Best of the East
The fourth tournament of the Dynamic Best of the East 2015 cycle was played in TAC Club in Bucharest.
Konrad Piekarski from Poland won the competition. Radostin Dimov from Bulgaria got the silver medal and Jakub Koniar from Slovakia and Raul Maican from Romania got the bronze medals.
67 players from 5 countries joined the competition. Amongst the favorites were players from Poland J. Koniar and few representatives of host team: I. Ladany, M. Braga or M. Toadera. Most of the players from Romania dropped out during the first day of the tournament. The last of them – Raul Maican was defeated by K. Piekarski in semifinal. It was good tournament for players from Bulgaria – R. Dimov defeated M. Fortunski (POL) and J. Koniar and got to the final.
Mihaela Ghorgiu from Romania – the best player amongst the women and junior – Ben Dvash from Bulgaria got the special distinctions.
Many thanks to the hosts: ATD Dynamic Compay from Bucharest and TAC Club.
The main referee was Alexandru Balas from Romania.
Players from Bulgaria and Romania got all medals in Dynamic Best of the East 2015 – Bulgaria 9-Ball. The winner of the competition became Ioan Ladany from Romania.
50 players from 7 countries (Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Russia, Belarus and Slovakia) took part in the tournament which was played in two clubs: Club 9 and Shark. The winner of the Dynamic Best of the East 2014 cycle and one of the favorites of this event – Ioan Ladany had to play his best to win again. In quarterfinal was losing 4:6 with junior Mario Valchev (Bulgaria) but young player didn’t withstand pressure and finally was defeated by Ladany 7:6. Semifinals were the competition between Romania and Bulgaria – score: 2:0 for Romania. First Mihail Braga defeated Stanimir Ruslanov 7:4 and then Ioan Ladany defeated Radostin Dimov 7:4. In the final match Ladany played better than Braga and won 7:2.
Many thanks to the hosts of the event and a referee team: Rosita Apostolova, Paulina Zabek and Vladimir Popov. The sponsors of the tournament were: Dynamic Billard Organization (Germany), Iwan Simonis (Belgium) and Aramith (Belgium).
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.
The first tournament of the Dynamic Best of the East 2015 cycle took place in Arena Club in Ruzomberok on 28th - 29th March. No 1 of Polish 2014 ranking, Polish Champion in 10 and 9-ball - Mieszko Fortunski - became the winner of the competition in Slovakia.
After a dramatic final Radoslaw Babica became the winner of Dynamic Best of the East – Romania 10-Ball in Bucharest. The leader of the ranking is still Ioan Ladany who got the second place in TAC Club. Babken Melkonyan and Radu Anghel from Romania won the bronze medals. 84 players from 7 countries (Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, Israel, Moldova, Lebanon and Belgium) played in the tournament.
Two players from Serbia – Sandor Tot and Zoran Svilar played in the final of Dynamic Best of the East – Bulgaria 10-Ball which took place on July, 26 – 27. The result was not surprising. Tot won 7:4. While the best players from Poland and Bulgaria were absent (they were taking part in Team World Champpionships in China) only Romanians could compete with Serbs. The best of them – Ioan Ladany in the semifinal was leading 3:0 with Tot, but eventually lost 4:7. Similar situation took place in the second semifinal where Radoslav Milkov from Bulgaria, after a good start, was finally defeated by Svilar. In a final we could watch a friendly match between two good colleagues. Svilar started well but Tot got the better than him very soon and won the match 7:4. 70 players from 10 countries (Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Armenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Cyprus, Belarus, Georgia and Slovakia) played in Bulgaria 10-Ball.
The second tournament of Dynamic Best of the East 2014 serie took place in Harfa Club in Prague. Players from Romania, Belarus, Germany, Israel, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Czech Rep. took part in the competition. Michal Lichodziejewski (Poland) became the winner.