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Ouschan pipped Saris to the post

In an intense match, Albin Ouschan (AUT) pipped his opponent Ivar Saris (NED) to the post with a 9:8 victory.

Ouschan was ahead of Saris most of the time in the match of the last 32 players single elimination at the Dynamic Billard Veldhoven Open 2018. However, Saris never let him get in front too much. After 15 racks, Saris even managed to get on the hill first. He broke the balls in rack 16 and had two balls pocketed but not really a shot at the 2-ball. He played a bad push-out which turned out to be a crucial decision for him. Ouschan came up with a nice safety shot and forced Saris to commit a foul shot. With ball in hand, Ouschan cleared the table and got to 8:8. The 17th rack was completely decided by the pool gods. Ouschan went ahead and broke the balls. The 5-ball flew in directly. The 8-ball kissed the 9-ball and pushed it into the side pocket. Golden break for Ouschan in rack #17! What a drama for Saris that was! It ended Saris’ hopes for the title. Ouschan advances to the round of the last 16 players and will face „The Terminator“ Niels Feijen (NED).

Other remarkable results from today’s matched include Marc Bijsterbosch (NED) ousting the newly crowned European Champion 9-ball Konrad Juszczyszyn (POL) with 9:8. Juszczyszyn was not the only Polish player who fell shot tonight. Six of his teammates were defeated together with him in the single elimination round of the last 32 players. Still alive and kicking is Eklent Kaci (ALB), having won his table 1 match which was featured live on the EPBF Facebook page against Alexander Kazakis (GRE) with 9:4. Ralf Souquet and Joshua Filler keep up the chances for a German victory in Veldhoven.

Marharyta Fefilava and Albin Ouschan

Last 16 players

Dimitri Jungo SUI v Konstantin Stepanov RUS

Mario He AUT v Iker-Andoni Echeverria ESP

Niels Feijen NED v Albin Ouschan AUT

Miguel Silva POR v Maksim Dudanets RUS

Marc Bijsterbosch NED v Jani Uski FIN

Eklent Kaci ALB v Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz ESP

Ralf Souquet GER v David Alcaide ESP

Kim Laaksonen FIN v Joshua Filler GER

In the EPBF Veldhoven Women’s Open Euro-Tour, Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) was ousted by Tamara Peeters-Rademakers (NED) with 4:7 in the quarter-final round. Before that match, Fefilava took down favoured Kristina Tkach (RUS) 7:6 and eliminated her from the event. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) wasted no time with Eylul Kibaroglu (TUR) and sent her home with the worst of all results, 7:0. The semi-finals in the EPBF Veldhoven Open will be Sara Rocha (POR) v Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) and Jasmin Ouschan v Tamara Peeters-Rademakers.

The Dynamic Billard Veldhoven Open 2018 and the EPBF Women’s Veldhoven Open 2018 both will continue tomorrow morning at 10:00 CET with matches from the single elimination rounds. The women’s final is scheduled for 17:00 CET and the men’s final is scheduled for 18:30 CET.

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