Lyudmil through to last 64 single elimination

Georgiev Lyudmil (BUL) Foto: EPBF/DK

In a tight match,  Georgiev Lyudmil  (BUL) defeated Ozgur Akkurt (TUR) with 100:68.

Both players seemed to struggle their way into the match. None of the two had a great advantage over the opponent and it was Lyudmil to get momentum first.  He managed to gain a 51:35 advantage over Akkurt. The Turkish player obviously could not find a proper answer for that. He came a bit closer but Lyudmil was able to keep the distance to Akkurt and crossed the winning line, taking the match 100:68.  Lyudmil will now play in the single elimination field of the last 64 players while Akkurt needs to get another win in the loser's bracket.

Other notable results include Vincent Facquet (FRA) winning 100:86 over Milos Verkic (SRB).  Good news for France: His teammate Eric Chen (FRA) also took his match against favoured Ruslan Chinakhov and just won with 100:90. Reigning 9-ball European Champion Nick van den berg (NED) lost 4:100 against a strong playing Zoran Svilar (SRB).  Evgen Novosad (UKR) stole the match from his opponent Petri Makkonen (FIN) with 100:96.

In the women's division, Tamara Rademakers (NED) beat Line Kjoersvik (NOR) with 75:49. Simone Kuenzel (GER) won her match over Natalya Seroshtan (RUS) with 75:52.

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