Earl Herring proving once again that age is just a number in his 100-98 win over 5-Time US Open Champion Van Boening.
Day 4 Double knock-out stage begins.
74 Years Young Herring Defeats Van Boening: Hohmann Takes #1 Seed on Day 3
Hohmann eyes a 5th World 14.1 title that will have him surpass Luther Lassiter
Nanuet, NY- Earl Herring is not only the only African-American player in The World 14.1, but he also now has the distinction of being the oldest player to go undefeated in the round-robin in the history of billiards. He accomplished this by defeating the #1 player in the United States for the past decade, Shane Van Boening. Day 3 is in the books and for the 78th time, the round robin is completed. Players from Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, and the USA are vying for the title of World Straight Pool Champion and join the legends who have won the prestigous event since 1912.
4-time World 14.1 Champion Thorsten Hohmann of Germany also went undefeated and takes the #1 pole position once again going into the next stage, double elimination 150 point games. Hohmann only allowed 87 balls against him in a total of 5 matches! That's not even enough to lose a match in the entire round robin.
USA hopeful and 2012 World 14.1 winner John Schmidt took the #2 seed also undefeated with only 98 balls allowed in 5 matches. NYC's Tony Robles was undefeated taking the #3 seed, Warren Kiamco of the Philippines took the 4th seed undefeated, and Herring took the 5th seed.
"God makes miracles happen everyday", said Herring who is a pastor of a local church in NY. Herring also defeated Thorsten Hohmann in the round robin stage in 2013.
"He surprised me. I didn't know who he was. I was up 98-70 and I played a safe. Then I never shot again" said Van Boening the 2014 Runner-Up in the World 14.1.
Herring faces European top player Petri Makkonen of Finland where he is ranked #1 at 1:30pm today on the Valley-Dynamo.com TV table. Watch on Worldstraightpool.com
The World 14.1 is hosted by The Spot Billiards Cafe August 13-19th, 2018. The Spot will have the honor of hosting the longest running and oldest tradition in billiards, the World Tournament of 14.1. For well over a decade, the World Tournament of 14.1 will be staged which has already set the record as the longest consecutive run of the championship ever in its 106 year history, with Dragon Promotions continuing at the helm.
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Day 4 Valley-Dynamo.com Line-Up:
11am Robert Madenjian USA vs USA Ryan McCreesh
130pm Earl Herring USA vs FIN Petri Makkonen
5pm TBA after results
7:30pm TBA after results
Official Table: Connelly Pool Tables by Valley-Dynamo
Official Balls: Aramith
Official Cloth: Z9 BilliardCloth
Official Photographer: Joe Gonzalez
Complete Groups and results on Worldstraightpool.com
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BottleDeck.net 78th Edition of the World 14.1.
Aug 13-19,2018 The SPOT Nanuet.
48 invited pros and qualifier winners. Register your entries now! Call 407-782-4978
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Hilton Garden Inn Nanuet is the Official Hotel $119 Group Code: WSA World Sports Alumni
Livestream will be available for all TV table matches. Pay-Per-View will be announced and available shortly. Event elite partners include Mr.Tom Gleich, Greg Hunt Amsterdam Billiards, and Mr. Harold Siegel of Excelsior Graphics. The World Tournament Official Equipment will feature all matches played on:
Official Table: Connelly Tables by Valley-Dynamo
Official Balls: Aramith Balls
Official Cloth: Z9 Billiard Cloth
Official Real Estate Attorney: Dennis M. Walsh, PC
Official Spa : Your Backyard Superstore
Official Tennis Sponsor: The FTT Florida Tennis Tour
Official Magazine : Pool & Billiard Magazine
Official Marketing Firm: Orlando Synergy
Sanctioned by the World Sports Alumni
78th Bottledeck.net World 14.1 on August 13-19, 2018 at The Spot Billiard Cafe in Nanuet, NY.
Register your entries now! WorldStraightPoolChampionships@gmail.com
In addition, the 8th Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame Banquet will take place in the middle of the event on August 15th at 7:00pm. Every year the popular dinner sells out with all the poolstars and legends attending.