Defending Champion Correia Takes No Prisoners

Enrique Correia

At the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies in Tirana, Albania, Henrique Correia (POR) won his first two matches in 10-ball and advanced to the round of the final 16 players single elimination.


In his first match today in the single elimination round of the last 64 players, Correia dealt with Murat-Can Bedir (TUR). Correia was clearly dominating the match and ousted the Turkish clearly with 7:2. Then, Correia went on to take down Gabor Erdelyi (HUN). Though the Hungarian provided a bit more of a challenge for the defending Champion, Correia again wasted no time and eliminated Erdelyi 7:4. He will now face Jesper Schmidt (DEN) in his next match at 16:30 local time. That match could become a challenge for Correia since Schmidt has also won quite convincingly over two tough opponents today. The first one was Antonio Neves (POR) 7:5. Then he defeated Kostas Konnaris (CYP), yesterday’s Bronze Medallist, by a whisker with 7:6.


Other remarkable results from today include Jimmy Worung (NED) winning 7:3 over Marcel Schaerer (SUI), the 7:2 over Giorgio Margola (ITA). If Worung wins his next match with Stefan Ericsson (SWE) he will have to deal with the winner of the match between Correia and Schmidt. Jim Teller (NED) is also still a hot candidate in the race for the senior’s 10-ball title. He is facing Sanne Azar (SWE) in the round of the final 16 players.


In the ladies division, defending Champion Cristina Moscetti (ITA) is through to the semi-final. She pipped Ann-Sofie Löfgren (SWE) barely with 5:4, then took on Monika Jarecki (GER) with 5:3. The second player who made her way through the winner’s side is Sweden’s Ulrika Andersson. She overpowered Patrizia Ingest (ITA) 5:3, the whitewashed Hildegard Kasper (GER) 5:0 and proceeded to cream Karin Michl (GER), last year’s runner-up with 5:2. On the loser’s side, Susanne Wessel (GER) will play Jarecki for a seat in the semis while Barbara Bolfelli (ITA) will play for the same spot against Karin Michl.


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