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Top three with Tasdemir, Horn and Bury

Posted by on May 25, 2012

Top three with Tasdemir, Horn and Bury

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Nikos Polychronopoulos, with Tayfun Tasdemir star player in prelims.

ISTANBUL - Frédéric Caudron, Dick Jaspers, Raimond Burgman and Frédéric Mottet were the last four players to show up in the Europeans main tournament in Istanbul. Sixteen players will perform tomorrow in the schedule.

Frédéric Caudron defeated Sameh Sidhom after a weak start in the last prelim session: the Belgian looked at a 15-3 deficit in eight innings, but came with two runs to a 22-15 lead after ten innings. Caudron won 30-18 in 18.
Dick Jaspers had a whirlwind start against Sciacca: 3 in his first inning, sixteen in the second, bringing him to 19-2 in two innings. The Dutchman won the match 30-3 in 7 innings.

Raimond Burgman remained unbeaten in this group with the smallest margin in his match against Christian Rudolph (30-29), Frédéric Mottet defeated Paolo Andrade 30-23 and is the second Belgian in the finals.

Tayfun Tasdemir finished the preliminaries with the best average (3.333), Nikos Polychronopoulos with the highest run (23).
The ranking top six with undefeated players:
1 Tasdemir 3.333
2 Horn 2.307
3 Bury 2.142
4 Caudron 1.800
5 Blomdahl 1.764
6 Burgman 1.525.

Two players with two winning matches of three, finished over two average: Polychronopoulos 2.400, Jaspers 2.388.

The schedule for tomorrow, Saturday  (11.00 pm Turkish time) in the main event with sixteen players, with knock-out matches to 40 points:

Tasdemir-Palazón, Polychronopoulos-Coklu, Blomdahl-Sánchez, Kasidokostas Caudron.
Second session:
Bury-Bulut, Zanetti-Burgman, Cenet-Jaspers, Mottet-Horn.

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My Comments

Tomorrow's schedule
Does anybody know what time is the tournament starting tomorrow?

Message 1/2 - Publish at May 25, 2012 9:15 PM

Re: tomorrow's schedule
First matches in Istanbul start at 11.00 local time. You can also find the schedule over here:

Message 2/2 - Publish at May 25, 2012 10:29 PM

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