Wessel and Correia Take 9-Ball Crowns

Susanne Wessel (GER) and Henrique Correia (POR) have won the final titles at the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies in the Alpina Sports- and Wellness-Hotel in St. Johann i.Pg., Austria. They snatched the 9-ball individuals.


In the seniors final, Henrique Correia met Senharip Azar (SWE). Correia took a quick 2:0 lead. In rack three, Azar had a shot on the 9-ball but he missed it. That was unnecessary and probably due to weak nerves. Correia capitalized from that mistake and went ahead 3:0. In the flow of the match, Correia seemed to be the player equipped with the better nerves. He got to a 5:1 advantage over Azar. All Azar could do was win one more rack. Correia was simply too dominant for him in that final match. 8:2 was the final result in favor of Correia.


Top 8 Finishers Seniors 9-Ball:


  1. Henrique Correia (POR)
  2. Senharip Azar (SWE)
  3. Jesse Thehu (NED)
    Manuel Pereira (POR)
  4. Magnus Vesterlund (SWE)
    Csaba Nagy (HUN)
    Tomasz Malinowski (POL)
    Marko Hartikainen (FIN)


The ladies final was played between Cristina Moscetti (ITA) and Susanne Wessel. After four racks the score was all square at 2:2. But then things went according to the likings of Wessel. She got focussed on her match and started gaining an advantage over Moscetti. Playing the better safety shots finally brought her the victory with 5:2 over Moscetti.


Top 6 Finishers Ladies 9-Ball:


  1. Susanne Wessel (GER)
  2. Cristina Moscetti (ITA)
  3. Anja Hehre (GER)
    Karin Michl (GER)
  4. Ilona Zalmanova (CZE)
    Tuija Tiihonen (FIN)


Medal table after 5 of 5 events:


  1. Portugal
  2. Germany
  3. Italy
  4. Sweden
  5. Netherlands
  6. Norway
  7. France
  8. Austria
    Bosnia & Hercegovina


That concludes the coverage of the 2015 Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies.


More information about participants, schedules, achievements, rankings, etc can be found on the event website www.epconline.eu


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