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Gold medals for Khodjaeva, Filler and Delgado Hernandez

10-ball competition found worthy winners

The 10-ball finals are over. The new European Champions are Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) in the girl’s division, Joshua Filler (GER) in the pupil’s division and Jose Alberto Delgado Hernandez (ESP) in the junior’s division.  The first final to finish was the pupil’s division. Only after about one hour of play, Joshua Filler pocketed his final 10-ball to defeat Andreas Madsen (DEN) clearly with 6:2. A loud scream came from Filler’s mouth when he realized that the winning ball would go in.
“I felt a huge load being taken off my mind”, said Filler after the match, “I really wanted that title. Eventually, after four times in the final, I think I deserved a title”. “I played a bit offhand in the beginning but then I was able to get back in the zone with my concentration”.
 

European 10-ball Champions: Jose Alberto Delgado Hernandez, Joshua Filler and Kamila Khodjaeva

The junior’s final finished after the pupil’s. The tension in the junior’s final was very present. Tobias Bongers (GER) was leading 5:2 and 6:4 and he played solid and confident. But he should not have underestimated Delgado. The Spaniard approached Bongers rack after rack and tied the match at 6:6. The 13th rack was determined by safety play. In the end, Delgado had the better end and won the title.
In the girl’s division, Kamila Khodjaeva played Ana Gradisnik (SLO). Gradisnik is known to be a slow player and forced her game onto Khodjaeva. That worked in the beginning and Gradisnik was always in the lead and went on the hill first with 4:3. But Khodjaeva showed her full experience and was able to turn the tide in the match, winning 5:4 in the end.
 

 
 
1.
Juniors
 
Jose A. Delgado
 
 
ESP
Pupils
 
Joshua Filler
 
 
GER
Girls
 
Kamila Khodjaeva
 
 
BEL
2. Tobias Bongers GER Andreas Madsen DEN Ana Gradisnik SLO
3. Moritz Lauwereyns BEL Vitaly Patsura UKR Veronika GER
   
 
Wojciech
 
 
POL
 
 
Can Salim-Giasar
 
 
GER
Ivanovskaia
 
Pia Blaeser
 
 
GER
  Szewczyk          
5. Denis Kragolnik SLO Mikolaj Zabecki POL Nataliya Seroshtan RUS
  Berk Mehmetcik TNC Daniel AUT Oliwia Czuprynska POL
      Guttenberger      
  Jan-Henrik Wolf GER Pawel Kaczmarek POL Kristina Tkach RUS
  Gergely Papp HUN Daniel Tangudd SWE Marharyta Fefilava BLR

 

Medal table after two of five disciplines:

 
 
1.
Nation
 
Germany
Gold
 
3
Silver
 
3
Bronze
 
3
Total
 
9
2. Belgium 1   1 2
3. Spain 1     1
4. Denmark   1   1
  Slovenia   1   1
6. Poland     3 3
7. Sweden     1 1
  Russia     1 1
  Ukraine     1 1

 

Tomorrow, the matches will continue at 09:00 CET. The morning will feature 8-ball individuals. From 16:45 and onwards, the Team competition will resume.
The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website  www.epconline.eu , follow us on twitter @EPBF_News or contact our press office.

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