Full Field At The Outset Of The New Euro-Tour Season
Thomas Overbeck (EPBF)
Feb. 6, 2019
Feb. 6, 2019
The Dynamic Billard Leende Open 2019 starts with a full field of 170 players. Once again, the Golden Tulip Jagershorst Hotel in Leende, the Netherlands, is the host to an international pool competition. For many years now, this venue has proven its suitability for high class pool billiards and first class accommodation.
The prize money in the new season has gone up to 38.000,-€ for the event with 4.500,-€ going to the winner alone.
Besides the "regulars" Germany (26), Poland (21) and The Netherlands (25), this tournament features a large contingency with 13 players from Saudi Arabia. All top players are present in Leende except Mario He (AUT) who still has to serve his penalty from his doping offence. He will lose 480 points from last year’s event in Treviso and will drop quite a few places down the rankings. However, after this tournament Mario He will be able to participate in international events again.
On Thursday, all matches on feature table 1 will additionally be streamed LIVE on the EPBF Facebook page. From time to time during tomorrow’s matches, commentary will be added. There will also be several top players joining in every once in a while, ready to answer the questions from the LIVE audience. This interactive feature is new to the Euro-Tour.
Friday through Sunday, EPBF will show up to two feature matches LIVE on the EPBF Facebook page. The entire tournament from the first round to the final match is shown on 11 tables LIVE on kozoom.com for premium pass holders.
The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organised by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). Play starts Thursday at 09:00 local time, for further information and reference please go to the federation website www.epbf.com under the Eurotour tab. You can also visit us on our Facebook page or check out the EPBF YouTube channel for regular news clips or contact our press office firstname.lastname@example.org.