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Lütfi Cenet winner in Turkey: 1.923 average


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Lütfi Cenet on top of the stage with Murat Celik, Mehmet Aksoy and Can Capak

EDIRNE - The Turkish player Lütfi Cenet was the great winner in a national three cushion tournament in Edirne, 250 kilometers from Istanbul. The world's top 20 player defeated Murat Celik in the final match 40-23 in 24 innings and in the semi-finals Can Capak 40-17 in 18. Cenet's tournament average was 1.923, his high run 12.

The national tournament was played with 32 players including the best players from Turkey. Semih Saygıner was eliminated by Can Capak, Tayfun Tasdemir by Savas Bulut, Adnan Yüksel also by Capak and Murat Naci Coklu didn't survive the first round.

Cenet excelled in particular in his semi-final match against Can Capak, in which he started 12-2-5-2 and didn't allow the number one of the Turkish national ranking to come back into the match. Murat Celik defeated Mehmet Aksoy in the semi-finals 40-33 in 32 innings.

The top eight in the national ranking is at the end of the year:
1 Can Capak
2 Tayfun Tasdemir
3 Semih Saygıner
4 Murat Celik
5 Murat Naci Coklu
6 Lütfi Cenet
7 Tolgahan Kiraz
8 Gökhan Salman.

These eight players are supported by the Turkish federation financial for their travel and hotel costs during World Cups and other international tournaments.

For the time being, Can Capak and Tayfun Tasdemir will represent Turkey at the team World championship in Viersen in 2017, but the line-up can change in the next month.