Team Titles won by Sweden and The Netherlands
Thomas Overbeck - EPBF
Aug. 11, 2019
Team Sweden Ladies and Team The Netherlands Seniors
Team Sweden Ladies and Team The Netherlands Seniors
The team competitions at the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors & Ladies 2019 have been decided. Team Sweden won the ladies division while team The Netherlands took the title in the seniors division.
 
The final match in the seniors division was played between The Netherlands and Portugal. Jesse Thehu took a quick victory in his 8-ball match over Sergio Silva 7-4. The other two matches were very close. Jim Telfer was at hill-hill 6-6 with Henrique Correia in 10-ball when Rene Peeters pocketed the winning 9-ball in his match with Manuel Pereira 8-4 to win the team match and the title 2-0.
 
Top 4 Seniors Teams
 
1. Netherlands
2. Portugal
3. Germany
    Switzerland
 
The ladies final between Sweden and Germany was very exciting. Ann-Sofie Lofgren took the first point for Sweden, defeating Anja Hehre 5-2 in 8-ball. Annika Nilsson fell to the sharp blade of Susanne Wessel 2-6 in 9-ball. It came to a shoot-out where the Swedish ladies took the title, winning the final match 2-1 over the Germans.
 
Top 4 Ladies Teams
 
1. Sweden
2. Germany
3. France
4. Switzerland
 
Medal table after 3 of 5 events
 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 NED 2   1 3
2 GER 1 2 2 5
3 POR 1 1   2
4 SWE 1     1
5 SUI   1 2 3
6 FRA   1 1 2
7 NOR     3 3
8 AUT     1 1
 
Earlier today, several round of the 8-ball individuals were played. One interesting match was the clash between Jim Telfer (NED) and Mats Elfroos (SWE). Nerves were getting the better of both players early on as they both missed easy shots. It was Telfer however, who found his rhythm first and took control of the match. Elfroos couldn't put up much of a fight against Telfer and in the end, the final score was a clear 7-2 result that put Telfer to the round of the 32 player single elimination while Elfroos needs another victory on the loser’s side.
 
The Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies 2019 will commence tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET with matches in the 8-ball individuals competition.
 
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