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Dion Nelin is back and takes Danish title

Posted by on January 15, 2018

 Dion Nelin is back and takes Danish title

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The top three in the Danish championship: Nelin, Schrøder and Knudsen

COPENHAGEN - Dion Nelin has made an Ipressive come back to the Danish championship in three cushion billiards. He won his eight individual Danish title in Copenhagen this weekend and thereby equaled the record from the legendary player Peter Thøgersen. Thøgersen, who is a former Danish world class player and medal winner at World championships and European championships, won his last individual Danish title in 1990 by beating Tonny Carlsen in the final.

The now 41 years old Dion Nelin took his first title in 1993. He was only 17 years old at that time and a super talent in world billards. Nelin had not been qualified to the Danish championship since 2009, where he won the title in the final match against Brian Knudsen.
After nine years absence, Nelin returned in glory. He never lost a championship deciding final match in Denmark. Eigth times he has played a final at a Danish championship, and he won all of them.

In the semi-final at the 2018 championsship, Nelin defeated the reigning Nordic champion Thomas Andersen, 50-34 in 27 innings. The other semi-final was a showdown between the reigning Danish champion, Allan Schrøder and Brian Knudsen. Knudsen was the top seeded player. In a tactical and tight match, Schrøder won 50-48 in 46 innings.
Allan Schrøder took an early lead in the final match and was 33-20 ahead. Then, Nelin responded with a fantastic run of 16, playing some shots in that run, that only he can play with his creative mind. From this moment, the match turned upside down.

Dion Nelin finished the final in the 33th inning and won 50-41. Allan Schrøder followed up his title win in 2017 with a runner-up place. He played several good matches and continues his improvement.
Tonny Carlsen made the best run of the championship with a run of 18. Dion Nelin played the best match with 2.272 average.
Final result (best 6 players):

1 Dion Nelin 1.657
2 Allan Schrøder 1.359
3 Brian Knudsen 1.370
3 Thomas Andersen 1.314
4 Tonny Carlsen 1.410
6 Lars Dunch 1.296

The Danish billiard federation is the organizer of the 2019 World championship in 3-cushion, which is played in Randers. Preparation for this event is undergoing in Denmark.



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