Euro Tour

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Euro Tour
Euro Tour Pool Logo.png
Tournament information
LocationEurope
Established1992
Organisation(s)European Pocket Billiard Federation
FormatSingle Elimination
Current champion(s)Mario He

The Euro Tour is a series of professional pool events set around Europe, founded in 1992, and created by the European Pocket Billiard Federation. The Tour's first event was the Belgium Open, held on May 29 – 31, 1992;[1] the event was won by Mika Immonen.[2]

The Tour offers events of different disciplines (8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, Straight pool, and team events), and for different age and ability ranges, with events for men, women, juniors and wheelchair players.[3] Events are often prefixed with Dynamic, or known as the Diamond Nine tour.[4]

As of 2019, the Euro Tour has hosted 158 tournaments; hosting between 5 – 10 events per year;[5] the event has an official rankings list; with the rankings being used towards qualification for events such as the WPA World Nine-ball Championship, World Cup of Pool, or the Mosconi Cup.[6] Rankings are based on the previous 7 tournament results, with the lowest score being discounted.[6]

Tournament statistics[edit]

Players from 23 different states have already won a Euro Tour tournament. Record winners are Ralf Souquet and Oliver Ortmann from Germany, who have so far won 23 and 14 tournaments respectively; the following table lists the most successful players,[a][3]

Ranking Player Winner Runner-up Semi-finals
1 Germany Ralf Souquet 23 11 14
2 Germany Oliver Ortmann 14 8 13
3 Netherlands Niels Feijen 10 7 20
4 Netherlands Nick van den Berg 10 5 6
5 Germany Thomas Engert 9 10 11
6 England Mark Gray 6 1 7
7 Sweden Tom Storm 5 3 6
8 Austria Mario He 5 2 5
9 Sweden Marcus Chamat 4 5 7
10 England Daryl Peach 4 1 4
11 Finland Mika Immonen 3 4 7
Netherlands Alex Lely 3 4 7
13 Poland Mateusz Śniegocki 3 2 5

Current rankings[edit]

The rankings are based from the prior seven events, with the lowest event points being removed. Top 50 players shown.[7]

Rank Name Nation Leende Klagenfurt Treviso Leende Treviso Austria Veldhoven Min Total
Pos Points Pos Points Pos Points Pos Points Pos Points Pos Points Pos Points
1 Joshua Filler GER 65 200 5 370 5 370 1 550 17 300 2 480 3 420 200 2490
2 Eklent Kaci ALB 2 480 33 275 17 300 49 230 5 370 1 550 17 300 230 2275
3 Mateusz Sniegocki POL 17 300 9 330 2 480 33 275 3 420 17 300 9 330 275 2160
4 Denis Grabe EST 65 200 9 330 5 370 33 275 17 300 17 300 2 480 200 2055
5 Mark Gray GBR 17 300 2 480 17 300 5 370 9 330 97 180 33 275 180 2055
6 Ralf Souquet GER 9 330 33 275 9 330 3 420 33 275 3 420 33 275 275 2050
7 Maximilian Lechner AUT 9 330 33 275 3 420 3 420 97 180 9 330 33 275 180 2050
8 Marc Bijsterbosch NED 33 275 3 420 0 0 17 300 33 275 9 330 3 420 0 2020
9 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz ESP 33 275 5 370 33 275 5 370 9 330 9 330 9 330 275 2005
10 Fedor Gorst RUS 17 300 33 275 1 550 9 330 97 180 0 0 5 370 0 2005
11 Damianos Giallourakis GRE 17 300 17 300 33 275 9 330 9 330 3 420 17 300 275 1980
12 Ivar Saris NED 33 275 17 300 17 300 49 230 2 480 17 300 17 300 230 1955
13 Konrad Juszczyszyn POL 65 200 65 200 33 275 49 230 1 550 5 370 9 330 200 1955
14 Tomasz Kaplan POL 17 300 33 275 3 420 17 300 5 370 33 275 65 200 200 1940
15 Jakub Koniar SVK 17 300 5 370 9 330 49 230 17 300 17 300 9 330 230 1930
16 Oliver Szolnoki HUN 17 300 3 420 33 275 49 230 65 200 9 330 5 370 200 1925
17 Ruslan Chinakhov RUS 129 160 65 200 65 200 2 480 5 370 9 330 9 330 160 1910
18 Alexander Kazakis GRE 33 275 9 330 9 330 33 275 9 330 49 230 17 300 230 1840
19 Albin Ouschan AUT 3 420 129 160 17 300 5 370 65 200 33 275 33 275 160 1840
20 Maksim Dudanets RUS 9 330 17 300 9 330 33 275 17 300 65 200 17 300 200 1835
21 Ivo Aarts NED 49 230 17 300 5 370 33 275 33 275 5 370 65 200 200 1820
22 Wojciech Szewczyk POL 17 300 9 330 17 300 9 330 97 180 9 330 49 230 180 1820
23 Niels Feijen NED 17 300 5 370 17 300 9 330 65 200 17 300 65 200 200 1800
24 Roman Hybler CZE 49 230 9 330 9 330 49 230 9 330 17 300 33 275 230 1795
25 Radosław Babica POL 17 300 17 300 33 275 33 275 33 275 9 330 17 300 275 1780
26 Pijus Labutis LIT 3 420 33 275 129 160 129 160 3 420 97 180 17 300 160 1755
27 Sergey Lutsker RUS 17 300 17 300 49 230 33 275 33 275 33 275 17 300 230 1725
28 Miguel Silva POR 49 230 33 275 5 370 65 200 17 300 17 300 65 200 200 1675
29 Imran Majid GBR 65 200 17 300 65 200 9 330 17 300 17 300 49 230 200 1660
30 Sanjin Pehlivanovic BIH 33 275 17 300 33 275 17 300 49 230 65 200 33 275 200 1655
31 Marek Kudlik POL 17 300 49 230 49 230 9 330 33 275 33 275 97 180 180 1640
32 Wojciech Sroczynski POL 9 330 17 300 49 230 33 275 49 230 33 275 97 180 180 1640
33 Petri Makkonen FIN 5 370 97 180 17 300 129 160 9 330 17 300 129 160 160 1640
34 Nick Malai GRE 9 330 49 230 65 200 33 275 17 300 65 200 17 300 200 1635
35 Mohammad Soufi SYR 33 275 9 330 49 230 49 230 65 200 65 200 5 370 200 1635
36 Vitaliy Patsura UKR 33 275 33 275 49 230 33 275 49 230 33 275 33 275 230 1605
37 David Alcaide ESP 65 200 17 300 33 275 65 200 9 330 17 300 65 200 200 1605
38 Konstantinos Koukiadakis GRE 33 275 9 330 65 200 17 300 65 200 17 300 97 180 180 1605
39 Wiktor Zielinski POL 65 200 17 300 65 200 5 370 49 230 129 160 17 300 160 1600
40 Karol Skowerski POL 33 275 65 200 17 300 97 180 33 275 49 230 17 300 180 1580
41 Tim De Ruyter NED 49 230 65 200 17 300 65 200 65 200 9 330 17 300 200 1560
42 Daniel Maciol POL 129 160 33 275 97 180 9 330 33 275 33 275 65 200 160 1535
43 Alex Montpellier FRA 65 200 0 0 97 180 17 300 33 275 65 200 5 370 0 1525
44 Dimitris Loukatos GRE 129 160 49 230 17 300 9 330 49 230 129 160 33 275 160 1525
45 Mario He AUT 17 300 1 0 65 0 0 0 17 300 5 370 1 550 0 1520
46 Mieszko Fortunski POL 49 230 49 230 9 330 49 230 65 200 17 300 129 160 160 1520
47 Konstantin Stepanov RUS 33 275 49 230 17 300 0 0 17 300 5 370 0 0 0 1475
48 Oliver Ortmann GER 9 330 0 0 65 200 17 300 97 180 129 160 33 275 0 1445
49 Jani Uski FIN 97 180 17 300 33 275 17 300 65 200 97 180 97 180 180 1435
50 Mariusz Skoneczny POL 33 275 65 200 17 300 65 200 129 160 97 180 33 275 160 143

References[edit]

  1. ^ Only shows those with 3 or more event wins.
  1. ^ "Event Info". billiardapps.com. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ "European Belgium Open 1992". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Hall Of Fame Eurotour – Medallists". billiardapps.com. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Diamond 9 Eurotour Series". azbilliards.com. Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Diamond 9 Eurotour Series". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Eurotour Ranking – Dynamic Billard Eurotour". eurotouronline.com. Archived from the original on 13 August 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Eurotour Ranking – Dynamic Billard Eurotour". eurotouronline.com. Retrieved 2 October 2019.

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