his week Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League circuit went back to the roots with a great recognition. It was the first time that the event had more than 100 entries and that in the pool hall with the very suitable name for this occasion and where the first ever Baltic Pool League (BPL) stage was held. The venue was a Lithuanian pool dome CLUB ENTRY in the city of Kaunas. The winners of this historical stage were in mens division Andreas Madsen from Denmark and women and oldboys division Genadijs Kaminskis from Latvia.
The city of Riga and BAMS Pool House were the hosts of the second stage of the 2016 season of Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League. To the delight of the home fans the mens division was won by Latvian Marius Vartiks, but it was Margarita Fefilova from Belarus that continued her domination in the event and denied a sweet double gold for the hosts.
Slow Start But Strong Finish From Vartiks
Mens division was a real gem as both of the finalists never made it to the final before.
After a shacky 7:6 win over Ivan Yurchenko (BLR) in the first round Vartiks was put to a test again only in the semi-final when he had a tricky match against Joonas Saska (EST). After many thrilling events Vartiks managed to close the match by 8:7 and made his way to the final. Another finalist Martynas Aleksonis did not leave it that late and bagged a comfortable 8:5 victory over young gun Mark Mägi (EST). The tense final was a real nail-biter which Vartiks managed to turn on his side with a 8:6 win.
The overall leader of the mens ranking list is Dmitry Chuprov (BLR) .
The 2016 season of the Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League kicked off this weekend in Minsk, Belarus. The host of the first stage was beautiful pool hall "Start" and the event was dominated by Belarusians as both men and women and oldboys division were won by local superstars, mens division by Dmitriy Chuprov and womens and oldboys by Margarita Fefilova.
Chuprov Domination In Mens Division
The mens division was all about the local players as six of them managed to finish in the top eight. The best of them was Chuprov who did not lost a single match and went all the way. One of the foreigners in the last eight and reaching the final was Paulius Giedraitis (LIT). The final turned out quite one sided as Chuprov won 7:2. Another foreigner in the last four was the reigning European 8-Ball Champion Vitaliy Patsura (UKR) and after a tense semi-final he had to shake Giedraitis's hand to acknowledge a 7:5 defeat. Chuprov dominated the semi-final as he won his match against Timofei Sereda (BLR) 7:3. It was a great achievement from Chuprov as he defended his last years victory in Belarus.
Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League last and most prestigious event of the 2015 season, the final event, was held in a beautiful city of Riga and the venue was BAMS Pool House. The best 32 of this seasons ranking men and 16 best women and oldboys were invited to participate in the event. In men division Denis Grabe (EST) finished on top. In the women and oldboys division the gold medal went for Anna Prisjaźnuka (LAT).
Best pool players according to Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League 2015 rankings are invited to final event which will be held in beautifull Pool House "BAMS", Riga, Latvia 14th-15th of November 2015
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