Maslov Grabs the Gold

9-Ball Champion David Maslov Foto: EPBF/DK

Szewczyk and Nechaeva also got the Gold

Saturday, 06 August 2011: David Maslov (RUS), Wojciech Szewczyk (POL) and Anastasia Nechaeva (RUS) win the 9-ball Gold Medals in this year's Dynamic European Youth Championships.

The final in the juniors division was a clear matter. Wojciech Szewczyk defeated Lars Kuckherm (GER) clearly with 8:1. Kuckherm's break did not work and he missed some shots which enabled the young Polish player to win the title.

In the pupils division, David Maslov just made it over Joshua Filler (GER) with 7:6. The match was open at all times. Filler seemed to play a very aggressive style, trying to pocket every shot instead of playing safeties and tactical shots. However, it seemed to work for Filler. He was never far away from Maslov; the maximum gap between the two was a two-rack lead in the beginning, the 2:0 for Maslov. Then, they each got rack by rack which unavoidably led to a hill-hill situation at 6:6. Then, Filler went for the open table and had the chance to gain the title. But due to his fast and risky play, he scratched with the cue ball while pocketing the 3-ball. Maslov got ball in hand and ran out, winning the final with 7:6.

In the girls division, Ana Gradisnik (SLO) challenged Anastasia Nechaeva. The match was close and the Slovenian girl played a really unexpectedly good tournament this week. But it was not enough yet to win a title. Nechaeva did the better shots and won the match in the end with 6:4 over Gradisnik.

The team semi-finals and finals will be played next to conclude this year's Dynamic European Youth Championships.

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