European Championships Cancelled

The European governing body for pool sports in Europe, the EPBF, today announced that the upcoming events to be staged in Turkey will be cancelled. The Dynamic Billard European championships for men, women, wheelchair & U23’s along with the Dynamic Billard Seniors and ladies championships that were planned in November will no longer take place.

“It is a sad day for our sport said the EPBF president Gre Leenders, we tried everything to make these events happen and for that effort, I have to say a big thank you to the Turkish billiard federation who did their upmost to provide the safest environment possible”

With the recent spike in cases around the world and the uncertainty surrounding travel and health insurance, Gre Leenders explained “we felt it best to put this terrible year to bed and focus on 2021. The safety of our staff and athletes was paramount in our decision and although good safety measures were in place, the EPBF board felt it was still too soon for such a gathering of international athletes”

The cancellaUon of the European championships has also had a knock-on effect too as the Dynamic Billard Eurotour Antalya Open and the Predator women’s Antalya Open which were due to follow the championships are also cancelled. In its 28 year history, the Eurotour has never had so few events in a single year, only one event took place in 2020 and that was in February at the heart of the outbreak in Venice Italy.

Ironically, it will be Venice again in February to start the new year with the first of six planned Eurotour events. The 2021 sports calendar can be found on the EPBF website

With most international pool events cancelled or postponed, there’s still plenty of archived acioon to be found on our media partners web platform, visit and see hundreds of great matches from the European Championships and the Eurotours. The EPBF and Kozoom have also teamed up with Billiard Network who have a dedicated YouTube channel with some great matches from past and present.