Huidji See defeats Bruno Muratore in EPC winner’s qualification round

Huidji See focusing on his next shot (Photo courtesy of EPBF/W.Witt)

Friday, March 25, 2011: Huidji See (NED) defeated top player Bruno Muratore (ITA) in only 1 hour 15 minutes with 125:29. "I really felt comfortable during the match", See stated, "that makes me strong." "I also enjoy the tables and the tight pockets they have. With normal pockets, many players can run 100 balls or more which means that every mistake could be brutally punished. With these championship tight pockets, the danger of running into such a high run is far less". "Additionally, Bruno was really unlucky during the match while the balls were rolling in my favour." Huidji See, who became 3rd in last year's straight pool European Championship, can be counted to the best 14/1 players in Europe. "I think that probably the Dutch or German players are most favoured to win the title this year". Muratore will get another chance in the loser's bracket tomorrow.

Finland's youngster Petri Makkonen again caught the attention when he defeated Russian superstar and multiple World Junior Champion Ruslan Chinahov with 125:79. Chinahov will get one last chance in the loser's bracket and try to make it to the single elimination stage of the straight pool division.

That concludes day one of the Dynamic European Championships 2011. All results may be viewed on our event website.

The event will be hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP).

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