher SCO

  3.  Max Eberle  NV

  4. Danny Barouty CA  

  5.  Sean Morgan AK

  6.  Holden Chin NY

  7.  Noah Vogleman FL

  8.  Mark Finklestein NY




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