Tough elimination for Persad
The Dynamic European Championships – Youth, Seniors & Ladies
Portoroz, Slovenia – 1-16 aug 2014
Kaylash Persad (NED) met Paolo Prosdocimo (ITA) in the loser’s qualification round of the pupils division at the Dynamic Billard European Championships Youth. The match was tough and close as expected. No wonder the score was 5:5 after ten racks. In the decisive 11th rack, Persad was at the table with all balls nicely spread out for him. The 5-ball was long and hard but possible to be pocketed. Instead of taking the initiative, he tried a safety shot on the 5-ball but left a long and tough but open shot for Prosdocimo. The Italian kept his nerves together and pocketed that shot. Now he had the table open with no more obstacles for him in the way. That brought him the victory in that match and a seat among the final 16 juniors. There, Prosdocimo met his fate in Kestutis Zadeikis (LIT) who defeated him 6:4.
In the girls division, the Khodjaeva sisters Kamila and Diana (BEL) were the talk of the day. Not only that they both won all their matches so far, they also won most of them with pretty clear results like 5:0 and 5:1. Both Khodjaevas have booked their seat in the quarter-finals. Kamila will face Dina Fatihova (RUS) while Diana will have to deal with Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS). Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) will play Nathalie Seichter (NED) and Kristina Tkach (RUS) goes into battle against Ana Gradisnik (SLO). It is striking that again the Russian girls seem to be the strongest contingency here at the Youth European Championships.
In the juniors 10-ball division, newly crowned straight pool champion Joshua Filler (GER) was able to take revenge from Daniel Guttenberger (AUT). Guttenberger sent Filler 7:3 to the loser’s side after round one. Filler played all his way through the wrong side of the draw just to be drawn against Guttenberger again. This time, Filler won 7:1 and underlined once again his ambitions at these European Championships. In the round of the last 16 players which will be played tomorrow at 15:30 CET, a rematch of the straight pool final will take place. Filler will encounter Spasian Spasov (BUL) who defeated Frederico Sirimarco (ITA) in the previous round.
At 17:00 and 18:45 CET, two rounds of the team competition were played. Teams play in juniors and pupils divisions. A team consists of three players. Whoever gets two points first wins the encounter. One match is played in 8-ball, one in 9-ball and one in straight pool with the same races as in the individuals of the respective division.
In the pupils team event, the first round brought the following results:
Finland v Norway 2:0
Croatia v Poland 0:2
Bulgaria v Germany 0:2
Russia v Italy 2:0
Switzerland v Austria 1:2
Denmark v Czech 1:2
Belgium v N. Cyprus 0:2
The juniors team event came up with these results:
Slovenia v Belgium 2:1
N. Cyprus v Belarus 1:2
Netherlands v Slovakia 2:0
Germany v Sweden 2:1
Austria v Bulgaria 2:1
Luxembourg v Norway 0:2
Lithuania v Poland 0:2
The Dynamic Billard European Youth Championships 2014 will continue tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET with matches of the 8-ball individuals. at 17:00 CET, the quarterfinals of the 10-ball will be played with the finals scheduled for 20:00 CET.
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The event is hosted by the European Pocket Billiard Federation EPBF and organized by International Billiard Promotion Foundation IBPF.