March 5-7 2008
The AGIPI Billard Masters in Schiltigheim close to Strasburg was decided on three sunny days. At first in a key game in group F I faced Eddy Merckx of Belgium. Thanks to three runs of nine I won 50-35 in 20 innings. A dream start!
Marco Zanetti (Ita), who had just beaten Frederic Caudron (Bel) awaited me in the second round. Marco had a bad start and never found his rhythm. I went straight for it, ran an eight and four sixes. At the end it was 50-18 in 19 for me and an almost sure place in the semi finals.