The newly crowned Dynamic Billard European Champions in 10-ball are Alexander Kazakis (GRE), Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) and Jouni Tahti (FIN).
希臘 Alexander Kazakis, 比利時 Kamila Khodjaeva, 芬蘭Jouni Tahti 分別奪下歐錦賽10號球冠軍
The story of the final match is quickly told. It was a close combat between Francisco Diaz (ESP) and Alexander Kazakis. They were taking racks in turn.
At 6:5 to Kazakis, Diaz played a bad safety shot and left a possible shot for Kazakis. The Greek went for it, made it and went on the hill 7:5. There again, a safety battle occurred. Diaz played an unforced error on the 3-ball and gave ball in hand to Kazakis. That was enough for Kazakis to win his first title with 8:5 at European Championship level.
In the earlier rounds today, defending Champion David Alcaide (ESP) had hard work to do. In the round of the last 64 players, he just sneaked past Germany’s Sebastian Ludwig with an 8:7 victory. Then, fate got him. He played Alexander Kazakis (GRE) in the next round and the match went hill-hill again. This time, lady luck was not on his side anymore. When he broke the decisive 15th rack at a score of 7:7, he scratched and left an open table for Kazakis. That was the end of Alcaide’s dreams to defend his title in 10-ball from last year. Kazakis ran out and won 8:7. His journey into the final match broughtKazakis up against Andreas Gerwen (SWE) 8:5, Andreas Madsen (DEN) 8:3 and Nick van den Berg (NED) 8:6 in the semi final match.
Francisco Diaz also had a hill-hill thriller in the round of the last 64 players. He defeated his teammate Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (ESP) by a whisker with 8:7. Then, he marched on over Ronnie Oldervik(NOR) 8:4, Kasper Kristoffersen (DEN) 8:4, Aki Heiskanen (FIN) 8:6 and Fabio Petroni (ITA) in the semi final with 8:3.
10號球男子組方面，在稍早單敗64強的比賽中，衛冕冠軍西班牙好手David Alcaide驚險的以8:7打敗德國選手Sebastian Ludwig。而他的下一輪的比賽則面對到了Alexander Kazakis，這次幸運女神不在眷顧於他，此時比數再次來到了7:7搶尾局的階段，Alcaide在最後第15局決定性的開球後，沒有進袋 留下了開放球局，Kazakis上場後一杆清台，以8:7拿下勝利，這也讓Alcaide的衛冕之路夢碎。Kazakis接下來以8:5及8:3連續擊敗瑞典的Andreas Gerwen及丹麥選手Andreas Madsen，四強賽再以8:6打敗昨天剛拿下14-1冠軍的荷蘭名將Nick van den Berg，進入到最終決賽。
而在決賽上，希臘選手Alexander Kazakis迎來他的對手，來自西班牙的Francisco Diaz。當Kazakis取得6:5 領先時，Diaz一個失敗的安全球，Kazakis把握住了這個機會，比數來到聽牌的7:5。然而，下一局當中，Diaz在3號球上又發生了一個受迫性的失誤，讓Kazakis得到自由球的機會，最終Kazakis就以8:5擊敗Diaz，拿下歐錦賽男子10號球金牌。
|Gold 冠軍||Alexander Kazakis (GRE 希臘)|
|Sliver 亞軍||Francisco Diaz (EPS 西班牙)|
|Bronze 季軍||Nick van den Berg (NED 荷蘭)
Fabio Petroni (ITA 義大利)
The women’s final was an exact replay of the straight pool final, but with another outcome. This time, Kamila Khodjaeva was able to win over Jasmin Ouschan (AUT). She even managed to win the decisive rack at 5:4 in her favor with forcing Ouschan to play three consecutive fouls. This brought Khodjaeva the 6:4 victory for the Championship.
Kamila Khodjaeva’s way into the final match of the women’s 10-ball was a bit amazing. First, she defeated Jasmin Ouschan in the first round with 6:5, but she lost the winner’s qualification round to Kynthia Orfanidis (NED) 4:6. Being drawn against Severine Titaux (FRA) in the round of the final 16 players, she won 6:1. The next round, she met Orfanidis again. This time, Khodjaeva remained victorious with the closest of all results, 6:5. In the semi-final match, Khodjaeva ousted Marika Poikkijoki (FIN) who had defeated the defending Champion Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL) the round before, with 6:3. That booked her a seat in the final match.
Jasmin Ouschan took the detour through the loser’s round since she lost her opening match to Kamila Khodjaeva. In the single elimination round of the final 16 players, Ouschan won 6:4 over Ana Mazhirina (RUS). Then, she defeated Louise Furberg (SWE) clearly with 6:1. In the semi-final match, Ouschann prevented the final in women’s 10-ball becoming a „family affair“ by winning 6:1 over Diana Khodjaeva (BEL), Kamila’s younger sister.
在女子組方面，Kamila Khodjaeva在女子10號球的展現了讓人驚奇的晉級之路。Khodjaeva在第一輪先以6:5擊敗Jasmin Ouschan，但隨後的勝部資格賽以4:6 輸給了荷蘭的Kynthia Orfanidis。接著進入到單敗16強賽以6:1擊敗來自法國的Severine Titaux，下一輪八強賽，再次對上了Orfanidis，這次則以6:5復仇成功擊敗對手。四強賽上，Khodjaeva以6:3淘汰了芬蘭選手Marika Poikkijoki，Poikkijoki則是在上一輪擊敗了衛冕冠軍波蘭選手Katarzyna Wesolowska。這也讓Khodjaeva取得決賽門票。
Jasmin Ouschan在16強的單敗淘汰階段，先以6:4淘汰了俄羅斯好手Ana Mazhirina，接著在以6:1輕鬆擊退瑞典選手Louise Furberg。在在四強賽上，Ouschann面對上了Kamila的妹妹Diana Khodjaeva，最終以6:1獲勝進入到決賽。這也阻止了讓決賽上演”家庭對戰”的戲碼。
而最後的冠軍戰則是重演了14-1決賽對戰戲碼，但卻有著不一樣的結局。在比數來到5:4聽牌時，Khodjaeva連續三次成功的防守做球，讓Ouschann連續發生了三次解球上的失誤，最終Kamila Khodjaeva就以6:4成功地擊敗Jasmin Ouschan拿下冠軍。
|Gold 冠軍||Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL 比利時)|
|Sliver 亞軍||Jasmin Ouschan(AUT 奧地利)|
|Bronze 季軍||Marika Poikkijoki (FIN 芬蘭)
Diana Khodjaeva (BEL 比利時)
The wheelchair final looked long time as if Kurt Deklerck (BEL) would be a sure winner. 4:2 and even 5:3 were the intermediate results in favor of Deklerck. But Jouni Tahti (FIN) never gives up and managed to pull rack after rack from Deklerck, winning the match with 6:5 in the end.
Jouni Tahti had no bigger problems with Roy Kimberley (GBR) in the first semi final of the wheelchair division. He booked his seat in the final match with a 6:4 victory over the Brit.
Kurt Deklerck had already lost to Tahti in the winner’s qualification round. On the loser’s side, he ousted Tony Southern (GBR) clearly with 5:2. Then, he met Fred Dinsmore (IRL), the defending Champion, in the semi-final match. The match went hill-hill with the better end for Deklerck.
最後在輪椅組方面，芬蘭選手Jouni Tahti在四強賽對上Roy Kimberley的比賽當中，並沒有遭遇到太大的困難，順利地以6:4淘汰了Kimberley，訂下決賽的一個席次。
Kurt Deklerck在勝部資格賽那輪中已輸給了Tahti一次。進入到敗部中，他先以5:2擊敗了英國的Tony Southern，接著在四強賽碰上衛冕冠軍愛爾蘭選手Fred Dinsmore，在搶尾局當中以5:4擊敗了Dinsmore。
最終決賽屬於比利時選手Kurt Deklerck與芬蘭好手Jouni Tahti之間的對決。Deklerck在比賽當中取得4:2及5:3的領先，看似Deklerck 就要拿下比賽，但Tahti並沒有因此而放棄，一掬一局的接力吃下，最終就以6:4逆轉擊敗Deklerck奪下冠軍。
|Gold 冠軍||Jouni Tahti (FIN 芬蘭)|
|Sliver 亞軍||Kurt Deklerck (BEL 比利時)|
|Bronze 季軍|| Fred Dinsmore (IRL 愛爾蘭)
Roy Kimberley (GBR 英國)
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