Margola Brings the Gold Home to Italy

Katja Kahl (GER) and Giorgio Margola (ITA) Foto: EPBF/DK

Katja Kahl wins the ladies 9-ball

Friday, 10 August 2012: In the final match of the seniors 9-ball division, Giorgio
Margola (ITA) came out on top of Jan Lundell (SWE) with 9:5.

Margola dominated the match from the start. He took a comfortable 3:1 lead before Lundell was able to strike back. Lundell even overtook Margola and took a 5:3 lead over the Italian. But then Margola shifted into overdrive. After 13 racks, Margola was on the hill leading 8:5. He received a very bad position from Lundell and had to go over three rails with the cue ball before he could even hit it. But Margola did not only hit it… he pocketed it and ran the rack. That was a strong performance by Margola in a match that had its ups and downs.

In the ladies division, Katja Kahl (GER) defeated Anja Hehre (GER) with 5:1. The top four ladies are all teammates from Germany. Kahl seemed to have smooth sailing in the final match. Her opponent was too nervous. Hehre was only able to take the third rack off Kahl who simply played more solid and better than Hehre.

Top eight finishers in 9-ball:

1. Giorgio Margola ITA
2. Jan Lundell SWE
3. Reiner Wirsbitzki GER
    Marko Hartikainen FIN
5. Werner Scheu AUT
    Mauro Vialetto ITA
    Ralf Wack GER
    Stefano Bazzana ITA

1. Katja Kahl GER
2. Anja Hehre GER
3. Susanne Wessel GER
    Wienke Thamsen GER
5. Tuija Tiihonen FIN
    Ann-Sofie Löfgren SWE
7. Ilona Zalmanova CZE
    Manon Melief NED

The Dynamic Billiards European Championships for Seniors and Ladies will continue
tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET with the senior’s team competition.

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 , follow us on twitter @EPBF_News or contact our press office.