Austria makes it to the top

Team Austria has won both team Gold Medals in the men’s and women’s division.
In the final match of the women’s division, Jasmin Ouschan and Sandra Baumgartner won her match over team Russia with 2:1 in the shootout. Jasmin Ouschan had won her 8-Ball match over Natalya Seroshtan with 6:0 while Anna Mazhirina defeated Sandra Baumgartner in 9-Ball 7:1. The Russian women got to the finals with victories over France 2:0, won the shootout over Austria with 2:1, then lost 1:2 to Norway, went to the loser’s side to defeat The Netherlands with 2:0. Then, in the semifinals, Russia defeated Switzerland with 2:0 to get a spot in the final match.
Team Austria defeated team Portugal 2:0 and then lost to team Russia 1:2 . They won over team Poland 2:1 in the loser’s round and eliminated team Norway 2:1 in the semifinal.
The final match was close as a team match though the individuals were quite clear. In the shootout, team Austria proved that they are true Champions and pocketed more balls than their opponents from Russia.
In the men’s division final, Albin Ouschan, Mario He and Jürgen Jenisy defeated team Spain with 2:1. That match was a thriller and so were the individuals. Mario played David Alcaide in 8-Ball and the match was completely even. In the end, Alcaide had the better roll of the balls and won his match 8:6. The score was 1:0 for Spain. At that point in time, Francesco Diaz was on 7:7 against Albin Ouschan in a 10-ball match race to eight when he had only three more balls on the table. He could have snatched the title for team Spain. But he dogged the 7-ball and allowed Ouschan back to the table. Albin Ouschan cleared the rack, won the 10-ball 8:7 and tied the team match at 1:1. Jürgen Jenisy was always o top of Francisco Sanchez Ruiz and kept his nerves together. He won his 9-ball match with 9:3 and claimed the title for the Austrian men’s team.
Team Austria reached the final with victories over Norway 2:1, Croatia 2:0, Russia 2:1, Great Britain 2:1 and Germany in the semifinal 2:1. Team Spain got there by defeating Switzerland 3:0, Poland 2:0, Portugal 3:0, Russia 2:0 and again Portugal in the semifinal with 2:1.
The double victory will take Austria to rank Nr.1 in the current medal table of the Dynamic Billard European Championships for men, women and wheelchair athletes.

Earlier today, a few rounds of 8-ball matches were played. Bahram Lotfy (DEN) won 8:6 over Mariusz Skoneczny (POL). Jürgen Jenisy (AUT) overcame Imran Majid (GBR) 8:6. Tomislav Susic (CRO) crushed Daniele Corrieri (ITA) with 8:1. Chris Melling (GBR) won a really tight thriller over unheralded Vitaliy Patsura (UKR) with 8:7.
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