In the seniors 8-ball competition at the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies at the Golden Tulip Jagershorst Hotel in Leende, The Netherlands, most favourites are on their way and advanced into the single elimination stage of the last 32 players.
Henrique Correia (POR) ist definitely one of those players. Having seven titles in his portfolio already, the likeable Portuguese is seriously striving for another one here in Leende. Surprisingly, he did not win any title last year in Tirana. He has already own medals in straight pool, 10-ball and 9-ball but never in 8-ball so far. This year he is here to change that. Today, he started his quest and took down Ronnie Oldervik (NOR) 7:2 and Janik Navne (DEN) even 7:1. He is now in the single elimination stage, awaiting for his opponent.
Just like Correia, Jimmy Worung (NED) is hungry for a title. The Dutch is waiting for his first title, having won 4 bronze medals so far. Today, Worung found victims in Vyacheslav Derbilov (RUS) 7:3 and Alf Toffer (SWE) 7:4.
Alex Habo (HUN), last year’s bronze medallist in 8-ball, has also set sail for a higher goal. He had two opponents from the far North today. Both players had two things in common: They were both from Finland and they both had to give in to Habo. 7:0 against Antti Rantanen (FIN) and 7:3 over Arto Taavila (FIN) sealed the deal for Habo today, providing him a spot in the last 32 player’s round.
More work needed to be done by Jan Keller (DEN), last year’s 9-ball winner. He overpowered Kervin Chellen (FRA) 7:2 and then had to go all the distance against Radoslaw Misiewicz (POL) to win it by a whisker 7:6.
In the ladies division, last year’s runner-up Susanne Wessel (GER) was seeded #1 since the winner did not attend this year. Standing true to that role, Wessel took down her teammate Karin Michael (GER) 5:4 and the Ilona Zalmanova (CZE) 5:1. That secured her a seat in the quarter-final match.
Tomorrow, the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies at the Golden Tulip Jagershorst Hotel in Leende, The Netherlands will continue at 09:00 CET with loser’s qualification round matches of the 8-ball individuals.
Every day, one match from the events will be shown LIVE on the Facebook page of the EPBF. All Facebook users may check out the high standard of quality which is provided for all the events and see what the Kozoom members receive all the time. You can see all the matches live via www.kozoom.com who stream the whole event on 23 tables on the internet LIVE. The FB live matches are announced on the EPBF Facebook page around noon every day. Results and schedules can be found at www.europeanpoolchampionships.
The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organised by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website www.europeanpoolchampionships.