This weekend, September 15-16, a great East Coast tradition on the annual pool calendar will make its mark in 2013: the Maryland Open Straight Pool Championship. Each year, top 14.1 competitors from all over gather for this distinguished event, directed by Annapolis, MD 14.1 enthusiast Peter Burrows. A new venue will be the host in 2013; Top Hat Cue Club in Parkville, MD, on the Northern side of Baltimore.
Slated to highlight this year’s field are a number of touring pro names such as newly-crowned, three-time World 14.1 Champion Thorsten Hohmann, former World 14.1 runner-up Huidji See, Ralph Eckert, World 14.1 promoter Charlie Williams, 2013 Derby City 14.1 Challenge winner Max Eberle, Corey Deuel, Mike Davis, Shaun Wilkie, Zion Zvi, Mike Dechaine, and BCA Hall of Famer Johnny Archer.
Many strong regional 14.1 players will also be formidable competitors at this year’s Maryland 14.1 Open, such as former MD Open runner-up Danny Barouty (NY), Dave Daya (PA), Steve Lipsky (NY), Bob Maidhof (PA), Michael Yednak (NY), Bob Chamberlain (VA), Tom Karabotsos (IL), and many others.
NYC Grind is pleased to once again be teaming up with Inside Pool Magazine to present a free live stream of the 2013 Maryland Open Straight Pool Championships. Watch feature matches from the event live on InsidePool.tv or here on NYC Grind in the video player above.
Four spots are still available to ‘A’ level players interested in entering, contact Peter Burrows at email@example.com to enter.
The complete schedule and detailed information on the event can be found below, as well as on MDstraightpool.com.
2013 Maryland Open 14.1 Straight Pool Championship
September 15-16, 2013
Entry Fee: Men $300 / Women $225
Dress Code: Strictly Enforced
Dress Shirt, Slacks & Shoes
Total Estimated Purse: $25,000
• Entry Fee Raffle
• $300 High Runs & Top D-E
• $250 Top Female (minimum four)
• $100 Top Seed on Monday
Saturday, 6:00pm – Players Meeting, Reception & Practice.
Sunday, 10:00am – 40 Player Round Robin: 8 flights of 5; everyone plays 4 matches to 100 points and there is one sit out round; The top 3 in each flight cash and advance to Day 2 (Monday) single elimination.
Top 24 Cash & Advance to 2nd Day
Monday, 9:00am – Single Elimination
The tournament is at a new room this year, Top Hat Cue Club (TopHatCueClub.com), on the north side of Baltimore. 21 Gold Crowns, new Simonis cloth. Exit 30 just outside of beltway.
$5,000 – Winner
$3,500 – 2nd place
$2,000 - 3th-4th place
$1,000 – 5th-8th place
$600 – 9th-16th place
$250 – 17th-24th place
Other Prizes Awarded:
$100 – High Run for Sunday.
$100 – High Run for Monday.
$100 – High Run for best run among those 16 players who do not advance to Monday.
$300 – Blind draw entry fee refund among those 16 players who do not advance to Monday.
$100 – For #1 Seed going into Monday single elimination.
$250 - Top lady if there are four or more women.
Entry Fee Payable & Mailed to:
207 Meadow Gate Dr.
Annapolis, MD 21409-5824
(410) 757-1014 FAX