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Zalewska Takes Second EPBF Event In A Row

Oliwia Zalewska

Oliwia Zalewska (POL) wins the Predator Antalya Open 2019 with a fortunate victory over Tina Vogelmann (GER) in the final match.
 
Zalewska, before she married known as Czuprynska, took her second Euro-Tour title in a row since her marriage in October this year. After her impressive performance in Klagenfurt, she was back to Antalya so she could take her good from up and see who would be able to stop her here. In fact, she lost her first match against Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR) with 4:7. Being sent to the loser’s side, she defeated Elise Qiu (NED) 7:2 and Yvonne Ullmann-Hybler (GER) 7:3 to get back to the single elimination stage. There, Zalewska took revenge of Kateryna Polovinchuk and won 7:5 to oust her Ukrainian opponent. The next victim was Melanie Suessenguth (GER) who fell 7:4 to Zalewska. In the semi-final, Zalewska eliminated favoured Kristina Tkach (RUS) with 7:5. That booked her a seat in the final match where she met Tina Vogelmann. The German was playing her first final match and also showed some strong performance here in Antalya. Among others, she overcame Tamara Peeters (NED) 7:6, Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) 7:4 and Christine Steinlage (GER) 7:3. The odds in the final match were clearly in favour of Zalewska. But Vogelmann clung to her chance. In the early stage of the match, Vogelmann even took a lead over Zalewska. After six racks, Vogelmann was 4:2 up. Then Zalewska took three racks in a row to take a 5:4 lead herself. It came to 6:6 with rack #13 having to be the decider. Here, Vogelmann opened the rack and had no ball pocketed. Zalewska played a push-out which was answered by Vogelmann with a nice safety shot. Zalewska had no straight shot on the 1-ball. She went rail first and fortunately made the 1-ball in the side pocket of the opposite rail. Then, Zalewska attempted to pocket the 2-ball in the other side pocket but also missed it. However, the 2-ball went into the corner pocket, leaving an open layout for Zalewska. The Polish ran the table and won the match with the help of lady luck with 7:6 over unlucky Tina Vogelmann.
 
Top Eight Finishers Predator Antalya Open 2019
 
1. Oliwia Zalewska POL
2. Tina Vogelmann GER
3. Kristina Tkach RUS
    Christine Steinlage GER
5. Pia Filler GER
    Melanie Suessenguth GER
    Diana Stateczny GER
    Marharyta Fefilava BLR
 
This concludes the coverage from the Predator Antalya Open 2019.
 
The Predator Antalya Open were played in the Limak Atlantis Resort in Belek, Turkey, on up to 20 tables which were all streamed LIVE throughout the whole event. In order to be able to follow all the action LIVE, premium membership can be obtained at www.kozoom.com. Once a premium membership is held, all events for the respective period of time can be viewed LIVE. Additionally, a huge video gallery is contained in the website.
 
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.womeneurotouronline.com or visit us on Facebook for regular news clips or contact our press office press@epbf.com.

Top Four Ladies Present Themselves In Top Form in Antalya

Kateryna Polovinchuk, Ana Gradisnik and Kristina Tkach

The four top seeded athletes at the Predator Antalya Open 2019 presented themselves today in top form.
 
Kristina Tkach (RUS), the #1 seeded player has shown no mercy with her opponents today so far. First, she overpowered Aleksandra Guleikova (RUS) 7:1, then she defeated Sinem Kokten (TUR) 7:3. None of her opponents had a realistic chance during their respective matches. Tkach has booked her seat in the single elimination stage of the last 16 player which will be played tomorrow morning at 10:00 local time.
 
Tkach is joined by #2 seed Marharyta Fefilava (BLR). The Belarussian stormed off today to a 7:0 victory over Lynn Pijpers (NED) and 7:2 over birthday girl Yvonne Ullmann-Hybler (GER). Ana Gradisnik (SLO) and Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR) were the next two seeded players who also took clear victories today. A remarkable fact is that out of the eight players who made it to the single elimination over the winner’s round, four are from Germany. Pia Filler, Melanie Suessenguth, Tina Vogelmann and Diana Stateczny (all GER) complete the list of the contestants who booked their seat in the round of the last 16 over the winner’s side.
 
The matches for tomorrow are:
Kristina Tkach RUS v Veronika Ivanovskaia GER
Pia Filler GER v Veronika Hubrtova CZE
Melanie Suessenguth GER v Ine Helvik NOR
Kateryna Polovinchuk UKR v Oliwia Zalewska POL
Ana Gradisnik SLO v Christine Steinlage GER
Diana Stateczny GER v Ina Kaplan GER
Tina Vogelmann GER v Tamara Peeters NED
Marharyta Fefilava BLR v Kamila Khodjaeva BEL
 
The Predator Antalya Open 2019 will continue tomorrow morning at 10:00 local time.
 
Every day, up to two matches will be streamed LIVE over the EPBF Facebook page and on the EPBF YouTube channel. Check for updates and announcements.
 
The Predator Antalya Open are played in the Limak Atlantis Resort in Belek, Turkey, on up to 20 tables which are all streamed LIVE throughout the whole event. In order to be able to follow all the action LIVE, premium membership can be obtained at www.kozoom.com. Once a premium membership is held, all events for the respective period of time can be viewed LIVE. Additionally, a huge video gallery is contained in the website.
 
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 www.womeneurotouronline.com or visit us on Facebook for regular news clips or contact our press office press@epbf.com.

Tkach and Ouschan on their way at Predator Klagenfurt Open

Kristina Tkach (left) and Jasmin Ouschan

The two top ranked players of the EPBF Euro-Tour rankings, Kristina Tkach (RUS) and Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) are right on track at the Predator Klagenfurt Open 2019.
 
#1 ranked player Kristina Tkach had no problems in her first match. She wiped the floor with her opponent Milena Murha (BLR) and easily won the match 7:1. Her second match was definitely more of a challenge. She faced Ine Helvik (NOR) and managed to overpower the Norwegian with 7:5 needing a lot more performance and action than in her first round match. Jasmin Ouschan had two walks in the park today. She took down fellow countrywoman Lena Primus (AUT) 7:2 and the Diana Stateczny (GER) 7:1 to book her seat in the round of the last 16 players single elimination.
 
Other remarkable results from today include Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) winning 7:5 over Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) with 7:5 in the first winner’s round. Then, Kamila Khodjaeva fell for Kristina Zlateva (BUL) with 3:7 in the next round.
 
Last 16 Single elimination
 
Kristina Tkach RUS v Diana Stateczny GER
Monika Margeta SWE v Lousie Furberg SWE
Veronika Ivanovskaia GER v Marharyta Fefilava BLR
Ana Gradisnik SLO v Pia Filler GER
Kristina Zlateva BUL v Ina Kaplan GER
Oliwia Czuprynska POL v Tamara Peeters NED
Melanie Suessenguth GER v Kamila Khodjaeva BEL
Jasmin Ouschan AUT v Monika Zabek POL
 
Tomorrow, the Predator Klagenfurt Open 2019 will begin at 10:00 CET with matches from the last 16 players single elimination. The final match is scheduled for 16:30 CET.
 
Every day, up to two matches will be streamed LIVE over the EPBF Facebook page and on the EPBF YouTube channel. Check for updates and announcements.
 
The Predator Klagenfurt Open are played in the Sportpark Klagenfurt Arena in Klagenfurt, Austria, on up to 20 tables which are all streamed LIVE throughout the whole event. In order to be able to follow all the action LIVE, premium membership can be obtained at www.kozoom.com. Once a premium membership is held, all events for the respective period of time can be viewed LIVE. Additionally, a huge video gallery is contained in the website.
 
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 www.womeneurotouronline.com or visit us on Facebook for regular news clips or contact our press office press@epbf.com.