Today, the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Men, Women and Wheelchair athletes have been opened in Ria Park Hotel in Vale do Lobo, Portugal, by the President of the EPBF, Mr. Gre Leenders.
The opening ceremony started with the entrance of the flags of the participating nations. One athlete with his or her national flag entered the final arena and the group altogether looked really impressive.
The dignitaries present tonight were the Vice Mayer of the city of Loule, Mr. Joao Martins, the President of the Portuguese Federation, Mr. Ricardo Salgado, and the President of the EPBF, Mr. Gre Leenders.
The program was completed by a local singer, Mrs. Ines Santos, who performed some typical Portuguese songs which was very much appreciated by the crowd. The different rhythms made the crowd clap and provided the right feeling for the southern european location.
Tomorrow, at 09:00 local time the tournament will begin with straight pool matches. Later on during the day, some team matches will also be played. Currently, we will only have men’s matches since the Amway Cup for women is going on in Asia and some European women are participating there. In order for them to compete here as well, the women’s matches will start from Monday on.
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More information about participants, schedules, achievements, rankings, etc can be found on the event website www.epconline.eu.
The event will be hosted by the European Pocket Billiard Federation EPBF and organized by International Billiard Promotion Foundation IBPF.