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Final Gold Medals awarded at Youth EC

The last day of the Dynamic Billard European Championships Youth in St. Johann i.Pg., Austria, saw the final medals being taken.
In the team competition, Germany had a "Golden Day". Both German teams made it to the finals in the Under 17’s and Under 19’s. Both teams were the underdogs. The Under 17’s had to face team Poland. In that match, Kamil Szasor took the 9-ball really quickly over Hermann Hoyh with 7:1. Patrick Hofmann fought the German’s back into the match, winning his 8-ball over Wiktor Zielinski with 6:5 after having trailed 4:5. The straight pool needed to decide the match. Kevin Schiller had a comfortable lead of 69:35 over Daniel Maciol who is known to be capable of running high runs. Macula got to the table and pocketed ball after ball. He made it to 66:69 when he scratched while pocketing a ball. With 6 balls needed, Schiller got to the table and won the match and the Gold Medal for Germany with 75:66.
Top Four Teams Under 17’s
1. Germany
2. Poland
3. Turkish North Cyprus
The final in the Under 19’s between Team Germany and Team Russia took a similar course. Maksim Dudanets won his straight pool for the favored Russians clearly with 100:46 over Jannik Schmitt. At that time, Raphael Wahl was struggling against Sergey Lutsker and managed to win the 9-ball match with 8:7 over the Russian to tie the match at 1:1. Pascal Bruckmann needed to come up with the deciding point in his 8-ball match with Marsel Safiullin. Safiullin was already leading 6:5 when he missed a 2-ball and gave the table to Bruckmann. With an incredible and outstanding performance, Bruckmann cleared two racks and won the match and the Gold for his team with 7:6.
Top Four Teams Under 19’s
1. Germany
2. Russia
3. Finland
In the 9-ball individuals girls division, Kristina Tkach (RUS) met Diana Khodjaeva (BEL). Both players already had won a title earlier this week. So they really had to see who would be the most successful player in their division. Tkach got to the hill first but played an unbelievably negligent foul when she touched the cue ball. Khodjaeva got back to the table and ran the rack, making the match a hill-hill thriller at 5:5. Then, Tkach simply had the better nerves. Khodjaeva tried to play a safety with 3 balls remaining on the table but left an easy out for Tkach. The Russian said thank you and pocketed the last 3 balls to win the title with 6:5.
Top Six 9-Ball Girls
1. Kristina Tkach (RUS)
2. Diana Khodjaeva (BEL)
3. Dina Fatihova (RUS)
Emily Heidergott (GER)
4. Marharyta Fefilava (BLR)
Jana Peters (GER)
In the 9-ball Under 17’s, it came to the all-Polish clash between Kamil Szasor and Daniel Maciol. Maciol had already won titles but Szasor was still trying to win his first one. Though he got very close to achieve that, Maciol had the better end on his side, winning the final match and the title with 7:6.
Top Eight 9-Ball Under 17’s
1. Daniel Maciol (POL)
2. Kamil Szasor (POL)
3. Kaylash Persad (NED)
Wiktor Zielinski (POL)
4. Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BIH)
Eklent Kaci (ALB)
Patrick Hofmann (GER)
Osman Sanlisoy (TNC)
In the Under 19’s, Krystain Cwikla (POL) had to face Andreas Madsen (DEN). The match also was pretty even and went hill-hill. There, Cwikla missed the 5-ball and left a combination shot for Madsen who went for it. Probably a safety option would have been better here. Madsen left the 9-ball hanging over the corner pocket so that Cwikla had an easy combination shot to win the final and the title with 8:7.
Top Eight 9-Ball Under 19’s
1. Krystian Cwikla (POL)
2. Andreas Madsen (DEN)
3. Vitaliy Patsura (UKR)
Michael Schneider (SUI)
4. Raphael Wahl (GER)
Vladislav Les (BLR)
Sergey Lutsker (RUS)
Jannik Schmitt (GER)
Medal table after 5 of 5 events
1. Russia
2. Germany
3. Poland
4. Belgium
5. Bosnia & Hercegovina
6. Switzerland
7. Albania
8. Denmark
9. Finland
10. Belarus
North Cyprus
That concludes the coverage of the Dynamic Billard European Championships Youth 2015. Tomorrow, the Euro-Tour players will be pouring in. With around 240 participants, the event promises high class pool action to be witnessed here.
More information about participants, schedules, achievements, rankings, etc can be found on the event website
The event was hosted by the European Pocket Billiard Federation EPBF and organized by International Billiard Promotion Foundation IBPF.

Persad crushes Kaci at Euro Youth Championship

Kaylash Persad

In the quarter-final match in the Under 17’s, Kaylash Persad (NED) came up with a huge surprise, ousting Eklent Kaci (ALB) with 7:1.
It seemed that Kaci had missed the start of the match. Usually, the Albanian has a great break and is known to be a decent shotmaker. In this match though, he did not show any of his talents. To the contrary, the balls did not really roll in his favor. That made Persad grow strong. The unheralded player from the Netherlands took rack after rack and after 7 racks, the score was 6:1 in favor of Persad. In the next rack, Kaci had the break shot. What happened was typical for describing the match. Kaci broke well and had balls down with a nice spread of the balls, but the cue ball got a kick from the 4-ball and scratched in the corner pocket. That gave Persad ball in hand which he used perfectly and cleared the table to oust Kaci with 7:1 from the 9-ball individuals. In the semi-final, Persad will play Daniel Maciol (POL). The other semi-final will be played between Kamil Szasor (POL) and Wiktor Zielinski (POL).
In the Under 19’s, defending Champion Raphael Wahl (GER) made it to the quarter-finals. There he was stopped by Krystian Cwikla (POL) who won 8:6 over Wahl. Cwikla will encounter Vitaliy Patsura (UKR) in the semi-finals. The other semi-final takes place between Michael Schneider (SUI) and Andreas Madsen (DEN).
In the girls division, the most of the usual suspects have made their way through to the semi-finals. Kristina Tkach (RUS) and Diana Khodjaeva (BEL) booked their semi-final ticket over the winner’s side. In the loser’s qualification round, Emily Heidergott (GER) slightly defeated Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) with 6:5. She will play Khodjaeva in the semi-finals. Tkach will meet her teammate Dina Fatihova (RUS) who eliminated Jana Peters (GER) in the loser’s qualification round with 6:5.
The semi-finals in the team competition are as follows:
Poland v Turkish North Cyprus
Germany v Netherlands
Germany v Finland
Switzerland v Russia
The tournament will continue tomorrow at 09:00 local time with the semi-finals in the team competition. In the afternoon, the 9-ball individuals and team finals will end the Youth EC.
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Dudanets and Gorst win the first gold medals

Maksim Dudanets and Fedor Gorst

The Gold Medals at the Dynamic Billard European Championships Youth in the straight pool individuals have just been awarded. Maxim Dudanets (RUS) and Fedor Gorst (RUS) have taken the first titles in this year’s event.
The story of the Under 19’s final is quickly told. Maksim Dudanets had to deal with Michael Schneider (SUI). The Swiss was leading 8:3 when Dudanets got to the table and ran 84 balls, turning the scoreboard to 87:8 in his favor. That broke Schneider’s neck in the match. He did try to come back but he was probably in his chair for too long already. He could not get position on the balls and tried a safety shot. Dudanets called the 3-ball with a combination shot from the pack and ran the needed 13 balls to clearly win the final match with 100:13.
The finals in the Under 17’s was much closer. Defending Champion Daniel Maciol (POL) was almost there, leading 72:53 over Gorst. But then Gorst got to the table and started an amazing effort, running 22 balls to win the match and the Championship with 75:72. This is Gorst’s first title on a European level.
Final standings Straight Pool Under 19’s
1. Maksim Dudanets (RUS)
2. Michael Schneider (SUI)
3. Vitaly Patsura (UKR)
Marsel Safiullin (RUS)
4. Krystian Cwikla (POL)
Adrijan Todic (SUI)
Andreas Madsen (DEN)
Dogukan Dogu (TNC)
Final standings Straight Pool Under 17’s
1. Fedor Gorst (RUS)
2. Daniel Maciol (POL)
3. Federico Amendola (ITA)
Wiktor Zielinski (POL)
4. Tony Da Costa (FRA)
Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BIH)
Kaylash Persad (NED)
Hasan Emre Vural (NOR)
Medal table after 1 of 5 events
1. Russia
2. Poland
3. Switzerland
4. Italy
Earlier today, the first rounds of the 10-ball individuals have been played. The girls have entered the stage here in St. Johann. The only remaining medallist from last year in the girl’s division is Marharyta Fefilava (BLR). She opened her tournament appearance with a convincing 5:0 victory over Vilde Mary Holme (NOR). In the same round, Jana Peters (GER) defeated Michelle Sandman (NOR) with the same result. Kristina Tkach (RUS) won her match over Agata Sidio (POL) with 5:1. Last year’s Champion’s sister Diana Khodjaeva (BEL) also took her first match with 5:2 over Dina Fatihova (RUS).
In the Under 17 category, defending Champion Maksim Dudanets (RUS) is not competing anymore since he reached the age limit and plays now in the Under 19’s. So, last year’s runner-up Eklent Kaci can be considered kind of a favorite player here. He played Kamil Szasor (POL) in his first match and the encounter turned out to become an epic thriler. At 5:5, both players exchanged brilliant safety shots with Szasor being the player with the first chance to clear the table. But he ran out of position and played safety again. Kaci was able to provide several resafes himself but Szasor came up with a brilliant shot with three balls left on the table, forcing Kaci to commit a foul. That brought Szasor to the table with ball in hand and he ended the match 6:5 in his favor. Kaci then went to the loser’s side and defeated Sandro Volery (SUI) with 6:1 which booked him a ticket among the final 32 players in the 10-ball individuals Under 17’s.
In the Under 19’s, defending Champion Joshua Filler (GER) has not been announced by the German Federation. Therefore, only last year’s U17 Gold Medallist Maksim Dudanets and U19 Bronze Medallist Vitaly Patsura (UKR) could be spotted as favorites. Of course, there were also other known names in the field such as Andreas Madsen (DEN), Raphael Wahl (GER) and Cyriel Ledoux (NED). In fact, Wahl and Ledoux met in the winner’s qualification round and the match was very high class. Being 5:6 down, Wahl was at the table with 3 balls left. Wahl missed an easy 10-ball and left a rail-first-shot to Ledoux. The Dutch player took the risk and pocketed the 10-ball, winning that match with 7:5.
The tournament will continue tomorrow at 09:00 local time with the first round of the team competition. In the afternoon, the 10-ball individuals will continue.
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The event will is hosted by the European Pocket Billiard Federation EPBF and organized by International Billiard Promotion Foundation IBPF.

Defending Champion Maciol On His Way

Daniel Maciol (POL)

In the Under 17 category of the Dynamic Billard European Championships Youth at the Alpina Sports & Wellness Hotel in St. Johann i.Pg, Austria, defending Champion Daniel Maciol (POL) is on his way in the straight pool competition. Three consecutive wins over Mustafa Alnar (TNC) 75:35, Andreas-Steen Bonnelykke (NOR) 75:20 and Kamil Szasor (POL) 75:61 put him in his spot in the quarter-final against Tony Da Costa (FRA). Maciol played rock solid pool and the only real challenge for him today was his teammate Szasor who managed to oust last year’s runner-up Jan Van Lierop (NED) in the round of the last 32 players with 75:66.


Under 17 Quarter-finals

Daniel Maciol (POL) v Tony Da Costa (FRA)

Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BIH) v Frederico Amendola (ITA)

Fedor Gorst (RUS) v Kaylash Persad (NED)

Hasan Emre Vural (NOR) v Wiktor Zielinski (POL)


In the Under 19 category, Maksim Dudanets (RUS) is currently playing in his own class. Victories over Michal Muklewicz (POL) 100:37, Sandrino File (NED) 100:11 and Austrian local hero Daniel Guttenberger (AUT) 100:55 booked the ticket for Dudanets’ quarter-final seat. The Russian is playing in the U19 category for the first time this year and is already belonging to the circle of the favorite players. Another hot candidate for a seat in the final match is Andreas Madsen (DEN). He won his matches today over Kevin Makelberge (BEL) 100:33, Konrad Kleinszmit (POL) 100:59, Hungarian hope Oliver Szolnoki (HUN) 100:57 and Marcel Willing (AUT) 100:93. Madsen will meet Marsel Safiullin (RUS) in the quarter-final match while Dudanets will have to deal with Dogukan Dogu (TNC).


Under 19 Quarter-finals

Michael Schneider (SUI) v Krystian Cwikla (POL)

Adrijan Todic (SUI) v Vitaly Patsura (UKR)

Andreas Madsen (DEN) v Marsel Safiullin (RUS)

Maksim Dudanets (RUS) v Dogukan Dogu (TNC)


The tournament will continue tomorrow at 09:00 local time with the first round of the 10-ball competition. The quarter-finals matches of the straight pool competition will be played at15:30 local time with the semi-finals and finals to follow right after.


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The event will is hosted by the European Pocket Billiard Federation EPBF and organized by International Billiard Promotion Foundation IBPF.

Feijen takes the Main Event @ Deurne City Classic

A.Moussati, M.Sawicki, N.Feijen and H.Charalampidis

Saturday morning we started off with the MAIN 9ball EVENT…
1st four groups of 24 started off at 09:00h. All went well as nobody got sanctioned with a penalty, neither did anyone forfeit or no-show. 

Group A saw one of the favorites Ivo Aarts sail through to the 2nd Winners round with wins over Kaylash Persad, Olivier Vandenbohede. In the 3rd round however he got beaten by UK’s Tony Burton who did not lose a match to qualify for the last64. Marek Derek, Serge Das and Tobias Hoiß all did the same thing by defeating Kadir Turku, Hoa Nguyen, Nicolas Georgopoulos and Tom Penrose. Three of them eventually qualified for the Knock-Out stage themselves by winning their subsequent matches. So did Ivo Aarts in the end.

Group B’s 2nd Winners Round had some strong matches and some surprises as Luxemburg’s Sebastian Beuel beat German 1.Bundesliga playing Klaudio Kerec 8-4 and Karl Boyes did the same thing to Sixpocket’s admin Florian Scholl. Both losers redeemed themselves in the 3rd Losers Round by defeating Joerie van den Broeck and Stefan Sprangers, the latter one not being as slouch. Through the winners side Daryl Peach, Karl Boyes, Bartek Skoniecki and Konrad Juszczyszyn qualified for the Last64 without losing a match. From the Losers round Carlos Cabello, Raphael Keusen, Sebastian Beuel and Klaudio Kerec joined them. Unfortunately some good players went down, like: Alain Da Costa and Maurice Houben.

Group C had some strong players, winning their 1st matches with ease; Niels Feijen beat greek player Theodore Bitsaxakis 8-2, Wojtek Trajdos did the same thing to UK’s Tom Stavely. Aziz Moussati lost to strong playing Benji Buckley 3-8 and after that 7-8 to Peter Lau. This saw him drop out of the 9ball. He said he could not focus on playing because of all the things that went on regarding organization etc. I myself had the same problem. Further in this group’s losers side Matthias Blehs got rid of Walter Hottgenroth and Benjamin Baier. On the winners side Niels handed a donut to Trajdos and Stephan Cohen beat Marcel Fortunski to both qualify for the Last64. Tobias Bongers and Benji Buckley sent Kyle Van den Bosch and Martin Steinlage to the last losers round. 4 players took their last chance to qualify; Trajdos beat Peter Lau 8-4, Bitsaxakis – Steinlage 8-3, Fortunski did the same thing to Del Sim. Matthias Blehs handed out the second donut of the group to Kyle van den Bosch.

Group D featured some strong playing German Bundesliga players; Stefan Nolle and Valery Kuloyants who got rid of their opponents Gijs van Westebrugge and Edward Werlemann pretty quickly in the 1st round. 2nd Winners Round matches went pretty quickly as well when Mieszko Fortunski beat Lex Wellens 8-0, Tony Drago vs. Jan Van Lierop 8-1. Mieszko continued his strong form by winning 8-0 again in his following match against Michael Kasper. Other favorites did not have that same luck as Tony Drago lost to strong youngster Francisco Sanchez Ruiz. Ralf Souquet showed Stefan Nolle who’s boss with a score of 8-5 and Valery did the same thing to Konrad Piekarski. From the losers round the following players eventually went on to qualify for the Last64: Tony Dargo over Sean Dennis with a score of 8-1, Stefan Nolle beat Jan van Lierop 8-2, Konrad Piekarski against Lex Wellens 8-4.

In the afternoon the last 4 groups started their matches, some of the previous groups had to qualify the next morning some of them were done..

Group E surprised a bit when Micha Beuriot beat Guy Buss in the first round and one of the favs Imran Majid got beaten by Nicolas Baumanns. I got my donut handed to me by Noel Bruynooghe.. Couldn’t focus on my game with all the stuff happening around me and had to get comfortable with my new cue as well. Noel played a very good match though, missing maybe 1 ball the entire match. He later on went and qualified for the Last64 by beating Sebastian Fuhrmann. One of the other strong favorites Mateusz Sniegocki sailed through with a score of 8-0 in his 2nd and 3rd match as well. Fast playing Marko Vogel struggled a bit but in the end got through with a hill-hill against Mario Stahl, who himself also eventually got through by beating Lennaert Speijker 8-1 in the losers round. Imran Majid, Robin Cripps, Anthony Wever also went on to qualify winning their matches in the 4th losers round.

Group F consisted of some great players like Oliver Ortmann and Juan Carlos Exposito, who met each other in the latter stages. Oliver first beat fellow countryman Michael Heinz with a big score of 8-0. Think Michael couldn’t get his rhythm going as he normally played way better than that. Norman Bakker surprisingly beat JCE 8-1, Greek fury Xrhstos Davetas beat Thomas Aschauer 8-4 and strong playing Marc Bijsterbosch beat Sven Wenkheimer with easy and a final score of 8-2. In the 3rd Winners round some big matches emerged like Ramazan Dincer vs. Ortmann (8-6), Elliot Sanderson vs. Marc Bijsterbosch (8-5) and Adrian Borowiec vs. Davetas (8-4). So now the losers qualification had some great thrillers going where Exposito met with Ortmann and beat him 8-5, which caused a bit of an upset. Also Hector del Amo Garcia who lost his 1st match got through to the last round and bear Sven Pauritsch to qualify. Marc Bijsterbosch also redeemed himself and beat Waikit Kwok after a hard battle. Davetas was the last one to set his score and got through.

Group G featured some big names like Mario He, David Alcaide and Phil Burford. But also strong formed Joshua Filler who had made a name for himself at DCC by winning the 9ball Banks against Nick v/d Berg in the final. 1st round saw no surprises and all big names went through to the next one. Then we had a big match-up when Mario He drew David Alcaide in the next round and beat him on the hill. David eventually got through to the last round and got through. Joshua showed that age does not matter and shot his way through Phil Burford at the arena with a score of 8-6. Marco Teutscher also went through over Jimmy Worung (8-5). In the 3rd winner round more surprises came when Daniel Kandi beat strong favorite Mario He. Furthermore Mark Lunn beat OC Chan, Teutscher beat Jelle Kijlstra and Joshua Filler knocked his countryman Clemens Phillipen to the losers round. Last chance to qualify for the Last64.. Phil Burford, Julian Kortüm, previously mentioned David Alcaide and Ralf Mrnka did so.

Group H was the final one and had 2013 Champion Nick Van Den Berg starting his journey to defend his crown. Started off with a bye and then went on to qualify for the Last64 by beating German Bundesliga player Kevin Becker and Belgian WCOP player Moritz Lauwereyns in his 3rd match. More strong players started off well; Huidji See beat Female player Vivien Schade 8-0, Jakob Belka vs. Olivier van Loteringen went down with 8-2. 2nd round winners side had some good matches when Dennis Jansen beat Hanno Bröcker on the Hill, Wojtek Szewczyk knocked his countryman Jakob Belka to the losers-side and youngster Aaron Vancoppenolle did the same thing to strong Female Chantal Manske. Last winners round saw all the favorites go through; NvdB, Szewczyk, See and Dennis Janssen, all with ease. Losers side saw Lars Kuckherm, Belka, Becker and Mauwereyns go through.

So that was it for the groups.. Now on to the Last 64 of the 9ball MAIN-EVENT and the 9ball DROP-OUT Challenge.
Around 10:00h on Sunday some matches of the Knock-Out stage began early, but most started around 12:00h. 
Some noticeable wins were Moritz Lauwereyns beating his former WCOP team-mate Serge Das with a score of 9-5. Phil Burford beat his countryman Karl Boyes 9-7. Ivo Aarts beat Mateusz Sniegocki 9-8 after trailing 8-6. Konrad Piekarski beat Noel Bruynooghe with an easy 9-4. Norman Bakker got close with Matthias Blehs but beat him on the hill. Raphael Keusen beat strong playing Daniel Kandi on the hill as well. So did Carlos Cabello vs. Mark Lunn.

On to the Last32 where more surprises came along when Wojtek Szewczyk beat Huidji See with ease, final score of 9-5. Moritz Lauwereyns kept his form and beat last year’s Runner-Up Marek Derek 9-6. Konrad Juszczyszyn also shocked everyone when he kept his nerve on the hill against Phil Burford and beat him. More strong play by Ivo Aarts, Imran Majid, Ralf Souquet, Konrad Piekarski, Joshua Filler, Nick van den Berg, Niels Feijen, Tobias Hoiß who all went through to the Last16.

Surely now at this stage you would think only the strong favorites would emerge.. but no, Moritz Lauwereyns continued his form and beat Tobias Hoiß 9-7. Konrad Piekarski being the underdog against Ivo Aarts showed who’s who and beat him 9-5. Mario He did not disappoint and beat Juszczyszyn 9-5 as well. But the biggest surprises of them all was Wojtek Szewczyk taking his revenge on Nick van den Berg from last year at the quarter-finals. After trailing a couple of games Wojtek in the end prevailed and beat the struggling Nick 9-7. Fair to say Nick was dealing with some personal issues on the side. Nevertheless a great performance by the young Pole. More names that went through to the Last8 were Filler, Majid, Feijen and a player I would like to call the new ‘DARK HORSE’ ; Marcel Fortunski. Did not know Marcel had so much in him.. he went through to this stage by beating some big names in my book; Ramazan Dincer (5x 1.Bundesliga Champion), Normal Bakker (strong Dutch player), Elliot Sanderson (GB9 Tour) .. Well DONE!

At this stage our well prized DROP-OUT Challenge began, this tournament was created to let players have another change at some good prize-money and to let them enjoy our venue some more. Where at other tournament after losing twice you didn’t have a chance to redeem yourself.. @ DCC players still did! The Tournament had the same format and rules but shorter races and single knock-out.. so fast play and surprise results were expected. When people found out that the tournament was opened to more than 64 players, whey immediately signed up and the final field was 80.

Here are the results:

Last 16 and onwards:

Klaudio Kerec 6 vs 5 Benjamin Baier 
Mateusz Sniegocki 6 vs 1 Stefan Nölle 
Sigi Hegde 6 vs 3 Chantal Manske 
Tony Drago 6 vs 3 Sebastian Fuhrmann 
Raul Martin 6 vs 3 Cyriel Ledoux
Thomas Aschauer 6 vs 3 Marc Glatz
David Alcaide 6 vs 1 Ramazan Dincer 
Can Salim 6 vs 3 Christos Davetas

Quarter finals 
Klaudio Kerec 6 vs 4 Mateusz Sniegocki 
Tony Drago 6 vs 0 Sigi Hegde 
Raul Martin 6 vs 0 Thomas Aschauer 
David Alcaide 6 vs 1 Can Salim

Semi finals 
Tony Drago 7 vs 2 Klaudio Kerec 
David Alcaide 7 vs 2 Raul Martin

David Alcaide 8 vs 2 Tony Drago

Quarter Final TIME of the MAIN-EVENT!

Moritz again shocked everyone on the TV Table and beat strong favorite Mario He. Feijen showed who boss against Majid by beating him 9-5. Piekarski went on 6-1 against Marcel Fortunski in about 20 minutes but then lost focus and let the young player get back at him a little bit but in the end closed it off with a final score of 9-7. Joshua Filler kept cool against Szewczyk to beat him 9-5.
Semis both played on the TV tables, the match-ups were; Feijen vs. Lauwereyns and Filler vs. Piekarski. Both matches quickly showed who the better players was on Sunday. Even through the youngster match had a bigger score it was over pretty quick cus of fast run-outs and no safety battles. Niels and Moritz took a while longer as tactics came into play. Niels finally closed the deal with a 9-2 win.
So Holland vs. Germany in the FINAL! Niels quickly showed that the break in 9ball ET Style is mastered by those who regularly play the format and broke and ran most of his racks. Joshua struggled to get runs round because he lost his cue-ball a lot. Niels in front is unstoppable, I knew that from the get-go. Proved me right by winning and becoming the NEW 2014 ‘PREDATOR’ Deurne City Classic® CHAMPION !! Congrats Niels Feijen
Though "MASTER OF THE TABLE" title goes to Joshua Filler ! Winning the 9ball banks, 14.1 Shootout and becoming Runner-up in the 9ball MAIN-EVENT!