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Jérôme Barbeillon sovereign winner in France

Posted by on June 20, 2016

Jérôme Barbeillon sovereign winner in France

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Jérôme Barbeillon played an excellent final match an took his second French title in four years

SAINT-MAUR - Jérémy Bury spoiled us with exceptional finals in recent years, this time it was Jérôme Barbeillon who starred in the French championship with a great performance: the Andernos player beat his opponent Bury with an extremely high score: 40-15 in 24 innings. For Barbeillon, it was his second title in four years after his first victory in Ozoir-la-Ferrière 2012.

The new champion faced the favourite number one in the final and took an early lead of 15 points with short runs, 7, 3 and 6. Barbeillon led 25-11 after fourteen innings, ran out to 30-11, 35-12, turning out into a sovereign win.

Jérémy Bury played one of his worst matches in a long time, Jérôme Barbeillon rewarded himself with a nice Father's day present.

The semi-finals were matches between Jérémy Bury and Pierre Soumagne at one and Jérôme and Jean-Christophe Roux at the other table. Bury had a flawless start against Soumagne with 5-3-4-0-0-4-9, good for a 25-7 lead in 7. He won the match 40-14 in 23 innings. Jérôme Barbeillon and Jean-Christophe Roux came to the finish in a neck-to-neck race, with a maximum margin of 6 points. At the end, Barbeillon showed himself by far the best when he ran out to 38-31 and win in 32 innings.

Barbeillon had no problems in the double knockout against Eric Tromas (40-13 in 23) and Bernard Baudoin (40-31 in 34) and continued with a win in the quarterfinals against Arnaud Motton, who had a strong comeback at the end , but lost 40-38 in 34.

The overall average of Barbeillon was 1.369, Jérémy Bury finished 1.422. Jean-Christophe Roux and Pierre Soumagne ended 1.295 and 1.174.

Cédric Melnytschenko was fifth with 1.237 followed by Arnaud Motton (1.120), Louis Edelin (0.993) and Bernard Baudoin (0.921).

The highest run was made by Pierre Soumagne with ten.

The French three cushion podium with Jérôme Barbeillon on top

Jérôme Barbeillon and his team captain Bernard Baudoin show the score board after the final match

 

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