A Match of Missed Opportunities

Too many errors from Amini against Muratovic

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: Today started with the beginning of the 9-ball individuals. In the junior's division, Haris Amini (NOR) lost to Alen Muratovic (BIH) 1:8. The start of the match looked quite promising for Amini. He cleared the table and had only the 8-ball and the 9-ball to pocket. No problems at all in front of him. But he missed an easy 8-ball and gave the rack away to Muratovic who accepted the gift. In the second rack it got even worse. This time, Amini dogged the 9-ball and left it hanging over the pocket for his opponent. Obviously, Amini was not able to handle the pressure to play against a local star on the feature table. Receiving so many presents from his opponent in the early phase of the match increased Muratovic's self confidence and put him on a roll. This scenario can be witnessed in pool billiard very often. If one player misses too many balls, he makes his opponent even stronger. There was no pressure any more. Muratovic had smooth sailing. He cleared rack after rack and in the end, the 8:1 victory was more than deserved for the Bosnian. He will now enter the singe elimination stage of the last 32 players while Amini will get another shot in the loser's bracket.


Other notable results from this morning include defending pupil's 9-ball Champion Andreas Madsen (DEN) sneaking past Mehmetali Sözgen (TNC) with 7:6. In the girl's division, title holder Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) had to give in to Russia's Kristina Tkach with 4:6.


The tournament will continue with the 8-ball quarter-finals to be played at 16:30 CET.


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