Wiktor Zieliński

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Wiktor Zieliński
Born (2001-01-11) 11 January 2001 (age 18)
Sport country Poland
Pool games9-ball, straight
Tournament wins
Minor2017 Treviso Open
Ranking info
Current Euro Tour ranking (as of 17 June 2019[needs update])

Wiktor Zieliński (born 11 January 2001) is a Polish professional pool player. He is the youngest player to ever win a Euro Tour event, winning the 2017 Treviso Open.[1]

Career[edit]

Zielinski began playing pool at aged 8 in 2009, and in 2013 entered his first competition, the Junior European championships. Zielinski played his first men's event in 2015, at the 2015 Italian Open.[2] The following season, he won his first European championship. He won both the 9-ball and straight pool events at the European Youth Championships(under 16s). He defeated Fedor Gorst in the straight ball final 75–66,[3] and Keskutis Zadeikis 7–5 in the 9-ball final.[4] He won the junior straight pool championship again in 2017, whilst also finishing runner-up at the 9-ball and 8-ball events as well.[5]

In 2017, aged 16, he became the youngest player to win an event on the Euro Tour, when he won the 2017 Treviso Open.[6][7] Zielinski won the final over Mario He 9–1.[7][8] The same season, he reached the quarter-finals of the 2017 Portugal Open,[9] and the last 16 at the 2017 Klagenfurt Open. He finished tenth on the rankings list at the end of the 2017 Euro Tour season. He later reached 4th in the Euro Tour rankings, in the 2018 season.[10]

At the 2017 WPA World Nine-ball Championship, Zielinski lost his initial match to Cheng Yu-hsuan before winning his final match of the double elimination round against Mario He 9–8, to reach the knockout round. In the knockout round, Zielinski was defeated by David Alcaide 11–5.[11][12] The following year at the 2018 event, Zielinski also lost his first match, before reaching the knockout round.[13] In the knockout rounds, he defeated Tomasz Kapłan [de] 11–4 and Johann Chua 11–5.[14] Zielinski set up a last 16 match again Albin Ouschan, which he eventually lost 8–11.[15]

Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Draw for the 8-Ball Classic Championship is done; Live Streaming Details Announced – World Pool Series". worldpoolseries.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Player Match Results". billiardapps.com. Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019. Italian Open
  3. ^ "Scoresheet". billiardapps.com. Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Matches – Draw and Results". billiardapps.com. Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Matches – Draw and Results". billiardapps.com. Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Tournament Chart SE-032". billiardapps.com. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b "16-year-old Zielinski snatches the title in Treviso". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Scoresheet". billiardapps.com. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Van den Berg, Ouschan win Portuguese Dynamic Open". azbilliards.com. Archived from the original on 6 September 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Player Rankings". billiardapps.com. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  11. ^ "World 9-Ball – It's All Business From Here On In". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019. Winners included Mateusz Sniegocki, Mieszko Fortunski, Wojciech Szewczyk, and Wiktor Zielinski. Zielinkski, it should be noted, is just 16 years old and is one of the rising stars on the European pool playing circuit, having recently won a Euro Tour event.
  12. ^ "World 9-Ball Down To The Final 16 In Doha". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Pool's Best Push Through To The Final 64". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  14. ^ "17 Year Old Hong Kong Native Capito Stuns Kaci To Reach Final 16". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  15. ^ "It's Biado vs. Van Boening, Filler vs. Kazakis As The 2018 World 9-ball Championship Heads To Final Day". azbilliards.com. Archived from the original on 20 December 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2019.

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