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The 2017 British Grand Prix
More photos from the magnificent lens of Lee Rigby from the ultimate tour event of the year that took place at the beautiful Park Inn Hotel by Raddison Telford, and once again we thank Lee for these terrific images of the players in action.
Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) Click the image to view the larger poster - use "back" to return here.
Fefilava wins Women’s Euro-Tour in Portugal
Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) just won the Women Portugal Open in Braga, Portugal, with a 7:4 victory in the final match over Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL).
The young lady from Belarus had one of the best tournaments in her career so far. After a fierce struggle, she managed to take down Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) 7:6 in a thriller of a quarter-final match. Czuprynska was almost the clear winner when she missed an easy shot being 6:5 in the lead. Fefilava punished her without mercy for this mistake, winning that rack and running out the next to take the match. Then, she went on and defeated Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS) 7:4 in the semi-final to book her seat in the final match against Wesolowska. The Polish made her way into the final match with victories over host Sara Rocha (POR) 7:1, then Ana Gradisnik (SLO) in the quarter-final with 7:4 and finally she defeated favoured Kristina Tkach (RUS) surprisingly clear with 7:2 in the semi-final of the event.
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16-year-old Zielinski snatches the title in Treviso
The winner of the Dynamic Billard Treviso Open 2017 is 16-year-old Wiktor Zielinski (POL). In the final match, he outclassed his opponent Mario He (AUT) 9:1.
The final event of the 2017 Euro-Tour series has a sensational winner. He is probably the youngest and also fastest player to ever win a Euro-Tour event. So far, Zielinski’s best achievement in the Euro-Tour was a 5th place finish in Albufeira, Portugal, earlier this year. Here in Treviso, Zielinski started his quest with a 9:5 victory over his teammate Piotr Ostrowski (POL). His next victim was Gentjan Gega (ALB) 9:6. Then, he was defeated by Stefan Huber (AUT) 6:9 and sent to the loser’s side. Zielinski finished Jakub Koniar (SVK) 9:5 to get to the single elimination stage. In the round of the last 32 players, Zielinski wiped the floor with Abdulrahman Alammar (KSA) 9:1. Then, he outplayed local hero Daniele Corrieri (ITA) who had also played a strong tournament until then. In the quarter-final, Zielinski eliminated former World Champion Daryl Peach (GBR) 9:5. Said Peach on Facebook: „I lost 9:5 to Wiktor Zielinski from Poland in the quarterfinal so that’s a 5th place finish for me. He played excellent and I didn’t see a shot until 5:0 down, I battled back but it was a lot to ask. Watch out for this kid, he is 16 years old and an unreal talent in the game…. yeah another up and coming star from European pool.“ Peach was dead right with this estimation. In the semi-final, Zielinski took down Denis Grabe (EST) 9:2, winning nine consecutive racks against the Estonian. Then he got to the final match against Mario He.
The World Pool Masters will return to Gibraltar from Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4 as some of the biggest names from the 25-year history of pool’s most prestigious invitational event return to celebrate the tournament’s quarter-centenary.
The Masters’ venue will once again be the Tercentenary Sports Hall, Victoria Stadium, with ticket details to be announced shortly.
The World Pool Masters’ return to Gibraltar comes on the back of the success 2017 tournament held in the shadow of the famous Rock of Gibraltar, as David Alcaide fought off a fierce field to land his first Masters title.
Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn: “We are thrilled to be bringing the Masters back to Gibraltar. Matchroom have always had great success on the Rock with darts and snooker events and we were delighted with last February’s World Pool Masters at Victoria Stadium.
“In 2018 we celebrate 25 years of pool’s biggest invitational tournament, and we will be bringing back many past champions to help celebrate this milestone. We’ll be announcing these players in the coming weeks – keep an eye out for some of the sport’s biggest names, who will be heading to Gibraltar hoping to write the latest chapter in the illustrious history of the World Pool Masters.”
9ball Singles Men-Women National Championship Finals 2017
1. Finals of the Union’s 9ball Singles Men - Women National Championship for 2017 season will take place between 23rd and 26th of November 2017 at Hill-Hill Club in Athens.
2. Men’s semifinals, Women’s final and Men’s final will be held at Mikis Theodorakis Theatre in Argyroupolis, on 28/11, with the cooperation of the Municipality of Ellinikon-Argyroupolis which will continue during 2018 for the Union’s School program.
Entrance for the public is free.
3. 64 players in national level will participate.
4. All matches will be played in race to 9 frames (Men) and 7 frames (Women), alternate break format.
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