According to the agreement of the billiard federations of Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic an international tournament for junior players will take place in Trencin (Slovakia), June 8-9 2013. Slovakian Billiard Association was the host of Junior Cup - Kretschmar-Durius Memerial wich was the competition of junior teams. It was decided that the name of the tournament will be International Junior Cup and only boys will play there. Maximally 32 players may start in 9-ball individual competition. Entry fee is 10 Euro. More information will be announced on 10 May.
In Portoroz in Slovenia has just ended the European Championships in Pool Billiard (Dynamic European Championships for men, women and wheelchairs). Players from Eastern Europe and Balkans Region got 15 medals.
12 people played in pyramid tournament in Piramida Club. It is another initiative of European Billiard Council prepared by Valery Kim, who promotes this kind of billiard in Germany. Vitaly Zelbersher was the best player this time.
The player of Konsalnet Warsaw – Wojciech Szewczyk became the first leader of the Dynamic Best of the East 2013 cycle. The tournament was played in Kielce.
The VII Gala of Billiard Sport organized by Polish Billiard Association and Mak Marketing Company took place in 4-star Grand Hotel in Kielce. Over 100 guests attended the event.
Konstantin Stiepanov from Imperia Club from Moscow won the first in this year EURO TOUR tournament. In the final match defeated Dimitry Jungo from Switzerland 9:7.
Another 3 players from Eastern Europe - Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS), Tomasz Kaplan (POL) and Roman Hybler (CZ) got to the final eight and all of them finished on places 5-8. "I have been starting for many years in EURO TOUR, but I have never won until now, I am very happy" said European Champion - K. Stiepanov.
Mariusz Skoneczny from Lipinski Dachy Tomaszow Mazowiecki Club is a leader of 2013 ranking after two tournaments of Polish Grand Prix WiK POL TOUR.
The board of European Billiard Council has licensed the first EBC trainers and referees:
Incredibly wide geography of participants was the first surprise of the World Cup in Kemerovo. 62 players came to join the tournament (against 98 in 2012). They came from 28 countries what was a unique situation in "Russian" billiard.