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09-14-2019, 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by AtLarge View Post
Thanks for the info. That's an interesting change of location and time of year!
The Charlie Williams "World Tournament of 14.1" has moved around quite a bit during the last few years.
The same is true for the "American 14.1 Straight Pool Championship" (formerly the Maryland 14.1 Straight Pool Championship), promoted by Peter Burrows.

It's very difficult to raise the prize money, find/pay a competent tournament staff, secure a suitable venue, and fill the field with top pro-level 14.1 players.

The Derby City 14.1 Challenge and Tournament has come to an end, despite the Herculean efforts of Dennis, Bill, Bob, and others.
Perhaps someone will try to bring it back to life, but Diamond should place a greater emphasis on 14.1 and devote more tables for the players if they want it to continue.

Of the current 14.1 Tournaments in the US, the American 14.1 seems to draw the best players and offer the biggest prize fund by far.
This year it's estimated to be $42,000 and precedes the International 9-Ball Open in Norfolk, so some players will combine the two events and reduce their expenses.

I'm not sure if the Charlie Williams "World Tournament of 14.1" in December dovetails with other events in Florida, but if not, it's going to be tough to draw a world class field because Florida is not exactly the epicenter of Straight Pool.
  
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