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Zundert or Dekker: four-point gap in Dutch league


Published by frits bakker

© Stefan Osnabrug
Roland Forthomme is the leading player in the Zundert team

ZUNDERT - Tomorrow (Friday from 19.30) billiard fans can enjoy a nice match in the Dutch premier league. Two teams catch up from the previous round, Zundert and Dekker face each other in a match that is important for the positions for the play-offs. Zundert shows up with its strong, secret weapon Roland Forthomme, Dekker in the traditional line-up. Kozoom will broadcast the match live.

Topbiljart Zundert and Dekker/AP Sprundel are ranked 4th and 5th with a four points margin. Zundert can extend that to six by winning, Dekker can close the gap to two points by winning. Next weekend there are two more rounds in which the decisions are made. Dekker plays away to SIS Schoonmaak and at home against Team Eekhoorn, so a heavy schedule. Zundert plays away against Burgmans Biljarts and at home against SIS Schoonmaak, certainly no walkovers for this team either.  Topbiljart Zundert also has a two-point lead over Bousema, which is in fifth place in the rankings. The battle burns out once more in all ferocity on Saturday (11 May) and Sunday (12 May) with just about all the big names in the teams such as Tayfun Tasdemir, Martin Horn, Eddy Merckx, Turgay Orak, Birol Uymaz, Nikos Polychronopoulos and, in Dallinga's team, the great master Raymond Ceulemans.

Tomorrow, Friday, the line-ups for the catch-up match are:

STZ Zundert-Dekker/APSprundel

Roland Forthomme-Dave Christiani

Thorsten Frings-Barry van Beers

Sam van Etten-Gerwin Valentijn

Danny Geysen-Henk Blauwblomme.