Czuprynska Wins Over Gradisnik

Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) Foto: EPBF/DK

Polish Junior World Champion through to next round in 10-ball

Friday, 23 March 2012: World 9-Ball Champion in the girl's division, Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) just defeated Ana Gradisnik (SLO) with 6:4.

Today, the 10-ball competition has started at the Dynamic European Championships Pool-Billard in Alvisse Parc Hotel, Luxembourg. In one of the first encounters, two young ladies had to face each other: Junior World 9-Ball Champion Oliwia Czuprynska and Ana Gradisnik who became 2nd in 9-ball and 3rd in 8-ball at last year's Junior European Championships.

The match was determined by many errors on both sides. Both young ladies seemed to be quite nervous and kept missing important shots which in turn kept the match close. However, Czuprynska got her game first and took a 3:1 lead over Gradisnik. The Slovenian was able to take the next rack, closing the gap to 2:3. She then broke the balls, pocketed the 2-ball and ran all balls but dogged the 10-ball! That was easy prey for Czuprynska, taking a 4:2 lead. The next rack was almost a replay of the one before with changed sides. Czuprynska broke and ran all balls until she missed the 9-ball. 4:3 instead of 5:2! In the end, Czuprynska and Gradisnik both did not play their A-game. Since Czuprynska committed less mistakes, she was able to take the match with 6:4.

Other notable results include Ivica Putnik (CRO) defeating Tony Drago (MLT) with 8:6. In the wheelchair division, Jo Schuler (GER) received an unexpectedly high loss from Fred Dinsmore (IRE) with 0:5.

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