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Final medals awarded at Dynamic Billard European Pool Championships 2018
The medals for the 9-ball individuals, the final event of the amazing Dynamic Billard European Pool Championships in NH Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, have been awarded. Nine new titleholders from nine different nations were crowned today.
In the men’s division, Konrad Juszczyszyn (POL) took the title after an intense match against dark horse Stanimir Ruslanov (BUL). Both players had a heartbreaker to make it to the final. Juszczyszyn defeated Joshua Filler (GER) 9:8 while Ruslanov just made it over Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP) with 9:8. The final match went back and forth with both players being in full swing, but Juszczyszyn had the better end on his side, winning the first men’s gold medal in the 9-ball European Championships ever. „This is a historic moment, not only for me, but also for my country“, said Juszczyszyn after the final match. „I am so happy I can to describe in words how I feel.“
Top 4 Men
1. Konrad Juszczyszyn POL
2. Stanimir Ruslanov BUL
3. Joshua Filler GER
3. Francisco Diaz-Pizarro ESP
In the women’s final match, Kelly Fisher (GBR) took down Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) with 7:4 and defended her title form last year. The US-based Brit just came to the European Championships for the 9-ball division and defended her title in an impressive way.
Top 4 Women
1. Kelly Fisher GBR
2. Jasmin Ouschan AUT
3. Veronika Hubrtova CZE
3. Sara Rocha POR
The best pool players from all over the country have made their way to Telford this weekend for the third GB 9 Ball Tour event of the 2018 season - The GB9 Northern Masters.
This event is unique, in that it features the 10-Ball discipline from start to finish, a break from the more relaxed rules of nine-ball, the 10-Ball game features "call shot" rules which can reduce a lot of the perceived luck element, and is a challenging change to the usual format for the players.
Broadcast in it's entirety, live and free of charge on Facebook's live streaming service, videos from several of the more interesting match-ups are now available to view at the tour's official page here... www.facebook.com/gb9balltour.
Phil Harrison drew upon his extensive palette of experience to claim the 2018 Strachan Cup; event 2 of the newfangled Supreme Pool Series.
128 of English 8 Ball's top talents traveled to the Players Pool and Snooker Lounge in Stoke-On-Trent for this unique three-day tournament. A strong contingent from UK and Ireland was joined by entries from Europe, Africa and even Australia - another example of the significant progress this series has made in trying to unify and grow the profile of the sport for competitors and fans alike.
Harrison began his campaign with comfortable 11-2 wins over Matt Brierley and Richard King before dismantling global Cuesports star Chris Melling 11-4. The composure of Harrison's game was then shown as he ousted former IPA World Champion Gareth Hibbott 11-10 in the next round.
The 2009 WEPF World Champion's route to the title wasn't without troubles, though, as he was pushed to the Losers Section following an 11-9 defeat to Jordan Church. However, Harrison re-grouped by seeing off Lee Clough 8-6 to qualify for the single elimination Quarter-Finals, where the competition was effectively re-set.
QUALIFIERS START THIS WEEKEND FOR THE 78TH WORLD 14.1
Some tournaments come and go.
The Champions of this one are never forgotten.
Send your nominations NOW! Who will be inducted into this year's Straight Pool Hall of Fame?? Aug 15th Dinner Banquet $60 per ticket buy at www.eventbrite.com/etc... limited to first 100. Pay per view EARLY BIRD special ALL Event pass $85 (save $20) purchase on WorldStraightPool.com! World 141 Club members get more voting points! JOIN!
The World 14.1 will be hosted by The Spot Billiards Cafe. On August 13-19th, 2018, The Spot will have the honor of hosting the longest running and oldest tradition in billiards, the World Tournament of 14.1. For well over a decade, the World Tournament of 14.1 will be staged which has already set the record as the longest consecutive run of the championship ever in its 106 year history, with Dragon Promotions continuing at the helm.
This year's 78th World Tournament of 14.1 will be presented by BottleDeck.net . A star studded 48 player round-robin field is expected for this year's lineup that will be aiming to win the world's greatest straight pool championship. The World 14.1 is sanctioned by the WSA World Sports Alumni.
The World Pool Series is announcing that our next event will take place in the IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania, from August 7-10. The 8-Ball Classic Championship will be the third event of the 2018 World Pool Series and the first ever to be held in Europe.
Darren Appleton & Shirley Ang: “The WPS is happy to be able to announce that we’ll be organizing our first event in Europe, thanks to the wonderful help of Robert Braga and the IDM Club especially. We hope that our first European tournament will attract the players that have supported us from the start and will also appeal to brand-new players to the tour. This is another step in the vision we have for the WPS and are excited about the future!”
The IDM Club in Bucharest has hosted many local, national, and international events and are the ideal host for the WPS’ first venture outside of the United States. The IDM Club is open from 9 AM until 5 AM and is offering our players free table time from start till end, even after the pool tournament schedule has finished each day. With the special TV arena that has been set up, the tournament is set to be a spectacle for all spectators at the venue or watching at home.
Casper Matikainen (FIN), Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR) and Alexander Schukin (RUS). Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League 2018 Stage II Champions
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MEZZ CUES BALTIC POOL LEAGUE 2018 IN FINLAND
Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League 2018 second stage was held in a cosy little city of Hyvinkï¿½ï¿½, Finland. The host for the event was Musta Kasi pool hall in the centre of the city. The winners of the second stage were Casper Matikainen (FIN), Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR) and Alexander Schukin (RUS).
Finns rule in the menï¿½s division
The menï¿½s division was dominated by the hosts. Seven of the quarter finalist were from Finland and it was only the Estonian youngster Mark Mï¿½gi to add some international color to the last eight. Mï¿½gi did not only managed to reach the quarter finals but managed to reach the final as well. However, his steam run out in the final where he was crashed by Casper Matikainen 8:3. Matikainen showed a consistent play throughout the event and to make his point he won Petri Makkonen in the semi-final 8:6. In another semi-final the young Estonian had to overcome another Finnish top player Markus Juva. Mï¿½gi held his nerve and secured 8:4 win.
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Dutch Federation KNBB introduced „Smart Pool“ Press Release courtesy of the EPBF
In the preparations for the upcoming jubilee Dynamic Billard European Pool Championships 2018, the Dutch Federation Koninklijke Nederlandse Biljartbond (KNBB) used the opportunity to introduce a new game to the public called „smart pool“.
The press conference was held in an international school in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. Representatives from the town as well as the host Hotel „NH Koningshof“ together with many press people witnessed an introduction of this new and exciting game.
„Smart pool is a combination of pool billiards and mathematics, „ explained Willem La Riviere, the representative of the KNBB on site. „It is fascinating and thrilling and designed to attract new members for our clubs, especially among the students and young kids“, he further explained.
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