Scandinavian festival in 9-ball

2019 European Championships Youth - Scandinavian festival in 9-ball 777x437Left to right: C. Lentz, M. Nguyen and E. Gangflot

The final medals have been awarded today at the Dynamic Billard European Youth Championships 2019 in veldhoven, The Netherlands. 9-ball individuals and team competition was played.

The 9-ball individuals turned into a Scandinavian festival. With My Nguyen (SWE; girls), Emil-Andre Gangflot (NOR; U17) and Christoffer Lentz (DEN; U19) three players from the Northern European countries went for the gold medals.

In the team competition, Team Germany won the U19, Team Poland won the U17 and Team Russia took the Gold Medal in the girls division.

2019 European Championships Youth - 9-ball U19 Christoffer Lentz

U19 Christoffer Lentz|Photo © EPBF/DK

The final match in the U19 9-ball competition was played between Christoffer Lentz and Mustafa Alnar (TNC). It was only thrilling in the first 4 racks when Alnar was able to show some active resistance. After a score of 2:2, it was only Lentz who demonstrated high class pool while Alnar lost his track completely. The final result in that match was 8:2 in favour of the Danish.

U19方面,丹麥小將Christoffer Lentz迎來北賽普勒斯Mustafa Alnar的挑戰。比賽剛開始的前4局Mustafa Alnar展現其韌性,雙方戰成2-2平手。第五局開始,Lentz掌控起了整場比賽,最後憑藉著優秀的發揮,最終8-2擊敗對手奪下冠軍。

Top eight finishers Under 19 9-ball
1. Christoffer Lentz DEN
2. Mustafa Alnar TNC
3. Ole-Kristian Rudshavn NOR
Manuel Butschek AUT
5. Ivan Galic CRO
Marcel Bruennemann GER
Ragnar Gronsten SWE
Jere Virtaranta FIN

2019 European Championships Youth - U17 Emil-Andre Gangflot

U17 Emil-Andre Gangflot|Photo © EPBF/DK

The final 9-ball match in the U17 took place between Emil-Andre Gangflot and Szymon Kural (POL). Kural had already taken the crown in 10-ball earlier this week and was ready for more. The match was really exciting and thrilling to the spectators and it went all the way to a hill-hill situation at 6:6. Then, Kural attempted to play a safety on the 7-ball but to his horror had no ball touch any rails after the contact so the shot was called a foul. With ball in hand, Gangflot had no problem to run the remaining 3 balls and go for then Gold in the U17 9-ball competition.

U17組由來自挪威的Emil-Andre Gangflot面對10號球金牌得主,波蘭的Szymon Kural。比賽一路來到6:6致勝局,Kural 在7號球上選擇安全球,但卻因沒有任何球碰觸到顆星而發生致命失誤,這個犯規也讓Gangflot上場結束掉僅剩的三顆球,取得比賽優勝。

Top eight finishers Under 17 9-ball
1. Emil-Andre Gangflot NOR
2. Szymon Kural POL
3. Dennis Laszkowski GER
    Florian Heel AUT
5. Mikita Paluyan BLR
    Arsenii Kovalerchik RUS
    Arseni Sevastyanov FIN
    Ajdin Piknjac BIH

2019 European Championships Youth - Girls My Nguyen

Girls My Nguyen|Photo © EPBF/DK

In the girls 9-ball final, once more My Nguyen met Nina Torvund (NOR). The match had already happened during the competition yesterday when Torvund defeats Nguyen in the winner’s qualification round with 6:3. Last year’s 10-ball Champion was up against the defending 9-ball Champion. Today, My Nguyen played much better than yesterday and Torvund could not perform up to her usual level. In the end, Nguyen took the Gold home to Sweden with an impressive 6:2 victory over Torvund.

女子組方面,再次上演瑞典的My Nguyen 對上挪威選手 Nina Torvund,兩人已有過多次交手,Torvund 在早前勝部資格賽以 6:3 擊敗Nguyen。在決賽中,Torvund無法發揮自身正常水平再加上她的對手My Nguyen在整體表現優於自己的的情況下,瑞典女孩以6:2拿下冠軍。

Top eight finishers Girls 9-ball
1. My Nguyen SWE
2. Nina Torvund NOR
3. Milena Murha BLR
    Valeriia Trushevskaia RUS
5. Vivien Heine GER
    Aleksandra Guleikova RUS
    Iuliia Pozdeeva RUS
    Lena Primus AUT

The final match in the U19 was played between Germany and Croatia. Germany won the match 3:0 with Christian Froehlich winning 7:4 in 10-ball over Ivan Galic. Niclas Dohr defeated Luka Galic in 9-ball with 8:6 while Jacques Wollschaeger remained victorious with 7:5 in 8-ball over Mario Gulic.

Top 4 Teams U19
1. Germany
2. Croatia
3. Denmark
Finland

In the U17 team competition, Team Poland defeated the Team from Belarus with 2:1. While Szymon Kural put the first point into the Polish account with a 7:1 victory over Aliaksei Remez, Mikita Paluyan was able to tie the match result to 1:1 with his 10-ball win 6:1 over Oskar Jamorski. The decider was delivered by Dominik Jastrzab who defeated Andrei Adziarykha 6:1 in the 8-ball match. Poland won the team final with 2:1.

Top 4 Teams U17
1. Poland
2. Belarus
3. The Netherlands
Russia

The team competition the girls division was won by Russia with an easy 2:0 victory over Norway. Valeriia Trushevskaia took down Astrid-Eiken Flage in 9-ball with 6:1. Aleksandra Guleikova won her 8-ball match with 5:2 over Nina Torvund.

Top 4 Teams Girls
1. Russia
2. Norway
3. Poland
Austria

Final medal table

2019 European Championships Youth - Medal table after 5 of 5 events

Germany has won the medal table at the Youth Championships with Russia becoming second and Poland ranked #3.

This concludes the coverage of the Dynamic Billard European Youth Championships 2019 in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. Coming up next Thursday, the Dynamic Billard Veldhoven Euro-Tour will be launched. On Friday, the Predator Veldhoven Open WOmen’s Euro-Tour will begin.

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CN/Alison