Event for 2018
The American 14.1 Straight Pool Championship was formerly the Maryland 14.1 Straight Pool Championship started back in 2005. We moved in 2014 to Diamond Billiards in Midlothian, VA - just outside of Richmond. The big move for the 2018 edition is to Carom Café in Flushing, NY (Queens) hosted by room owner Michael Kang. The New York City area has long been established as a hotbed of top 14.1 players. This is the 14th year for this event promoted by Peter Burrows.
Dates are Oct 16-19 Tuesday thru Friday. We are expecting a field of 48 or 56 players this year and the start time will be Tuesday at 11:00 am. This is the week leading into Pat Fleming's inaugural International Open starting Sunday Oct 21st in Norfolk, VA.
Tuesday 11:00am - Players meeting and Round Robin matches
Wednesday - Round Robin completion
Thursday - Single Elimination begins
Friday - Semifinals and Finals
Our entry fee is only $300 and we are paying 24 spots (of 48). All 24 who get to Single Elimination rounds cash...minimum payout of $700.
Tue-Thu is 48 player round robin, 8 flights of 6 players rated A-F with A players seeded; so everyone plays 5 matches to 100 points. The top 3 in each flight cash and advance to Thursday evening single elimination opening rounds. Flight winner receives a bye in the first round of single elimination. Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals on Friday. This may change slightly based on the number of entries.
$100 High Run for Round Robin
$200 Blind draw among those 24 players who do not advance to single elimination
$100 For #1 Seed going into Thursday evening single elimination - every ball counts!
$ 10,000 Winner
$ 6,000 2nd place
$ 3,000 3-4th place
$ 1,500 5-8th place
$ 1,000 9-16th place
$ 700 17-24th place
$ 400 Prizes
Entry fee $300. Ladies pay $200. Total purse $ 42,000