The inaugural stop of the 2018 Dynamic Billard Eurotour starts here in Treviso Thursday morning with 155 plus players from over 30 countries making the trip to Italy. Because of an unavoidable date clash with the world pool masters, a few of the top players are missing from this event but that could play to the advantage of the other elite that are here. With a total prize fund of 36,000 Euros there will be plenty of jostling for that elusive first prize and some valuable ranking points that could prove crucial come the end of the season.
Wiktor Zielinski, Poland’s rising star will be one of the favourites after his impressive performance at the last tour stop in 2017 but he will not be alone. Italy’s Fabio Petroni makes a rare appearance and will be heavily supported by the home crowd as will his fellow countryman, Daniel Corrieri. Austria’s Mario He will be pushing hard to better his last appearance, losing in the final last time out to young Wiktor, he will be firing on all cylinders to reverse that result which could see him top the rankings if successful.
A massive promotional push by the EPBF and Kozoom will see Thursday’s play entirely free for everyone who registers on the Kozoom website and you can also follow the main TV table on the EPBF facebook page throughout the day.
On Saturday morning, the women will also join the stage and start their tournament with 39 participants so far. Saturday at 18:00 local time, the open event will see the final match coming up. The women’s final will be played on Sunday afternoon at 14:30.
The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organised by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). Play starts Thursday at 9am local time, for further information and reference please go to the federation website www.epbf.com under the Eurotour tab. You can also visit us on our Facebook page or check out the EPBF YouTube channel for regular news clips or contact our press office firstname.lastname@example.org.