Storm Blows Schwab Away

Tom Storm (SWE)

One-man-show again from Swedish legend

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: It looks as if no-one is able to stop Tom Storm (SWE) at the Dynamic Billard EPBF European Championships for Seniors and Ladies.

His latest victim was Martin Schwab (GER). In 25 (!) minutes, Storm eliminated Schwab with 75:3 in three innings. Storm plays so dominant that his opponents do not seem to have any remedy against him. When asked after the match about his good shape he replied: "Actually, I stopped playing three years ago. I started playing again earlier this year. It's like riding a bicycle, you know. You learn it once and never forget how to do it". He is obviously one of Europe's most talented and gifted players. Other players need a lot of practice and are still not able to come up with anything like Storm's performance. It will be very interesting to see whether he will be able to continue on this extremely high level.

Other notable results from the round of the last 16 players include Marko Hartikainen (FIN) ending Giorgio Margola's (ITA) hopes for a medal in straight pool with 75:12. Reiner Wirsbitzki (GER) won against Henrique Correia (POR) with 75:49. Gijs Van Helmond's (NED) straight pool experience was terminated by Manuel Pereira (POR) with 75:37.

The quarter-finals brought the following matches and results



Martin Schwab (GER) 5 Tom Storm (SWE) 75
Kim Uytenbogaardt (NED) 75 Marko Hartikainen (FIN) 22
Reiner Wirsbitzki (GER) 75 Roger Lysholm


Vegar Kristiansen (NOR) 52 Manuel Pereira (POR) 75


This leaves us with Tom Storm playing Kim Uytenbogaardt and Reiner Wirbsbitzski playing Manuel Pereira on Monday. The semi-finals will be played Monday at 18:00 CET with the final match to follow right after them.
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