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Thorsten Hohmann Wins World 14.1 Title for the 4th Time
 Posted on Wednesday, July 29 2015 @ 09:46:37 UTCby admin
14-1 Straight Pool The 75th World 14.1 Tournament
Steinway Billiards
3525 Steinway St
Astoria
New York
USA
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Monday-Sunday 13-19 July 2015


Hohmann watches the German flag during the gold medal anthem. He has not only dominated the World Tournament of 14.1 the past decade, but has now put himself in an elite class of top 4 most wins of all time.
All photography used with express permission, courtesy of ©Eli Ceballos

Thorsten Hohmann Wins World 14.1 Title for the 4th Time

New York City, NY - Germany has now taken the World 14.1 Cup for a record 6 times when it's favorite straight pool son defeated reigning champion Darren Appleton of England. In a re-match of 2013, the two best players with the best records in the event faced off for a second finals within 3 years. The Andy Cloth 75th World Tournament of 14.1 featured a who's who of world class players in attendance to etch their name into history's elite of the father of all pool games. Darren Appleton, Thorsten Hohmann, Dennis Orcullo, Warren Kiamco, Stephan Cohen, Shane Van Boening, Johnny Archer, Corey Deuel, Earl Strickland, Mika Immonen, Tony Robles and many, many more have participated all week. The main event took place once more in New York City. Dragon Promotions kept the oldest billiard event in the world alive with the 75th production on July 13th-19th, 2015. As usual, a star studded field attended this year at Steinway Billiards Cafe, who once more hosted the world class event. The World Tournament Official Equipment included Viking Cue with all matches played on Andy Cloth. Event partners included Mr.Tom Gleich, Dr. Gregory Diehl, Mr. Greg Hunt of Amsterdam Billiards, & Mr. Jim Gottier of Greenleaf's Pool Room. Patron sponsors include Mr. Harold Siegel of Excelsior Graphics, Dr. James Heller, Mr. Charles Eames of Charles Eames Photography, Frank Scharbach of Frank's Billard Cafe, Focused Apparel and the National Amateur Pool League.



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Appleton had now made it to three consecutive finals of the World 14.1, a feat no one has done this millennium and several decades. Hohmann had made this an unprecedented 4th trip to the finals. No player has won consecutive World 14.1 titles since the early 1980's by Steve Mizerak. Appleton had the chance to be the first ever non-American repeat champion. And he had not lost a match in the event since the 2013 finals lost to Hohmann. On the other hand, Hohmann had never been beaten in the finals of the World 14.1 and a chance to break his own record of wins, getting closer to chasing Mosconi's record of World 14.1 wins of seven.

One way or another, history was destined to be broken.

The match started with Hohmann winning the lag and Appleton making the opening break. Facing a long, difficult shot to start, Hohmann fired it in with authority and started his run. Looking confident and playing with vigor, there was a murmur in the air that a new world record may be set. But at 50 balls, Hohmann abruptly missed an easy shot. But the opportunity to still break Appleton's 200 ball record still existed.


Hohmann Appleton Part II begins
Photograph courtesy of ©Eli Ceballos

Appleton was unable to capitalize and ran only a 30 ball run giving Hohmann another chance. This time, Hohmann went on a 126 ball run but again missed an easy shot. This would force a mandatory intermission of 30 minutes.

When Appleton returned, again he was unable to sustain a long run, but this was when the comedy of errors begin. Both players went into limbo unable to get through multiple racks. But at one point Hohmann sustained a seemingly insurmountable lead according to the current level of play. But Appleton seemed to have the momentum as Hohmann's game fell dramatically once he reached 200 points.

After 4 hours and 30 minutes of play, Appleton finally managed to level the match at 216 to 216. Appleton surpassed that with taking the lead for the first time and reached 232 to 216 before he missed.


Like two heavyweight fighters, the two World Champions battled for nearly 7 hours... The World 14.1 Cup looks on as judge and jury of the final battle to see who's name gets inscribed in 2015.
Photograph courtesy of ©Eli Ceballos

Hohmann now took over and went on a run and eventually overtook the lead again, and then needing less than a rack, he shockingly missed once more leaving the door open for Appleton. Hohmann looked visibly dejected as he walked back to his seat, realizing he missed a golden opportunity to close out the finals. Now, he had to hope the reigning champion and 200 ball world record holder would not run a standard 68 balls.

Appleton looked ready for his chance. Then surprisingly, a miss. After gaining less than a rack of balls, Hohmann was back at the table needing only 13 balls to make history.


Hohmann studies the pattern for the final 5 balls as Appleton can only sit in the chair.
Photograph courtesy of ©Eli Ceballos

Running a few balls, and then successfully making a good breakshot, Hohmann faced the last 5 open balls on the table for the victory. And then another error, he missed position. Now facing a long, difficult pot, Thorsten gave a slight sigh and took a hard look at deciding to go for the shot or play safe. The shot was a hard but makeable cut. But if he missed, the cueball would break the rack wide open. But if he left an opportunity, Appleton could easily run the match out. Hohmann opted to end the championship right then and there and called the 5-ball.

With the score at 299 and the World 14.1 in the balance, the shot had more pressure than anyone could imagine.


At 299, this infamous shot will be remembered by fans for years to come..
Photograph courtesy of ©Eli Ceballos

The 5-ball missed the target pocket by a diamond. The stack was split open like the red sea. Appleton would have his chance. If Darren would succeed in a 56 ball run, a mere morsel compared to what he has done so many times, then he would remain champion with an amazing 300-299 score. But it was not meant to be. The first shot he played resulted in the ball made, but also the cueball. Stunned, Appleton slowly went back to his chair and conceded the final shot to Hohmann. The match ended nearly 7 hours later.

"I got unlucky a few times but so did Thorsten. Of course I'm disappointed of the result because I have been playing well all week. But Thorsten deserves it. He is the best straight pool player in the world", said Appleton in the aftermath speech.

"Darren has proven he is one of the best in the world in just a few short years. His patterns are perfect now", said Hohmann. When asked if he was chasing the World 14.1 record of 10 wins by Ralph Greenleaf, Hohmann simply answered," I just love straight pool. I keep playing for that reason."

Hohmann now surpasses Ray Martin and Mike Sigel in wins, and ties at 4th for all time World 14.1 wins with Luther Lassiter. In the new millenium and for non-American champions, Hohmann holds the record for most wins than any player.


Tournament Director John Leyman, Tournament Manager Megan Fort, Steinway Billiards owner Anna Nikalakakos, Appleton, Hohmann, Steinway owner Manny Stamatakis, Bronze winner Warren Kiamco, Executive Producer Charlie Williams, Patron Sponsor Tom Gleich, and Dragon Promotions CEO Cindy Lee.
Photograph courtesy of ©Eli Ceballos

The World Tournament was live streamed on AZBTV with complete results on www.worldstraightpool.com . Official media partners were www.NYCGrind.com , Pool & Billiard Magazine, & tech support by Gotham City Technologies.
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