Albin Ouschan and Niels Feijen both score comeback wins in EPC 8-Ball Division

Milos Verkic

Saturday, March 26, 2011: With only the final of the straight pool competition left for tonight at 21:15, the Saturday started with 8-ball. 09:00 in the morning, the men's 8-ball division started on 24 tables. In the next round, the women also joined in and claimed 12 of the tables for their use. The next round then will also feature the start of the wheelchair 8-ball competition here at the Dynamic European Championships in Brandenburg a.d. Havel, Germany.

The men's match between Albin Ouschan (AUT) and Mats Schjetne (NOR) turned out to be a real thriller. Schjetne quickly took a 5:1 lead in a race to 8. Things did not look good for Ouschan, Jasmin's younger brother. Bute he managed to make his way back into the match and forced a hill-hill decision, when the score was 7:7. In the end, he turned out to have the better nerves and outscored his opponent from Norway with 8:7.

With the same result, “Terminator” Niels Feijen (NED) defeated Milos Verkic (SRB) surprisingly close. Verkic managed to get a 3:1 lead over the Dutch player, when Niels struggled to get back and took a 6:3 lead himself, winning 5 games in a row. After that, it was Verkic again to win another two games which took him to the hill leading 7:6. But Feijen would not be Feijen if he would not know how to handle pressure. He concentrated and focussed on his game and sent Verkic with 8:7 to the loser's bracket.

The event will be hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP).

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