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European juniors playing for 4 titles in Spain


Published by frits bakker

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The venue in Los Alcazares for the European youth

LOS ALCAZARES - In the beautiful Spanish coastal town of Los Alcazares, the European championships in three-band, bowling and biathlon are being played these days. The 49 players and players from 12 countries will play for four European titles in the under-17 and under-21 classes. The championships are organised by the Spanish federation as part of the Euroyouth tour of the CEB, the European billiards federation.

The tournament kicked off on Friday and continues Saturday, Sunday and Monday (1 April) with the finals. A total of two girls will play in cone and biathlon.

The European Under-21 Three-Tie Championship will count towards the Longoni NextGen rankings, with the top three players receiving a wildcard to the major European championship.

Today 11.30 is the start of the European Championship under 21 including the Dutch and Belgians in the first round: Luca Philipoom-Lucas Egbert, Toon Bollansee-Georgias Tsokantas and Joris van 't Zelfden-Nathan Legendre. All matches will be broadcast live on Kozoom. The under-21 finals are Monday, April 1, with the final match for the title at 6pm.

The tournament director is Mr Jose Carrasco.

In the under 21 three-tie, 24 players will be in action divided into eight groups of three. Best two per group go to the last 16

Parties to 25 points, turn limit 50.

KO rounds 35 points with no after-hours.

Denizcan Akkoca from Turkey is the title holder.

The pool format:

Group A:

Denizcan Akkoca (Tur)

Xavier Pascual (Esp)

Tangui Duriez (Fra)

Group B:

Burak Hashas (Tur)

Lucas Egert (Ger)

Luca Philipoom (Ned)

Group C:

Seymen Ozbas (Tur)

Georgios Tsokantas (Gr)

Toon Bollansee (Bel)

Group D:

Marcos Morales (Esp)

Joris van 't Zelfden (Ned)

Nathan Legendre (Fra)

Group E:

Daniel Sainz-Pardo (Esp)

Ataberk Cerkez (Tur)

Aristeidis Banis (Gr)

Group F:

Mustafa Oguz Ceylan (Tur)

Luis Pinto (Prt)

Nicolas Cermak (Cze)

Group G:

Goncalo Santos (Prt)

Daniel Kristiansen (DNK)

Paolo Turla (Ita)

Group H:

Aruro Daniel Zotov (Esp)

Amir Ibraimov (Ger)

Mirko Russino (Ita)

The European Under-17 Championship has already started. Four groups of four, best two to quarter-finals.

Christos Kisniarov, Muhammed Emin Atabey, Jakob Ide, Quentin Watleb, Ant Isen (average 1.470) were among the first winners.