Norway Over Croatia

Audun Risan Heimsjoe (NOR) Foto: EPBF/DK

Pure excitement in team matches at Dynamic Billiards Youth
European Championships

Thursday, 02 August 2012
: In a thrilling encounter up to the last minute, Team Norway
eliminated Team Croatia from the junior's team event.

Norway's Even Letnes Waernes scooped the first point for his team, defeating Filip Bermanec (CRO) with 8:6 in 9-ball. However, the other two matches were both tight and fiercely fought over. Croatia's Roberto Bartol snatched the point in 8-ball away from Audun Risan Heimsjoe (NOR) by a hair with 7:6 though he had been trailing by two rack with 4:6 before. That point tied the team match. The straight pool had to decide again. Mikael Oegaard (NOR) and Borna Vukojevic (CRO) also had a close match. They played a lot of safety shots in the final stage of the match. Oegaard had the better nerves and pocketed the final ball, winning the straight pool 100:88. That was the victory and the semi-final match for Team Norway. They will meet Team Russia in the semi-final tomorrow. The other semi-final in the junior's will be played between Team Germany and Team Poland.

In the pupil's division, Team Poland won over Team Netherlands with 2:1. They will meet Team Russia tomorrow while Team Germany will have to deal with Team Norway.

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.