Close matches and high quality pool in both divisions
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: Both, pupil’s and junior’s division, are down to the final matches here in Radon Plaza Hotel at the Dynamic Billard EPBF European Championships Youth 2013.
In the pupil’s division, defending Champion Joshua Filler (GER) delivered and outstanding performance. He outplayed Maksim Dudanets (RUS) in the quarter-final with 75:29. In the semi-final, he dealt with Dudanets’ teammate Sergey Lutsker and handed him a 75:53 defeat. Filler will meet Krystian Cwikla (POL) in the final. The young Pole clearly ousted Daniel Guttenberger (AUT) in the quarter-final with 75:15 and eliminated his teammate Wiktor Zielinski with 75:41 in the next round.
In the junior’s division, Sebastian Batkowski (POL) rightfully deserved his seat in the final match. He just made it over Berk Mehmetcik (TNC) with 100:95 in the quarter-final. Then, in the semi-final he met Germany’s Nino Andreuzzi who never saw a chance against Batkowski. 100:22 was the result that earned Batkowski a spot in the gold medal match. He will be joined there by Tobias Bongers (GER). Bongers, who lost his opener against Tian Zhang (SWE) made his way all through the loser’s side. He crushed his teammate Sven Hagen with 100:41 in the quarter-final and went on to win the semi-final with 100:42 over Audun Risan Heimsjoe (NOR).
The finals in straight pool will be an affair between Germany and Poland.
This is the line up:
Krystian Cwikla (POL) vs Joshua Filler (GER)
Sebastian Batkowski (POL) vs Tobias Bongers (GER)
The final matches in the straight pool division will begin at 20:30 CET.
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