9-ball titles awarded at the final day of the European Championships

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The last day of the Dynamic Billard European Championships 2019 saw the finals in the 9-ball individuals in all four divisions. The titles were grabbed by Fedor Gorst (RUS), Jasmin Ouschan (AUT), Pijus Labutis (LTU) and Jouni Tahti (FIN).

2019 European Championships - 9 ball winner Fedor Gorst

Fedor Gorst|Photo of DK/EPBF

Fedor Gorst had a thriller against Joshua Filler (GER) in the men’s 9-ball division. Both player performed tremendously well throughout the event and deserved their spot in the final match. Gorst was always ahead of Filler whose break let him down big time in the match. But the German  struck back whenever he could and kept the match open for a long time. Then Gorst got some momentum and went on the hill, taking a nice 8:4 lead over Filler. But one of „Killer Filler’s“ most important talents is that he keeps his nerves together and plays rock solid even when under fire. Filler took some racks off Gorst since the Russian himself had some problems with his break shot in the latter part of the match. Filler even got to the hill and created an 8:8 situation. The heat was on for both players with Gorst having the break shot. He had 2 balls down and an open layout. From there, Filler never got back to the table and Gorst sneaked past the winning line, taking the match with 9:8 over brave Filler.

Top 8 9-ball Men
1. Fedor Gorst (RUS)
2. Joshua Filler (GER)
3. Tomasz Kaplan (POL)
    Kim Laaksonen (FIN)
5. Edmond Zaja (ALB)
    Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS)
    Zoran Svilar (SRB)
    Mario He (AUT)

2019 European Championships - 9 ball winner Jasmin Ouschan

Jasmin Ouschan|Photo of DK/EPBF

The women’s final match between Jasmin Ouschan and Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS) turned into a demolition for the Russian. Ouschan determined the match from the start to her liking and Seroshtan could not get a foot on the floor. Having in mind that Ouschan was far below her expectations during this championship, she played up to her standard in the final match and handed a whitewash to Seroshtan with 7:0.

Top 8 9-ball Women
1. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT)
2. Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS)
3. Vivien Schade (GER)
    Ana Gradisnik (SLO)
5. Elise Qiu (NED)
    Veronika Ivanovskaia (GER)
    Oliwia Czuprynska (POL)
    Kristina Zlateva (BUL)

2019 European Championships - 9 ball winner Pijus Labutis

Pijus Labutis|Photo of DK/EPBF

In the Under 23 division, Pijus Labutis was the favoured player over Oliver Szolnoki since he had already taken a title in 8-ball earlier this week. Though Szolnoki performed quite convincing, Labutis was a bit ahead of him because of his focus being set on another title. 9:7 was the final result that brought the second title for Labutis for this week.

Top 8 9-ball Under 23
1. Pijus Labutis (LTU)
2. Oliver Szolnoki (HUN)
3. Casper Matikainen (FIN)
    Aleksa Pecelj (SRB)
5. Vitaliy Patsura (UKR)
    Osman Sanlisoy (TNC)
    Samet Degirmanci (TUR)
    Jan van Lierop (NED)

2019 European Championships - 9 ball winner Jouni Tahti

Jouni Tahti|Photo of DK/EPBF

In the wheelchair division, all-time favoured Jouni Tahti wasted no time with his opponent Fred Dinsmore. He simply outplayed the Irish and took the match pretty easy with 7:1.

Top 8 9-ball Wheelchair
1. Jouni Tahti (FIN)
2. Fred Dinsmore (IRL)
3. Matej Brajkovic (SLO)
    Tony Southern (GBR)
5. Kurt Deklerck (BEL)
    Henrik Larsson (SWE)
    Leszek Blumczynski (POL)
    Roy Kimberley (GBR)

The final medal table displays Russia as the winner of the event, having won 3 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals. Runner-Up is Poland with 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals with Finland coming in third with 2 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal and 3 Bronze medals.

2019 European Championships - Medal table after 5 of 5 events

That concludes the coverage of the 2019 Dynamic Billard European Championships for Men, Women, Under 23 and Wheelchair Athletes from Treviso, Italy. We will be back tomorrow with more news from the upcoming Euro-Tour events for Men and Women.

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