In a tight final he beat surprise package Huidji See (Netherlands) 200-171. The losing semifinalists were Martin Kempter (Austria) and Danny Harriman (USA).
This was the German's second world title. In 1995 he won the World 9-ball Championship. In straight pool he has won five European titles (1987, 1989, 1990, 2000 and 2006).
Ortmann took home $12,500 for the win. See got $5,500 for his second place finish.
Defending champion Thorsten Hohmann (Germany) lost 200-171 to Kempter in the quarter-finals.
Kempter earnt $5,000 for posting the highest run of the event, a 160 clearance against Dennis Hatch (USA). That's just 14 points less than Hohmann's 174 run from last year and only 22 behind Joe Procita's record for tournament play. Here are the top four runs from the event:
- 160 Kempter
- 139 Hohmann
- 131 Ortmann
- 117 Dennis Orcollo (Philippines)
Word is that matches will be aired online for free at www.dragonpromotions.com in the end of the month (July) and later aired on www.propoolvideo.com.
The event was held July 9-14 at the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
- World Championships - Open Straight (WPA Tour)
- Not Always Pretty (Billiards Digest - PDF)
- Oliver Ortmann wins World 14.1 Title (AzBilliards)
- Round Robin Brackets (AzBilliards)
- Stage 2 (AzBilliards)
- Final sixteen (AzBilliards)
- Ortmann Fulfills Lifetime Goal as New World 14.1 Champion (Dragon Promotions Press release)
- Ortmann Saws Through See's Defense to Win 14.1 Championship (Billiards Digest)
- Ortmann Is World Straight Pool Champion (Pool Is Cool)
- Ortmann Fulfills Lifetime Goal at Predator World 14.1 Championships (Inside Pool Magazine)
- Ortmann Worlds Straight Pool King (Global Cue Sports Centre)
- Oliver Ortmann, campeón del mundo de 14.1 (Billarnet - Spanish)
- Championnat du monde au 14/1 "Monsieur" Ortmann ! (Kozoom - French)
- Straight Pool Men Worldchampionships 2007 in New Jersey (jasmin-ouschan.com)
- Predator World 14.1 Championship Image Gallery (ProPoolVideo.Com)
- 2007 World Straight Pool Championships (YouTube)
- ProPoolVideo.com Rolls Out World 14.1 Coverage (AzBilliards)
- Straight Pool (AzBilliards Forum)
- Engert/Barouty and Immonen/Schmidt - the inside story (AzBilliards Forum)
- Photos from Straight Pool Championship (AzBilliards Forum)
- 14.1 World Championship (Matchroom Sport Forums)
- World Championship 14.1 NY (Pro9.co.uk Forum)
- Open: World 14.1 Championship (Sports 123)
- Oliver Ortmann (Wikipedia)