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Ortmann wins over Wolff

Austrian Federation revealed research results in presentation

St.  Johann,  Austria:   Former  World  Champion  Oliver  Ortmann  (GER) defeated unheralded Steffen Wolff (NOR) in the second winner’s round with 9:5. Both  players  had  already  one  victory  under  the  belt.  Ortmann  won  over Roger  Lysholm  (NOR)  9:3  this  afternoon.  In  the  same round,  Wolff  took  the  match  over  Jorge  Tinoco  (POR) with  9:6.  On  paper,  Ortmann  was  the  clearly  favored player  in  this  match  though.  But  young  Steffen  Wolff tried to  keep  the pace  with the  experienced  Champion. That worked for him in the first racks. After seven racks, Ortmann was only  leading with one point  over Wolff; the score  was  4:3  in  favor  of  the  German.  Then  Ortmann suddenly  shifted  into  overdrive  and  before  Wolff  could do anything against  it,  Ortmann  was on  the  hill  leading 8:3. That obviously  impressed the young Norwegian but he still tried to keep  a foot  in the  door.  He managed to win another two racks before Ortmann ended the match, winning  9:5.  Ortmann  will now have  to  deal with Mario He (AUT)  tomorrow  in order to see who will get  straight to the single elimination and who will need to take the detour through the loser’s side.  Wolff  will also get  another chance.  He has to win his  next three matches in order to book a seat in the stage of the final 64 players of the Dynamic Billard Austrian Open Euro-Tour.

Oliver Ortmann

Oliver Ortmann

Beside the tournament, the Austrian Federation (represented by  Bernhard Kaserer and Gerald Gollnhuber) and the Vienna Sports  University  (represented by  Philipp Kornfeind) presented the results from  last year’s research here in St. Johann. 22 Elite players from  11 countries were wired and tested with high tech equipment  which  was   worth  over  430.000,-€.  High  speed  cameras,  infra-red equipment,  highly  sensitive sensors  were packed onto them and loads of  data was saved.
Philipp Kornfeind presented the results after the first year of research. As  a summary  it  can  be  stated  that  there  is  no  „perfect“  way  to  shoot  the  balls  in pool.  Players are very  much  unique  and  achieve the  same goal  with  different efforts.  However,  the  data  that  was   collected  is   far  from   being  completely evaluated. Bernhard Kaserer thinks that it will take up to six  more years to fully understand  the collected  data.  Whenever  new  information  is released,  we  will keep you posted. For further information contact the Austrian Federation ÖPBV at sekretaer@oepbv.at
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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