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Mark Gray wins Dynamic Billard Treviso Open

epbf_big_logo28/11/2015

With an absolutely justified 9:3 victory over Alexander Kazakis (GRE), Mark Gray (GBR) took the title at the Dynamic Billard Treviso Open 2015.

The final match was decided in the first racks already. While Gray continued his performance and played rock solid, Kazakis committed some unforced errors which completely brought him off track. He missed several easy shots in the beginning and could not prevent Gray from capitalizing from it. In rack two, Kazakis missed an easy 6-ball which was a straight shot in the corner pocket. Then in rack four and five, Kazakis missed the 1-ball in both racks. The more mistakes Kazakis played the stronger Gray grew throughout the match. Logically, Kazakis had no chances to win the match and the final result of 9:3 in favor of Gray is absolutely justified. „I am absolutely amazed to win this tournament wit 180 entries“, stated Gray after the match“.

Mark Gray (GBR) - Photo: EPBF

Mark Gray (GBR) – Photo: EPBF

Top Eight Finishers Dynamic Billard Treviso Open 2015

1. Mark Gray (GBR)
2. Alexander Kazakis (GRE)
3. Oliver Ortmann (GER)
Mats Schjetne (NOR)
5. Nick van den Berg (NED)
Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP)
Ralf Souquet (GER)
Tomasz Kaplan (POL)

Top Ten ranked players in the Euro-Tour rankings:

1. Niels Feijen NED 2610 pts
2. Nick van den Berg NED 2250 pts
Mark Gray GBR 2250 pts
4. Albin Ouschan AUT 2220 pts
5. Petri Makkonen FIN 2165 pts
6. Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz ESP 2140 pts
7. Oliver Ortmann GER 2090 pts
8. Alexander Kazakis GRE 2055 pts
9. Francisco Diaz-Pizarro ESP 2050 pts
10. Ralf Souquet GER 2045 pts

Today, also the women’s Euro-Tour event has started. So far, no upsets have come across. However, it can be watched that many matches end with a relatively clear result of 7:0 or 7:1. In the winner’s qualification round, Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS) defeated Monica Webb (USA) by a whisker with 7:6. All-time favorite Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) took care of her opponent Ina Kaplan (GER) with a clear 7:4 result. Ouschan teammate Sandra Baumgartner (AUT) just ade it over Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR) with 7:6. Nathalie Seichter (NED) won her winner’s qualification round match with 7:4 over Marika Poikkijoki (FIN). Tonight, the winner’s qualification round and loser’s round 3 will be completed.

Action continues tomorrow morning at 09:00 local time with matches of the loser’s qualification round.

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