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107 Year Oldest World Billiards Championship Comes to Jacksonville Florida

79th World 14.1 Championship at 9Ball Heaven in Jacksonville, Florida.

TICKETS ON SALE HERE Some tournaments come and go. The Champions of this one are never forgotten.

Reigning Champion and 5-Time winner of the World 14.1 is Thorsten Hohmann of Germany. He has the most wins in the past 40 years and tied for 3rd all-time most World 14.1 Championship victories only behind Willie Mosconi and Ralph Greenleaf.

*The Mosconi Cup in Las Vegas ends November 28, players & fans can come to Florida and enjoy a couple days of sunny beach weather right before the World 14.1 begins! Players traveling to FL and from overseas may email us here or call Dragon Promotions 407-782-4978

Jacksonville, Florida- One era ends, and another begins! After over a century of being hosted in northern metropolitan cities such as New York and Chicago, the World 14.1 will be moving to Florida for the first time. In its first outing to be hosted by a southern stat, 9Ball Heaven in Jacksonville, Florida is the selected locaton of the 79th World Straight Pool Championship on December 2-7, 2019 immediately following the Mosconi Cup in Las Vegas. 9Ball Heaven will have the honor of hosting the longest-running and oldest tradition in billiards since 1912. This year marks the 14th consecutive year with Dragon Promotions continuing at the helm of pool's oldest tournament, the longest consecutive run of the championship in its 107-year history.

The 79th World 14.1 will host a star-studded 48 player round-robin field aiming to win the world's greatest straight pool championship. The World 14.1 is sanctioned by the WSA World Sports Alumni professional athletes association made up of athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, Pro Boxers, Tennis, UFC and many other sports.

" This is obviously a monumental move for the World 14.1. So we wanted to find a great venue with a well respected and well deserving billiard room that would do the championship justice. We have found that place in 9Ball Heaven. The pool fans in Florida are already buzzing with excitement, and fans coming to Jacksonville will enjoy the Florida winter weather and be only minutes away from the beach", said Charlie Williams, Executive Producer of Dragon Promotions and CEO of the WSA World Sports Alumni.

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"It's exciting to be able to branch the World 14.1 to a new market and region of the United States. The players and fans are going to love the event in Florida and straight pool's rich history will be further appreciated by a new audience", said Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions.

“We are so thrilled to bring the World Straight Pool Championship to Jacksonville, Florida! The buzz and excitement is already getting bigger daily, and our pool fans can’t wait. It’s very cool being a part of history and great that the first time the championship moved to the South that it’s being held at our 9Ball Heaven” - James Lowe, owner of 9Ball Heaven.

A place for players. 9 Ball Heaven is Jacksonville's newest upscale non-smoking Sports Bar and Billiard Hall. Boasting 16 brand new Diamond pool tables (8x 9FT and 8x 8FT) along with electronic darts, the latest Golden Tee, and Silver Strike Bowling. Combined with 10+ HDTVs and 1 100inch Projection Screen, this is the place to be to shoot pool and watch your favorite sporting events. Order some food from our high-class kitchen and feel right at home. From famous Wings, Burgers and Salads, right on down to our Award Winning Seafood Gumbo, Executive Chef Neil Harkness and crew will be glad to not only meet the demand of your taste buds and cravings, they will absolutely blow you away with their quality and taste!

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