Lee Van Corteza Makes History: First Asian World Straight Pool Champion
Photos by Joe Gonzalez Photography
The historic finals proved a lot at stake with either Thorsten Hohmann getting within 2 wins of tying Mosconi's 7 All Time World 14.1 wins or Lee Van Corteza becoming the first Asian World 14.1 Champion ever
New York City- Philippines' Lee Van Corteza did what no other Asian before him could do before him, win the World 14.1. The slim, smooth playing Filipino became the Bottledeck.net 77th World 14.1 Champion, and doing so in fashion by defeating none other than the king of straight pool, Thorsten Hohmann of Germany.
The week long event was challenging with Corteza playing a total of 13 matches and pocketing almost 2000 balls. Hohmann had pocketed over 1700 shots. The World 14.1 title is perhaps the most hard earned title in billiards with no luck or short cuts in winning games.
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