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„The Maharaja“ is back!

Many surprises in Portoroz at the Dynamic Billard European Pool Championships

Portoroz,  Slovenia:  In  an  intense  battle,  „The  Maharaja“  Imran  Majid (GBR)  defeated 10-ball World Champion Huidji  See  (NED) by  a hair’s breadth 8:7.  It looked like  it  would

"The Maharaja" Imran Majid (GBR)

„The Maharaja“ Imran Majid (GBR)

be Majid’s match from  the very  beginning.  He was leading 6:3 after nine racks and See seemed to  be fighting  with  himself  and  his performance.  But  See  never  gave  up.  He started  a  great  comeback,  tied  the  match  at 6:6  and  even  went  on  the  hill  with  7:6.  The smell  of  defeat  came  to Majid  and  he would not  want  to  lose  this  match.  Instead,  he fought  his   way  back  and  tied  the  match  at 7:7.  After  almost  two  hours  of  hard  fighting, Majid  had  the  better  end  in  his   favor  and finished the match with a lucky 8:7 for him.
Other  notable  results   include  „Danish  Dynamite“  Kasper  Kristoffersen (DEN) hammering Daryl Peach (GBR) 8:4. Milos Verkic (SRB) conquered Albin Ouschan  (AUT)  with  8:6.  Niels   Feijen  (NED)  won  his  match  with  Dominic Jentsch (GER)  with  the  same  result.  BCA  Hall of  Famer  Ralf  Souquet  (GER) entered the round of the final 16 players with a clear 8:3 victory  over Konstantin Stepanov (RUS).
In the women’s division, Melissa Rademakers  (NED) surprisingly  defeated newly crowned European 10-ball Champion Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) with 6:3.

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Matches will start at 21:00 CET.
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 or contact our press office.

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