On March, 20th, 2009
Снукер: team championship of Europe
On starting in St.-Petersburg on March, 18th team championship of Europe on снукеру it is presented 20 man's, 6 female and 23 veteran commands. Within eight days they I will find out among themselves who is the strong team. On March, 21st struggle will be entered by juniors who will struggle for a rank of champions of Europe and a place in mejn-round.
At Russians in the championship four commands participate in tournaments of men (on three players) and masters (players are more senior 40 years, on two persons) and three women's teams (on two participants). In group tournament in each match on two frames with each of players of a command-competitor, that is the woman and the master play matches from eight frames, the man – from eighteen.
Every day tournament will be it is spent on three game series. In the first денб tournament in matches there were seven commands Russia. In any way it is impossible to name their performances successful: in an active of Russians – some losses and two meetings in a drawn game. The first – on Anna Mazhirinoj and Olga Zhuravlevoj's account in a meeting with снукеристками from Finland has managed. In central female group tournament of Mazhirina and Zhuravlyov could take two frames from Englishwomen – 2:6. Masters Andrey Vil and Alexander Mezhirov have achieved the second equal result. Losing to Germans 0:4, they have managed to make even the account.
In a step from a victory there was a man's national team of Kokunin-firsov-joiners. They won 7:6 against a command of Cyprus but nevertheless have lost 8:10. They played the following meeting with валлийцами, and there was without variants – 0:18 not in our advantage.
The strongest team of Russia - Anton Ryabinin, Konstantin Stepanov and Ruslan Chinahov – started in the second session in a match with Poles. Russians have written down to themselves loss - 6:12. They in втретьей have lost to a game series to a strong team of Malteses - 3:15.