The 5th stop of the 2015 Euro-Tour series, the Dynamic Billard Dutch Open is ready to take off at the Golden Tulip Jagershorst Hotel in Leende, The Netherlands.
The Hotel hosts an international event for the 5th time now. It all began with the European Championships for seniors 2007. From then on, the Golden Tulip Jagershorst Hotel with its unique architecture and design has been chosen several times for high class pool events. Especially the design of the rooms and the interior is next to nothing in this flamboyant place.
Due to space limitations, the event will be played on 11 tables and therefore will take one day longer than usual. Starting with the first round matches tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET, the winner will be determined after the final match which is scheduled for Sunday, October 4th, at 18:00 local time.
The internet facilities of the hotel have just been renewed and brought up to the latest level of technology. Therefore, the stream is expected to leave nothing to be desired.
The tournament carries a prize money fund of 34.000,-€ in total. However, this time the ranking points might be even more important than the financial aspect. After this event is the cutoff date for the selection of the European Mosconi Cup team which all players would like to make, of course. Currently, Niels Feijen (NED) is dominating the rankings. He has had a convincing year with two victories in Treviso and St. Johann and has 2550 points in his account, losing 300 from his 17th place last year in Portoroz. His closest contender is Mark Gray (GBR), last year’s winner of the Dynamic Billard Dutch Open and currently ranked Nr. 2 on the Euro-Tour rankings. He is trailing Feijen with 300 points, having 2250 points and losing 370 from Portoroz. So he will need to get far in this event and also need Feijen to drop out soon if he wants to conquer the top position after the tournament. Number 3 is Marcus Chamat (SWE) who cancelled his participation here so he will drop down in the rankings. More players with a decent chance are Petri Makkonen (FIN), Mario He (AUT) and Nick van den Berg (NED). It will be interesting to see whether the „Dutch curse“ can be lifted at this tournament. Usually, Dutch players get pretty far in almost all events of the Euro-Tour. However, on their home soil last year none of them conquered one of the top 8 spots. Can they change that this time?
The action will start tomorrow at 09:00 with the matches of the first round.
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More information about participants, schedules, achievements, rankings, etc can be found on the event websitewww.eurotouronline.com
The event will be hosted by the European Pocket Billiard Federation EPBF and organized by International Billiard Promotion Foundation IBPF.