Day One of the World Team Championships
courtesy of Global Cuesports Touch Magazine
Yesterday evening one of the biggest pool tournaments that was ever held in Europe started. Around 40 teams and 200 players from all over the world attended for the first World Team Championship in Hanover, Germany, and 16 of them have already finished their first matches.
Overall 32 K-Steel II tables are arranged in one of the biggest halls of the Hanover Fair. Sixteen of them are in an arena for more than 3,000 spectators, whilst the other sixteen are practice tables in between the billiards exhibition that also is taking place. Besides that, there are two more fairs—one of them is a large Harley Davidson exhibition with beautiful and expensive Harleys—so it is secured that thousands of people have the possibility to watch the matches and take a look at the billiards exhibition.
Whilst teams like the Philippines, USA, Germany 1, and also The Netherlands didn’t play yesterday, the most exciting match was certainly Team Canada versus Germany 2 with Oliver Ortmann and teen sensation Dominic Jentsch. After more than four hours, it was finally Ortmann who secured the win for his team against Jason Klatt, who failed to finish the match as he missed two shots right at the end. Jentsch played probably the best match of the whole day as he dominated Tyler Edey with an impressing 7-1 win in 10-ball.The information seems to indicate that there will not be a live stream during the week. Maybe a team from Cueball Vision will show up soon and record some matches. It is not clear yet how they will be broadcasted.
Results and Livescore: www.wpapoolonline.com
Official website: www.wtc-2010.com
Official pictures: www.touch-magazine.net
German press releases: http://portal.billardarea.de/cms_blog
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