Pereira Takes the First Gold Medal

Manuel Pereira (POR)

Straight pool competition finished

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: The first medals have been taken at the Dynamic Billard EPBF European Championships for Seniors and Ladies. Manuel Pereira (POR) got the better of Kim Uytenbogaardt (NED) in the final match with 75:17.

Both players had to stand very tough semi-finals. This could be noticed in the final match since the two contestants seemed to be a bit off their normal game. As a result of that the match was characterized by many safety shots. It even got to a point when the tournament direction had to impose a shot-clock on the match. After one hour, the score was only 31:5 in favor of Pereira. Whenever a shot-clock is imposed on a match, it usually boils down to who gets accustomed to it fastest. In this case, it was Pereira who found his rhythm and got some momentum going, playing an inning with 25 points which brought him two points away from victory. Uytenbogaardt had no opposition to offer to that anymore. With two more balls pocketed, Pereira took the first Gold Medal in this event.


Medal Table After 1 of 5 Events
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Portugal 1     1
2 Netherlands   1   1
3 Germany     1 1
  Sweden     1 1


The Championships will continue tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET with the 10-ball individuals.

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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 or contact our press office.