Malta and Israel show cue power
The European Teams Snooker Championship started this Friday with the two most represented countries in the Men’s competition, Malta (seven teams) and Israel (four teams), imposing their law in round-robin stages.
Defending European champions, maltese Duncan Bezzina/Alex Borg, Team Malta1, started defending their crown from Romania-2014 washing-up (5-0) Switzerland, in Group C, one of the six of the Men’s competition, each one with six teams in this round-robin stage.
Tony ‘Tornado’ Drago and Brian Cini also had no problems defeating Norway’s (5-0), putting Team Malta 3 well positioned to go through in Group F.
But Israel has also its ambitions. Shachar Ruberg and Roey Fernandez (Team Israel1) flew facing Russia (5-0) and Team Malta5 (4-1) in this Friday’s first day od the round-robin stages.
In Groups B, C, D, E and F all is balanced and wide open, such like in Women’s Teams (ten competing, in two groups of five) tournament and Masters event, where 24 pairs aim also for the big picture.