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Carom Billiard - 3-Cushion - French Championship D1 group 2 round 4 - Morangis (FRA)

Morangis in the lead after win over Kozoom

Posted by on January 7, 2022

 Morangis in the lead after win over Kozoom

© Hervé Lacombe
Robinson Morales had an excellent match facing Nikos Polychronopoulos

PARIS - The Morangis team with its main players Ruben Legazpi and Robinson Morales won the first match in Group B of the French league 6-2 against Kozoom last night in Paris. Today (Friday) the second match in this group takes place between Saint Quentin and Courbevoie: that match will be broadcast live on Kozoom starting from 16.00 and will include the games Peter Ceulemans-Eddy Merckx and Johan Loncelle-Steven van Acker. The matches count for the fourth round of the team league.

Morangis took revenge for the previous match against Kozoom, which was lost 8-0. Ruben Legazpi, Robinson Morales and Jean Reverchon made the highlights for the Parisian team, which is now the leader with six match points.

Robinson Morales, who cancelled a major tournament in Colombia, the Feria de Manizales, for performances in France (this week) and Germany (next weekend) led in the match against Nikos Polychronopoulos 20-10 in 16 at the break. He then outclassed his Greek opponent with a run of 12 and won 40-21 in 21 innings.

Ruben Legazpi started strongly in the same round against Roland Forthomme with a 13-8 in 3 and 20-10 in 7. The Spaniard kept his lead until the end with a 40-30 victory in 26.

Before the break, the match was in balance with tight scores in both games. Jean Reverchon and Marc Boingnères were running a neck-and-neck race, 32-30 in 24 for the Frenchman and 40-35 in 32. Jean Reverchon had a particularly strong first half with a run of 11: 22-9 in 9 at the break, then 26-27 in 15.

Jean-Christophe Roux and Francis Connesson remained close throughout the match. The score was 33-33 in 15, in the exciting end Connesson took the win 40-39 in 24.

Morangis takes back the lead of the group with 6 points and 1,364 on average ahead of Kozoom with 4 points and 1,322.
The two other teams, who play each other today, follow at a distance: Courbevoie has 3 points, Saint-Quentin 1 point.

The matches for Group B (fourth round)
Morangis-Kozoom 6-2
Ruben Legazpi-Roland Forthomme 40-30 (27)
Robinson Morales-Nikos Polychronopoulos 40-21 (21)
Jean Christophe Roux-Francis Connesson 39-40 (24)
Jean Reverchon-Marc Boingneres 40-35 (32)

Two Morangis winners: Robinson Morales and Jean Reverchon


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