The 73rd World Tournament of 14.1 Now Available to Watch! DVD Set Released

Posted on by Alison Fischer

2013 was a big year for the annual World Tournament of 14.1. The Dragon Promotions-produced event took place at NYC’s Steinway Billiards in Astoria, NY, and featured Thorsten “The Hitman” Hohmann’s second consecutive win, along with the record-breaking 200 ball run from Darren Appleton. A series of DVD’s from the entire event has now been released, check out the news below from Dragon Promotions for the details.

Fans can now watch all the greatest moments of the World Tournament! Here's Thorsten Hohmann after becoming the first player to win the World Tournament 14.1 3x in 50 years. Photos by Charles Eames Photography Official Photographer of the World Tournament 14.1

New York, New York – Now fans can relive all the greatest moments from the 73rd Olhausen World Tournament of 14.1 ! Dragon Promotions & Dr. Michael Fedak are pleased to announce the DVDs of the world’s oldest pool tournament are ready to be ordered and shipped to your door right after the New Year. See Darren Appleton’s history making 200 ball perfect run and of course numerous other 100 ball runs. The DVD set culminates with Germany’s Thorsten Hohmann record breaking 3rd win at the World Tournament and establishment as the hands down King of Straight Pool.

The star-studded global field at the 73rd World Tournament was filmed by Alvin Nelson of and the DVDs digitally transferred and made by High Rock Productions. Fans can order the matches by clicking onto this link  or call 707-533-4727 (LEE-IRAS).

One of the key moments captured on film: Darren Appleton's history making perfect 200 ball run broke every record of the 100 years history of 14.1 competitions

“We are extremely pleased to be able to offer all our fans the complete World Tournament on DVD this year. It’s definitely a must get for any straight pool fan. And everyone can enjoy it in the comfort of their couch watching it on their big screen TV,” said Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions.

DVD highlights include the first time appearance of China entering World 14.1 competition with teenage sensation Wang Can, Filipino wizards Warren Kiamco and Francisco Bustamante making a run for the title, dream rivalry re-match of USA’s 14.1 son John Schmidt vs Germany’s powerhouse Thorsten Hohmann, and the first-ever appearance of undisputed USA #1 Shane Van Boening!

“I’m so happy right now to win this again….It’s my first time to win in the capitol of straight pool, New York City. The greatest 14.1 fans in the world are here”, said an elated Hohmann. Hohmann had only 1 loss in the event during the round robin to Earl Herring, and had made a total of 1650 balls

Complete results of all players can be found at with year round updates on Loyal 14.1 fans can join the 141 Club at Limited to the first 141 members. Follow Dragon Promotions news at

Steinway Billiards hosted the World Tournament with additional support from  Olhausen Tables, Aramith Balls, Amsterdam Billiards, Pool & Billiard Magazine, Master Chalk, and FURY Cues. Get the DVDs and sit back and relax while you watch the absolute best pool players from around the world vie for the coveted title of greatest straight pool player in the world!

About Alison Fischer

NYC Grind Editor & Contributor
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