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Important victory for the young Turkish North Cyprus player

Mehmetcik made it to the semis

Berk Mehmetcik (TNC)

With a fantastic performance, Berk Mehmetcik (TNC) made it to the semi-final of the WPA World 9-Ball Championships. He defeated Joshua Filler (GER) with 9:5. Filler was undefeated in the competition so far. He was actually the favourite player to win the match. But Mehmetcik seemed to be more focussed. Filler had several slips which Mehmetcik transformed into points for his account. After Filler was trailing 2:5, he fought back and closed the gap to 4:5. Then, in the 10th rack, he forced Mehmetcik to commit a foul. Instead of running out, he tried to bank the 8-ball and missed it. He just played too fast. Maybe it was nervousness, but Mehmetcik accepted the gift and took the rack. From then on, Mehmetcik took the helm and dominated the match. He won 9:5 and will play the semi-final tomorrow morning.
The semi-final matches that are played tomorrow morning at 11:00 CET are:
Cheng.Chieh Liu TPE v Berk Mehmetcik TNC
Tobias Bongers GER v Moritz Lauwereyns BEL
Karen Garcia NIC v Kamila Khodjaeva BEL
Szu-Ting Kuo TPE v Oliwia Czuprynska POL
Jouni Tahti FIN v Roy Kimberley GBR
Henrik Larsson SWE v Fred Dinsmore IRE
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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