BYE BYE 2016...
The first 6 months of 2016 were better than ever…
-Belgian Champion 3-cushion with a general average of 2,372, by far an improvement of the old Belgian record 1,897 by Eddy Merckx in 2011).
-Belgian Champion Balkline 71/2 (50,00 average) and 1-cushion (17,64 average).
-Winner of 3 national ranking tournaments: Eeklo, general average of 2,142; Lier, general average of 1,613; and Damprémy, where i played a world best performance (world record?) with a general average of 2,791.
-Winner of Europacup for club teams with my Turkish friends for Gaziantepspor.
-Winner of the World Cup tournament in Ho Chi Min City (Vietnam) with 1,980 general average.
-Winner of the Open Tournament in Emblem with a general average of 2,384.
-Winner of the World Cup Tournament in Porto with 2,197 general average.
Unfortunately, the second half of the year was not as good as the first half…i lost in the first round in the World Cup Tournaments of Guri, La Baule and Hurghada, what made that i finished second in the World Cup ranking, after have been leading till the last tournament…
Also the World Championship in Bordeaux was very disappointing for me, i didn’t reach the 1/8 finals…
Bad results in the big tournaments, but i also had some good results during the last months of 2016…
-Second place at the Lausanne Billiard Master with a general average of 2,442.
-Winner of the « Trofeu Internacional de Barcelona » with a very strong final against Daniel Sanchez (35-34 in 10 innings).
-General average in the Belgian League after 11 games: 2,277.
-General average in the Dutch League after 8 games: 2,264.
-General average in the German league after 4 games: 2,000.
-General average for 2016: 162 games, 6471 points in 3287 innings, total 1,968.
But the most important, i finished……
Nr 1 in the World ranking