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Upset in team clash between Sweden and The Netherlands

Dutch player left the table

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina:  The team match between Sweden and The Netherlands brought something new to this year’s Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies. Both teams were fighting for a spot in the semi-finals which will be played tomorrow.

The line-up was:

NED – SWE
Woonings v Storm 10-ball
Uytenbogaardt v Eksell 8-ball
van Helmond v Karlsson 9-ball

Kent Karlsson (SWE)

Kent Karlsson (SWE)

Uytenbogaardt dominated his match from start to finish and defeated Eksell with 7:3. Van Helmond and Karlsson were both struggling hard for the victory. Suddenly, Woonings felt disturbed by Storm. He complained to the referee without using proper behavior. After several attempts to calm him down, the tournament direction warned him officially and told him to comport himself. The Dutch player did not accept that and left the table, giving up his match against Storm at a score of 3:3 (!). The spectators were appalled and shocked. How could he leave his teammates alone in a situation like that… The score in the team match was 1:1 with that action. Van Helmond fought a tough battle with Karlsson but in the end the Swedish player was more successful, winning the decisive 9-ball match with 7:9.

In the other team match for a seat in the semi-final, team Norway defeated team Finland with 2:0. Tomorrow will feature the last matches for the event and bring the decisions in team and 9-ball individuals. Matches will start at 09:00 CET.

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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.billiardapps.com or contact our press office.