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Makkonen as sharp as a knife

Women’s tournament started today in Austria

St.  Johann, Austria:  Petri  Makkonen  (FIN)  will be playing the  semi-final match at the Dynamic Billard Austrian Open. He defeated Tomasz  Kaplan (POL) with 6:9 and Phil Burford (GBR) in the quarter-final with 9:4 even. He came across very  focussed and rock solid and  also had some good  rolls  on his  side.  He will  now face  Niels  Feijen  (NED)    in  the  semi-final.  Feijen  has defeated Daryl Peach (GBR)  9:5 and Mark  Gray  (GBR) 9:7  in  the  previous  rounds  and  is   now  up  against Makkonen for a shot at the final.

Petri Makkonen (FIN)

Petri Makkonen (FIN)

The  second  semi-final  will  be  played  between Alexander  Kazakis   (GRE)  and  David  Alcaide  (ESP). Kazakis  overpowered  local  star  Albin  Ouschan  (AUT) 9:8 and then remained on the winning road by defeating Konstantin Stepanov (RUS) with 9:6.

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At 09:00 CET this  morning, the first matches  of the women’s Euro-Tour  9-Ball have taken place in St. Johann/Pg.
Favorite player Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) won her first two opening matches with 7:2 over Nathalie Seichter (NED) and 7:1 over Caroline Roos (SWE). A  total  of  38 players from 12 different  countries have found their  way  to Austria to fight for  the title. The  women’s matches will continue throughout  the day  with the last  round  to be played at  20:30 CET. The men’s  event  continues with the semi-finals at 14:00 and 16:00 and the final match scheduled for 18:00 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  www.eurotouronline.eu or contact our press office.

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