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Pehlivanovic triumphs at Zagreb Open 2017

With a convincing performance, Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BIH) took down Ioan Ladanyi (ROM) in the final match of the 2017 edition of the Zagreb Open with 8:5. Several big names were in attendance in Zagreb this year. Probably the longest journey was undertaken by Earl Strickland (USA) who flew in for this event especially from the …

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Kaci wins tournament in New York

Young Eklent Kaci from Albania has just taken the crown at the second edition of the WPS tournaments in New York, USA. The 18-year-old defeated Jayson Shaw (GBR) in the semi-finals with 2:0 in sets and then went ahead and took down Carlo Biado (PHI) with the same result. This is probably the biggest victory …

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EPBF Player of the year 2016 is online

The vote for the EPBF Player of the Year 2016 is online already. This year for the first time, the public vote will not be done through a website but through a Facebook poll. You can find the poll on the EPBF Facebook page or here under this link: https://poll.fbapp.io/epbf-player-of-the-year-2016 The following players can be …

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Maciol wins the Silver Medal

In an exciting and thrilling final match in the U19 division with China’s Kong De Jing, Daniel Maciol could not get his best performance on the table and lost clearly with 2:11. Throughout the whole event, Maciol demonstrated high class pool on a solid level. In the final, he missed some makable shots, fell out …

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Five Bronze Medals and one chance for Gold

Team Europe has conquered five Bronze Medals already with one chance for a Gold Medal left. That is the brilliant summary for Team Europe so far from the World Junior 9-Ball Championships in Shanghai, China. Day three started with loser’s round matches where Dina Fatikhova, Diana Khodjaeva and Fedor Gorst all tried to keep a …

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World Championships claim first casualties

While most European players still have a chance for a Gold Medal, Kostas Koukiakadis and Kristina Tkach have exited the event already today. In the girls division, team Asia is dominating the field at large. Kristina Tkach lost her winner’s round match to Chen Chia Hua (CHN) 4:7. The same result was valid for Diana …

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Day one provides almost a clean slate

Team Europe has finished a very successful day one at the WPA World 9-Ball Championships for Juniors. Out of 11 matches, 10 victories were taken with only one defeat to be recorded. In the U17, Sanjin Pehlivanovic (7:0), Fedor Gorst (7:1) and Wiktor Zielinski (7:2) were able to come up with clear victories that were …

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World Junior 9-Ball Championships ready to go

The WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships in Shanghai, China, are ready to kick off. Team Europe is in good shape already. After the press conference in Huimin Middle School, an International Fun Cup was played with 5 players per continent. There were 4 different exercises and drills to play and team Europe has taken the …

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The story about the “parking lot dogs” in Tirana

During the recent events in Tirana, Albania, a remarkable story away from billiards with an amazing outcome could have been witnessed. The story of the „parking lot dogs“ shall be told here… When the staff and the players arrived, a bunch of stray dogs could be seen on the parking lot of the Tirana Expo …

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EPBF introduces European Rankings

The European Pocket Billiard Federation just implemented as per now the new European Rankings. These rankings will take place of the Euro-Tour rankings with regards to nomination criteria for intercontinental events. So far, the players have been nominated through the Euro-Tour rankings as well as the European Championships for WPA-ranking events and World Championships. The …

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