Vom 12. – 14. April findet in Telford/UK das zweite Event im Rahmen der GB 9 Ball Tour 2013 statt. Die GB 9 Ball Tour ist auf dem besten Weg sich neben der Eurotour in Europa zu etablieren und bringt dafür alles mit. Attraktive Preisgelder, Top Locations, sehr gutes Material und einen erstklassigen Livestream. Der Livestream der ersten Veranstaltung —> 2013 GB9 Midlands Classic war ziemlich besonders. Obwohl kostenlos, war die Qualität ziemlich gut und der Stream wurde aus mehreren Kameraperspektiven gezeigt. Das Finale zwischen Ralf Souquet und den Lokalmatadoren Phil Burford war äußerst spannend und hochklassig. Die 2013 GB9 Paul Medati Trophy kommt sich ein wenig mit der Europameisterschaft 2013 in Slowenien in die Quere, deshalb ist davon auszugehen das das Teilnehmerfeld mit deutlich weniger bekannten Namen bestückt sein wird. Dennoch werden einige Hochkaräter von der Insel in Telford anwesend sein. Das Preisgeld beträgt ca. 17.000 Euro und Titelverteidiger ist Chris Melling (GBR). Weitere Favoriten sind: Karl Boyes (GBR), Phil Burford (GBR), Richard Jones (GBR), Mark Gray (GBR) und Kevin Uzzell (GBR). Mal sehen wie sich Snooker Pro Stephen Lee bei der Paul Medati Trophy schlägt. Auch diesmal gibt es erneut einen kostenlosen Stream des GB 9 Ball Tour Events sowie ein Livescoring an allen Turniertagen. Mehr Infos gibt es auf der ausgezeichneten Website der Tour.
Italian Open 2015 – 27/02/2015 Ralf Souquet (GER), BCA Hall of Famer, has just ousted current number one Euro-Tour player Nick van den Berg (NED) with a very convincing 9:4 victory in the single elimination round of the final 32 players. Many people said that this would have been a nice final match for the Dynamic Billard Italian Open 2015. Souquet versus van den Berg is alway promising high class pool billiard. And that’s what it was this time, too. However, it was a bit one sided. Van den Berg made some mistakes in the early stage of the match whereas Souquet performed rock solid and left no doubts that he is on a mission here in Treviso. „I think I really played a pretty good match here“ stated Souquet, „I felt very confident and I guess the score of 9:4 says it all“. Souquet will now proceed to the round of the last 16 players which will be played tomorrow morning at 10:00 CET where he will have to deal with Philipp Stojanovic (CRO). […]
04/06/2016 He takes his first Euro-Tour title Mario He (AUT) just defeated Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE) in the final of the Dynamic Billard North Cyprus Open with 9:5 and took his first Euro-Tour title ever. The final match saw both players under completely different conditions. Ekonomopoulos especially needed the points from the victory to make it to the Mosconi Cup Team Europe again. He was under a lot of pressure. On the other hand, Mario He had once entered a Euro-Tour final in 2009 which he lost. Last year, he achieved a few third places but really had not so much to lose. He is on fire at the time, winning the German Bundesliga with his team and a Grand Prix event in Austria in the last weeks. Both of the contestants started out quite self-confident. Rack 3 saw the first missed shots of the match. After five racks, He was leading by a small margin 3:2. He then took the next two racks and increased this advantage to 5:2. That was a huge lead in […]
07/04/2016 Souquet over Cohen in 8-ball In the men’s 8-ball competition at the Dynamic Billard European Championships in St. Johann i.Pg., Austria, Ralf Souquet (GER) defeated Stephan Cohen (FRA) with 8:5. It was a duel of two grand masters. Both players are around in the pool circuit for quite some time now and they know each other ver well. Cohen came to the winner’s qualification round by winning 8:7 only over Petr Urban (CZE). Ralf Souquet had the same result in his favor against Marsel Safiullin (RUS). So both players had a hill-hill thriller stuck in their bones from the previous round. They played very carefully and slow in order to not make any mistake that the opponent might have benefitted from. After eight racks, the score was tied at 4:4. So far, none of the two players was able to gain an advantage of more than one rack over the other. But then, Souquet managed to get a 6:4 lead over Cohen. That was exactly what he needed. Cohen could not even that mistake […]