Joshua Filler takes the 14.1 Shootout in Deurne

Friday throughout the side-events players had the time to shoot their innings of Straighpool. Two tables were made available for this in the DCC Arena. After a couple of players shot some smaller runs one of the first to shoot a high break of 99 was Niels Feijen. A little while later he shot the exact same break again. More players bought-in but struggled to get a high run going. Amongst them were Mario He, Tobias Hoiß, Nick Van Den Berg, Konrad Juszczyszyn, Juan Carlos Exposito, Daniel Kandi, Aziz Moussati and Oliver Ortmann. Konrad Piekarski later on shot a 111 on his 4th run and David Alcaide took his 1st try to a 113 on the TV Table. We had 4 high runs now with a little over 100 balls when Tobias Bongers bested David’s run with a 114.

Saturday afternoon more players decided to try their form in the 14.1 Shootout and Huidji See joined the 4 best with a solid break of 140. This saw some players getting nervous so they tried another run at it.. Tobias Bongers tried to better his but failed, Joshua got into gear and shot a 148. Nick van den Berg also had some innings left. At first he shot a 106 which was too low to join the 4 best, so immediately after that run he re-focused and shot a 154 and stopped cus his 9ball Main-Event match was announced. We marked his cue- and breakball so he could finish later. Eventually he shot a 183 for the official High-Run Bonus of €100,-.

In the evening we announced the 4 semi-finalist for the shootout, which were: Huidji See vs. Joshua Filler, Tobias Bongers vs. Nick vd Berg. The youngsters both showed their form and made it through to the final with the following scores: Joshua (100)-Huidji (87) and Tobias(100, break of 85)-Nick(75).

So on to the Final where Joshua dominated in the beginning and with some small runs and safety-battles, he won over Tobias with a score of 125-89 to be crowned winner of the 2nd DCC 14.1 Shootout. The prize-fund in total consisted of 19 entries with added money: 1st: €600,- 2nd: €250,- 3rd: 100,- . Joshua now already won 2 events @ DCC!