Euro Youth Championships – Polovinchuk sidelines Czuprynska

Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR) Foto: EPBF/DK

Wednesday, 01 August 2012:  In a very intense semi-final match, Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR) ousted current 9-ball World Champion Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) with 5:3.

In the beginning, the match looked like business as usual. Both players played a run out for first rack to  make a statement.  Then, Polovinchuk made some potting errors and allowed Czuprynska to take a 3:1 lead. The audience was convinced to see a quick match with Czuprynska as the winner in the end.  But  Polovinchuk put a spoke in Czuprynska's wheel. She remained calm and started to play better. Soon the scoreboard showed 3:3, and Czuprynska took a time-out. “My goal was to reach a semi-final. I had already achieved that so I could play without too much pressure” said Polovinchuk after the match. And she did play! The more Polovinchuk improved her performance, the more mistakes Czuprynska made. “I think she became nervous in the end”, guesses Polovinchuk. The match turned completely in Polovinchuk's favour and the young Ukrainian took rack after rack, winning the semi-final with 5:3.

The final matches of the 8-ball individuals will be played around 20:00 CET.

Girl's division:
Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) v Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR)
Pupil's division:
Joshua Filler (GER) v David Vu (GER)
Junior's division:
Moritz Lauwereyns (BEL) v Berk Mehmetcik (TNC)

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 , follow us on twitter @EPBF_News or contact our press office.