Shaw takes first Euro-Tour event in 2020

2020 EuroTour Treviso Open - Shaw takes first Euro-Tour event in 2020_777x437©EPBF/DM|Jayson Shaw, winner of the Dynamic Billard Treviso Open 2020

Jayson Shaw (GBR) just won the Dynamic Billard Treviso Open 2020 with an impressive 9:8 victory over Eklent Kaci (ALB) in the final match.

First of all, both contestants of the final match would have had deserved to be the winner tonight. But as always in sports, there can only be one winner in the end. Today, Jayson Shaw had the better end on his side. While both players took racks in turn without anyone of them being able to create a bigger advantage for himself, the match went along with high class performance. Hardly any shot was missed by Shaw or Kaci. The break shot worked also equally for both of them. In total, Shaw can be regarded as the player who played more aggressively in the match. He went for more „do-or-die“ shots and tried things instead of going for the safety option. „I had some 9:8 wins during the tournament and every time I tried and played the tactical safety game, my opponent went for the shot and either made it or left me with no position. So I changed my game and decided to be more aggressive. This worked out for me, also in the final match“, Shaw analysed his own game after the final match.

2020 EuroTour Treviso Open - Final Eklent Kaci

©EPBF/DM|Eklent Kaci

In fact, Kaci was on the hill first and took some defensive decisions. He passed an illegal break shot back to Shaw and later on played a safety on the 2-ball which he could have gone for and run the rack to win. „I think Eklent took the wrong decision when he was 8:7 up“, Shaw stated,“he should have gone for the 2-ball. Sometimes this game punishes you if you do not make use of your chances.“ Instead of trying to pocket the 2-ball, Kaci went for a safety which Shaw returned and got the chance to win the 16th rack to tie the match at hill-hill. In the end, Kaci needed to come up with a good safety in rack 17 with the score being 8:8. He left a long and tough shot for Shaw who did not hesitate but fired the ball in the pocket and ran the remaining balls to win the match with 9:8 and the tournament. 

Top Eight Finishers 八強
1. Jayson Shaw (GBR 英國)
2. Eklent Kaci (ALB 阿爾巴尼亞)
3. Fedor Gorst (RUS 俄羅斯)
Mateusz Sniegocki (POL 波蘭)
5. Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (ESP 西班牙)
Tomasz Kaplan (POL 波蘭)
Maximilian Lechner (AUT 奧地利)
Mickey Krause (DEN 丹麥)

That concludes the coverage of the Dynamic Billard Treviso Open 2020.

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2020 EuroTour Treviso Open - Final Jayson Shaw

©EPBF/DM|Jayson Shaw

2020年賽季首站男子歐巡賽於義大利特雷維索 (Treviso) 落幕,最終 “鷹眼” Jayson Shaw決賽中9:8 擊敗阿爾巴尼亞年輕好手Eklent Kaci 奪冠。

決賽當中,雙方不論在衝球局都有著不錯的展現,你來我往地均穩穩地拿下自己的衝球局,也因此雙發都無法替自己拉開比數。整體而言,Shaw 在決賽中的表現更為積極,他在進攻方面嘗試了更多強攻式擊球,而非選擇做安全球防守。

Kaci 首先取得聽牌,他在第16局當中,以球形來說他是有機會吃完並拿下比賽。但打進1號球後,2號球選擇了防守,而 Shaw 順利解到球後也並未留下進攻機會給 Kaci,最後 Kaci 在2號球的擊打留下一計長距離給 ShawShaw 打進後順利清台,將比數帶到 8:8 搶尾局。在第17局中,Kaci 打進2號球後,母球在跑位上碰撞到其他子球而使3號球形成自吊,而 Kaci 在3號球留下高難度的長距離。Shaw 上場後毫不猶豫地進攻並順利讓3號球落袋,最終就以9:8那下勝利。

“在賽事過程中,我在取得了幾次9:8的勝利,當中,我選擇更多是嘗試做安全球的方式,對手們大多成功解球,亦或留下的球形讓我無法繼續進攻。因此,我決定改變我的比賽方式,讓其變得更具侵略性地。而這個決定對我來說在決賽當中是起了作用的。” Shaw 賽後分析說道。

CN/Alison