Joshua Filler has gone top of the Predator Cues Premier League Pool at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes after day three of action live on DAZN in the USA and networks worldwide including Matchroom.Live.
Filler sits there on rack difference having suffered his only defeat of the tournament so far against the still unbeaten Albin Ouschan. The Killer had a busy evening of it by firstly downing both Shane Van Boening and Skyler Woodward at the top of the evening session before recovering from defeat to Ouschan against Kelly Fisher.
Ouschan’s unbeaten momentum continued after beating Omar Al-Shaheen in a repeat of the 2021 World Pool Championship final and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz before a gripping contest against Filler. The World No.1 produced the match of the tournament so far against Filler with the pair grinding it out in a hill hill finish with some of the best safety play witnessed in recent years as Ouschan eventually prevailed to have nine wins from nine.
Max Lechner has had a horrible few days of it but found some light after delivering the first win over Jayson Shaw 5-3. There was also relief for Mieszko Fortunski as he got off the mark with three wins over Alcaide, Eklent Kaçi, and Van Boening, respectively. There were some comprehensive results during another fast-paced day of action as Shaw rattled in a whitewash over Alexander Kazakis and Aloysius Yapp did the same to Van Boening. Kazakis also downed Naoyuki Oi by the same scoreline.
With two days of Stage One remaining, things look bleak for Lechner and Kaçi who are cut adrift with one point each. Aloysius Yapp, Skyler Woodward, and Fortunski all hold three points each inside the elimination zone with Fisher. Fisher’s rack difference is unfavourable, but the Women’s World No.1 is level with Al-Shaheen and Oliver Szolnoki on four points.
Predator Premier League Pool sees 16 players compete in a league format with an increased prize fund of $100,000 guaranteeing each player $2,500 and the winner taking home $20,000. Day four gets underway from 10 am UK time with Van Boening against Kaçi on Table 1 and Ouschan against Oi on Table 2.
WHERE TO WATCH
Morning Session 10:00 am (UK Time)
Evening Session 17:00 pm (UK Time)
Matchroom.Live – UK and Ireland
Matchroom Pool Facebook and YouTube – UK and Ireland
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Fox Sports – Australia
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Sky Network – New Zealand
Supersport – South Africa & Africa
Tap – Philippines
Viaplay – Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
Matchroom.Live – Rest of the World