Defending Champion in 10-ball is right on track
Tuesday, 07 August 2012: The 10-ball competition provided some high class action in the Stahlpalast in Brandenburg a. d. Havel, Germany. One tough shootout took place between defending Champion Enrique Correia (POR) and newly crowned straight pool champion Rene Peeters (NED). Correia defeated Peeters with 7:4 in the single elimination round of the last 16 players remaining.
In the beginning of the match, both players were at eye level with one another. They demonstrated good pool with only a few mistakes in between. However, each mistake was punished directly without mercy by the opponent. After eight racks, the score was tied at 4:4. Then Correia seemed to get momentum and played extremely well, leaving Peeters 7:4 behind in the end.
Correia’s teammate Manuel Pereira (POR) outfought Jesse Thehu (NED) and whitewashed him 7:0 in the same round. Germany’s Frank Willner put Arto Taavila (FIN) out of action with an impressive 7:2 victory. The 10-ball competition will be played to the final today. The final match is scheduled for 19:00 CET.
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