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Team Europe wins the 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup

07/07/2017 Team Europe wins the 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup After the disastrous day yesterday, team USA started out better today. The first two matches were mixed doubles. Leading 7:1, Europe had a big advantage and could enter the arena more relaxed than the US team. The first scotch double was played between Maksim Dudanets and Kristina Tkach versus Ricky Evans and April Larson. Though the US players contended much better than yesterday, they still made mistakes in their pocketing and – even worse – in their shot selection. Instead of going for a good safety shot, they went for the rail shots and most of the time missed them. Still, the first match was quite close and the Europeans were able to win it in the end with 6:4. The second scotch double was even closer. Patrick Hofmann and Diana Khodjaeva went hill-hill against Shane Wolford and Sierra Reams. Rack 11 was the decider in that match. Sierra Reams broke the rack and came up with an illegal break. Both teams exchanged safety shots and […]

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Disastrous day for Team USA – Europe whitewashed their opponents

06/07/2017 Disastrous day for Team USA – Europe whitewashed their opponents Today team Europe shocked their opponents from the United States. Starting into the day with a 2:1 lead, the score board now displays a score of 7:1 for Europe after 5 matches from today. A total disaster for the US contingency. The day started with two scotch doubles. The boys opened up the fight at 15:00 CET. Europe was represented by the two Polish lads Wiktor Zielinski and Daniel Maciol while USA entered the arena with Nathan Childress and Manny Perez. The first four racks of that match were quite exciting since team USA took a 1:0 and 2:1 lead. But Europe tied the match at 2:2 and turned the double into a one sided affair. Quick play and insecure safety shots determined the US game while the Europeans kept calm and played up to their ability. Zielinski and Maciol took four consecutive racks and won the match with 6:2 over Perez and Childress. That turned the overall score to 3:1 for Europe. The […]

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Team Europe takes a 2:1 lead while the US team draws first blood

05/07/2017 Team Europe takes a 2:1 lead while the US team draws first blood Today the 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup started at 19:30 in the Sports Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria. The first match was a line up with all six players of each team playing against one another. Team Europe had the far better start. After seven racks, the European were ahead 5:2, only needing one more rack for the victory and the first point in the event. But the US team stayed in there and fought their way back into the match. The tide turned in rack eight when Manny Perez (USA) ran out on Daniel Maciol (POL). That gave some momentum for team USA. They also won the following two racks and managed to tie that first match at 5:5. The decider was played between Shane Wolford (USA) and Wiktor Zielinski (POL). There, Zielinski broke end had the 1-ball down but he did not really have a shot at the 2-ball. He came up with a poor safety and allowed Wolford back into […]

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Atlantic Challenge Cup streaming is live and free, for everyone!!!

03/07/2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup streaming is live and free, for everyone!!! With the third staging of the Atlantic Challenge Cup quickly approaching, the EPBF announced today that the entire event will be streamed live via the EPBF facebook page. With only a day before the teams start arriving, it is great news that everybody anywhere will be able to see this great event unfold said IBPF President David Morris. And for those of you who do not use the social media giant, you can still watch this event live and free via our partner Kozoom, just log into www.kozoom.com register and you’ll be there with us he continued. Johnny Archer (the Scorpion) will be the guest captain for team USA and he’ll be battling his wits against the world 9-ball champion Albin Ouschan who will be team Europe’s captain. The event takes place at Sportpark Klagenfurt in Austria between the 5th and 8th of July. Six players from Europe, six from America, the best from each Continent will battle it out to capture the third […]

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Atlantic Challenge Cup 2017

Team Europe gewinnt Atlantic Challenge Cup 2017 gegen Team USA mit 11-2. Wann: 05. – 08. Juli 2016 Spielort: Sportpark Klagenfurt, Südring 207, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Österreich Disziplin: 9 Ball Teams: Europe: Daniel Maciol, Kristina Tkach, Maksim Dudanets, Wiktor Zielinski, Diana Khodjaeva, Patrick Hoffman USA: Manny Perez, April Larson, Shane Wolford, Nathan Childress, Sierra Reams, Ricky Evans Titelverteidiger: Team Europe Offizielle Website: Atlantic Challenge Cup Livestream: Kozoom (kostenlos)

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Europe Announces 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup Team Captain

17/06/2017 Europe Announces 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup Team Captain The European Pocket Billiard Federation today announced its team’s captain to face the Americans during this year’s staging of the Atlantic Challenge Cup taking place July 5 – 8, 2017 in Klagenfurt, Austria. “We are thrilled to appoint Albin Ouschan to lead Team Europe as its Captain for the 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup,” said EPBF President Gre Leenders. Albin is playing so well at the moment and it will be great to have someone with his experience on board. I must say, a lot of credit has to go to Albin for taking this on, he is also preparing for the World games in Poland later that month so a big hand has to go to him for giving his time for these young stars” Leenders continued. Albin had this to say on his appointment. “I am very honored to get picked as captain for team Europe at this year’s Atlantic Challenge Cup but I also know from the Mosconi cup, just how much work is […]

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USA Announces 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup Team Captain

29/05/2017 USA Announces 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup Team Captain The Billiard Congress of America today announced its team’s captain to face the Europeans during this year’s staging of the Atlantic Challenge Cup taking place July 5 – 8, 2017 in Klagenfurt, Austria. “We are thrilled to name Johnny Archer to lead Team USA as its Captain for the 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup,” said BCA CEO Rob Johnson. “While his accomplishments in the game are enormous, Johnny’s commitment to give back to the game by dedicating time to support and grow junior play makes him the ideal candidate to lead Team USA in 2017. We are also excited to announce Johnny will be supported by 2015 and 2016 ACC Team Captain and BEF Junior Nationals Tournament Director Earl Munson. Johnny and Earl will make for a great combination to guide Team USA in player selection, pre-event training and on-site leadership.” A 2009 Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame inductee, Archer is a four-time world 9-ball champion and winner of 25 pro tour titles. Born in […]

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USA Announces 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup Team

27/05/2017 USA Announces 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup Team
Captains To Be Announced In Coming Weeks The Billiard Congress of America today announced its team for the 3nd annual Atlantic Challenge Cup event to be held in Klagenfurt, Austria, 5 – 8 July, 2017. The 2017 team begins with reigning Junior National 9-Ball Champion and member of the 2016 US World Junior Team Ricky Evans. Ricky will be joined by his 2016 World Teammate Nathan Childress, long time junior standout Manny Perez, and 2016 Atlantic Challenge Cup team member Shane Wolford. 2015 Atlantic Challenge Cup Team USA MVP April Larson, and 2016 reserve member Sierra Reams round out Team USA. “To be selected a member of Team USA is a unique honor and I hope every player understands what a great accomplishment it is to wear the Team USA jersey,” said Billiard Congress of America CEO Rob Johnson. “Now, it’s time to prepare to compete as a team and give Team Europe a great battle for that Cup! Team USA Committee Chair Rick Doner and his team […]

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Europe Announces 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup Team

26/05/2017 Europe Announces 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup Team
Captains To Be Announced In Coming Weeks The European Pocket Billiard Federation today announced its team to face the Americans during this year’s staging of the Atlantic Challenge Cup taking place 5 – 8, July, 2017 in Klagenfurt, Austria. The European team consists of Russia’s Maksim Dudanets, Poland’s Daniel Maciol and Wiktor Zielinski and Germany’s Patrick Hoffman. On the girls’ side are Russia’s Kristina Tkach and Belgium’s Diana Khodjaeva. Maksim and Kristina have qualified for the European team for the third time and played key roles in both of Europe’s Atlantic Challenge Cup victories. “No player will take our 2015 and 2016 victories for granted” said EPBF president Gre Leenders. “They have the upmost respect for the American players and know that what happened in the past is history. The moment they step out into that arena they will be focused on the job at hand. The fact we have returning players will be valuable to the new team members.” Team USA will be announced next week. Launched […]

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EPBF Announces 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup

10/05/2017 EPBF Announces 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup Location and Date Teams and Captains To Be Announced In Coming Weeks The European Pocket Billiard Federation today announced the third annual Atlantic Challenge Cup will be held in Klagenfurt, Austria, 5 – 8 July, 2017. On Thursday the 4th of May, the city of Klagenfurt made an official announcement that the Atlantic Challenge Cup will be held at Sportpark Klagenfurt. Specific match times will be announced at a later date. “With around 20 journalists and TV stations present during this announcement, the event promises to be heavily promoted,” said IBPF President David Morris. “Europe has won the first two editions between these two pool giants in 2015 and 2016, but America is determined to improve on its previous showings. They have raised the bar in youth competitions over the last few years which will enable them to send a very competitive team. Europe is also preparing to send a very strong team that is prepared to win the Cup again in 2017.” “Europe has selected an outstanding […]