Junior Billiards

Youth Championships 2012 ended

Cheng-Chieh Liu takes the final medal

This week’s winners

With a fantastic performance, Cheng-Chieh Liu (TPE) won the Gold Medal in the juniors division by defeating Tobias Bongers (GER). The match did not start very well for Bongers. He was meant to take the lead but miscued on the third last ball of the first rack. Instead of being ahead he found himself trailing 2:0. He then fouled two racks later and was trailing 4:1 since Liu did not commit any mistakes. However, Bongers stayed strong and tried to make his way back but Liu seemed to make no errors. In the 13th rack, Liu did commit his first mistake by missing the 7-ball. Bongers made it but dogged the 9-ball. That gave Liu the chance to get on the hill with 8:5 and sure enough he took it. He ran out another rack and snatched the match and the title of the 2012 WPA World 9-Ball Champion. Tomorrow, the coverage will continue with the EPBF Bridge to Career event.
The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) in conjunction with the WPA and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website www.wpapoolonline.com , follow us on twitter @EPBF_News or contact our press office.

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