From the Pool Scene:
Queens, New York- Europe’s dominance of straight pool has ended. John Schmidt of Hesperia, California put USA back on top again in the 100th anniversary tournament of the game. A fitting end for the oldest pool tournament in the world. To do so, Schmidt had to defeat a field of international superstars whom most put well ahead of Schmidt as favorites. Undeterred by critics, Schmidt proved to the world America still has game.
The 2012 Predator World Tournament took place July 29th – August 3rd in New York City. The event was produced by Dragon Promotions & Dr.Michael Fedak and proudly co-sponsored by Championship Cloth, Olhausen Tables, Amsterdam Billiards, Aramith Balls, Pool & Billiard Magazine, Championship Tour Edition Chalk, and straight pool aficionados Dr.Louis Pannullo of NYC, Stu Mattana of NYC, Ralph Rubin of MD, and Tom Gleich of NC. Co-contributors Dr.James Heller, Drew Thomas, and Charles Eames.
Yup, it wasn't a WPA sanctioned event, but there hasn't been any WPA sanctioned event held in more than 10 years.
I suppose he's the 14.1 World Tournament Champion.
I didn't see Danny Harriman mentioned anywhere. I did see Hohmann, Appleton, Souguet, Eberle, Eckert, and of course the big final against Efren Reyes, Sounds like a great tournament doesn't it?