Euro Tour – Malai seizes the match off Jentsch

Nick Malai (ALB)
Nick Malai (ALB) is the first man in the final of the Dynamic Billiards North Cyprus Open 2012. He defeated Dominic Jentsch (GER) 9:5.

The match was probably decided by two bad breaks from Jentsch. Two times, the German scratched on his break shot. That gave Malai the chances he needed. And he made use of them. He played very consistently and rightfully won the match with 9:5.

The other semi-final between Albin Ouschan (AUT) and Dimitri Jungo (SUI) was won by Ouschan with 9:6 after a fierce fight. Adding to the fact that any semi-final match of a Euro-Tour tournament is a nerve tester for both players, the ranking situation between Jungo and Ouschan was quite delicate. Jungo was the #1 ranked player until today and he would have maintained his position if he would have won the finaltoday. Ouschan needed to win the semi-final match in order to take over the lead in the overall ranking.  That created an extra amount of explosiveness  for this match.  And the player’s performance made it a great game to watch. They both could not get their break through which meant that they both seized the points off their opponent.  At a score of 7:6 for Ouschan, the Austrian broke the 9-ball and went on the hill. What a drama for Jungo. Would he be able to stand the heat now? No! Ouschan scored the final rack and proceeded to the final match. He will have the chance to become the only player this season to have won two Euro-Tour events so far.Furthermore, Ouschan will be the #1 ranked player to go to Italy next month and enter the Dynamic Billiards European Open.

The final match between Nick Malai and Albin Ouschan will start at 18:00 local time.

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