With very impressive victories over Michael Cromen (GER) 9:3, European 8-ball Champion Vitaliy Patsura (UKR) 9:2 and European 9-Ball Champion Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (ESP) 9:5, Abdullah Al-Youssef (KUW) set an exclamation mark in the tournament. He is one of the players from the middle east that regularly come to the Euro-Tour and gain experience and improve their game. Today, Al-Youssef has proven that he is on the top level already. Among others, defeating two of these „heavyweights“ of European pool-billiards is definitely not an easy task. In the winner’s qualification round yet, Al-Youssef the met Daryl Peach (GBR), former 9-ball World Champion from England. The Brit seemed to be a toughie for Al-Youssef. Peach commanded the match and went ahead with a nice and comfortable 7:1 lead. The gap of six racks was too big for Al-Youssef to succeed in coming back. In the end, he got defeated 3:9 by Peach but is still alive in the tournament’s loser’s qualification round where he will play the winner of Jan van Lierop (NED) vs Andreas Madsen (DEN).
Other interesting results from today include Niels Feijen (NED) routing Stephan Cohen (FRA) 9:8 in the second winner’s round. In the same round, Daryl Peach won the all-British affair over Jayson Shaw (SCO) with 9:7. That puts him through to the winner’s qualification round but „Eagle-eye“ Shaw is still on the board. He needs to fight his way through the loser’s side though. Hometown hero Albin Ouschan (AUT) managed to pip Juan Carlos Exposito (ESP) with 9:8. Roman Hybler (CZE) bowled over „The Kaiser“ Ralf Souquet (GER) with 9:6. Maksim Dudanets (RUS) drubbed Tomasz Kaplan (POL) 9:5. „The Tornado“ Tony Drago (MLT) fell to the sharp blade of Mariusz Skoneczny (POL) 3:9. Eklent Kaci (ALB) got the better of „The Machine“ Oliver Ortmann (GER) and defeated him by a hair’s breadth 9:8. Newly crowned EPBF Player of the Year Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP) lost unexpectedly clear 2:9 to Sebastian Staab (GER). All loser’s from winner’s round 2 will get another chance on the loser’s side of the tournament.
On the loser’s side, no more chances were given to Kevin Becker (GER) and Konstantin Stepanov (RUS). Becker lost 7:9 to „The Siberian Express“ Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS) 7:9 while Stepanov folded his cards against Jani Uski (FIN) 6:9. The tournament for these gentlemen is over just as it is for Nick Malai (GRE) who got eliminated 8:9 by Kim Laaksonen (FIN). The journey in the Dynamic Billard Austrian Open 2016 has also come to an end for Vitaliy Patsura. He got knocked off 8:9 by Jan van Lierop. Cliff Castelein (BEL) subdued Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz with 9:5 and sent him home. Sanchez-Ruiz can travel together with fellow countryman Juan Carlos Exposito (ESP) who was ousted 5:9 by Tobias Bongers (GER). Tony Drago ended all hopes for Karl Boyes (GBR), handing him a 9:4 defeat in loser’s round 4.
In the Ballazzo Austrian Women’s Open, Austrian top star Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) won her winner’s round 1 match over Martine Christiansen (NOR) 7:3 without a huge effort. Claudia Kunz (SUI) however creamed Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) 7:5 in the same round and sent her to the left side of the draw where she will be up tonight against Martine Christiansen and fight for the survival in the event. Miha Beuriot (NED) managed to keep a foot in the door of the event and eliminated Louise Furberg (SWE) 7:5. Kristina Grim (GER) won the all-German clash with Kristina Schagan (GER) 7:4.
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歐巡賽奧地利公開賽及女子公開賽昨天繼續在奧地利蓬高地區聖約翰地 Alpina Sports & Wellness 酒店進行。在昨天稍早比賽中，來自科威特的 Abdullah Al-Youssef 已是中東球員之中固定前往參加歐巡賽的選手之一，藉此從比賽中累積經驗並提升自身水平。在昨日比賽中，Al-Youssef 先以 9:3 打敗德國的 Michael Cromen 後，接連碰上2位歐錦賽冠軍，而要連續戰勝2位重量級的歐錦賽絕非易事，然而他分別以9:2、9:5擊敗歐錦賽8號球冠軍 烏克蘭小將 Vitaliy Patsura 及9號球冠軍西班牙名將 Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz。他在下一場勝部資格賽中贏來前9號球世界冠軍 英國名將 Daryl Peach，最終雖3:9不敵 Peach，但仍可見他在比賽中的進步。
荷蘭終結者 Niels Feijen 在勝部第二輪中 9:8 擊潰法國名將 Stephan Cohen。Daryl Peach 則以 9:7 將”鷹眼” Jayson Shaw 送進敗部。
地主英雄 Albin Ouschan 9:8 驚險擊敗西班牙的 Juan Carlos Exposito。來自捷克的 Roman Hybler 則以 9:6 扳倒 BCA名人堂選手 德國名將 Ralf Souquet。俄羅斯小將 Maksim Dudanets 9:5 打敗波蘭名將 Tomasz Kaplan。馬爾他 “龍捲風” Tony Drago 3:9 敗給波蘭選手 Mariusz Skoneczny。阿爾巴尼亞的 Eklent Kaci 憑藉著較佳的發揮 9:8 力克德國名將 Oliver Ortmann。西班牙名將 Francisco Diaz-Pizarro 則以 2:9 意外敗給德國的 Sebastian Staab。
在女子公開賽方面，Jasmin Ouschan 在勝部第一輪 7:3 輕取挪威的 Martine Christiansen。瑞士的 Claudia Kunz 則以 7:5 將 Kamila Khodjaeva 送往敗部，荷蘭的 Miha Beuriot 則以 7:5 淘汰瑞典選手 Louise Furberg。最後德國的 Kristina Grim 7:4 打敗她的隊友 Kristina Schagan。