Eklent Kaci on fire – 力克Ouschan奪歐巡賽首冠 阿爾巴尼亞小將再閃耀

2018 Eurotour Treviso Open - Eklent Kaci on fire 777x437Winner of the Dynamic Billard BHR Treviso Open 2018, Eklent Kaci from Albania

Young Eklent Kaci from Albania has just won his first Euro-Tour stop. He defeated Albin Ouschan (AUT) in the final match of the Dynamic Billard BHR Treviso Open 9:5.

Today, Kaci had a really tough draw. Coming from the loser’s side of the event, he first had to deal with Mateusz Sniegocki (POL). He won that match 9:4 to proceed into the quarter-finals. There, he faced Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (ESP). Once again he dominated the table and won his match 9:6. In his semi-final, Kaci eliminated another Spaniard, winning 9:4 over Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP). These victories ought him a ticket in the final match against Ouschan.

That match was once again led and determined by Kaci. After 6 racks, the Albanian was up 5:1. Ouschan’s break shot let him down big time in the final. Kaci capitalised from Ouschan’s shortfall and won 5 out of the first 6 racks. At that time, Ouschan had already lowered his shields and obviously did not seem to believe in his victory anymore. However, after 11 racks Kaci was on the hill with a comfortable 8:3 lead over the former World 9-Ball Champion Ouschan. But then the Austrian seemed to get a second life. He played some confident shots and got to 8:5. But that was his final destination. Kaci got to the table being 8:5 up and finished the match to his likings, winning 9:5 over Albin Ouschan.

„I am so delighted with this victory, I still cannot find the words“, said Kaci after the final match. „I have been practising hard over the last couple of years and now it seems to pay off!“ „I cannot describe in words how happy I am“, added Kaci, holding the trophy in his hands.

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2018年歐巡賽第一站 – 特雷維索公開賽於近日落幕,來自阿爾巴尼亞的小將Eklent Kaci再度驚艷全場,於決賽中9-5力挫世界冠軍Albin Ouschan,奪得生涯首座歐巡賽冠軍獎杯。

Kaci今年才19歲,是一名不折不扣的小將。他的成名之戰是去年的世界花式撞球系列賽第二站 – Aramith大師賽,在該比賽中,在校高中生身份的Kaci以一匹黑馬的姿態連勝Jayson Shaw以及菲律賓名將Carlo Biado等人最終奪冠。本次比賽,Kaci的晉級之路頗為艱難,一度跌落敗部的他單敗首輪便遭遇實力強大的波蘭球員Mateusz Sniegocki,憑借更為出色的發揮,他9-4贏得比賽闖入八強。1/4決賽和半決賽,他接連面對西班牙球星Francisco Sanchez-RuizFrancisco Diaz-Pizarro的圍堵,頗有遇強則強的特質的Kaci先後9-6和9-4奏凱,與2016年9球世錦賽冠軍Albin Ouschan會師決賽。

決賽中,Ouschan衝球極不理想,手感也是差強人意,Kaci毫不手軟,很快便建立起5-1的巨大領先優勢。Ouschan顯然不會就此繳械,數度掙紮試圖反撲,無奈Kaci並不給太多機會,11局過後,Kaci 8-3奪得大把賽點。Ouschan竭力追回兩局後再度疲軟,Kaci上場拿下第14局比賽,最終便9-5戰勝Ouschan,奪得生涯首座歐巡賽冠軍獎杯。

Top Eight Finishers 八強名單
1. Eklent Kaci (ALB)
2. Albin Ouschan (AUT)
3. Imran Majid (GBR)
Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP)
5. Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (ESP)
Konstantin Stepanov (RUS)
Maximilian Lechner (AUT)
Sergey Lutsker (RUS)

Tomorrow, the EPBF BHR Treviso Open 2018 for Women will continue at 09:00 CET with matches from the last 16 players single elimination.

Every day, two matches from the event will be shown LIVE on the Facebook page of the EPBF for free. All Facebook users may check out the high standard of quality which is provided for all the events and see what the Kozoom members receive all the time. You can see all the matches live via www.kozoom.com who stream the whole event on 20 tables on the internet LIVE. The FB live matches are announced on the EPBF Facebook page every day. Results and schedules can be found at www.eurotouronline.com  so why not come and check out all the LIVE action of the Dynamic Billard Treviso Open.

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