International

Eeeeurope! Der Mosconi Cup 2018 steht vor der Tür!

AKTUELL: Unser Bericht zu Tag 2. AKTUELL: Unser Bericht zu Tag 1. Das Warten hat ein Ende! Ab morgen heißt es im legendären Londoner Alexandra Palace endlich wieder: Team Europe vs. Team USA! Vom 04.-07.12. steigt Mosconi Cup Nr. 25! Kann das europäische Team seine Siegesserie von acht erfolgreichen Cups weiter ausbauen oder schlagen die Amis endlich mal zurück? Vielleicht wird es ja zumindest mal wieder spannend. Im Team Europe spielen in diesem Jahr Niels Feijen, Eklent Kaçi, Albin Ouschan, Jayson Shaw und Alex Kazakis. Teamchef ist nach wie vor Marcus Chamat. Im Team USA versuchen sich in diesem Jahr Shane van Boening, Sky Woodward, Billy Thorpe, Corey Deuel und Tyler Styer. Captain ist Johan Ruijsink. Alle Infos, Ergebnisse und mehr gibts wie immer direkt bei www.matchroompool.com. Einen hochwertigen Stream (kostenpflichtig) gibt es für den deutschsprachigen Raum wieder über DAZN.  

International

Atlantic Challlenge Cup 2018

Vom 29.11. bis 01.12. steigt in Las Vegas der Atlantic Challenge Cup 2018. Auch in diesem Jahr messen sich in diesem dem Mosconi-Cup ähnlichen Format wieder die besten Nachwuchsspieler und Nachwuchsspielerinnen aus den USA und Europa. Das Team Europe hat alle drei  bisherigen Ausgaben des Events gewonnen und ist nach einem klaren 11-2 im Vorjahr entsprechend auch Titelverteidiger. In diesem Jahr besteht das europäische Team aus Patrick Hofmann, Wiktor Zielinski, Fedor Gorst, Jan van Lierop, Weronika Karwik und Valeriia Trushevskaya. Team-Captain ist Tomas Brikmanis. Für die USA treten Justin Martin, Joey Tate, Kaiden Hunkins, Shane Wolford, April Larson und Michelle Jiang unter der Obhut von Kapitänin Allison Fisher an. Alle Infos, Ansetzungen und Ergebnisse gibt es auf der Turnierwebsite www.atlanticchallengecup.com Einen kostenfreien Livestream wird es über die facebook-Seite von On The Wire Creative Media geben.

Matchroom Pool

US Open 9-Ball set for 256 field with over half the spots already filled

The field for the 43rd US Open 9-Ball Championship will be set at 256 players, with over half the available spots already filled. A total of 116 players have already submitted their entry, with another 60 spots reserved for worldwide qualifying tournaments, and more qualifiers expected to be added soon for the first US Open under the Matchroom Multi Sport banner, to take place at Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas from April 21-26 2019. A full list of the players already entered can be found at www.matchroompool.com, where details of all qualifying matches are also available. Further qualifying matches are expected to be added in due course. Tickets for the 43rd US Open 9-Ball Championship are available now at www.matchroompool.com from as little as $10 with VIP packages also available for the final three days of the tournament. Players can register their entry now at www.matchroompool.com/usopen9ball/. Players can pay the $1,000 entry fee in full or opt to pay a $250 deposit to secure their spot with the remaining $750 to be paid by January […]

Mosconi Cup

Partypoker Mosconi Cup launches fans‘ choice match

For the first time fans watching this year’s partypoker Mosconi Cup will have the power to decide which players face off in a singles match. The players to contest the first fixture of the second day’s play on Wednesday, December 4th will be chosen by a Fans’ Choice vote, conducted at MosconiCup.com. Fans will be able to select one player from each team with the player from each team who receives the most votes going head-to-head in Wednesday’s opening match. The Fans’ Choice match has no determining factor on other fixtures, meaning the players taking part in the Fans’ Choice fixture can be chosen again that day by their captains. The Fans’ Choice vote will open on Wednesday, November 28th and close at 5pm on Wednesday, December 5th at www.MosconiCup.com. Matchroom Multi Sport COO Emily Frazer said: “The Fans’ Choice match is a great new addition to the partypoker Mosconi Cup and we’re all really excited to see who is chosen to play the match. “The fans already play a huge role in the partypoker […]

Mosconi Cup

Statement: Mario He

Mario He has withdrawn from the European squad for the forthcoming Mosconi Cup after receiving notification of a failed drugs test. The case is ongoing, however, He has decided to withdraw from the European Mosconi Cup squad while he awaits the outcome of the investigation. He said: “I‘m so, so sad that this happened. There is never a right time for this but this was the worst time I could imagine. The Mosconi Cup was always my dream and I made it, but now I can’t play it because I was tested positive by a doping test by a non-performance enhancing drug. “It’s unreal and like a nightmare, which I will never forget in my life. I have high blood pressure, which I have had since a young age and my mum has it as well. I got a medicine which was not on the doping list. However, it didn’t work and we changed the pill. The new medicine had the same name just with a Plus on it, so that‘s why I was not […]

International

All Japan Championship 2018

Tomoo Takano (JAP) gewinnt die All Japan Championship 2018 im Finale mit 11-6 gegen seinen Landsmann Toru Kuribayashi. Den dritten Platz belegen Carlo Biado (PHI) und Ko Ping-Chung (TPE). In der Archaic-Hall von Hyogo haben die All Japan Championship 2018 begonnen. Es ist eines der wenigen großen WPA-Events bei dem 10-Ball gespielt wird. In den nächsten sechs Tagen kämpfen etliche Topstars der Poolwelt um Preisgeld und Titelehren. Ab morgen gibt es zum Start der Hauptrunde auch einen Livestream und Livescores aus Japan. Titelverteidiger sind Johann Chua bei den Männern und Chen Si-Ming im Damenfeld. Beide gehören natürlich auch in diesem Jahr zu den Titelanwärtern. Außerdem ist eine ganze Ladung asiatischer Topstars wie Chang Jung-Lin, Ko Pin-Yi oder Ko Ping-Chung aus Taiwan, Carlo Biado, Jeffrey Ignacio oder Roland Garcia von den Philippinen oder Japans Naoyuki Oi am Start. Thorsten Hohmann vertritt die deutschen Farben im Land der aufgehenden Sonne. Alle Infos zum Event gibt es hier. Livestream (ab Mittwoch) und Infos gibts zudem auch über facebook.

Euro-Tour

Kristina Tkach snatches second title for Russia this week

Kristina Tkach (RUS) just won the EPBF Treviso Open 2018 Women’s Euro-Tour event in the BHR Treviso Hotel, Italy. In the final match, she defeated Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) 7:0. After Fedor Gorst (RUS) winning the open event yesterday, this makes it a double victory weekend for Russia. Usually, the matches get tougher the deeper the athletes advance in the field. Looking at Tkach’s matches today, this impression is turned upside down. In the early morning, she fought her way through the match against Tina Vogelmann (GER) and won 7:5. Her next opponent was Christine Feldmann (SUI) who also snatched 5 racks from Tkach. Again, 7:5 was the final result in Tkach’s favour. Then Kristina Tkach encountered Jasmin Ouschan (AUT). This match was expected to be a fierce fight with Ouschan being the favourite player. But to the surprise of the audience, Tkach smashed Ouschan and took her down with 7:3 to advance into the final match of the EPBF Treviso Open. There, Oliwia Czuprynska was waiting. The Polish athlete also did not have smooth sailing […]

Euro-Tour

Fedor Gorst goes all the way

Fedor Gorst (RUS) has just won the Dynamic Billard Treviso Open 2018 with a thrilling 9:7 victory over Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) in the final match.   It was Gorst’s first appearance in a final match of a Euro-Tour ever today. He made his way over elite players like Petri Makkonen (FIN), Mieszko Fortunski (POL), Ivo Aarts (NED) and Maximilian Lechner (AUT) into the final match. His opponent Mateusz Sniegocki had just played a really tough semi-final against his teammate Tomasz Kaplan (POL) and just sneaked over the finish-line with 9:8. So the clash in the final match was experience versus youth. Sniegocki has already three Euro-Tour titles under his belt and today was his fifth appearance in a final match. Gorst was the newbie. „I had nothing to lose really,“ stated Gorst after the match. „The odds were all in favour of Sniegocki so I could play my game and enjoy the final match“. It seemed as if Gorst was as calm as one could be. „I was nervous“, admitted Gorst, „but I managed to […]

National

Billard ist zurück im FREE TV – German Pool Masters wird auf Sport 1 ausgestrahlt

Es ist eine kleine Sensation. Nach vielen Jahren TV-Abstinenz wird deutsches Poolbillard wieder im frei empfangbaren Fernsehen gezeigt und das zur besten Sendezeit: Am Samstag, den 12. Januar strahlt Sport 1 um 19:15 Uhr die Highlights der Vorrundengruppen (27. – 30. Dezember) und die der Finalrunden (5. und 6. Januar) des 4. German Pool Masters aus. Für Poolbillard in Deutschland ist dies ein gewaltiger Sprung nach vorne. Er eröffnet nicht nur den Billardsportlerinnen und Billardsportlern hinsichtlich der Gewinnung externer Sponsoren gewaltige Chancen. Er kann auch den Vereinen durch die TV-Präsenz künftig zu einem deutlichen Mitgliederzuwachs verhelfen. Live verfolgen kann man das German Pool Masters auf www.sportdeutschland.tv und den bekannten Kanälen auf Facebook und Youtube. Die Anmeldung für das 4. German Pool Masters ist seit letzter Woche freigeschalten. Die Top-Platzierten der GT-Abschlussrangliste haben noch bis zum 28. November Zeit, sich ihren Startplatz zu sichern. Danach werden die Tore für die Nachrücker geöffnet. German Pool Masters Ausschreibung Weitere Highlight-Sendungen auf Sport 1 von Turnieren der Touch-German Tour sind für 2019 in der Planung. (Quelle: Billardmagazin Touch)

Euro-Tour

Grabe takes down Kaci

In an intense but one-sided match, Denis Grabe (EST) took down Eklent Kaci (ALB) with 9:2 in the round of the last 32 players at the Dynamic Billard Treviso Open 2018 and sent the #1 ranked player home. The match, which was also streamed live and for free on the EPBF Facebook page, took an unexpected turn. Grabe won 5 of the first 6 racks and totally dominated Kaci. That scenario was not expected since in recent tournaments it was Kaci who normally dominated his opponents. The #1 ranked player in Europe and the World seemed to be completely off track in that match. When he scratched in rack 6 trailing 1:4, he smashed his cue stick on the table which led to a warning for unsportsmanlike conduct and a loss of one rack. Kaci took a time-out and tried to compose himself. But somehow it just was not his day today. He kept on missing easy shots and did not get into his game at all. Finally, Grabe ended the slaughtering by winning 9:2 […]