In a one-sided final he beat Francisco Bustamante (Philippines) 200-11. The losing semifinalists were Jasmin Ouschan (Austria) and Nick van den Berg (Netherlands).
Feijen went undefeated in the event, with 13 straight wins. It was his and Netherlands' first world title. Previously he has won four European titles - all in Straight Pool.
The Dutchman took home $14,000 for the win. Bustamante got $6,000 for his second place finish.
Thorsten Hohmann (Germany) won the High Run Award and $1000 with his 150 clearance against countryman Ralf Souquet.
Defending champion Oliver Ortmann (Germany) lost 200-133 to Ouschan in the quarter-finals.
Ouschan once again proved her own among the game's elite. Following her fifth place in 2006 and ninth place last year she now won her first medal in an open world championship. It's also the first medal won by any woman in a world pool championship. Apart from Ortmann she also defeated world-class players like Mika Immonen (Finland) and Radoslaw Babica (Poland).
The event was held August 25-30 at the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
- Predator World 14.1 Championship (WPA Tour)
- Dragon Promotions (Official page)
- Niels Feijen Brings First World Championship Crown to Netherlands (AzBilliards)
- Mr. Holland's Opus (Billiards Digest)
- Round Robin Brackets (AzBilliards)
- Stage 2 (AzBilliards)
- Final sixteen (AzBilliards)
- Tournament Payouts (AzBilliards)
- Feijen Flattens Bustamante for Predator World Straight Pool Title (Billiards Digest)
- Feijen is Predator World 14.1 Straight Pool Champion (Inside Pool Magazine)
- Feijen gana su primer título mundial en 14.1 (Billarnet - Spanish)
- Straight Pool Men World Championship in East Brunswick/New Jersey (Jasmin Ouschan)
- Niels is WORLD CHAMPION straight pool! (Katrine Jensen)
- 3rd place World 14.1 championships (Nick van den Bergs's blog)
- Niels Feijen Brings First World Championship Crown to Netherlands (Professor-Q-Ball)
- Jasmin Ouschan holt sich Bronze bei Herren WM (billardblog - German)
- Straight Pool (AzBilliards Forum)
- "Niels Feijen talks about his World Straight Pool Title" (Runout Radio - MP3)
- Photos from Predator World 14.1 Straight Pool Championship 2008 (CueTable Billiard Library)
- 14.1 Thread (CueTable.com)
- World 14.1 Straight Pool Championships (Matchroom Sport Forums)
- World 14:1 Straight Pool Championships... (Pro9.co.uk Forum)
- World Straight Pool Championship (Wikipedia)
- Open: World 14.1 Championship (Sports 123)
- Niels Feijen - The Terminator (Official homepage)
- Niels Feijen (Wikipedia)