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Hofmann through to quarterfinals in senior’s 10-ball

Timo Hofmann (GER) advances to the quarterfinals of the 10-ball individuals with a 7:3 victory over Espen Andersen (NOR)

Today in the round of the last 16 players senior’s 10-ball competition of the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors & Ladies 2019, Espen Andersen encountered Timo Hofmann. Both players came all the way through the winner’s round and had some good results already. In the beginning, the match was quite open. The match was determined by several serious mistakes since both contestants seemed to be under a lot of pressure. They missed easy shots but Hofmann managed to get himself together first. After six racks played, the score was tied at 3:3. Hofmann came up with his normal game and consequently took rack after rack from Andersen who seemed a bit helpless at times. The Norwegian was not able to win another rack which meant that Hofmann sailed through to a nice 7:3 victory over Andersen. This victory booked the German a seat in the quarter-final of the 10-ball seniors which will be played tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET. His opponent will be Sascha Specchia (SUI), the runner-up in the straight pool competition.

In the ladies’ 10-ball competition, the two German players Karin Michl and Susanne Wessel made their way through the winner’s qualification round. Michl took down Ine Helvik (NOR) 5:1 while Wessel defeated Nathalie Rohmer (FRA) 5:2.

Later today, the team competition was started. One close match in the winner’s qualification round of the seniors was the encounter between France and Portugal. Sergio Silva took the first point for Portugal with a 7:1 victory over Betrand Deloriol in 8-ball. Then, both of the other matches went hill-hill at the same time. It was Henrique Correia to snatch the second and game-winning point for the Portuguese by winning his 10-ball 7:6 over Michel Natali. At that time, Manuel Pereira was at 7:7 in 9-ball with Gregory Bobee.

Timo Hofmann (GER)

The Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies 2019 will commence tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET with matches in the 10-ball individuals competition. The 10-ball finals will be played at 13:00 CET.

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