Portugal Wins the Gold Medal in Teams

Team Portugal: Paolo Costa, Manuel Pereira and Henrique Correia (l.t.r.) Foto: EPBF/DK

Championships end with a Portuguese victory

Saturday, 11 August 2012
: Team Portugal won the final match over Team Germany
with 3:0.

The final was a worthy end of a long week of senior's pool billiards. Henrique Correia confirmed his top status and hammered Christophe Creter in 10-ball 7:0. That gave a huge advantage to team Portugal, since the other two German contestants were lighting in their respective matches at the time. Manuel Pereira was leading 7:5 over Frank Willner in 9-ball with 7:5 when the 8-ball match with Paolo Costa and Reiner Wirsbitzki went hill-hill at 6:6. This time, Lady Luck was more on the side of the Portuguese team. Paolo Costa pocketed the 8-ball on the break. It was respotted and he was allowed to continue shooting. He had a nice layout ad ran the rack and snatched the final Gold Medal this week for his team. As a little consolation, Team Germany has won the overall rankings by far.

Top 8 finishers of the Team competition
1. Portugal
2. Germany
3. Belgium
5. Finland
7. Italy

This concludes the coverage of the 2012 Dynamic Billiards European Championships for Seniors and Ladies in the Stahlpalast in Brandenburg, Germany. We will come back next week with the Euro-Tour for Men and for Women, starting on Thursday, August 16th.

The event was 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 www.epconline.eu , follow us on twitter @EPBF_News or contact our press office.