In an exciting match in the winner’s round 1 at the Dynamic Billard Portuguese Open, Marco Teutscher (NED) trounced Mario He (AUT) with 9:7.
The match seemed to go according to He’s likings. After six racks, He had a comfortable 5:1 lead over Teutscher. He appeared to be totally in control of the match. Then suddenly, the tide turned in the match. Teutscher pulled back rack after rack and managed to get to 5:6. Then He took another rack to go up to 7 points in his account. But Teutscher had gotten some self-confidence. He ran out his racks whenever he had a good break shot. Additionally, He’s break did not seem to work anymore. After 15 racks, all of a sudden the score was 8:7 in favor of Teutscher. He was under a tremendous amount of pressure. In rack 16, He had a very unlucky situation when the 2-ball kicked the cue ball in the corner pocket. That gave ball in hand to Teutscher, who ran out and took the match with 9:7.
Dimitri Jungo (SUI) had to deal with Nick Dierckx (BEL). He was already up 8:4 when Dierckx started to remember what he was here for. he suddenly played much better and pulled two racks back from Jungo to make the score 6:8. Then, in rack 15, Dierckx had his own break shot coming up. He had some balls down but a very thin cut on the 1-ball in front of him. He missed the 1-ball by a hair’s breadth and allowed Jungo back to the table. The Swiss proved to demonstrate his class and experience and ran all remaining balls, including solving several problems which were laying on the table. 9:6 was the final result in favor of Jungo.
A total of 217 players started today in the men’s event. They came to Portugal from countries as far away as Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait or Saudi Arabia. In the women’s event, even players from the USA are present here. 48 women compete in their division.
Monica Webb (USA) won her first round match with Kristina Schagan (GER) without any problems 7:1. Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) wiped the floor with Micha Beuriot (NED) 7:3. In the Belgian sister-duel between Kamila and Diana Khodjaeva, Kamila won the match with 7:0.
The tournament will continue tomorrow morning at 09:00 local time with matches from loser’s round 1.
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