6th Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame Nominees: Final Qualifiers for the World 14.1 Tomorrow
New York City– The 2016 nominees for the prestigious Straight Pool Hall of Fame are now announced. The ballot list is built from nominations from past HOF’s, sponsors, and fans. Also, the final 2 qualifiers for the World 14.1 takes place on Saturday August 6th at Amsterdam Billiards in New York City and Big Dog Billiards in Iowa respectively.
2016 will mark the 11th consecutive year the World Tournament of 14.1 will be staged. This is the longest consecutive run of the championship ever in its 104 year history with Dragon Promotions continuing production of the world’s oldest billiards event.This year’s confirmed dates for the 76th World Tournament of 14.1 will take place on September 5th-11th,2016. For the fourth straight year,Steinway Billiards in New York City will host the prestigious championship. As usual, a star studded 56 player field is expected for this year’s lineup to win the world’s greatest straight pool championship.
Fans can vote now for the following candidates:
The 2016 14.1 Hall of Fame nominees for the Greatest Player category are
- Pete Margo legendary northeast star
- Nick Varner 2x World 14.1 champ
- Bobby Hunter last American to hoist the World 14.1 title until his protege John Schmidt.
For the Unsung Hero category:
- Tom Jennings, 2x US Open Champion
- Cue Ball Kelly , longtime 14.1 promoter
- Frank McGown, Brooklyn legend and elite 14.1 pro
Thank you to the Hall of Famers, sponsor & World 141 Club members for your nominations & votes. On Sunday morning the winning 3 inductees will be announced.
The AZBTV livestream TV table will be on Rasson Billiards uniquely designed Victory Table premiering in New York City for the first time. 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, Dennis Walsh of Walsh & Townsend Attorneys, Maropolus Motors, Mr. Charles Eames of Charles Eames Photography, Frank Scharbach of Frank’s Billard Cafe, Focused Apparel and Eli Ceballos of Cryfoto Photography.
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