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Kazakis Wins Sivissidis 9-Ball Open

Sivissidis Greek billiards and bowling company celebrated 90 years of operations with a 5K added 9ball open tournament (January 24-27), for a total of 11.5K prizes.
Qualifications were hosted in 4 different clubs in Athens, Presveia club, Makridis club, Status club and finally Koralli club where 16 qualifiers out of 133 participants met for the knockout stage.
WPA No1 Alexander Kazakis from Greece dominated the strong field presented in CueScore, pocketing the final 9ball and 3K prizes by defeating 11-3 Dimitris Loukatos in the final. George Antonakis and Giannis Maltezos shared 3rd place.
NOVA sports TV channel covered the whole event as the official broadcaster, along with Sportime newspaper.
High standard conditions where offered by Sivissidis tables, Simonis cloth, Aramith balls, Kamui tips and Taom chalk, with help from a number of other co-sponsors involved. 
Tournament director Stelios Petrakis managed to pull out a really great event from the beginning to the end.
The tournament was successfully organized and concluded under the umbrella of HPBU (Hellenic Pocket Billiard Union), the official Greek Pool authority constantly promoting the sport in every aspect.

Ekonomopoulos and Mavridoglou Win Greek National Titles

Litsa Mavridoglou and Nikos Ekonomopoulos

For the third consecutive year Greek National 9ball Championships were sanctioned by HPBU which officially represents Greek Pool at EPBF.
The finals were successfully held on 28/11 at Mikis Theodorakis theater, in collaboration with the municipality of Argyroupolis-Ellinikon in a Mosconi Cup setup style – a first for Greek Pool.
In women’s final Greek champion Litsa Mavridoglou won over Anthi Koptsi in a hill-hill match by 7-6.
After defeating  George Antonakis and Antonis Kakaris respectively in men’s semifinals, title holder Nick Malaj and Nikos Ekonomopoulos played each other in the final. 
The two famous Greek players battled against each other until Ekonomopoulos picked up the last frame to win the title by 9-6.
HPBU is constantly developing and more tournaments of this kind are to be expected in the future.
More info: and “HPBU” on facebook.