Tkach and Sniegocki Win the Euro-Tour
Thomas Overbeck, EPBF Press Officer
Aug. 7, 2016
Kristina Tkach and Mateusz Sniegocki
Kristina Tkach and Mateusz Sniegocki

Kristina Tkach (RUS) and Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) just snatched the titles of the Dynamic Billard Albanian Open and the women’s tournament in Tirana, Albania.

 

The final match between Sniegocki and Joshua Filler (GER) was not as close as predicted. In an interview before the match, both played showed immense respect for the other one and they both agreed that the match will become a close affair. But it turned out that Sniegocki was a bit better in the final than Filler. Though they both did not commit too many mistakes, Sniegocki solved the tricky situations better than Filler and handled them more efficiently. This gave him an advantage over his German opponent which in the end lead to a clear 9:4 victory for Sniegocki.

 

Final Eight

1. Mateusz Sniegocki (POL)

2. Joshua Filler (GER)

3. Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS)
Wojciech Szewczyk (POL)

5. Mark Gray (GBR)

David Alcaide (ESP)

Marcus Chamat (SWE)

Konrad Juszczyszyn (POL)

 

In the Women Open, Kristina Tkach defeated Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL) in the final match with 7:4. Tkach has had a brilliant two weeks here in Albania so far. Last week, she won all three disciplines (8-ball, 9-ball and 10-ball) in the girls division of the Dynamic Billard European Championships Youth. She took 100% of what she could have taken. Additionally, she added another victory now to her account with the Albanian Women Open. „I know it looks quite easy when you see my titles only,“ Kristina said in an interview after the final, „but believe me I really work hard for it.“ „Talent is one thing. I do have talent, but I also think that I practice more than most of the other players“, added Tkach. The 17-year-old Russian now belongs to the creme de la creme of European Women Pool and she will definitely be part of future final matches.

 

Final Eight

1. Kristina Tkach (RUS)

2. Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL)

3. Diana Khodjaeva (BEL)
Nataliya Seroshtan

5. Monika Zabek (POL)

Veronika Ivanovskaia (GER)

Ina Kaplan (GER)

Ine Helvik (NOR)

 

That concludes the coverage of the Dynamic Billard Albanian Open Euro-Tour and Albanian Women Open. Tomorrow, the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies will commence in Tirana. Competition starts at 09:00 CET with first round matches from the seniors straight pool competition.

 

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