The final Euro-Tour stop of 2019, the Dynamic Billard Antalya Open, is all set up and ready to go. The venue this time is the Limak Atlantis Resort in Antalya, Turkey.
While outside the sun is shining down on the lovely beach side resort, the first players have already conquered the practice tables in order to be in top shape when the tournament starts tomorrow at 09:00 local time with the first round matches. Over 180 players have enrolled for this event which is very attractive not only because of the prize money and the ranking points but also because of the lovely venue where it is taking place.
Temperatures of over 25 degrees celsius are pampering the contestants here and the time between the matches can easily be spent first class in the facilities of the hotel or directly on the beach of the Mediterranean Sea. Europe’s elite players have all registered for this event and will once more this year compete for the title.
#1 ranked player Joshua Filler (GER) is very likely to remain the #1 ranked player by the end of this season since he is leading the rankings with 2560pts, losing only 370pts from last year’s event in Klagenfurt. Runner-up in the rankings is Marc Bijsterbosch (NED), who seems to be on fire currently. He is on 2225pts but will lose a third place from Klagenfurt 2018 420pts. Denis Grabe (EST) is only 5 points behind Bijsterbosch and he will lose less points than his Dutch opponent, 330pts from his 9th place finish. This ranking situation indicates a tough and close battle for ranking spot #2 but #1 will pretty likely remain with the current leader Filler. Remarkable is also the fact that former World Games Gold Medallist Darren Appleton (GBR) is entering the Euro-Tour after a long absence now. It will be interesting to see how Appleton will fit in today’s pool elite scene with so many new and young faces in the top positions like Gorst, Filler, Kaci and Lechner, just to name a few.
On Saturday morning, the women will enter the stage and start their tournament, the Predator Antalya Open Women’s Euro-Tour at 09:00 local time. Their final match is scheduled for Sunday, November 10th at 16:00 local time.
Every day, up to two matches will be streamed LIVE over the EPBF Facebook page and on the EPBF YouTube channel. Check for updates and announcements.
The Dynamic Billard Antalya Open are played in the Limak Atlantis Resort in Belek, Turkey, on up to 20 tables which are all streamed LIVE throughout the whole event. In order to be able to follow all the action LIVE, premium membership can be obtained at www.kozoom.com. Once a premium membership is held, all events for the respective period of time can be viewed LIVE. Additionally, a huge video gallery is contained in the website.
The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website www.eurotouronline.com or visit us on Facebook for regular news clips or contact our press office firstname.lastname@example.org.