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Appleton loses to Souquet in 9-Ball

Appleton loses to Souquet in 9-Ball In his first appearance on European soil, Darren Appleton (GBR) lost his first match to Ralf Souquet (GER) with 7:9. It was not necessarily a lucky draw for Appleton. After having achieved so many titles abroad since he moved to the US in 2011, Appleton came back to Europe to compete in the 9-ball division of the Dynamic Billard European Championships and in the Euro-Tour which follows right after the EC. He drew Ralf Souquet in his first round match. The match was a highlight for all fans and spectators. However, Souquet controlled most of the match and was leading big time. He even went on the hill, being 8:3 up on Appleton in a race to nine. That looked like a clear victory for the German. But Appleton is known to never give up. He pulled back several racks from Souquet until the score was only 8:7 for Souquet. In the 16th rack, Souquet played a push-out which Appleton rejected and gave it back. Souquet pocketed a very […]

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8-Ball titles for Sirotina, Tähti and van den Berg

8-Ball titles for Sirotina, Tähti and van den Berg The 8-Ball individuals at the Dynamic Billard European Championships in Kyrenia, North Cyprus, have been decided. The newly crowned Champions are Darya Sirotina (RUS), Jouni Tähti (FIN) and Nick van den Berg (NED). „The toughest match of the day was the quarter-final encounter with Jasmin Ouschan“, stated a happy Sirotina after the final match. She had just defeated Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) with 6:5. The match was filled with ups and down with Sirotina getting 5:3 advantage over Khodjaeva. But the Belgian knew how to stay in the match and pulled back two racks from Sirotina to tie the match at hill-hill. There, Sirotina proved her nerves and ran out the rack and the match to win her first European Champion title in the women’s division. Jouni Tähti has been there quite some time already. He had the final match with his „favorite opponent“, Henrik Larsson (SWE). „It is always special when Finish people meet Swedes in sports events“, says Tähti after the final. He remained the […]

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Chinakhov eliminates Alcaide and Das in a row

Chinakhov eliminates Alcaide and Das in a row The 10-Ball competition at the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Men, Women and Wheelchair Athletes in Acapulco Hotel and Resort, Kyrenia, North Cyprus, has provided the spectators with some unexpected results today. A total of 98 men, 46 women and 17 wheelchair players have lined up today to see who will eventually snatch the title from the current Champions. Ruslan Chinakhov came up with the first upset of the day. He defeated David Alcaide (ESP) in a tight thriller with 8:7. In the next round, Chinakhov went ahead and also sent Serge Das (BEL) to the loser’s side. Defending Champion Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) was another famous victim of today’s play. He lost his opening match to Daryl Peach (GBR) with 7:8. Peach proceeded into the single elimination round of the final 64 players while Sniegocki takes the long way. Dutch „El Nino“ Nick van den Berg (NED) won his first two appearances over Sebastian Staab (GER) 8:6 and David Zalman (CZE) 8:1 and had smooth sailing so […]

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Feijen and Ouschan grab the straight pool crowns

Feijen and Ouschan grab the straight pool crowns The first titles at the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Men, Women and Wheelchair Athletes have been assigned. In the women’s division, Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) defended her title from last year and won the final match over Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) with 75:19. In the men’s division, Niels Feijen (NED) prevented his teammate Nick van den Berg (NED) from winning three straight pool titles in a row and defeated him 125:50. Ouschan started her day with a clear 75:28 walk over Melissa Rademakers (NED). Then she faced a tough opponent in the quarter-final. Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) proved to be hard work for Ouschan who stayed on top of the match, winning it with 75:54. In the semi-final match, Ouschan eliminated Line Kjoersvik (NOR) with 75:46. These victories booked her a seat in the final match. Oliwia Czuprynska started her day with a 75:44 victory over Kristina Grim (GER). She then finished Sara Rocha’s (POR) hopes with 75:39, just to meet her friend and teammate Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL) in […]

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Defending Champions Van den Berg and Ouschan on their way

Defending Champions Van den Berg and Ouschan on their way The day started rather stormy. The sea which is normally inviting the people for a nice swim was rough and capricious. Maybe that was a presage for today’s straight pool matches. 95 men and 45 women had taken up the challenge to see who will wear the crown in European straight pool in 2014. Defending Champions were Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) and Nick van den Berg (NED) and they knew that it will not be an easy task to claim the title again this year. Van den Berg had a tough opening match against Daniele Corrieri (ITA). The Italian stood out at recent Euro-Tours by always making it to the final stages of the event. So the match was expected to be a tough fight… and it was! Van den Berg made a mistake at 4:0 and allowed Corrieri to enter the table with a clear shot. The Italian thanked him and made 56 balls. Racing to 100 points, that was more than half the points […]

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Dynamic Billard European Championships Men, Women & Wheelchair 2014

Vom 30. März – 09. April 2014 findet in Kyrenia/North Zyprus die Pool Billard Europameisterschaft der Damen, Herren und Rollstuhlfahrer statt. Die Dynamic Billard European Championships Men, Women & Wheelchair 2014 wird auch in diesem Jahr erneut viele hochklassige und spannende Matches hervorbringen. Die letzte Europameisterschaft wurde aus deutscher Sicht erheblich getrübt, zum ersten Mal seit sehr langer Zeit blieb das deutsche Team ohne Medaille. Alle Sieger des Vorjahres findet man im Artikel von 2013 —> Dynamic Billard European Championships Men, Women & Wheelchair 2013. Den Medaillenspiegel 2013 gewann Polen vor den Niederlanden. Nur ganz wenige, der besten Pool Billard Spieler Europas, werden in Kyrenia nicht am Start sein. Einige der Goldanwärter sind u.a.: David Alcaide (SPA), Chris Melling (GBR), Daryl Peach (GBR), Oliwia Czuprynska (POL), Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL), Mateusz Sniegocki (POL), Konstantin Stepanov (RUS), Nataliya Serosthan (RUS), Anna Mazhirina (RUS), Mario He (AUT), Albin Ouschan (AUT), Jasmin Ouschan (AUT), Marika Poikkijoki (FIN), Marcus Chamat (SWE), Louise Furberg (SWE), Andreas Gerwen (SWE), Caroline Roos (SWE), Daniele Corrieri (ITA), Fabio Petroni (ITA), Nick van den Berg […]