Opening Medals Determined in European Youth Straight Pool Championship – Information

Lazar Kostic (Serbia)

The opening two occasions concluded on Thursday afternoon on the forty first annual Dynamic Billard European Pool Championships for Youth and it was Germany and Serbia who claimed the primary two gold medals. Going down within the southern Bulgarian city of Petrich, the preliminary two days of play noticed the vacation spot of the Beneath 17s and Beneath 19s straight pool medals.

The 2022 Dynamic Billards European Youth Championship includes 14 separate occasions throughout 4 disciplines – 8, 9 and 10 ball in addition to straight pool – plus the female and male group competitions. In complete there are three divisions; male U19, male U17 and feminine U19. In complete, there are 111 rivals in attendance – 19 women, 57 boys within the U17 division and 35 boys within the U19.

Within the Beneath 17 competitors, there have been 44 rivals representing 19 nations and it was Serbia’s Lazar Kostic who claimed gold as he defeated Michal Wiech (Poland) 75-20 within the championship match. Lazar performed a full set of disciplines within the 2021 Europeans, ending no higher than the spherical of 16, however a yr down the road he was completely prepared for the problem.

A win over Norway’s Didrik Voga Berg put him into the Winners’ Qualification spherical, however a defeat there in opposition to Sweden’s Walter Laikre (75-50) scuppered Kostic’s hopes of a clean run. He bounced again properly, although, beating Norway’s Robin Hauge Pettersen to achieve the one elimination final 16 levels.

Wins over Jokubas Silantjevas (LIT) and Finland’s highly-rated Riku Romppanen assured at the very least a bronze medal, however a semi-final win over Mykola Moroz (Ukraine) arrange the title-winning match in opposition to Michal Wiech. It was a extremely commendable run of performances from the Polish boy although, taking part in in his first ever European Championships on the age of 14, and his silver medal profitable effort should certainly point out that there’s gold in his future. Bronze medals went to the aforementioned Moroz in addition to Davide Sini of Italy.

Yuma Dorner (Germany)

Germany’s Yuma Dorner was triumphant within the Beneath 19 occasion as he edged out Netherland’s Yannick Pongers for the gold medal. Each gamers entered the ultimate with loads of European Championship kind on their respective resumes. In 2021, 18-year-old Dorner took a silver within the 8 ball bracket whereas Pongers (17) took gold and silver in 9 ball and 10 ball respectively, that point within the U17 division.

Dorner ran undefeated so far as the Winners’ Qualification spherical earlier than unraveling in opposition to Poland’s Wiktor Fortunski by 73-100. A snug win in opposition to Luca Montanari (Italy) eased him into the knock-out levels and a victory over Poland’s Szymon Kural assured a podium end. The younger German saved his finest win for the semi-final as he acquired the higher of compatriot Eric Mattern by 100-28 to arrange the gold medal match in opposition to Pongers.

Regardless of being the junior of the 2, Pongers carried loads of expertise into the ultimate, having performed in all 4 divisions on the Males’s European Championship earlier within the yr in addition to a number of Euro Tour occasions together with an excellent fifth place end on the Antalya Open in 2021.

Pongers loved a dominating run to the ultimate. Undefeated, he received his 4 matches to 84, 6, 37 and 24 earlier than beating Slovakia’s Kristian Mrva 100-18 within the semi-final. On that kind he seemed to be a stable favourite to take the title however Dorner had one thing to say about that as he got here by way of by 100-75 for a beautiful victory.

Bronze medals went to Eric Mattern (GER) and Kristian Mrva (SLO).

Play continues immediately (Thursday) within the 10 ball occasions with all three classes taking part in to a end on Saturday night.

All matches could be seen reside at www.kozoom.com in addition to chosen matches on the EPBF’s Fb web page.

Outcomes, reside scoring and attracts can be found at
www.epbf.com/tournaments/european-championships/

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