The World Straight Pool Championship, or the World 14.1 Tournament if no world championship is on the line, is an annual pocket billiards (pool) competition held in New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 2006. It is the current global professional title for straight pool (also known as 14.1 continuous), and is organized by Dragon Promotions, in part to restore the game's popularity in the United States. Though billed as a world championship, the tournament in some years (including 2009, 2011 and 2012) has not been sanctioned by, or recognized as a world title event by, the WPA or any other sport governing body. The 2010 event was WPA-recognized.
All 64 players are divided into 8 groups where they play in round-robin format. Each match in this round is a race to 100 points. The leading 4 players in each group proceed to the next round.
The games are played in double-elimination format until 16 players remain. Matches are extended to races to 150.
The games are played in single-elimination format, and matches are further extended, to races to 200.
*No world title at stake.