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10-ball underway in EC in Slovenia

Jentsch teaches a lesson to Gama

Portoroz,  Slovenia:  In  the  winner’s   qualification  round  of  the  10-ball competition  of  the  Dynamic  Billard  European  Championships  in  Portoroz, Slovenia, Dominic Jentsch

Dominic Jentsch (GER)

Dominic Jentsch (GER)

(GER) won with 8:5 over Manuel Gama (POR). Jentsch had a furious  start  in the match. He steamed with  confidence  and  power  and went  ahead with 6:0 in 30 minutes. That was a  tough  start  for  Gama.  When  it  was   his break, he took a time out  and tried to get into his game at  all. And it  seemed to work in the beginning. Gama snatched rack after rack off Jentsch and managed to get to 4:6. But since Jentsch only  needed two more  points  for  the victory, it was a mission impossible for Gama. Jentsch  scored  a  point  then  for  7:4,  then allowed Gama another win just to finish the match at 8:5.
Other  notable  results   in  the  men’s   division  include  Daryl  Peach  (GBR) handing a doughnut  to  Marius  Ganauskas  (LIT) with 8:0.  Probably  the  biggest upset  in  the  early  10-ball  rounds  was   the  match  between  current  World Champion Huidji See (NED) and dark horse Sebastian Koch (SUI).  The Suisse player was on nobody’s  list  for a victory    in this  match.  But he somehow never lost  contact with See.  He was always  trailing in the match until  it  came to 6:6. Then,  the balls rolled in favor of Koch and he took the two points he needed to send the World Champion to the wrong side of the draw.
In  the  women’s  division,  Ina  Kaplan  (GER)  defeated  Tamara  Peeters-Rademakers (NED)  with 6:3.  Peeters‘  teammate Orfanidis (NED)  had  a tough match as well.  She played Vania  Franco  (POR) and had to give  in  with  5:6 in the end.
The  wheelchair  athletes  have  also  started  to  join  the  EC  today.  The biggest  upset  was  probably  when  Kurt  Deklerck  (BEL)  overpowered  World Champion Henrik Larsson (SWE) unexpectedly clear with 6:3.
The  event  is  hosted  by  the  European  Governing  Body  for  Pool,  the European  Pocket  Billiard  Federation  (EPBF)  and  organized  by  International Billiard Promotion (IBP).  For further information and reference please go to the federation  website  www.epconline.eu  ,  follow  us  on  twitter  @EPBF_News   or contact our press office.

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