No challenge for defending Champions yet
At this year’s Dynamic Billard European Championship for Men, Women and Wheelchair athletes, defending Champion in the men’s division Nick van den Berg (NED) had smooth sailing so far and is through to the single elimination round of the final 32 players. He smashed Chris Papageorgiou (GRE) 100:8 to enter the single elimination stage of the final 64 players. There, he defeated Anthony Brabin (CYP) 125:43. His victory was never endangered and he is playing quite well so far.
More interesting matches in the men’s division from today include van den Berg’s teammate and multiple straight pool champion Niels Feijen (NED) winning his match 100:18 over Dzmitry Chuprov (BLR). He will now face Goerg Hoeberl (AUT) in his next match which will be played at 09:00 CET tomorrow morning. Andreas Roschkowsky (GER), one of the favorites for the title, won his match in the single elimination stage over Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS) with 125:47. Hometown hero Albin Ouschan (AUT) has also entered the next round. He defeated Christian Graser (LUX) clearly with 125:12. Marco Teutscher (NED) came up with an upset in the same round, defeating „Napoleon“ Marcus Chamat (SWE) 125:66. Teutscher was up during the whole match. At some stage he was even leading 105:40 over Chamat. But when he needed three more points, he missed. That brought Chamat back to the table. He tried to reach out for a comeback but he missed a combination shot when he had 66 points in his account, leaving enough balls for Teutscher on the table to finish the match. In another „clash of the generations“, youngster Daniel Tangudd (SWE) remained the upper hand over experienced Stephan Cohen (FRA), winning the match 125:89. He almost made it earlier, but when leading 123:89, Tangudd missed an easy shot and allowed Cohen back to the table. But the French could not capitalize from Tangudd’s mistake and made no ball. Tangudd pocketed two more balls and won the match 125:89.
In the women’s division, the tournament is played down to the loser’s qualification round. Defending Champion, local hero and all-time favored Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) made her way into the round of the last 16 players single elimination with two straight victories over Marika Poikkijoki (FIN) 75:26 and then Jennifer Vietz (GER) 75:40. While the first match was a clear affair for Ouschan, she had to struggle a bit more against Vietz. In fact, the German was already leading 34:16 when Ouschan managed to strike back and overtake Vietz 50:34. That was the beginning of the end of Vietz in that match.
Other remarkable results in the women’s division include Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) winning her match to go to the single elimination stage over Micha Beuriot (NED) with 75:41. Czuprynska’s teammate Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL) joins her there. She won 75:18 over Tina Vogelmann (GER) and send her to the loser’s side.
The Dynamic Billard European Championships will continue tomorrow morning at 09:00 local time with single elimination matches in the straight pool discipline, men and women division. The final matches will be played at 19:30 CET.
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