He Eliminates Chamat and Drago For a Seat in the Semis

Mario He

Mario He (AUT) juts made his way through to the semi finals at the Dynamic Billard Dutch Open in Leende, The Netherlands.


In the round of the last 16 players, he had a very tough match with Marcus Chamat (SWE). In the end, He had the better start in the day and won the match with 9:6. That brought him into the quarter-finals where he met Tony Drago (MALT). „The Tornado“ had just overpowered Daryl Peach (GBR) in the previous round with 9:8. At 8:8, Drago broke and ran the rack. However, the quarter-final was a clear affair in favor of He. The Austrian won 9:4 and booked his seat in the semi-finals where he will meet Nikos Ekonomopoulos from Greece.


Another Greek contestant in the semi-finals is Alexander Kazakis. He managed to get to the semis with victories over Nick Van Den Berg (NED) 9:7 and Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP), also 9:7.


Kazakis will have to deal with Mark Gray (GBR) in the semifinal match.


Results of the day:

Wojciech Szewczyk (POL) 9 Ralf Souquet (GER) 7

Mark Gray (GBR) 9 Marco Deutscher (NED) 4

Alexander Kazakis (GRE) 9 Nick van den Berg (NED) 7

Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP) 9 Daniele Corrieri (ITA) 6

Mieszko Fortunski (POL) 9 Babken Melkonyan (ROM) 4

Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE) 9 Kasper Kristoffersen (DEN) 4

Mario He (AUT) 9 Marcus Chamat (SWE) 6

Tony Drago (MLT) 9 Daryl PEach (GBR) 8


Mark Gray (GBR) 9 Wojciech Szewczyk (POL) 4

Alexander Kazakis (GRE) 9 Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP) 7

Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE) 9 Mieszko Fortunski (POL)

Mario He (AUT) 9 Tony Drago (MLT) 4


Mark Gray v Alexander Kazakis

Nikos Ekonomopoulos v Mario He


The final match will be played at 18:00 CET.


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