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IMMONEN BRINGS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BACK INTO EUROPEAN HANDS
by Mike Mazek Jul 22, 2001, 7:19 PM EST

Immonen's reserved demeanor turned to elation in an instant.

Only four players made the round-robin cut of the 2001 Admiral World Pool Championship in Cardiff, Wales, with a perfect 7-0 record. Ralf Souquet was one of them. On the other hand, Mika Immonen squeaked into the Round of 64 with a 4-3 record in round-robin play. However, when the two players met in the final match worth $65,000, Immonen was the perfect player.

Immonen won the final six racks to bring the World Pool-Billiard Association World Championship title back to Europe for the first time since Souquet last won it in 1996. The Finnish 9-ball star who now makes New York City his home then broke down into tears.

"I felt sick when I went up to 15, then 16..." said Immonen after the match, "I just can't believe it. This will pick up the interest in pool a lot in Finland, and I'm proud of that. I'll go to sleep smiling."





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- IMMONEN BRINGS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BACK INTO EUROPEAN HANDS *
Jul 22, 2001, 7:19 PM
- IMMONEN VS. SOUQUET FOR $65,000
Jul 22, 2001, 11:43 AM
- "KAISER" ROLLS ON; LAST AMERICAN ELIMINATED
Jul 21, 2001, 12:47 PM
- JEREMY JONES: LAST AMERICAN STANDING
Jul 20, 2001, 7:50 PM
- STRICKLAND, REYES SENT PACKING
Jul 19, 2001, 5:08 PM
- IMMONEN, WILLIAMS KICK OFF ROUND OF 32 WITH WINS
Jul 19, 2001, 12:22 PM
- NO REPEAT IN CARDIFF; CHAO ELIMINATED
Jul 18, 2001, 6:57 PM
- KNOCK-OUT ROUND OF 64 UNDERWAY
Jul 18, 2001, 11:55 AM
- CHAO BOUNCES BACK ON MONDAY
Jul 17, 2001, 11:38 AM
- OFF AND RUNNING IN CARDIFF
Jul 16, 2001, 5:27 PM
- CARDIFF CONFIDENTIAL
Jul 16, 2001, 1:02 PM
Match Results-To-Date

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