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December 16, 2021
Balkline 47/2 was the most popular Carom Billiard’s discipline, far beyond the others, during the first years of the Greek Federation’s foundation…
Cadre 47/2 in French, is the original name of the game, and is one of the most sophisticate disciplines ever invented!
In 1981, the first Open 47/2 tournament was organized in “Free time” billiard club, in Patisia-Athens.
Since then, and till 1990, a dozen of Open tournaments took place, and all of them had been won by George Sakkas.
But today, finding the Federation’s lost archives, only the official Greek Championships results are going to be presented, with the exception of our National team’s historic winning in the friendly game against the world class, Austrians…
There was a very fast improvement during this short period of six years…
From the complete ignorance of 1981, some Greeks managed to score 48.0 general average, 150.0 particular average, (George Sakkas), 300 maximum brake series (Nick Tremoulis), and big overturns (Sakis Tsokantas), even before the end of the decade… (*) and (**)… those two average results have been published in a valid European magazine, by mistake, upside down… Below you see them in right order…
(***) This average result is published as 48.0 but also once more by mistake as 40.0…
TOURNAMENTS ORGANISED BY G.B.F. BETWEEN 1984 AND 1990
1984 CADRE 47/2 (From Harris Glenis Triathlon - Distance 300 points-8 games)
1984-85 GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP
2-5/5/1985 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CADRE 47/2 OLYMPIC STADIUM OF ATHENS
1-3/11/1985 GREECE - AUSTRIA NATIONAL TEAMS - FRIENDLY GAME WON BY GREECE
PLAYER'S PERFORMANCE RANKING
1985-86 GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP
1986-87 GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP
1987-88 GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP
1988-89 CADRE 47/2 (From Triathlon du serie) (Free game, Cadre 47/2 and 47/1)
1988-89 GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP