Eurotour – Reimering victorious over Albin Ouschan

Christian Reimering

Thursday, 01 December 2011:  In a close encounter, Christian Reimering (GER) defeated Albin Ouschan (AUT) by the score of 9-7 at the Eurotour's Dynamic Treviso Open. Reimering seemed to be the more focused player and Ouschan appeared to  play negligent at times.  In the 14th rack, Reimering was leading 8-5 and he scratched on his break shot. Ouschan had an open table but was unable to finsh off the rack. He missed a makeable 4-ball but when Reimering got back to the table he had a bad position. With this “strategy”, Ouschan managed to tighten the score to 7-8 with Reimering breaking. This time, the break worked for the German and he ran out, winning the match 9-7.  “I think it was a  chequered match with a lot of ups and downs” commented Reimering afterwards. “In the beginning we both played quite steady but then Albin lost it a bit. He seemed to be standing in his own way. He also seemed to be playing a bit careless at times. This psyches the opponent up and it destroys one's own game”. When asked whether this could be a question of age or experience, Reimering replied:  “Yes definitely! I was also not always the calmest player. I had my stormy times and still have them. Pool is a  sport where you are very often put before great challenges and it can be hard at times to stay focused and control yourself.”

The most unexpected result happened in the first loser's round. Unheralded Juan Carlos Exposito (ESP) ousted Ralf Souquet (GER) and eliminated him from the tournament after only two matches. Souquet, who looked like the sure Tour winner for 2011, now has to wait and see how the tournament unfolds and who wins in order to see whether he will still be the number 1 ranked player after Saturday.

Other notable results from the winner's side include  Manuel Ederer (GER) creaming World 10-Ball Champion Huidji See (NED) 9:2.  Andreas Gerwen (SWE) sent Mark Gray (GBR) to the one-loss side 9-8 and the same result was good for Chris Melling (GBR) who in turn made Jim Chawki (SWE) join Gray to the go to the wrong side of the field.

In the second winner's round, Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS) won over Jonni Fulcher (GBR) by the skin of his teeth 9-8. Local hero Fabio Petroni (ITA) smashed Babken Melkonyan (ARM) 9-5 and marched on to the next winner's round.

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