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Gold medals in 10-ball for Trushevskaia, Kural and Pehlivanovic

The 10-ball titles have been awarded today at the Dynamic Billard European Youth Championships in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. In the Girls division, Valeriia Trushevskaia (RUS) took the title. In the U17 division, Szymon Kural (POL) won the Gold medal. And in the U19, Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BIH) was the winner.

The final match in the U19 was played between Sanjin Pehlivanovic and Jonas Souto (ESP). Pehlivanovic did not have a good start into the event. He lost his opening match 6:7 to Dmitrii Shkudov (RUS). So he had to take the longest possible rout over the loser’s side. He won match after match and finally booked his seat in the final match of the 10-ball competition. Jonas Souto had already won a silver medal in straight pool this week. Unlike Pehlivanovic, Souto took the direct route into the final match with mainly pretty clear results. The writing was on the wall that the final match would be a close affair. But it turned out to become a one-sided match in favour of Pehlivanovic. The Bosnian got his rhythm and the roll of the balls and wasted no time, defeating Souto clearly with 7:3.

Top eight finishers Under 19 10-ball

1. Sanjin Pehlivanovic BIH
2. Jonas Souto ESP
3. Christoffer Lentz DEN
    Tin Petljak CRO
5. Ole-Kristian Rudshavn NOR
    Jeppe Thyde DEN
    Micke Stroem FIN
    Tomasz Krysztofik POL

In the U17 division, Szymon Kural met his teammate Dominik Jastrzab (POL) in the final match. The final turned into a nightmare for Jastrzab. He cold not even get one foot on the floor and Kural was on his a-game. After 6 racks, the match was already over with a 6:0 victory for Kural.

Top eight finishers Under 17 10-ball
1. Szymon Kural POL
2. Dominik Jastrzab POL
3. Arsenii Kovalerchik RUS
    Ajdin Piknjak BIH
5. Luka Galic CRO
    Oskar Jamorski POL
    Kledio Kaci ALB
    Albert-Roman Stensrod NOR

In the girls division, Valeriia Trushevskaia also met a teammate. She played Aleksandra Guleikova (RUS) for the glory. Just like the other two finals tonight, the final match in the girls division was dominated by one player only. Trushevskaia proved to be too strong for Guleikova and handed her a clear 5:1 result in the final match.

Top eight finishers Girls 10-ball
1. Valeriia Trushevskaia RUS
2. Aleksandra Guleikova RUS
3. Polina Vinokurova UKR
    My Nguyen SWE
5. Natalia Gabriel GER
    Milena Murha BLR
    Bojana Sarac SRB
    Nina Torvund NOR

Medal table after 2 of 5 events

Earlier today, the first rounds of the 8-ball individuals took place. In a nail-biting thriller, Dmitrii Shkudov (RUS) pipped Adam Stankiewicz (POL) to the post with 7:6 in the U19. My Nguyen (SWE) overpowered Chiara Boehmer (GER) 5:4 in the girls division.

(Left to right: Sanjin Pehlivanovic, Valeriia Trushevskaia and Szymon Kural)

The Dynamic Billard European Youth Championships 2019 will commence tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET with matches in the 8-ball individuals competition of the girls and U19.

The Championships are played on 24 tables which are all streamed LIVE throughout the whole event. In order to be able to follow all the action LIVE, premium membership can be obtained at www.kozoom.com. Once a premium membership is held, all events for the respective period of time can be viewed LIVE. Additionally, a huge video gallery is contained in the website.

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 or visit us on Facebook for regular news clips or contact our press office press@epbf.com.

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