Team competition started at Dynamic Billiards European Youth Championships

Team Russia (l.t.r.: Andrey Seroshtan, Vitaly Pavlukhin, Vladislav Zaborovskii Foto: EPBF/DK

Sunday, 29 July 2012: Starting today, the team competition will be played almost every day besides the individual matches.

The first round of junior's team matches showed some clear and some close results. Team Russia won expectedly clear with 3:0 over Team Sweden. Andrey Seroshtan won 100:39 in straight pool over Daniel Tangudd. Vitaly Pavlukhin creamed Tian Zhang in 9-ball with 8:3, and Vladislav Zaborovskii won the 8-ball match with 7:6 over Christian Fischer.

More exciting was the team encounter in the pupil's division between Team Netherlands and Team Austria. Austria won with 2:1 but the match was fiercely contested. Daniel G.ttenberger got the opening point for Austria with his 7:3 victory in 9-ball over Sahin Sayim. A little bit later, Jan van Lierop won the straight pool match with 75:11 over Moritz Engl and tied the match at 1:1. The decision had to come from the 8-ball match between Cyriel Ledoux and Manuel Kapeller. Ledoux was up 4:2 and 5:4 over Kapeller but could not keep his nerves together to close the book on the match. He missed important shots and allowed Kapeller to stay in the match. At 5:5, Kapeller shot great pool and won the deciding rack, winning the 8-ball 6:5 and the team match with 2:1. 

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