Employees of The Weekend Company prepared 50 billiard tables (33 pcs – 12 ft to pyramid and 17 pcs – 9 ft to pool) during 36 hours.
Tables were set inside the Olympic Stadium in Moscow. Congratulations!!!
It is an amazing thing that the man, Dennis Orcollo, who for a big part of his life was a fisherman in a distant part of the Philippines, has recently became the World Pool and Billiard Association(WPA) 2011 Player of the Year.
The Philippines has scored a total of 2570 points in 8 WPA ranking during all the year and that’s what gave him leading in world rankings. The second place fell to Yukio Akagariyama from Japan who won the World 9-ball Championship in Qatar in June and collected 2382 pts. Darren Appleton from UK took the third place with 2256 pts. The Philippines Ronnie Alcano, with 2063 pts, finished in fourth position.
After he had heard that was chosen the 2011 WPA Player of the Year, Denis Orcollo was satisfied and said “That’s very good news (…) I’m very happy and it’s a big honor for the Philippines. Hopefully I can continue to play my best in 2012.”
Let us take a look at the summary of this this year's series Dynamic Best of the East .
The season was very difficult for all organizers of sport competitions. The financial crisis has touched strongly billiard business. Lots of clubs cancelled a support for players. It was obvious during European events.
Dynamic Best of the East had less participants than in 2010. 185 sportsmen from 17 countries are on the overall ranking. It is a good result but there were years we had 300 participants. In 2011 we played in 5 countries: Poland (Katowice), Bulgaria (Sofia), Ukraine (Kiev), Estonia (Tallinn) and Hungary (Pecs). The winner of the general classification has been Radoslaw Babica. During 5 events he was the first twice and the third three times. Tomasz Kaplan (2011 EPBF European Champion ) has taken the second place. The surprise were W. Stofko (SK) and M. Mrva (SK) because they took high positions in the rang list (7 and 9 place).
Konrad Piekarski (18 y.o.) won in Polish pool billiard ranking.
He was better than Radosław Babica by 2 pts. The winner got from sponsors a car, which this year was Fiat Punto. Polish Billiard Association will fund his starts in EURO TOUR 2012 and Dynamic Best of the East in 2012. Poland is the only country where the best national player receives a car as a main prize. Our congratulations to Konrad!
Konrad Piekarski with his trophy.
In October 2012 by the Black Sea will take place a Silk Way pyramid tournament.
Billiard Academy of Champions it is a program written by Bulgarian Billiards Federation and financially supported by European Union with amount of 130.000 €.
Once again Taiwan will host the best world class women players during the 2012 AMWAY eSpring Women’s World 9-Ball Open.
The most of Kremlin Open spectators were interested in a pyramid tournament in which over 230 people took part.
EPBF Player of the Year
From 4th January till 4th February 2012
you can vote on your favourite player from Europe.
This year the board of EPBF has nominated 6 people:
- world champions: H.See, O.Czuprynska, M.Kudlik, J.Tahti;
- European champion - J.Ouschan
- no 1 in Euro Tour - R.Souquet
It is now the scond time, second year when EPBF organizes the contest for the best Player of the Year.
In 2009 - the first award was handed to Ralf Souquet, in 2010 - to Jasmin Ouchan.
And who is your favourite player?
Vote now on: www.epbfplayeroftheyear.com
Polish Billiard Association and Mak Marketing Company for the sixth time have organized a reception for over a hundred guests including the best sportsman, representatives of clubs, sponsors of Polish billiard sport and of course journalists.