MEZZ CUES BALTIC POOL LEAGUE II STAGE PRODUCED ANOTHER RECORD
Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League second stage was held in Kaunas, Lithuania, in a beautiful ENTRY pool hall. This event was special as it had the most participants ever and not only in Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League, but it was the biggest ever pool tournament in the Baltics with 115 participants from 10 different countries. The historical event was won in men's division by Estonian Denis Grabe and in women's and old boys division by Latvian Genadijs Kaminskis.
Grabe came back strong
After some break, Denis Grabe participated again in the event and he did not let his fans down as he cruised to a comfortable 8:2 win in the final against the young and upcoming Lithuanian Pijus Labutis. Grabe was even stronger in his semi-final when he got the better of Finn John Tanttu by a score 8:1. Labutis, however, had to dig deep to reach the final as he had to win a thriller hill-hill match against overall ranking leader Tuomas Riipinen from Finland.
After the second stage, the overall ranking top three is Tuomas Riipinen, 11 years old Estonian Karl Gnadenberg and Lithuanian Rytis Kavaliauskas.
Kaminskis kept his nerve in the final
The women and old boys final was far from as one-sided as the men's final. It was a real test of nerves from which Kaminski came out as a winner when he won over his fellow countryman Vladislavs Belkovs 7:6. In the semi final, Kaminskis played a solid match and left Lithuanian Gintautas Danilevićius by a score 7:3 on a bronze medal. Another bronze was won by Latvian Valdis Kleinhofs as he lost to Belkovs 7:3.
After the second stage, the top three is Valdis Kleinhofs, Janne Lehiö and Linda Guke.
Perfect way to continue the league
This time the stage had a record 115 participants from ten different countries such as Belarus, Estonia, Finland, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia was a good start for the new season. The organisers thank all the athletes, volunteers, fans and all other people and companies that were part of another enjoyable event. Big gratitude goes out to all the sponsors – Mezz Cues, Suomen Biljardimyynti, Aramith, Iwan Simonis, Kamui, Aveiras, Turtle Rack Sheet, Entry, Bams Pool House, Start Pool Club and Musta Kasi.