Feijen, Ouschan and Tähti go for Gold

Niels Feijen (NED), Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) and Jouni Tähti (FIN) conquered the Gold Medals at the 2014 Dynamic Billard European Championships for Men, Women and Wheelchair Athletes.
Niels Feijen did it! He defended his 9-ball title from last year and defeated the surprise star of the European Championships, Jürgen Jenisy (AUT) clearly with 9:4. He showed his dominance this year with victories over players such tough as Imran Majid (GBR) or Albin Ouschan (AUT). In seven matches, Feijen only allowed his opponents to take 20 racks off him. That is an average of less than three racks per match. Feijen played at an absolute peak performance and it will be very interesting to see whether he will be able to maintain his form for the men’s Euro-Tour which will start tomorrow morning.
As in the men’s division, Jasmin Ouschan was able to defend her 9-ball European title which she had won last year. Being the defending Champion, she has proven to be too strong for this year’s field of competitors. Ouschan won her matches 7:3 over Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL), Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) 7:1, Anna Mazhirina (RUS) 7:1 and Line Kjoersvik (NOR) in the final match with 7:4. Ouschan has collected two out of four possible titles in the individuals plus the Gold Medal with team Austria. What a successful EC for the Austrian superstar.
Jouni Tähti prevented the defending Champion Fred Dinsmore (IRL) from repeating his title from last year. Tähti won the final match over Dinsmore with 7:5 after a tough battle. In the semi-final matches, Dinsmore ousted Roy Kimberley (GBR) 7:2 while Tähti took care of Henrik Larsson (SWE) 7:5.
That concludes the coverage of the 2014 Dynamic Billard European Championships for Men, Women and Wheelchair Athletes. Play will continue tomorrow at the same location with the start of the men’s and the women’s Euro-Tour event. 165 men and 47 women are ready for more 9-ball action on the highest European level.
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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 press@epbf.com.