Eklent Kaci On Fire - Wins First Euro-Tour Stop
Thomas Overbeck - EPBF
Mar. 3, 2018
Albania's Eklent Kaci
Albania's Eklent Kaci
Young Eklent Kaci from Albania has just won his first Euro-Tour stop. He defeated Albin Ouschan (AUT) in the final match of the Dynamic Billard BHR Treviso Open 9:5.
Today, Kaci had a really tough draw. Coming from the loser’s side of the event, he first had to deal with Mateusz Sniegocki (POL). He won that match 9:4 to proceed into the quarter-finals. There, he faced Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (ESP). Once again he dominated the table and won his match 9:6. In his semi-final, Kaci eliminated another Spaniard, winning 9:4 over Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP). These victories ought him a ticket in the final match against Ouschan. That match was once again led and determined by Kaci. After 6 racks, the Albanian was up 5:1. Ouschan’s break shot let him down big time in the final. Kaci capitalised from Ouschan’s shortfall and won 5 out of the first 6 racks. At that time, Ouschan had already lowered his shields and obviously did not seem to believe in his victory anymore. However, after 11 racks Kaci was on the hill with a comfortable 8:3 lead over the former World 9-Ball Champion Ouschan. But then the Austrian seemed to get a second life. He played some confident shots and got to 8:5. But that was his final destination. Kaci  got to the table being 8:5 up and finished the match to his likings, winning 9:5 over Albin Ouschan.
„I am so delighted with this victory, I still cannot find the words“, said Kaci after the final match. „I have been practising hard over the last couple of years and now it seems to pay off!“ „I cannot describe in words how happy I am“, added Kaci, holding the trophy in his hands.
Top Eight Finishers
1. Eklent Kaci ALB
2. Albin Ouschan AUT
3. Imran Majid GBR
Francisco Diaz-Pizarro ESP
5. Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz ESP
Tomorrow, the EPBF BHR Treviso Open 2018 for Women will continue at 09:00 CET with matches from the last 16 players single elimination.
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