Marek Kudlik is World Champion

Saturday, 03 September 2011: Poland's Marek Kudlik defeated his fellow countryman Konrad Piekarski in the final match of the WPA World 9-ball Championships for juniors with 11:9.

The two teammates played at eye level during the early stage of the final match. Until the score was 5:4 in favour of Kudlik, no grave errors were made by any of the athletes. In the 12th rack, Piekarski missed an easy 9-ball, giving Kudlik a two-rack lead over him. Kudlik was even able to extend that lead to a nice and comfortable 8:5 in his favour. But Piekarski did not want to bury his dreams for the title yet. He struggled and came back to 8:7 when Kudlik broke the balls and ran out of position, playing a bad shot on the 3-ball. He kicked into the 3-ball and luckily pocketed the 9-ball. Piekarski never recovered from that. He did not find any possibility to stop Kudlik from winning his racks. Finally, Kudlik took the match with 11:9 and became a deserved World 9-Ball Champion in the juniors division.

Top 8 finishers juniors division 

1. Marek Kudlik POL
2. Konrad Piekarski POL 
Bence Varga HUN
5. Radostin Dimov BUL 
Lars Kuckherm GER 
David Maslov RUS 
Vitaly Pavlukhin RUS

This concludes the coverage of the World 9-Ball Championships for Juniors and Wheelchair players.

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