Big Surprises As Well As Usual Suspects Among The Title Holders In 10-Ball
Thomas Overbeck (EPBF)
Jul. 23, 2018
The 10-ball individuals have been decided at the Dynamic Billard European Pool Championships 2018 in NH Conference Centre in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. Among the title holders, there are a few underdogs as well as very expected candidates.
 
Joshua Filler (GER) took the title in the men’s division with an 8:5 victory over Albin Ouschan (AUT). What a dramatic week for Ouschan so far. He lost two finals within 3 days. But for Filler this is a major achievement. His first European Champion title in the men’s division so far. After winning 8 Gold Medals in the Youth so far, Filler now entered the stage in the men’s titleholder group. His only medal in the men’s division so far was the Silver Medal in 2016 in 9-ball. Today, he dominated the final match over Ouschan who also had a bit of tough luck when he miscued on an important shot. However, Filler appeared to be the fresher player in this final match and deservedly took the title this year. „This is my first Gold Medal and European Champion title in the men’s division“, said Filler after the final, „it makes me really proud and I’m over the moon with this achievement.“ „Losing to Joshua in the final match is nothing to be ashamed about“, mentioned Ouschan, „I had some tough days and he was probably fresher than myself. I’ve been in two final matches now and lost both. If I make another final match here this week, I’ll win it. Promise!“ added Ouschan.
 
Top 4 Men
 
1. Filler, Joshua GER
2. Ouschan, Albin AUT
3. Chinakhov, Ruslan RUS
    Skowerski, Karol POL
 
A huge surprise winner came out off the women’s division in 10-ball. Unheralded Yana Shut (BLR) made it to the final match and even overpowered Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) there with a more than clear 6:2 victory. „I was so nervous in my matches, not only in the final,“ told Shut. „I know I always look quite cool and relaxed but inside of me it looks, different, believe me“ added Shut when asked about her coolness in the final match.
 
Top 4 Women
 
1. Shut, Yana BLR
2. Ouschan, Jasmin AUT
3. Czuprynska, Oliwia POL
    Kjoersvik, Line NOR
 
In the senior’s division, Sandor Tot (HUN) met with Miroslav Kremenovic (SRB). Tot is all known for his high speed way of playing the game. After 18 minutes, the scoreboard already displayed a 6:0 lead for him which meant he was on the hill already. What a performance! No chance for Kremenovic so far. 3 minutes later, the match was over. Tot handed a whitewash to Kremenovic in 21 minutes! When asked after the match about this, he replied: „Yes I know, sorry. In 9-ball, I will play faster!“
 
Top 4 Seniors
 
1. Tot, Sandor HUN
2. Kremenovic, Miroslav SRB
3. Correia, Henrique POR
    Cipriani, Danilo ITA
 
In the Under 19’s, Wiktor Zielinski (POL) continued his triumphant march from last year in the Under 17’s and won the second discipline, handing a 7:5 defeat to strong opponent Mustafa Alnar (TNC).
 
Top 4 U19
 
1. Zielinski, Wiktor POL
2. Alnar, Mustafa TNC
3. Krause, Mickey DEN
    Pehlivanovic, Sanjin BIH
 
Just like in the Under 19’s, the Under 17’s are dominated by one player so far in this European Championship. Christoffer Lentz (DEN), who had already taken the Gold Medal in straight pool, won the 10-ball discipline as well with a 6:3 victory over Ivan Galic (CRO).
 
Top 4 U17
 
1. Lentz, Christoffer DEN
2. Galic, Ivan CRO
3. Gangfløt, Emil-Andre NOR
    Neuhausen, Moritz GER
 
In the girls’s division, Nina Torvund (NOR) won the title with a close 5:4 victory over Daria Cheprasova (BLR).
 
Top 4 Girls
 
1. Torvund, Nina NOR
2. Cheprasova, Daria BLR
3. Trushevskaia, Valerija RUS
    Brummer, Alina GER
 
The ladies’ division saw Ine Helvik (NOR) defending her title with a very solid performance throughout the whole event. In the final match, she defeated Wienke Thamsen (GER) with 5:2 and demonstrated her supremacy in that division and discipline.
 
Top 4 Ladies
 
1. Helvik, Ine NOR
2. Thamsen, Wienke GER
3. Moscetti, Cristina ITA
    Wessel, Susanne GER
 
In the wheelchair division, multiple-Champion Jouni Tahti (FIN) snatched another title for his collection, winning the final match over Roy Kimberley (GBR) with 6:3.
 
Top 4 Wheelchair
 
1. Tahti, Jouni FIN
2. Kimberley, Roy GBR
3. Southern, Tony GBR
    Dinsmore, Fred IRL
 
Medal table after 2 of 5 events
 
The Dynamic Billard European Pool Championships 2018 will commence tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET with matches in the 8-ball individuals competition.
 
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