"The Maharaja" is back !

Many surprises in Portoroz at the Dynamic Billard European Pool Championships

Portoroz, Slovenia: In an intense battle, “The Maharaja” Imran Majid (GBR) defeated 10-ball World Champion Huidji See (NED) by a hair’s breadth 8:7.

Imran Majid
“The Maharaja” Imran Majid (GBR)

It looked like it would be Majid’s match from the very beginning. He was leading 6:3 after nine racks and See seemed to be fighting with himself and his performance. But See never gave up. He started a great comeback, tied the match at 6:6 and even went on the hill with 7:6. The smell of defeat came to Majid and he would not want to lose this match. Instead, he fought his way back and tied the match at 7:7. After almost two hours of hard fighting, Majid had the better end in his favor and finished the match with a lucky 8:7 for him.
Other notable results include “Danish Dynamite” Kasper Kristoffersen (DEN) hammering Daryl Peach (GBR) 8:4. Milos Verkic (SRB) conquered Albin Ouschan (AUT) with 8:6. Niels Feijen (NED) won his match with Dominic Jentsch (GER) with the same result. BCA Hall of Famer Ralf Souquet (GER) entered the round of the final 16 players with a clear 8:3 victory over Konstantin Stepanov (RUS).
In the women’s division, Melissa Rademakers (NED) surprisingly defeated newly crowned European 10-ball Champion Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) with 6:3.

Single Elimination Last 16 Players Women

Nataliya Seroshtan                 RUS    v     Anastasia Nechaeva               RUS
Kamila Khodjaeva                   BEL     v     Line Kjoersvik                           NOR
Veronika Hubrtova                 CZE    v   Silvia Lopez                       ESP
Anna Mazhirina                     RUS   v   Tamara Peeters                     NED
Jasmin Ouschan                   AUT    v   Ine Helvik                              NOR
Melissa Rademakers             NED   v   Kynthia Orfanidis                   NED
Zwinka Antonijevic                 CRO   v   Martine Christiansen             NOR
Ana Gradisnik                        SLO    v   Marika Poikkijoki                   FIN

Single Elimination Last 16 Players Men

Kasper Kristoffersen               DEN    v     Sebastian Staab                      GER
Milos Verkic                               SRB     v     David Alcaide                           ESP
Zoran Svilar                           SRB   v   Rui Franco                             POR
Ivica Putnik                            CRO   v   Mateusz Sniegocki                POL
Andreas Gerwen                   SWE  v   Jim Chawki                            SWE
Josip Susnjara                       CRO   v   Ruslan Chinakhov                 RUS
Niels Feijen                           NED   v   Ralf Souquet                         GER
Imran Majid                           GBR   v   Francesco Diaz                     ESP
Matches will start at 21:00 CET.
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 or contact our press office.

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