AGIPI Billiard Masters 2009 Final Stages Live to be Aired this Weekend
AGIPI Billiard Masters raises the bar again in the world of cue sports, aiming to attain the status of a highly professional sporting event. Twenty of the best players in the world, of which eight world champions, took part in the event. A prize fund of an estimated 130.000€, including an exclusive performance-based bonus system. Three-Cushion Billiard is thus discovering new grounds and fans around the world can witness the marvellous artistry of these eight remaining champions.
2008 Sang Lee Memorial Open Winner Roland Forthomme will first battle with 2008 World Championship Bronze Medallist Jérémy Bury from France.
Center stage action will then follow with record-breaking Dick Jaspers from the Netherlands, who many consider as the favorite of the event, against Eddy Merckx – who played twice 50 points in 17 innings the best performances seen during the qualification.
Friday action will start with the Belgian genius Frédéric Caudron against youngster Filipos Kasidokostas from Greece. It will then be followed by the highlight of these stages: Semih Sayginer against Torbjörn Blomdahl, a Clash of the Titans.
Here is the exciting schedule of the coming days (CET):
Quarter Final 1: Thursday 12/03 at 18:00 : Forthomme- Bury
Quarter Final 2 : Thursday 12/03 at 21:00 : Merckx- Jaspers
Quarter Final 3 : Friday 13/03 at 17:00 : Caudron- Kasidokostas
Quarter Final 4 : Friday 13/03 at 22:15 : Sayginer- Blomdahl
Semi Final 1: Saturday 14/03 at 18:30
Semi Final 2: Saturday 14/03 at 22:30
FINAL: Sunday 15/03 at 18:00
All matches will be broadcast live on Eurosport 2 and on www.agipibilliardmasters.com.
Be sure to visit the website for interviews, results, news, pictures, all you need to know about the event of the year. Don’t miss the final Live, Sunday at 18:00 (CET).