At the Dynamic Billard European Championships 10-ball, Caroline Roos (SWE) outfought Diana Khodjaeva (BEL) with a convincing 6:1 result.
In the women’s 10-ball division, 43 players in total strive for the title. One match on the winner’s side was Caroline Roos versus Diana Khodjaeva. After four racks, Roos was already up 3:1 over Khodjaeva. The Belgian obviously struggled with her performance today. She played a push-out which Roos used to run out the rack, taking a 4:1 lead. Then, Roos ran the rack again but missed the 9-ball. That was the perfect opportunity for Khodjaeva to get a foot in the door again and to make it a match. But to the contrary, Khodjaeva also missed the 9-ball and left it hanging over the pocket for Roos. Caroline made the remaining two balls and went on the hill with 5:1. The 7th and final rack turned out to deliver the final point needed for Roos to win the match with 6:1 and proceed to the next round. Khodjaeva will get another chance on the loser’s side but she will need to improve her performance if she wants to repeat the success of last year when she won the bronze medal in 10-ball.
Other remarkable results in the women’s division include Tina Vogelmann (GER) winning 6:5 over favored Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS). Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) also seems to be on a good roll theses days. Today, she defeated Polish heavyweight Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL) 6:2. Defending Champion Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) is right on track. She won her first match over Zrinka Antonijevic (CRO) clearly with 6:1 and will face Sandra Baumgartner (AUT) in the next winner’s round tomorrow morning at 10:45 CET.
In the men’s division, Albin Ouschan (AUT) has already lost his first match in the first round versus totally unheralded Jani Uski (FIN). In the next round, Ouschan met Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS) who lost his first match 5:8 to Niels „The Terminator“ Feijen (NED). What a tough draw for Chinakhov! Out of 110 participants in total in the men’S division, he drew Feijen and Ouschan. Ouschan played better than Chinakhov and won 8:3 over the unfortunate Russian. After a tough fight, Roman Hybler (CZE) managed to subdue Maksim Dudanets (RUS) with the closest of all results, 8:7. A big upset was probably the 8:0 victory of Onur Yildrim (TUR) over long-time top player Fabio Petroni (ITA). The Italian could not get going at all and needs to hope for something to bring him back to his game. Daniel Kandi (DEN), music star from Denmark and one of the better known names in the worldwide party scene, managed to defeat hometown hero Mario He (AUT) with 8:4. Dutch youngster Marc Bijsterbosch (NED) vanquished his teammate Nick van den Berg (NED) with 8:5 and gave him extra work to do on the loser’s side.
In the wheelchair division, defending Champion Jouni Tahti (FIN) celebrated his birthday today. To only one who probably did not like the celebration was his opponent Matt Duffy (GBR) who had received a 0:6 doughnut from Tahti. Henrik Larson (SWE) remained the upper hand over Tony Southern (GBR) with a solid 6:3 victory. Roy Kimberley (GBR) and Kim-Ronny Nygaard (NOR) also won their winner’s round matches.
The Dynamic Billard European Championships will continue tomorrow morning at 09:00 local time with matches in the 10-ball discipline, men, women and wheelchair division.
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