Many close results display the high quality of the matches
Cison di Valmarino, Italy: This was probably one of the most dramatic rounds in the history of the Euro-Tour. Six out of eight matches went over the full distance and finished 9:8 with the other two matches being 9:7. This is a clear indication that the level of the top players in Europe is very close at this point in time. „If you could pick any name in the top 16 players of this event to win it, I would not know who to pick“, stated Daryl Peach, former 9-ball World Champion, „the level is so equal here and you have so many good players that it is really hard to predict who is going to take the title“, added Peach. In fact, the recent history of the Dynamic Billard Euro-Tour has proven that it is not possible for any player to get on top and put all other rivals behind him for a long time.
The pole position in the rankings changes quite often and the nr.1 player usually does not have too many points advantage over the persecutor field. Among the last eight players standing, four nations are represented with Great Britain being the „top nation“ with three players still in the field. Imran Majid, Daryl Peach and Phil Burford will try to seize the title and take it to the British Island. Mario He, Albin Ouschan (both AUT), Ralf Souquet (GER), Karol Skowerski (POL) and newcomer Daniele Corrieri (ITA), who has played the final in the last Euro-Tour event in Kyrenia, North Cyprus, will do their utmost to prevent that from happening. The lineup for the quarter-final round is as promising as it was for the previous round. High quality pool action is expected to happen here in Hotel Castel Brando in Cison di Valmarino, Italy.
Final 16 players single elimination
Karol Skowerski (POL) v David Alcaide (ESP) 9:8
Imran Majid (GBR) v Mark Gray (GBR) 9:8
Daryl Peach (GBR) v Dimitri Jungo (SUI) 9:7
Artem Koshovyi (UKR) v Ralf Souquet (GER) 8:9
Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) v Mario He (AUT) 8:9
Albin Ouschan (AUT) v Nick van den Berg (NED) 9:7
Niels Feijen (NED) v Daniele Corrieri (ITA) 8:9
Andreas Gerwen (SWE) v Phil Burford (GBR) 8:9
Karol Skowerski (POL) v Imran Majid (GBR)
Daryl Peach (GBR) v Ralf Souquet (GER)
Mario He (AUT) v Albin Ouschan (AUT)
Daniele Corrieri (ITA) v Phil Burford (GBR)
Quarter-final matches will start at 12:20 local time.
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