Kristina Tkach (RUS) and Niels Feijen (NED) have just won the gold medals in the straight pool discipline of the Dynamic Billard European Championships in Albufeira, Portugal.
In the men’s division, „The Terminator“ Niels Feijen played an outstanding tournament. Having won the coveted title in straight pool already 5-times before, Feijen really had an incentive this time. His A-status with the Dutch Olympic Committee and therefore the funding for another year was in danger if he would not have made in into the last eight of the event. After having ousted Stephan Cohen (FRA) 125:3 in the round of the last 32 players, he met the defending Champion Albin Ouschan (AUT) in the next round. Ouschan was a very high obstacle that Feijen needed to overcome in order to get into the round of the last 8. But „The Terminator“ stood tall today and took down Ouschan with 125:88 after a firefly fought match.
In the quarter-final, Feijen eliminated Jakub Koniar (SVK) with 125:46 without further problems. Even clearer was Feijen’s victory in the semi-final with Kim Laaksonen (FIN). He ousted the Finish player 125:19 and one could witness Feijen’s hunger to grab his 6th title in straight pool growing strong. In the final match, Feijen met Tomasz Kaplan (POL) who has also earned his merits in the past in straight pool. Today, Feijen was too strong for Kaplan. The Dutch turned the final match into a one man show and after one hour and ten minutes, „The Terminator“ sank the final ball for a 125:13 victory over Kaplan, having used only four innings to claim the victory.
2017歐洲撞球錦標賽首個比賽項目14-1角逐全部結束，荷蘭“ 終結者” Niels Feijen和俄羅斯新星Kristina Tkach分別擊敗奪冠熱門、衛冕冠軍的歐斯純姐弟，斬獲男女組別冠軍。
男子組爭奪中，Feijen在過去的賽事中已經獲得過5次該項目的冠軍，本次比賽他依舊表現神勇，在32進16的比賽中以125-3血洗法國名將Stephan Cohen後迎戰衛冕冠軍Albin Ouschan，如果Feijen不能擊敗Albin進入8強，那麽他與荷蘭奧委會的經費協議就將失效。結果，經過一番激烈拼殺，Feijen 125-88力挫Albin晉級8強。1/4決賽中，Feijen 125-46輕取斯洛伐克的Jakub Koniar，極度渴望收獲第6冠的他又在半決賽中125-19橫掃芬蘭的Kim Laaksonen殺入決賽。決賽對手是在14-1領域收獲頗豐的波蘭球員Tomasz Kaplan，最終比賽成為了Feijen的個人表演，125-13，Feijen再度打出恐怖的比分，勢不可擋地摘得個人第6塊14-1項目金牌。
Top 8 Men 男子八強:
1. Niels Feijen (NED 荷蘭) / Kamui
2. Tomasz Kaplan (POL 波蘭)
Kim Laaksonen (FIN 芬蘭)
Mieszko Fortunski (POL 葡萄牙)
Jakub Koniar (SVK 斯洛伐克)
Miguel Silva (POR 葡萄牙)
Andreas Roschkowsky (GER 德國)
Konstantin Stepanov (RUS 俄羅斯)
In the women’s competition, Kristina Tkach was up against the Austrian title defender, Jasmin Ouschan (AUT). Tkach’s way into the final looked quite impressive. In the round of the last 16 players she bested Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) 75:4. Then she marched on and triumphed clearly over Amalia Matas (ESP) 75:15. In the semi-final match, Tkach got the better of her teammate Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS) and remained the upper hand with 75:57.
In the final match of course, Jasmin Ouschan was awaiting her. The Austrian title defender started furiously and took a 39:-2 lead over Tkach. But the young Russian remained cool as ice and played her game whenever Ouschan allowed her to do so. And she got more chances than expected. Ouschan committed several serious and avoidable mistakes. Leading 61:45, Tkach missed the break ball and Ouschan got back to an open table. The audience and Ouschan were shocked when the Austrian missed the first clear and easy shot! Tkach thanked her in her own way by running the rack and pocketing the remaining 14 balls in order to win the match and the title 75:45. It’s Tkach’s second title in the women’s division after having won the 8-ball in St. Johann i.Pg, Austria last year.
女子組角逐中，決賽選手之一的Kristina Tkach同樣表現得極具統治力，接連以75-4,7-15擊敗對手輕鬆進入半決賽，半決賽中 她憑借更為優異的表現以75-57贏得與Nataliya Seroshtan的俄羅斯德比。決賽在Tkach與衛冕冠軍的Jasmin Ouschan之間展開。比賽前期，Jasmin發揮不錯，取得了39-2的完美開局。年輕的Tkach沒有自亂陣腳，反而表現得非常沈著冷靜，只要一有機會，她就不停得分，再加上Jasmin開始出現一些失誤，她逐漸將比分反超。當Tkach 61-45領先時，她出現了嚴重的失誤，給Jasmin留下了非常開放的局面。然而，令人難以置信的是Jasmin並沒有抓住機會，反而出現了致命的簡單失誤。Tkach笑納大禮，一氣呵成連得14分，以75-45力克Jasmin摘得金牌，這也是她去年在奧地利摘得8球項目金牌後的第2塊歐錦賽金牌。
Top 8 Women 女子八強:
1. Kristina Tkach (RUS 俄羅斯) / Predator
2. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT 奧地利) / Predator
Tina Vogelmann (GER 德國)
Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS 俄羅斯)
Lousie Furberg (SWE 瑞典)
Monica Margeta (SWE 瑞典)
Amalia Matas (ESP 西班牙)
Claudia von Rohr (SUI 瑞士)
Medal table after 1 of 5 events 首項賽事後 獎牌榜:
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