Defending Champion Manuel Pereira out before single elimination


Defending Champion Manuel Pereira out before single elimination

The Dynamic European Championships – Youth, Seniors & Ladies
Portoroz, Slovenia – 1-16 aug 2014


The defending Champion in senior straight pool, Manuel Pereira (POR) did have a bad day today. He lost his opening match to Julien Livens (BEL) with 61:75. Then he defeated Gianni Campagnolo (ITA) 75:48 just to lose his next match to unheralded Maura Vialetto (ITA). This eliminated him from the straight pool competition before the single elimination round even started. HIs teammate Henrique Correia (POR) was more successful today. He won four consecutive matches over Joost Maertens (BEL) 75:37, Gijs van Helmond (NED) 75:43, Tom Bjerke (NOR) 75:15 and Frank Willner (GER) 75:35. This last victory bought him a seat in the quarrel-final match of the straight pool competition. There, he will have to deal with Jouni Nykanen (FIN) who came from the loser’s side.

Manuel Pereira (POR)

Andreas Buchner (SUI) took out Vegar Kristiansen (NOR) in the round of the final 32 players. Kristiansen had won a Gold Medal in the juniors division in 1990 and a Bronze Medal in the men’s division in 2008 in straight pool. He was definitely considered a contender for the title. But his hopes have been turned upside down today by Buchner.

Rado Doroslovac (SLO) belongs to the surprise players of today. He expectedly wiped the floor with Jesse Thehu (NED) 75:36, but then he defeated Steffen Gross (GER) by a whisker with 75:73.  Doroslovac will encounter Reiner Wirsbitzki (GER) tomorrow in the quarter-final which will be played at 16:30 CET.

The Dynamic Billard European Championships 2014 for Seniors and Ladies will continue tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET with matches of the 10-ball individuals.

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