9-Ball Competition Down to Quarter-Finals

Andrey Seroshtan (RUS) Foto: EPBF/DK

Day 7 will continue with Team matches

Thursday, 02 August 2012:
At the Dynamic Billiards European Youth Championships in the Stahlpalast in Brandenburg a. d. Havel, Germany, the 9-ball individuals are down to the last 8 players standing in all three divisions.

One last 16 encounter was the match between Andrey Seroshtan (RUS) and Even Letnes Waernes (NOR). Seroshtan had the better start and took a 4:1 and 5:2 lead over Waernes. But then he seemed to lose it. Waernes got closer and closer and even overtook Seroshtan, taking a 6:5 lead. That might have been the wake-up call for Seroshtan. He renewed his concentration and went on the hill, turning the score 7:6 in his favour again. But Waernes did not want to let him go and took another rack, creating an incredible tension in the match at 7:7. Then, Waernes broke the 15th rack. He executed an almost perfect break; all balls were nicely spread out with the cue ball in the center of the table. But a coloured ball kicked the cue ball in the side pocket! Tough luck for Waernes! Seroshtan had ball in hand and ran the rack, winning the match with 8:7.

Other notable results of that round include Jesse Kivela (FIN) remaining victorious over Wojciech Szewczyk (POL) with 8:7. Marcel Fortunski (POL) hammered Finn Eschment (GER) with 8:1. David Vu (GER), silver medallist in the 8-ball pupil's division this year, fell to the sharp blade of Andreas Madsen (DEN) with 4:7. Can Salim-Giasar (GER) defeated Sergey Lutsker (RUS) very close with 7:6. That was Salim-Giasar's second 7:6 victory in a row. Daniel Maciol (POL) whitewashed Bohdan Ivanec (CZE) with 7:0.

Matches today will continue with Team competition rounds, starting at 17:00 CET.

The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket
Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website www.epconline.eu , follow us on twitter @EPBF_News or contact our press office.