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Daniel Schneider Ends Muratovic’s Journey in the Semi-Final

Daniel Schneider (SUI)

First Medal for young Bosnian Federation


Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: Daniel Schneider (SUI) defeated Alen Muratovic (BIH) in a one-man show with 8:1 in the semi-finals of the junior's division 9-ball.

 

Muratovic was the darling of the crowd. He obtained a medal for his home nation for the first time in history, That burden obviously rested hard on his shoulders. He could not get into his game as he used to in earlier rounds. On the other hand, Schneider played solid pool with few mistakes. When he missed shots, the position for Muratovic very often was not good. All these factors lead to the match becoming pretty much a one-man-show for Schneider. In the second semi-final of the junior's division, Andrey Seroshtan (RUS) ousted Tobias Bongers (GER) with 8:6.

 

The pupil's final will be played between Raphael Wahl (GER) and Jan Van Lierop (NED). Wahl eliminated Cyriel Ledoux (NED) with 7:1 while van Lierop just made it over Can Salim-Giasar (GER) with 7:6.

 

In the girls division, the final match will be played between Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR) and Sabrina Hammer (GER). Hammer terminated her teammate Veronika Ivanovskaia 6:3 while Polovinchuk ended Kristina Tkach's (RUS) hopes for a set in the final with 6:4.

 

The final matches will begin at 12:15 CET

 

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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.billiardapps.com or contact our press office.

Andreuzzi Over Ibric Like a Hurricane

Nino Andreuzzi (GER)

Khodjaeva once again on the loser's side


Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: With an 8:0 whitewash, Nino Andreuzzi (GER) finished Azur Ibric's (BIH) hopes in the 9-ball competition.

 

The game was 9-ball and the round was the single elimination round of the final 32 junior players. 9-ball is a short rack game and is said to be the fastest of all pool-billiard games. However, Andreuzzi took that probably a bit too literally in his match with Ibric. He played fluently and quick, coming to a 5:0 lead after only 23 minutes. The Bosnian definitely was the underdog in this encounter from the very beginning. Andreuzzi had already taken two medals this week – Bronze in straight pool and Gold in 10-ball. But still Ibric was playing on his home turf having the support of the vivacious Bosnian crowd. But that did not seem to impress Andreuzzi at all. He consequently played his rhythm and punished Ibric for his mistakes. In the 6th rack, Ibric got to the 9-ball and had a good chance to finally open his account and avoid a complete demolition by Andreuzzi. However, Ibric dogged the 9-ball and Andreuzzi said thank you, pocketing the 9-ball to get him on the hill. That was the last time that Ibric was allowed to the table in that match. The next rack was another break-and-run from Andreuzzi and he finished Ibric with 8:0 in a pretty one-sided face-off. Andreuzzi will continue to play in the round of the final 16 players in the 9-ball individuals while Ibric will have to settle for 17th rank.

 

Other notable results from today's 9-ball individuals include Sabrina Hammer (GER) getting the better of Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) with 6:5 in the girl's division. While Hammer makes it to the single elimination stage, Khodjaeva needs another victory on the loser's side where she will be facing Russia's Ksenia Karkavina.


In the pupil's division, Andreas Madsen (DEN) booked his seat in the single elimination round with a 7:2 victory over Florian Zuewert (GER). Can Salim-Giasar (GER) powered past Ben Dvash (BUL) with 7:0. Local hero Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BIH) defeated newly crowned 10-ball Champion Daniel G.ttenberger by a whisker with 7:6. Germany's Raphael Wahl managed to achieve the same result over Cyriel Ledoux (NED). All winners will go straight into the single elimination while the losers will get another chance on the left side of the draw.


Today, 9-ball individuals will be played until 17:00 CET when all quarterfinalists are determined. The quarter-finals will be played tomorrow morning. At 17:00 CET, the team competition continues. You can follow all the action LIVE on 20 tables at www.kozoom.com/en/ pool-billiard/ .

 

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.billiardapps.com or contact our press office.