Qualifiers Announced for Orlando, Gainesville, JAX: Germany's Ralph Eckert Makes 11th World 14.1


QUALIFIERS for the World Straight Pool: Open to all players not already entered into the main event. $100 Entry. Winner gets Free $580 Entry to the World 14.1 JAX! Including tickets all week and ticket to the Hall of Fame Banquet. Format: Double Elimination 100 pt games. 75 pt on losers side. 11/9 - Gainesville FL - DUGOUT BILLIARDS *Played on 8fts & 9fts (352) 375-1008 11/10 Jacksonville FL -PARK AVENUE BILLIARDS (337) 718-3719 11/16 Orlando FL- TRICK SHOTS Waterford Lakes *Played on 8fts & 9fts (407) 737-6606 11/ 17 Jacksonville FL - 9BALL HEAVEN (904) 683-2630 Florida’s can’t miss event of the year. Dec 2-7,2019 79th WORLD 14.1 Visit WorldStraightPool.com for Tickets & Info. Players can register Call 407-782-4978 worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.com JAX Florida at 9 Ball Heaven Visit WorldStraightPool.com for Tickets & Info. The Germans in 14.1 are like the Brazilians in soccer. Welcome in his 11th appearance, Ralph Eckert The gentlemanly Eckert is a 14.1 Master with a 3rd place at the World 14.1. Will it be his name as the 3rd German on the World Straight Pool Cup?? Join the WORLD 141 CLUB at WorldStraightPool.com as a premier supporter and click 141 Club for $250 and get a $300 package value including all access Pay Per View livestream and ticket to the HOF dinner! All members listed on the site. World 141 Club members get to vote! JOIN! Some tournaments come and go. The Champions of this one are never forgotten.

Reigning Champion and 5-Time winner of the World 14.1 is Thorsten Hohmann of Germany. He has the most wins in the past 40 years and tied for 3rd all-time most World 14.1 Championship victories only behind Willie Mosconi and Ralph Greenleaf. *The Mosconi Cup in Las Vegas ends November 28, players & fans can come to Florida and enjoy a couple days of sunny beach weather right before the World 14.1 begins! Players traveling to FL and from overseas may email us here or call Dragon Promotions 407-782-4978

After over a century of being hosted in northern metropolitan cities such as New York and Chicago, the World 14.1 will be moving to Florida for the first time. In its first outing to be hosted by a southern stat, 9Ball Heaven in Jacksonville, Florida is the selected locaton of the 79th World Straight Pool Championship on December 2-7, 2019 immediately following the Mosconi Cup in Las Vegas. 9Ball Heaven will have the honor of hosting the longest-running and oldest tradition in billiards since 1912. This year marks the 14th consecutive year with Dragon Promotions continuing at the helm of pool's oldest tournament, the longest consecutive run of the championship in its 107-year history. The 79th World 14.1 will host a star-studded round-robin field aiming to win the world's greatest straight pool championship. The World 14.1 is sanctioned by the WSA World Sports Alumni professional athletes association made up of athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, Pro Boxers, Tennis, UFC and many other sports. WSA World Sports Alumni.

9Ball Heaven in JAX Qualifier events will be held once again nationwide and interested poolrooms may contact 407-782-4978 or worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.com Livestream will be available for all TV table matches. Pay-Per-View details will be announced and available shortly. Event patrons include Mr.Tom Gleich. The World Tournament Official Table, Balls, and Cloth will be announced shortly. Official Table: To be announced Official Cloth: To be announced Official Balls: To be announced Official Cue: To be announced Official Accessories (Chalk, Glove, Tip): To be announced Official Radio Show : iHeartRadio: The Meriweather Dixon Show Official Tennis Sponsor: The FTT Florida Tennis Tour Official Magazine: Pool & Billiard Magazine Official Marketing Firm: Orlando Synergy Sanctioned by the World Sports Alumni

79th World 14.1 on December 2-7, 2019 hosted by 9Ball Heaven in Jacksonville, FL 32 invited players and 16 qualifier winners.

Register your entries now! WorldStraightPoolChampionships@gmail.com Call 407-782-4978 In addition, the 9th Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Day 3 of the World 14.1 as customary this year on December 4th at 7:00 pm. Every year the popular dinner sells out with all the pool stars and legends attending. Purchase tickets for the dinner HERE.

The 14.1 Hall Of Fame Dinner is always the hottest ticket in town every year with laughter & tears 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

Efren Reyes vs John Schmidt, one of the most electrifying World 14.1 Finals ever

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 World141 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 79th-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: worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.com Follow our daily social media updates at: Visit www.facebook.com/Worldstraightpool www.twitter.com/Dragonpromoter & www.instagram.com/worldstraightpool .

7 Time World 14.1 Champion Willie Mosconi

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