Wessel and Tot Reach Out For 10-ball Gold

Sandor Tot, Susanne Wessel

Susanne Wessel (GER) and Sandor Tot (HUN) have just won the Gold Medals in the 10-ball individuals at the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies in Tirana, Albania.


Sandor Tot stormed off like a hurricane in the senior’s final. He took a quick 3:0 lead over Azar, being like at times. When he fell out of position, he came up with good safeties and he did not allow Azar to get in his game at all. So the Swedish had to somehow force himself into the match. He achieved that in the 4th rack which he broke and ran at high speed. Tot gave him the right answer and did the same in the next rack, pocketing a difficult 10-ball to make the score 4:1. Rack six saw Azar making two misses in a row but coming out lucky since he never left a shot for Tot. The Hungarian attempted a safety shot and completely missed the 1-ball. So Azar got to the table with ball in hand. To everyone’s surprise, Azar already missed the second shot again. He seemed to be completely demoralized. But also Tot showed nerves. He snookered himself on the 5-ball. So he tried to leave a tough shot for his opponent but Sanne Azar made that shot and stole that rack back from Tot. After that rack, Azar took a time-out and tried to compose himself and let Tot stew in the arena, thinking about his mistake. But it did not work as Azar had hoped. Tot snatched the next rack and made the score 5:2. Only two more racks to reach out for glory for Tot. But Azar took the next rack and at 5:3, Tot came up dry with his break shot. However, Azar could not benefit form it. Obviously he was struggling with the pace that Tot put to the match. Tot got on the hill with 6:3. In the 10th rack, Tot as well as Azar missed shots but Tot was the luckier player. He got the knuckles of the pockets when he needed them and finally snatched the rack and the match from Azar, winning the title with 7:3.


Semi-final results:

Sandor Tot (HUN) v Vegar Kristiansen (NOR) 7:4

Sanne Azar (SWE) v Jimmy Worung (NED) 7:4


Top Eight 10-ball Seniors:

1. Sandor Tot (HUN)

2. Sanne Azar (SWE)

3. Vegar Kristiansen (NOR)

Jimmy Worung (NED)

5. Frank Forster (GER)

Manuel Pereira (POR)

Fabio Petroni (ITA)

Jesper Schmidt (DEN)


The final match in the ladies division was a one-person-show by German Susanne Wessel. She simply overran Cristina Moscetti (ITA) 5:1. Moscetti never had a real chance and was only able to open her account when Wessel was already on the hill. Being 0:4 down in a final race to 5, it is almost impossible to come back. Wessel allowed Moscetti to prevent the whitewash from happening and gave her one rack before she closed the book on the final match and won the Gold Medal 5:1.


Semi-final results:

Cristina Moscetti (ITA) v Karin Michl (GER) 5:4

Susanne Wessel (GER) v Ulrika Andersson (SWE) 5:3

Top Six 10-ball Ladies:

1. Susanne Wessel (GER)

2. Cristina Moscetti (ITA)

3. Ulrika Andersson (SWE)

Karin Michl (GER)

5. Barbara Bolfelli (ITA)

Monika Jarecki (GER)


Medal table after 2 of 5 events:

Meddals 2 of 5


The Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies will continue tomorrowmorning at 09:00 CET with matches of the 8-ball individuals seniors winner’s qualification round.


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