Wheelchair Pool - 2016 European Pool Masters (Malmo Open Parasport Games)
11th-13th February / Stadionarea, Malmo, Sweden
ROLES REVERSED IN SWEDEN
Jouni Tahti (pictured above) and Kurt Deklerk were the individual winners from last weekend's Pool events at the 2016 Malmo Open Parasport Games.
It was the second consecutive year that Pool was involved in what was the 40th anniversary of an event that brings together disabled sportspeople from several different sporting disciplines. Eight of the finest wheelchair pool players from Europe were present.
The festivities on the baize began with a 'Mosconi Cup' style event between the two teams of four from Great Britain & Ireland and Europe. The European team consisting of Tahti, Deklerk, Henrik Larsson and Kim Ronny Nygard narrowly emerged the winners by 7 points to 6.
In the 'Malmo Open 8 Ball Challenge' Belgium's Deklerk beat Tahti in the final to secure gold.
The following day the pair met once again in the 9 Ball European Masters. However this time the outcome was reversed with Tahti claiming top spot in a 9-6 victory.
Malmö Open 8-ball Challenge
Gold - Kurt Deklerk (Belgium)
Silver - Jouni Tähti (Finland)
3rd - Daniel Lee (Great Britain) & Roy Kimberley (Great Britain)
5th-8th Henrik Larsson (Sweden), Fred Dinsmore (Great Britain), Craig Welsh (Great Britain) and Kim Ronny Nygård (Norway)
European Masters 2016
Gold - Jouni Tähti
Silver - Kurt Deklerk
3rd - Roy Kimberley & Fred Dinsmore
5th-8th Henrik Larsson, Craig Welsh, Kim Ronny Nygård & Daniel Lee
For more information on the Parasport Games please visit their website here.
Written and published by Michael Day on the 17th February 2016