Shock in Mikolow - Hubert Lopotko with gold medal

The results of Dynamic Best of the East Polish 9-Ball are a big surprise. It was a great success for Hubert Lopotko and Kamil Szaszor. No one was putting on them before the tournamnet. In final match Lopotko (Dziewiatka Biala Podlaska) defeated Wojciech Szewczyk (Konsalnet Warszawa) 7:5.

H. Lopotko was a great junior player and got the bronze medal of world championship and medals of europen championships. In seniors' competition got medals of Polish championships. About 3 years ago disappeared form the billiard life. His start in competition in Mikolow was a big sensation but he was not considered as a favourite. Kamil Szaszor (Arkadia Tczew) is 16-year-old and, though won in this season Polish Junior Championships in 2 game types and played very well in Polish Grand Prix Brześć Slomka Ptysiowa POL TOUR in Ketrzyn, also wasn't a favourite of the event. In spite of this defeated Karol Skowerski and Mieszko Fortunski. Very successful was the start of Michal Czarnecki (Duet Lipinski Blachy Tomaszow Mazowiecki) who won with Radoslaw Babica, Piotr Kudlik and Tomasz Kaplan and got the bronze medal.

78 players from 6 countries (Belarus, Israel, Italy, Poland, Romania and Slovakia) came to Allinone Club in Mikolow. It was not very successful tournament for the guests from abroad. To the group of the best 32 players got only Ioan Ladany and Ciprian Gindac (Romania) and Milan Mrva and Lukas Kovac (Slovakia). Three ladies played in Polish 9-Ball - Ewa Bak, Katarzyna Wesolowska and Izabela Lacka.

During the opening ceremony director of the tournament - Marcin Krzeminski presented the medalists of European Championships 2015 and thanked the Mayor of the City of Mikolow for the support in organizing the event. The representative of the Silesian Voivodeship Marshal Office - Joanna Niesyto wished all the players sport successes and spending good time in Mikolow. The Mayor - Stanislaw Piechula made the opening shot.

Many thanks to the local governmet, sponsors - Dynamic, Iwan Simonis, Aramith, Brzesc, Tor,  Allinone Club in Mikolow and Arkadiusz Maciol who was responsible for technical aspects of the event. The refferee of the tournament was Ziemowit Janaszek. TVSports.pl provided live broadcasting.

The next tournament of Dynamic Best of the East will take place in July in Bulgaria.

Dynamic Best of the East in Mikolow - Polish 9-Ball.
Dynamic Best of the East in Mikolow - Polish 9-Ball.
Dynamic Best of the East in Mikolow - Polish 9-Ball.
Dynamic Best of the East in Mikolow - Polish 9-Ball.
Dynamic Best of the East in Mikolow - Polish 9-Ball.