Feijen wins Dynamic Billard Austrian Open over Filler

Niels Feijen
In a high class quality final match, Niels Feijen (NED) defeated Joshua Filler (GER) with 9:7 in the final match of the Dynamic Billard Austrian Open.
The writing was on the wall that this match would be a thriller. And the many spectators in the venue and on the computer screens were not disappointed. To the contrary. The final contained everything one could wish for. The first racks were close to perfect. Both players hardly made any mistakes and after nine racks the scoreboard displayed a small advantage for Feijen with 5:4. Then Filler made a mistake when he attempted a safety on the 2-ball when Feijen played a push-out instead of handing the situation back to Feijen. He left an open table for Feijen and "The Terminator" ran out, taking a 6:4 lead over Filler.
Feijen could continue with this strong performance and after 13 racks, he was on the hill leading 8:5. He attempted a shot on the 3-ball but he missed it. Filler got back to the table and took that rack with some luck. In the flow of the match, Filler pulled back some racks from Feijen and the situation got to 8:7 in favor of Feijen. The Dutch had broken the match and it was clear that if he lost this rack, the match would have been 8:8 with Filler to break. Feijen did not want to see that happen. At 8:7, Feijen had some balls down and the 2-ball was the ball on. But it was blocked. Feijen could not play it. So he went for a push-out and put the cue ball against the side rail. Filler went for a safety shot and played it very well. Feijen needed to play a jump shot and hit the 2-ball with the cue ball rolling into a safe position. That was a lucky outcome for Feijen. Filler attempted another safety on the 2-ball but failed. He left an open table for Feijen who cleared the slate and won the match with 9:7.
"I really enjoy playing here in St. Johann", stated Feijen after the match, "you walk out of the venue and have perfect nature in front of you. I really love this location most and maybe that’s why I’ve been able to win it two times now already", stated Feijen.
Semi-final results
Niels Feijen v Francisco Sanchez-Pizarro (ESP) 9:2
Joshua Filler v Sebastian Ludwig (GER) 9:2
Quarter-final results
Niels Feijen v Patri Makkonen (FIN) 9:7
Francisco Sanchez-Pizarro v Wojciech Szewczyk (POL) 9:4
Sebastian Ludwig v Mark Gray (GBR) 9:5
Joshua Filler v Marcus Chamat (SWE) 9:5
Top Eight Finishers
1 Niels Feijen (NED)
2 Joshua Filler (GER)
3 Francisco Sanchez-Pizarro (ESP)
Sebastian Ludwig (GER)
Wojciech Szewczyk (POL)
Mark Gray (GBR)
Marcus Chamat (SWE)
Top Ten Euro-Tour rankings
1 Niels Feijen (NED)
2 Mark Gray (GBR)
3 Marcus Chamat (SWE)
4 Petri Makkonen (FIN)
5 Mario He (AUT)
7 Denis Grabe (EST)
8 Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE)
This concludes the coverage of the Dynamic Billard Austrian Open 2015. Tomorrow, we will start with the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies. Matches start at 09:00 CET in the seniors straight pool. We will also at the same time have a qualifier for the World Cup of Pool. 20 national teams have announced for one spot in the prestigious team event.
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