Jentsch Kicks Roschkowsky Out

Dominic Jentsch (GER) Foto: IG

All German clash with high tension

Thursday, 06 October 2011: In a terrific match, Dominic Jentsch (GER) dismissed Andreas Roschkowsky (GER) with the closest of results, 8:7.

It looked like plain sailing for Roschkowsky. He took a nice and comfortable 5:1 lead and nothing indicated that Jentsch was still planning his way back into the match. But he might have remembered the three encounters he already had with Roschkowsky at German National Championships. Every time, Jentsch left the table as the winner. Whatever it was that came to his and/or Roschkowsky's mind, it turned the match over completely. Jentsch played an incredible comeback and tied the match at 5:5. As in other matches, the break shot was the key for victory in this match. Jentsch broke the 11th rack and came up dry. Roschkowsky ran out; 6:5. Then Roschkowsky broke and scratched the second time in a row on his own break, giving Jentsch the chance to run the rack which Jentsch did to tie the score again; 6:6. Then, history repeats itself with Jentsch breaking and scratching on his break, just like Roschkowsky did in his break before. Roschkowsky ran out and the scoreboard showed 7:6 in his favour. One more rack was needed for Roschkowsky, having his own break shot coming up. This time, the cue ball stays on the table but no ball goes in a pocket. Jentsch gets to the table and makes the match a hill-hill thriller at 7:7. The excitement could probably not be higher when Jentsch approached the table for his next and final break shot. He broke the balls…. and scratched in the side pocket! Roschkowsky takes the cue ball in hand and takes his time thinking. The layout of the balls on the table looked possible. He chose the solids which way a bit amazing. He pocketed four balls and left a long shot at his next object ball. Whether his nerves had left him or whether it was something else… the answer only knows Roschkowsky. After having played almost perfect pool throughout the whole match, he misses a makeable 3-ball and gives the table to Jentsch. Jentsch remains cool and runs all striped balls, winning this epic thriller with 8:7.

In the other quarter-final matches, Ralf Souquet (GER) ousted Richard Jones (GBR) clearly with 8:3. Dimitri Jungo (SUI) crushed Manuel Ederer (GER) quite dominant with 8:6. Konstantin Stepanov (RUS) had another exciting encounter with “Napoleon” Marcus Chamat (SWE). Stepanov had the better nerves in the end, winning the match with 8:7.

The upcoming semi-finals between Ralf Souquet v Konstantin Stepanov and Dimitri Jungo v Dominic Jentsch will be started at 14:30 local time.

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