News from Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Thursday, 4th of March

All results of this year are inserted in the list showing all results since 1998. The whole data collection of all players and nations of the last 13 years are shown in a total ranking sorted by avarage. Since the 2006 installed internet live scoring each dataset is added by the player's foto.

Wednesday, 3rd of March

  After the presentation ceremony all players and officials got a booklet of all results in a limited edition of 120 copies. Now this booklet is ready fpor downloading as a 2 MB sized PDF.

Sunday, 28th of February

4:45 pm:

Turkey celebrated an upset victory at the World Team Championship. In the final Adnan Yüksel and Murat Naci Coklu overcame Spain by 5-2 sets. For Turkey it was their third triumph t Viersen after 2003 and 2004, while Spain also lost their second final after 1998.
Man of the match in the final was Murat Naci Coklu, who dominated Ruben Legazpi by winning in three straight sets with score lines of 15-7, 15-12 and 15-11; Coklu made his third match point to secure the title. In the match between Adnan Yüksel and Daniel Sanchez the score was 2-2 at this moment. Twice Yüksel took the lead, but both time Sanchez equalled immediately. But this was not enough for Spain to clinch this title for the third time.

1:15 pm:

Turkey and Spain meet in the final of the World Team Championship. While Turkey has won its first two finals at Viersen in 2003 and 2004 Spain reached its second final after 1998. In the semi-final Turkey got the upper hand over Korea by 4-1 sets while Spain booked the final with 4-2 sets versus the Netherlands.
Match winner for Spain was Ruben Legazpi, who beat Raymond Burgman in three straight sets. 15-6, 15-10 and 15-8 in six, nine and eight innings was the clear result. At this moment Dick Jaspers had held a 2-1 lead over Daniel Sanchez, but the Dutch could not catch the Turks any more.
For Turkey it was veteran Adnan Yüksel who firmly destroyed the freshly crowned World Cup champion Kim Kyung-Roul. Yüksel started with a 15-3 in three innings in the first set and quickly added the next two with scorelines of 15-6 in nine innings and 15-4 in four innings. Between Murat Naci Coklu and Choi-Sung-Won is was 1-1 at this moment so that the Turks had done enough to secure their place at the business end of the tournament.

11:15 am:

The final day is underway at Viersen. 24 teams startet on Thursday, only four are left. The semi-final clash between Spain and the Netherlands will be a real cracker. Both teams delighted their fans with fantastic play in the recent days. But also the encounter between two times champion Turkey and Korea, winner of the bronce medal in the past two years, promises to be a high quality match.

A service of the organizer German Billiard Union DBU , realised by DaRu Billard-Turnierservice