Third consecutive win for Lundell
In the single elimination round of the last 32 players in 9-ball, Jan Lundell (SWE) ousted Jimmy Worung (NED) with 9:3. Worung was the seeded player in this match, being the runner-up from last year in 9-ball. He had won all his previous matches with the greatest of ease. He eliminated Vladimir Antoska (SLK) 9:2 and Mehmet Sanlisoy (TNC) 9:1 in the double elimination stage. Jan Lundell lost his opening match against Jesse Thehu (NED) with 8:9 and made his way through the loser’s bracket, defeating Johann Schernthaner (AUT) 9:1 and Alberto Martini (ITA) 9:7. Then he was drawn against Worung and the odds look promising for the Dutch. But the match turned out to become a disaster for him. Lundell started like a rocket and after four racks, the scoreboard showed 4:0 in favour of Lundell. You snooze, you lose could be the motto for that match. Things just went against the likable Dutch player while Lundell capitalized from his mistakes. The surprisingly clear end result of the match was 9:3 for Lundell.
Other notable results from today’s 9-ball action at the Dynamic Billiards European Championships for seniors and ladies include Reiner Wirsbitzki (GER) winning with 9:3 over Peter Eriksson. In the ladies division, Katja Kahl (GER) smashed Ann-Sofie Löfgren (SWE) with 5:1 while Wienke Thamsen (GER) exited Susanne Wessel (GER) with 5:0 from the winner’s side of the chart.
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