Team matches to be continued tonight in Sarajevo
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: With a convincing performance, Martijn Woonings (NED) sent defending Champion Giorgio Margola (ITA) home, eliminating him from the 9-ball with 9:3.
The single elimination round of the final 32 players was the end of the line for the defending Champion. Margola got in trouble straight away. Woonings won the first five racks to take a 5:0 lead. Margola obviously did not feel comfortable at the main feature table. He struggled with his break shot from the very beginning. The Italian finally opened his account after the 6th rack,turning the scoreboard to 5:1. Would it still be early enough to turn the tide in the match? Of course, Margola’s expectations especially for the 9-ball competitions were set quite high since he defended the title this year. So far, he could not live up to them. After nine racks, the score was 6:3 for Woonings. Margola managed to put some pressure on the Dutch which probably led him to commit mistakes. But Woonings rose from the dead and continued with his solid performance, making it hard for Margola to stay in the match. Additionally, Margola’s break shot was never productive for him. In the end, Woonings closed the book on Margola with a steady 9:3 final result.
Tonight, the Dynamic Billard EPBF European Championships for Seniors and Ladies will continue with two rounds of team competition.
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