The picture seems to be quite familiar. 24 tables are set up in the tennis hall of the Alpina Sports & Wellness Hotel in Alpendorf, St. Johann Pg., Austria. The venue has seen many European Championship and Euro-Tour events so far. Today, the opening ceremony of the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Men, Women and Wheelchair athletes has taken place in this very venue. Among others, the mayor of St. Johann Pg., Mr. Guenther Mitterer, the owner of the venue, Mr. Erwin Schwarz and hundreds of players, coaches, referees and officials witnessed the vice-president of the EPBF, Mr. David Morris, opening the event and inviting the guests to a VIP party in the „Eule“ disco aprés ski bar. The fun will end tonight and serious pool action will start early next morning.
From tomorrow on, 195 players from 33 European countries will play for the coveted title of the European Champion in the disciplines straight pool, 10-ball, 8-ball, 9-ball and teams. The Championships last from April 2nd through to April 12th when they will finish with the finals of the 9-ball discipline. The Austrian TV station ORF will come and has planned some LIVE coverage from the final day.
Already today, many pool players from all over Europe have come pouring in into the Alpendorf and cue cases and focussed sportsmen and -women could be seen among the last rest of the ski tourists. The Alpendorf is a very famous ski resort. The season however is coming to an end now. Interested faces from skiers and snowboarders caught a glimpse of the first pool athletes who practiced today in the venue in order to get in shape for tomorrow.
Upon conclusion of the Dynamic Billard European Championships, there will follow two tournaments right after. First, the Dynamic Billard Austrian Open will be played and then the Ballazzo Austrian Women’s Euro-Tour, starting on April 14th and finishing on April 16th just like the Open event. This means that St. Johann im Pongau will be the center for European high class pool action for the upcoming two weeks.
歐洲一年一度的台球大賽 – 2016歐洲撞球錦標賽 (European Championships) 今晨在奧地利 蓬高地區聖約翰 (St. Johann Pg.) 的 Alpina Sports & Wellness酒店舉行了開幕式。開幕式上，蓬高地區聖約翰鎮長 Guenther Mitterer、酒店執行長 Erwin Schwarz 和數百名球員、教練、裁判以及歐洲台球協會副會長David Morris均一同參與。賽場設置在酒店的室內網球館，總共有24張球台進行比賽。
從4月2-12日 為期11天的歐錦賽，來自歐洲33個國家的195球員將從今天奧地利當地時間早上9點 (台北時間下午3點) 展開Straight pool (14-1)、10號球、8號球、9號球及團隊賽 5個項目的爭奪。奧地利當地電視台ORF也將對最後一天9球項目的決賽進行現場直播。
歐錦賽結束後，將有歐巡賽-奧地利公開賽及女子歐巡賽 – 奧地利公開賽兩項賽事緊接在後，兩項歐巡賽將於14-16日登場。而這也意味著，高地區聖約翰 (St. Johann Pg.)將在未來的兩周成為歐洲高競技水平台球賽事中心。
The Dynamic Billard European Championships will begin tomorrow morning at 09:00 local time with first round matches in the straight pool discipline, men and women division.
The Championships will be played on 24 tables which will all be streamed LIVE throughout the whole event. In order to be able to follow all the action LIVE, premium membership can be purchased 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.
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當地時間早上9點 (今天下午3點) 將展開男、女子組Sstraight pool (14-1)第一輪比賽。全部的24張球台都將由Kozoom提供付費視頻直播服務。
登入Kozoom網站 (https://www.kozoom.com/en/pool-billiard/) 先加入會員後，即可線上購買會員通行證 (Premium Pass) 成為Premium會員。Premium會員啟用後，即可觀看所有歐洲台球協會舉辦之賽事，如歐錦賽、歐巡賽。賽事結束後，還可觀看影片庫中過往所有比賽視頻。
CN by Alison