Wessel Wins Her First 8-Ball Round

Susanne Wessel (GER)

8-ball individuals and team competition today

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: In the ladies 8-ball division, Susanne Wessel (GER) defeated Lot van Helmond (NED) with 5:3.

It was a long struggle for both ladies. Van Helmond managed to get in the lead in the first few racks but Wessel always got a rack back from her, never allowing the Dutch to gain a serious advantage over her. After six racks, the score was 3:3. The 7th rack proved to be a test for the nerves. Bot players had already received a shot-clock warning but still used a lot of time for their shots. However, this rack turned out to be dominated by strategic play. None of the two wanted to risk anything which would allow the opponent to get on the hill first. After a long tactic battle, Wessel won the rack and got to the hill with 4:3. She put the next rack also in her account and won the match after a tough fight with 5:3.

Other notable results from today's 8-ball individuals include Reiner Wirsbitzki (GER) handing a 7:0 doughnut to Tomasz Benedicic (SLO). Henrique Correia (POR) smashed Swedish "Captain" Tom Eksell with 7:1. Tomasz Malinowski (POL) left no chance for Italy's Stefano Bazzana sending him to the loser's side with 7:3. Today, the event will continue with the 8-ball individuals until the last round. At 21:45 CET, one round of the team competition will finish the tournament day.

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