8-Ball competition finished at Dynamic European Pool Championships in Luxembourg

He, Seroshtan and Tahti go for glory
The three European 8-Ball Champions 2012 are Mario He (AUT), Natalya Seroshtan (RUS) and Jouni Tahti (FIN).
In the men’s division, the final match was a catastrophe for opponent Artem Koshovyi (UKR). He had played so well during the event but in the final, the balls definitely rolled for He. The Austrian demolished Koshovyi with 8:0 and demonstrated his performance skills in a very impressive way. “I am really happy to have won this tournament”, said He, “I still can’t believe it.” “I hope all my friends in Austria will party tonight and celebrate this historic victory with me”.

Natalya Seroshtan, Jouni Tahti and Mario He

In the women’s division, 15-year-old Natalya Seroshtan ended Marika Poikkijoki’s winning streak with some very good pool. After 5 racks, Seroshtan was ahead with 4:1. Again, a shot-clock was introduced to the match since Poikkijoki used too much time for her shots. Whether that affected her game or not can only be guessed. But it definitely did affect the performance of young Seroshtan. She remained strong at the table and won deservedly 6:3. “This victory means so much to me”, she said very modest when interviewed after the final. When asked about a role model, she said “Jasmin Ouschan, of course!” Jasmin heard that and threw her a big smile and gave thumbs up for her play.
In the wheelchair division, Jouni Tahti (FIN) grabbed the 13th European Champion title of his career. He defeated Roy Kimberley (GBR) after a long and hard battle with 5:2.
Top 8 Men
1. Mario He AUT
2. Artem Koshovyi UKR
3. Andreas Gerwen SWE
Francisco Diaz ESP
5. Petri Makkonen FIN
Ruslan Chinakhov RUS
Tomasz Kaplan POL
David Alcaide ESP
Top 8 Women
1. Natalya Seroshtan RUS
2. Marika Poikkijoki FIN
3. Darya Sirotina RUS
Jasmin Ouschan AUT
5. Tamara Rademakers NED
Kynthia Orfanidis NED
Jasmin Michel GER
Sandra Baumgartner AUT
Top 4 Wheelchair
1. Jouni Tahti FIN
2. Roy Kimberley GBR
3. Fred Dinsmore IRE
Tankred Volkmer GER

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