Day Two of the World Team Championships

On day two of the world team championships in Hannover/Germany most of the seeded teams had their first appearance. The Philippines with two time World Champion Ronnie Alcano, Germany 1 with the reigning 8-Ball world champion Ralf Souquet and the Britain team with Darren Appleton finally entered the arena.

The first highlight of the day was definitely the match between Czech Republic and Korea. After being down 0:3 the guys from Prague had a great comeback and tied the score to send the match to a Shoot-Out. Korea was up 5:2 and only needed one more point but the Czech guys came back again and won the match 8:6.

Meanwhile Denmark also needed the Shoot-Out to win the match against the young guns from Hungary.  

In less than two and a half hours the Philippines had won 4:0 against the second team from Great Britain. Every single match was quite close but in the end it was Alcano & Company who won 4:0. With the same result the German squad with Thorsten Hohmann and Ralf Souquet reached the next round. Team Serbia had no chance to make a point against the very well supported Germans.

Although the final result of 4:1 for the Chinese quartet sounded one sided, the match against Germany 2 was very thrilling for the spectators. Germany went down 0:3 as Oliver Ortmann kept his team alive by beating He-Wen Li 8:6 in 9-Ball. In the final two 10-Ball games Ortmann was up the whole match until he scratched in the deciding game. At the same time, Dominic Jentsch was on the winning road after being down 0:4. Too bad for the local heroes from Hannover.

Tomorrow evening 6.00 p.m. CET the US-Boys will enter the tournament. Johnny Archer and his team mates are in a very good mood and looking forward to their first appearance at the WTC. Straight Pool World Champ Stephanè Cohen and his friends are already waiting for that very promising clash.

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