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Baumgartner destroyed the defending Champion

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Baumgartner destroyed the defending Champion

In the winner’s qualification round of the Dynamic Billard European Championship 10-ball women’s division, Sandra Baumgartner (AUT) destroyed defending Champion Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) with 6:1.

All Khodjaeva could do was tie the match at 1:1. From then on, Baumgartner was too strong for her today. She did not commit any mistake at all apart from one position and thus played almost perfect. She used every chance that she was given. Khodjaeva did not really get a chance to get going at all because Baumgartner did not allow her to the table in order to perform. Consequently, Baumgartner rightfully won the match with 6:1 and proceeds to the single elimination stage while Kamila Khodjaeva needs to win another match on the loser’s side.

Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) & Sandra Baumgartner (AUT)

Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) & Sandra Baumgartner (AUT)

In the same round, Christine Feldmann (SUI) overcame Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) 6:5. Feldmann was already down 2:5 and it looked like a clear affair for the Austrian player. But then Jasmin scratched while playing the 7-ball and gave Feldmann a second life in the match. Instead of winning 6:2, the score was now 3:5. Feldmann hung in there and both players committed some mistakes but Jasmin was not able anymore to capitalize from Feldmann’s mistake. To the contrary, Christine Feldmann used Ouschan’s misses and pulled back rack after rack in order to turn the tide in the match and win it with 6:5.

In the men’s division, the tournament is already in single elimination mode. The last 64 players are playing to survive. There, Albin Ouschan (AUT) clearly defeated Andreas Roschkowsky (GER) with 8:1. Ouschan will play David Alcaide (ESP) in the next round. Alcaide has ousted Chris Papageorgiou (GRE) with 8:5. Another unexpected result was presented by Jure Potocnik (SLO) who managed to eliminate Stephan Cohen (FRA) with 8:6 from the 10-ball chart.

In the wheelchair division, defending Champion Jouni Tahti (FIN) also suffered a heavy loss. He had to give in to all time opponent Henrik Larsson (SWE) 2:6. Since this was the winner’s qualification round, Tahti will get another chance to make it to the final stage of the event. Another favored player got also smashed. Matej Brajkovic (SLO) defeated Kurt Deklerck (BEL) with 6:1.

Today will feature more 10-ball action in all three divisions, men, women and wheelchair.

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