Dynamic Billiard TURKISH OPEN - Day 2

Oct 30, 2021

Dynamic Billiard TURKISH OPEN

Presented by the Turkish Billiard Federation

Day Two – Big Names Fall as Field Reduces to 16

THE FIELD IS down to the last 16 at the Dynamic Billiard Turkish Openwith some of the heavyweight favourites for the title suffering shocklosses in the round of 32. Played out at the Venezia Palace Hotel on theAntalyan coast in Turkey, this is the third stop on the Euro Tour in2021..With some names absent from the event this time around, it was aterrific opportunity for others to climb the rankings but for No.2ranked Eklent Kaci, WPA World No.2 David Alcaide, and veteran championNiels Feijen it was all over in the last 32.

Kaci (Albania) who recently triumphed in the WPA World 10 BallChampionship in Las Vegas, went out 9-6 to Finland’s Kim Laaksonen whileFeijen depareted 9-5 to Mariusz Skoneczny, another in a very long lineof strong Polish players.

Francisco Sanchez Ruiz

David Alcaide had the misfortune to run into Switzerland’sever-dangerous Ronnie Regli who prevailed via a 9-6 scoreline.

There are some exciting matches set for tomorrow (Saturday) as the eventconcludes with four more rounds to find a champion. The picks of theround of 16 are the talented Pole Wojciech Szewczyk against Czech/Germanveteran Roman Hybler, dangerman Ronnie Regli against up-and-coming DaneMickey Krause and Norway’s Matt Schnetje v Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz as theSpaniard hunts back-to-back Euro Tour victories.

Ronnie Regli

Play gets underway at midday local time with the championship matchscheduled for 17.30.

Meanwhile, alongside the men’s’ event is the Antalya Open on thePredator Euro Tour Women.Starting with 32 runners, the event is now down to the final four whoplay off tomorrow (Saturday) at 10.00 local time, with the finalfollowing at midday.

Oliwia Zalewska

Russia’s Kristina Tkach looks to be the favourite following an intensivesummer competing in men’s events with some success, but she will need toovercome Ana Gradisnik (Slovenia) first. In the other semi-final, KamilaKhodjaeva, who had the unenviable job of beating her sister Diana in thequarter finals, takes on Poland’s Oliwia Zalewska, who is the defendingchampion following her win here in 2019.

Kristina Tkach

All the matches can be viewed live at www.kozoom.com

Results, live scoring and draw are available at www.epbf.com

Luke Riches on behalf of the EPBF.

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