Straight Pool Legends – look to take on pool’s young blood at the Straight Pool World Championships

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“Mike the Mouth”/”Captain Hook” Mike Sigel will be one of the several straight pool legends who will be playing in the World Straight Pool Championship which will be held at the East Brunswick Hiltion in NJ, from Aug 25-30,2008.

Along with Mike, Allen Hopkins who recently was accepted into the BCA Hall of Fame, will look to show that he still has a lot of fuel in his tank and looks to maintain a title of being a World Class player and World Beater.

The Straight Pool Legends will be up against a fierce field of world class talent, who are looking to carve their names in the history books!

Be sure to read the story for more info as well as an old school video with Mike Sigel playing Mike Zuglan in a (14.1) Straight Pool Tournament!

Check out this old school video with Mike Sigel playing Mike Zuglan in a (14.1) Straight Pool Tournament.

Mike Sigel Leads Veteran Lions Pack at The Predator World 14.1 Championship
East Brunswick, New Jersey-  “Captain Hook” Mike Sigel will head straight pool legends Allen Hopkins, Bobby Hunter, and Danny Barouty at the 2008 Predator World Straight Pool Championship held at the Hilton East Brunswick, NJ from Aug 25-30,2008.

Sigel, Hunter, and Hopkins were all former World 14.1 champions.
Mike “The Mouth” Sigel
Mike Sigel amassed a number of World Straight Pool titles and US Open 14.1 titles during the 80′s and considered by many of his peers as the man to beat in straight pool in his prime. Hopkins, with many 300 ball runs, was also a huge target during that time. Hunter was the last American to win the title back in 1990, nearly twenty years ago.  Danny Barouty, one of the finest 14.1 players ever to come out of NYC, will look to improve on his 9th place finish last year including a notable win against Thorsten Hohmann of Germany.
Both Sigel and Hopkins are Hall of Fame inductees.
Hall of Fame inductee Allen Hopkins   
Danny Barouty
Bobby Hunter
“It’s an honor to have players like Sigel, Hopkins, Hunter and Barouty play. They have a distinct style that differs from the new generation of straight pool players. These great champions are the last link to a legendary era in pool history. It will be a pleasure to watch them in battle once more.” says Charlie Williams, Dragon Promotions Co-producer of the Predator World 14.1 Championships.
Fans and players can still reserve rooms at Hilton East Brunswick at 1-732-828-2000
The room code for the event is “POL”    There are still limited amount of rooms available.
Tickets can be purchased in advanced at or in person at Amsterdam Billiards in NYC or Comet Billiards in NJ.
The 2008 Predator World Straight Pool Championship is proudly sponsored by Dr.Michael Fedak of NYC, Joel Schapiro of NYC, The Predator Group, Diamond Billiard Products, Aramith Balls, and Simonis Cloth. For more information on player registration, sponsorship, or if you would like to submit a comment, please email or contact Dragon Promotions at 1-407-782-4978.

For more details on the World 14.1 Championship go to or email

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