Ups and Downs for Trudnowski

Poland’s Maciej Trudnowski had a tough day with many hard work ahead of him.


Today, the 8-ball individuals of the 2014 Dynamic Billard European Championships for seniors and ladies have started. Maciej Trudnowski (POL) met Jean-Pierre Makelberge (BEL) in the first round. The match went back and forth and it lead to a hill-hill situation. There, Makelberge had the break shot. He was unlucky since he executed a nice break but the cue ball scratched in the corner pocket. Trudnowski got to the table and started pocketing the striped. However, he almost dogged the 15-ball. It wiped its feet and decided to still fall in the pocket. From then on, Trudnowski made no more mistakes. Probably that was his wakeup-call in that rack. He cleared the table and won the match with 7:6. In the next round, Trudnowski met Manuel Pereira (POR), the defending Champion. Hard but true, the Polish had no chance against Pereira. 7:3 was the final result in favor of Pereira. But Trudnowski made it back into the single elimination round of the final 64 players. He defeated Tero Kaivonen (FIN) in the loser’s qualification round and was then dean against Heiko Mueller (GER) in the round of the last 64 players.


In the ladies division, Ann-Sofie Löfgren (SWE) and Nathalie Rohmer (FRA) had a tough encounter. The match went 4:4 with Rohmer to break. Löfgren took the striped but could not run the table. She missed a makable ball and allowed Rohmer back to the table. The French lady saw that three of her group’s balls were blocked by one of Löfgren’s so she turned the match into a safety battle. After a few exchanged safety shots, Rohmer had the chance to win since Löfgren left her a long shot. But Rohmer missed it. Löfgren then took the initiative and ended the match in her favor, winning with 5:4.


The Dynamic Billard European Championships 2014 for Seniors and Ladies will continuetomorrow morning at 09:00 CET with matches of the team competition in the first rounds. Then, the 8-ball individuals will continue with the finals to be played at 20:30 CET.


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