Feijen and Zvilar Battle for the Gold

Niels Feijen (NED)

9-Ball individuals down to final matches

Portoroz, Slovenia: In the men's semi-final, Niels Feijen (NED) destroyed Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) with 9:4.

Feijen was simply too strong for Sniegocki who could never get to his A-game. Sniegocki committed two fouls in the first two racks and was easy prey for Feijen who capitalized from these mistakes without any mercy. After 13 racks, the match found a just winner in Niels Feijen. He only missed one shot in the whole match and his safety play was much better than Sniegocki's. The Polish player seemed to be a bit tired and did not play up to what he played in earlier matches.

In the second semi-final of the men's division, Zoran Svilar (SRB) booked his ticket for the final match by hammering young Ivo Aarts (NED) with 9:1. Aarts was not too sad about this though since it was his first European Championships in the men's division and he achieved an A-status with the Dutch Olympic Committee since he achieved a 3rd place in a European Championships.

In the women's division, Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) wasted no time on Caroline Roos (SWE). The Austrian won 7:1 and left no chance to her opponent at any time in the match. The other semi-final in the women's division was much more exciting. Line Kjoersvik (NOR) had to work hard to finally get to the final with a 7:6 victory over Sandra Baumgartner (AUT).

In the wheelchair division, the final match will be played between Fred Dinsmore (IRE) and Tony Southern (GBR).

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 or contact our press office.