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Finland to host the 2023 Dynamic Billard European Championships.

The 2023 Dynamic Billard European Championships will be held in the southern Finnish city of Tampere. At the recent European Championships held in Turkey, the Finnish Billiard Federation’s President, Mr Joni Ahola, was on hand to sign the contract to stage the 2023 Dynamic Billard European Championships for Men, Women, Wheelchair and the Under 23’s. The event will take place at the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre in May 2023. 

Finland’s Federation President Joni Ahola said “I'm so excited that Finland got another chance to organise the European Championship after Covid-19 forced us to cancel the event in 2020. 2023 is very special for us because the Finnish Billiard Federation turns 50 years old in May of that year. So, the timing for this European Championship is perfect and I'm confident we are going to have a great event in Tampere together with the EPBF." 

EPBF President Gre Leenders said “After the 2020 cancellation, I am delighted that we have managed to come to an agreement with the Finnish Billiard Federation regarding the EPBF flagship event - the European Championships Men, Women, Under 23s & Wheelchair Athletes. 

“The fact that the Finnish Billiard Federation is also celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023 makes it even more special. The city of Tampere is well known in the sports world for its many diverse events and the top sport climate it offers. 

“It is a great prospect for our athletes to be guests in this "sports city". I would like to thank the Finnish Billiard Federation for their trust in the EPBF and wish them all the best in their preparations for the event.” 

Finland are no strangers to organising European Championships. Having already staged all categories over the years, the European Championships are again visiting the city of Tampere where IBPF President David Morris used to reside. 

Commented Morris, “Yes, I lived there for some time and it’s where I made some good friends. It’s great to be back as we’ve had some memorable events there in the past. The city of Tampere has always supported sports in every form and it is fantastic to involve them again with the Federation and our sport.” 

The event takes place in May 2023 at the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre, hosted by the Finnish Billiard Federation (SBIL) and supported by the city of Tampere. 

Official Tables are from Dynamic Billard, the Official Cloth from Iwan Simonis, the Official Balls by Aramith, and the Official Slate supplied by Rasson. 

For more information visit www.epbf.com