The European Championship for club teams in the technical disciplines is commonly known as the “Coupe d’Europe”, and it is the most prestigious prize in its kind. This weekend, Douarnenez Valdys (France) will host three days of excellence in 47/2, 71/2 and 1-cushion, from 13-15 March.
Six teams will compete, and they are split up in two groups of three. Each team consists of three players, one in each discipline. For 47/2, the match length is 250 points, for 71/2 it is 200 and for 1-cushion it is 120.
Douarnenez (Fra): G. Le Deventec - R. Swertz - M. Faus - B. Deziles-Legros - F. Le Deventec.
Hilden (Ger): M. Melerski - M. Janssen - T. Wildförster.
Oissel (Fr): J. Petit - W. Gérimont - X. Grétillat - P. Martory - S. Verel - G. Collé.
Soissons (Fr): A. Remond - P. Dessaint - O. Careaux - P. Dupont - P. Moley.
Vic (Sp): E. Mata - R. Cuenca - J. Espinasa - A. Montes.
Bochum (Ger): T. Nockemann - L. Havlik - S. Van Etten - M. Van Silfhout - T. Berger.
It will be interesting to see if the specialists who have branched out to 3-cushion (Swertz, van Etten, Montes) can still compete at the highest level on the square inch.
Douarnenez is the title holder from 2019. They also won in 2018.
Douarnenez Valdys vs BC Oissel
French home team of Duarnenez Valdys is the winner of group A, runner up Billard Club Oissel also from France.
In group B the Spanish team of Club Billar Vic is the winner, second place for French team of Billard Club Soissons.
Third place in both groups for the German teams of BC Hilden and BC Bochum which are eliminated.
The semifinals and the final will be played non-stop and behind closed doord Sunday 15 starting from 9:30.
Douarnenez Valdys vs BC Soissons: 4-2
Swertz R. - Dessaint P.: 250-13 (1 inn.) Series: 250-13
Le Deventec G. - Remond A.: 68-120 (12 inn.) Series:18-46
Faus M. - Careaux O.: 200-96 (4 inn.) Series: 105-60
Club Billar Vic vs BC Oissel : 0-6
Mata E. - Gerimont W.: 117-147 (6 inn.) Series:79-61
Cuenca R. - Gretillat X.: 18-200 (1 inn.) Series:18-200
Espinasa J. - Petit J.: 71-120 (15 inn.) Series:20-32
Final rank in qualification groups:
Group A: Match points / Game points
1° - Douarnenez Valdys (FR): 4 / 10
2° - BC Oissel (FR): 2 / 6
3° - BC Hilden (DE): 0 / 2
Group B: Match points / Game points
CB Vic (ES): 4 / 8
BC Soissons (FR): 2 / 6
BC Bochum (DE): 0 / 4
Douarnenez Valdys - BC Hilden 6-0 (Group A)
Faus M. - Janssen M.: 200-113 (5 inn.) Series:77-59
Le Deventec G. - WildförsterT.: 120-58 (12 inn.) Series:31-17
Swertz R. - Melerski M.: 250-27 (2 inn.) Series:214-26
CB Vic - BC Soissons: 4-2 (Group B)
Espinasa J. - Remond A.: 81-120 (17 inn.) Series:17-47
Cuenca R. - Careaux O.: 200-46 (3 inn.) Series:130-38
Mata E. - Dessaint P.: 250-0 (2 inn.) Series:180-0
BC Oissel - BC Hilden: 4-2 (Group A)
Gerimont W. - Melerski M.: 250-77 (11 inn.) Series:88-45
Gretillat X. - Janssen M.: 200-58 (6 inn.) Series:110-35
Petit J. - Wildföster T.: 96-120 (12 inn.) Series:51-42
BC Soissons - BC Bochum: 4-2 (Group B)
Remond A. - Van Etten S.: 120-26 (8 inn.) Series:38-13
Careaux O. - Berger T.: 200-112 (11 inn.) Series:47-33
Dessaint P. - Havlik L.: 129-250 (3 inn.) Series:80-197
Douarnenez Valdys - BC Oissel: 4-2 (Group A)
Swerts R. - Gerimont W.: 250-186 (5 inn.) Series:179-139
Faus M.- Gretillat X.: 140-200 (7 inn.) Series:53-91
Le Deventec G.- Petit J.: 120-112 (8 inn.) Series:41-40
CB Vic - BC Bochum: 4-2 (Group B)
Mata E. - Havlik L.: 250-136 (5 inn.) Series:239-59
Espinasa J. - Van Etten S.: 79-120 (10 inn.) Series:33-41
Cuenca R. - Berger T.: 200-60 (7 inn.) Series:67-17
The entire event can be watched on Kozoom.