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Malai ends Peeters’ hopes at the Dutch Open

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The Dynamic Eurotour – Dutch Open – 1-4 oct 2014

03/10/2014

Nick Malai (GRE) ended all hopes of Rene Peeters (NED) at the Dynamic Billard Dutch Open by winning 9:5 in the loser’s round, eliminating Peeters from the event.

Malai has just recently changed his nationality from Albanian to Greek. This tournament is the first occasion where he plays for as Greek and he is still a hot candidate for surprises at anytime and any event. Today, Dutch senior player Rene Peeters was his victim. However, after ten racks the match was still square with a score of 5:5. Then Malai went for a toilet break. When he came back, he managed to get a small advantage over Peeters. The match suddenly slid to Malai’s side and Peeters couldn’t do anything against it. He was only able to watch Malai snatch rack after rack from him, winning the match with 9:5.

Nick Malai (GRE)

Nick Malai (GRE)

Other remarkable results from tonight’s losers round matches include Can Salim-Giasar (GER) winning with 9:3 over Juan Carlos Exposito (ESP). „The Terminator“ Niels Feijen (NED) ousted Pierfrancesco Garzia (ITA) with 9:4 and will now face „The Lion“ Alex Pagulayan (CAN) in the loser’s round 3 at 10:30 CET. Mark Gray (GBR) is still fighting his way through the loser’s round. Today, he won over Dave Sel (BEL) and Kevin Becker (GER), both matches 9:1. He will meet German junior player Tobias Bongers tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET. Euro-Tour’s Nr. 1 player Nick van den Berg (NED) also still has a word to say in the tournament. His first loser’s side match went 9:6 in his favor over Sweden’s Daniel Tangudd.

The tournament will continue tomorrow morning at 09:00 CET.

Three out of 11 tables can be watched LIVE throughout the event on www.kozoom.com. The event will be hosted by the European Pocket Billiard Federation EPBF and organized by International Billiard Promotion, IBP. For further information, please check the event website at www.eurotouronline.com or contact the EPBF press office at press@epbf.com