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8-ball competition started in Sarajevo

Maksim Dudanets with strong performance

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: Today, the 8-ball competition started at the Dynamic Billard EPBF European Youth Championships 2013 in Radon Plaza Hotel in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina. In the first winner’s round of the pupil’s division, Maksim Dudanets (RUS) defeated Andreas Madsen (DEN) with 6:3. Madsen, last year’s 9-ball Champion and runner-up in 10-ball, could not find the key to stay on top of his Russian opponent. Though Madsen would have been considered to be the favored player, Dudanets dominated the match from start to finish. He was leading all the way through and never showed any weakness. The best Madsen was able to come up with was trailing 3:4 after seven racks. But Dudanets did not agree with him getting so close so he took the next two racks in a row, winning the match with 6:4.

Maksim Dudanets
Maksim Dudanets (RUS)

Other notable results in the 8-ball competition from this morning include defending pupil’s Champion Joshua Filler (GER) smashing Vili Kokkonen (FIN) with 6:0. He seems to be right on track with the victory in the straight pool division two days ago definitely put more wind underneath his wings. Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL), defending Champion in the girl’s division, emulated Filler’s deeds and wiped the floor with her first opponent in 8-ball, Dina Fatikhova (RUS) defeating her 5:0. Moritz Lauwereyns (BEL), the defending Champion in the junior’s division 8-ball cannot defend his title since he has reached the age limit. Instead, Berk Mehmetcik (TNC), last year’s runner-up, was seeded as the number one player. Mehmetcik will play Guido Janssen (NED) at 13:30 CET.
Today, five rounds of 8-ball are being played before the tournament switches back to the 10-ball competition with the quarter-finals to be started at 17:00 CET. The 10-ball final will be played tonight at 20:00 CET.  You can follow all the action LIVE on 20 tables at www.kozoom.com/en/pool-billiard/ .
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.billiardapps.com or contact our press office.

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