He Sends Jentsch to the Losers Side

Not a good round for Great Britain players

Friday, 01 June 2012: Local hero Mario He from Feldkirch, Austria, clearly smashed last Dynamic Euro-Tour winner Dominic Jentsch (GER) with 9:3.

In the end, He must be seen as the deserved winner. However, before the match probably many people would have expected a different outcome. But that's sports! Jentsch did not find his break shot and that is a lethal disadvantage, especially in a short rack game as 9-ball. On the other side, Mario He was breaking Mario He (AUT) constant and solid and benefitted from his own break shot and his opponent's mistakes. After seven racks, the score was already 6:1 in favour of He. Jentsch seemed not to be able to believe what happened to him on the TV-table. In the 8 rack, Jentsch broke the balls and again could not make a ball on the break. Both players played some safety shots and He missed a combination that allowed Jentsch back into the table again. Jentsch ran that rack and got his second point in his account. But he could not get momentum at all. He also did his share to prevent that from happening. After Jentsch had won his second rack, He played an extraordinary break shot and ran the rack, getting on the hill with 8:2. That definitely demoralized Jentsch. The German was able to play one more break and run but He answered that straight away with another run out from his side. The scoreboard in the end showed 9:3 in favour of He. Since this match was a winner's qualification match, He advances to the final 32 players of the event while Jentsch has to win another match in the loser's qualification round.

Other notable results from today's winner's qualification round include Huidji See (NED) defeating Chris Melling (GBR) 9:6. Jayson Shaw (SCO) just won by a hair's width with 9:8 and sent Bruno Muratore (ITA) to the wrong side of the chart. Another close victory was achieved by Thomas Engert (GER) who defeated Mark Gray (GBR) also 9:8. In another Germany-England clash, Christian Reimering (GER) remained the upper hand over Daryl Peach (GBR) with 9:8.

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