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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.

Ball Heaven in JAX

"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!

9Ball Heaven also has frequent visits from NFL stars from the Jacksonville Jaguars and with support from the World Sports Alumni, be on the lookout for some celebrities from NFL, NBA, Boxing and more watching to see who will be crowned the best straight pool player in the world during the event !

Qualifier events will be held once again nationwide and interested poolrooms may contact 407-782-4978 or

Livestream will be available for all TV table matches. Pay-Per-View details will be announced and available shortly. Event patrons include Dr.Elliott Eisenberg and Mr.Tom Gleich. The World Tournament Official Table, Balls, and Cloth will be announced shortly.

Official Table: To be announced Official Cloth: To be announced Official Balls: To be announced Official Cue: To be announced Official Accessories (Chalk, Glove, Tip): To be announced Official Radio Show : iHeartRadio: The Meriweather Dixon Show Official Tennis Sponsor: The FTT Florida Tennis Tour Official Magazine: Pool & Billiard Magazine Official Marketing Firm: Orlando Synergy Sanctioned by the World Sports Alumni

79th World 14.1 on December 2-7, 2019 hosted by 9Ball Heaven in Jacksonville, FL 32 invited players and 16 qualifier winners.

Register your entries now! Call 407-782-4978

In addition, the 9th Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Day 3 of the World 14.1 as customary this year on December 4th at 7:00 pm. Every year the popular dinner sells out with all the pool stars and legends attending. Purchase tickets for the dinner HERE.

The 14.1 Hall Of Fame Dinner is always the hottest ticket in town every year with laughter & tears

Great players have been honored & fans of billiards have been treated to some unforgettable moments during the past decade of the World 14.1 revival

Efren Reyes vs John Schmidt, one of the most electrifying World 14.1 Finals ever

Be a proud sponsor of the most prestigious and classiest event in the United States, the World Tournament of 14.1 which has been ongoing since 1912. For only $250, become part of the elite World141 Club and garner all the benefits that well exceed the money you will spend. Click here for full details. We invite you to join this year's 79th-anniversary event in New York City as a supporter or attendee. For those interested in a higher level of support as one of our advertisers or elite World 14.1 Patrons, please reply here or call 407-782-4978 .

Throughout a decade, Dragon Promotions has been able to revitalize straight pool back into the sport and to new audiences. In 2006, straight pool was near it’s complete death in the US. Since then we have poured our resources in media, finance, and know-how to grow the popularity of 14.1. Today, the consensus among the professionals on tour is that the World 14.1 is one of, if not the most, important titles to win in America. Something not expected decades ago. Sponsors are welcomed to contact 407-782-4978 Also for tickets, Vendors, tournament entries and information: Follow our daily social media updates at: Visit & .

7 Time World 14.1 Champion Willie Mosconi

Since 2001, Dragon Promotions and Orlando Synergy Marketing have been organizing events, providing marketing services and building brands worldwide. As one of the leading producers and sports programming in the world today covering billiards, tennis, football, golf, MMA, charity events and more. In a span of 19 years, Dragon Promotions has produced over 500 international events and over a 1000 hours of original television programming airing on TV networks globally from the USA, China, Philippines, South Korea, Canada, the Middle East, all of Asia, and Europe. DP also produces the hit weekly iHeartRadio sports show The Meriweather Dixon Show with NFL stars. Event productions include the Kings Cup, the Miami HUrricanes Gators Legends Event; NFL Alumni Pro Bowl Party, The WSA Super Bowl Party, The Florida Tennis Tour, The World Tournament of 14.1, KIA Motors Football Korea vs Philippines, The Women's International Pool Championship , Dragon MMA Combat Night, The Ron Dixon NFL Legends Football Camp, The Queens Cup, The African American Tennis Tournament, The Orlando United Tennis Open, The International 10-Ball Championship, King & Queen of Carom, The Typhoon Haiyan Tennis Tournament, Pro Pool Schools, Women's Trickshot Challenge, World Junior 10-Ball Championships, The World Mixed Doubles, the Vietnamese Tennis Open and many more.

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