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Ouschan on his way to the Top

Highly contested encounters in the round of the last 16 players

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: Albin Ouschan (AUT) booked his seat in the quarter-final of the Dynamic Billard Bosnia & Hercegovina Open 2013, eliminating Petri Makkonen (FIN) 8:6 after a tough match.

Albin Ouschan
Albin Ouschan (AUT)

Ouschan took the initiative from the very beginning. He advanced to a 3:1 and 6:3 lead and always kept Makkonen at a safe distance. But after nine racks, the tide seemed to turn in the match. Makkonen grew stronger and claimed three points back, leveling the match at 6:6. Suddenly the heat was on for both players. Ouschan handled his part with flying colors and ran his next rack, taking a 7:6 lead. Makkonen tried to repeat that but he played a very bad position on the 6-ball. He attempted a safety shot but left a difficult but possible shot for Ouschan. The Austrian pocketed that and had another tough combination shot in front of him. But no one could stop Ouschan anymore. He ran all balls which were left on the table and marched on into the quarter-final with an 8:6 victory. His opponent will be Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) who overpowered Denis Grabe (EST) with 8:6.
“I did not feel well during the match. I guess Petri also struggled” said Ouschan. “When he made the mistake on the 6-ball, I realized that this would be my chance to snatch the match!”

Last 16 players results
Stephane Cohen (FRA) v Dominik Jentsch (GER) 8:4
Radoslaw Babica (POL) v Lars Kuckherm (GER) 4:8
Ivica Putnik (CRO) v Alexander Kazakis (GRE) 8:4
Marek Kudlik (POL) v Tomasz Kaplan (POL) 6:8
Vegar Kristiansen (NOR) v Nick Malai (ALB) 8:7
Mark Gray (GBR) v Daryl Peach (GBR) 7:8
Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) v Denis Grabe (EST) 8:6
Petri Makkonen (FIN) v Albin Ouschan (AUT) 6:8
Quarter-finals
Stephane Cohen (FRA) v Lars Kuckherm (GER)  
Ivica Putnik (CRO) v Tomasz Kaplan (POL)  
Vegar Kristiansen (NOR) v Daryl Peach (GBR)  
Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) v Albin Ouschan (AUT)  

The quarter-finals will begin at 12:00 CET.
The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website http://www.eurotouronline.eu or contact our press office.

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