All Germans out of European Championship 9-Ball Division

Deminic Jentsch

Tuesday, March 29, 2011: After local hero Sascha Tege lost in the previous round, all German hopes were laying on their top players Ralf Souquet, Oliver Ortmann and Dominic Jentsch. Not a bad team to try and get the title. But strangely they all fell to underdogs in the round of the last 32. Souquet had to unscrew his cue stick after a 3:7 defeat against Serge Das from Belgium. “the Kaiser” seemed to struggle with his break shot this week. Ortmann had a very close match with Austrian youngster Mario He. The match was open until the score was 6:6. Then He won the next three racks and eliminated Ortmann  9:6. Dominic Jentsch had the closest match ... and the biggest surprise. His opponent Nikolaos Malai from Albania was definitely the underdog and was a relative unknown to everyone. But the Albanian managed to overcome the new 8-ball European Champion and seized the match from Jentsch 9:7.

Men's Single Elimination Last 32:
Onur Yildirim (TUR) v Kim Laaksonen (FIN) 5:9
Marcus Chamat (SWE) v Karol Skowerski (POL) 9:6
Stephane Cohen (FRA) v Matjaz Erculj (SLO) 9:5
David Alcaide (SPA) vH uidji See (NED) 7:9
Kasper Kristoffersen (DEN) v Ruslan Chinahov (RUS) 3:9
Sandor Tot (SRB) v Mariusz Skoneczny (POL) 1:9
Dominic Jentsch (GER) v Nikolaos Malai (ALB) 7:9
Nick van den Berg (NED) v Erki Erm (EST) 9:6
Martin Larsen (DEN) v Petri Makkonen (FIN) 6:9
Mario He (AUT) v Oliver Ortmann (GER) 9:6
Artem Koshovyi (UKR) v Carlos Cabello (SPA) 7:9
Serge Das (BEL) v Ralf Souquet (GER) 9:3
George Louka (CYP) v Tomasz Kaplan (POL) 5:9
Daniele Corrieri (ITA) v Niels Feijen (NED) 5:9
Panayotis Petrou (CYP) v Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (SPA) 4:9
Denis Grabe (EST) v Jaroslav Polach (SVK) 7:9

Wheelchair loser's qualification:
Eduard Karamatic (CRO) v Roy Kimberley (GBR) 5:7
Matej Brajkovic (SLO) v Jouni Tahti (FIN) 3:7
Manfred Gattinger (GER) v Ivan Novkovic (SRB) 7:3
Matt Duffy (GBR) v Daniel Luton (GBR) 4:7

Men's Last 16:
Kim Laaksonen (FIN) v Marcus Chamat (SWE)
Stephane Cohen (FRA) v Huidji See (NED)
Ruslan Chinahov (RUS) v Mariusz Skoneczny (POL)
Nikolaos Malai (ALB) v Nick van den Berg (NED)
Petri Makkonen (FIN) v Mario He (AUT)
Carlos Cabello (SPA) v Serge Das (BEL)
Tomasz Kaplan (POL) v Niels Feijen (NED)
Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (SPA) v Jaroslav Polach (SVK)

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