Germany and Poland Take the Final Golds

Team Germany (left) and Team Poland Foto: EPBF/DK

Youth Championships declared closed after the award ceremony

Saturday, 06 August 2011: Team Poland in the juniors and Team Germany in the pupils division take the final Gold Medals of this year's Dynamic European Youth Championship.

In the final, the Polish Team had to deal with the team from Hungary. Bence Varga (HUN), European Straight Pool Champion, defeated Konrad Piekarski (POL) with 100:40 in straight pool. To even that, Wojciech Szewczyk (POL), European 9-ball Champion, crushed Gergely Papp (HUN) in 8-Ball with 7:4. The 9-ball match had to decide. Here, Marek Kudlik (POL) remained victorious over Oliver Szolnoki (HUN) with 8:6. This made the final score 2:1 in favour of Team Poland.

In the juniors division, Team Germany had a surprisingly clear victory over favourite Team Russia. Tobias Bongers (GER) won his 8-ball over Andrey Seroshtan (RUS) with 6:4. While Joshua Filler (GER) was still fighting in his straight pool match over Vitaly Pavlukhin (RUS), Nino Andreuzzi (GER) won the 9-ball match over David Maslov (RUS) with 7:3. What a surprise! Filler also won the straight pool to make the score 3:0 for the Germans.

After the award ceremony, Gre Leenders, President of the EPBF, declared the Youth Championships over. The seniors will start tomorrow.

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