Juva Humiliated Ortmann at Dynamic Billard Austrian Open Euro-Tour

Markus Juva (inset Ortmann)

At the Dynamic Billard Austrian Open 2016 in St. Johann i.Pg., Austria, Markus Juva (FIN) trounced former World 9-ball Champion Oliver Ortmann (GER) 9:3 in the loser’s qualification round.


Ortmann, who had been sent to the loser’s side by a narrow 8:9 defeat against Eklent Kaci (ALB) earlier today, made his way through to the loser’s qualification round with victories over Milan Mrva (SLK) 9:7 and Marco Spitzky (GER) 9:7. There he met Juva who just lost his last match with Sebastian Staab (GER) 7:9. On paper, Ortmann was the clearly favored player. But sometimes the paper does not tell the truth. Juva quickly got speed and after 2:2, he managed to win five racks in a row which put him up 7:2 over Ortmann. He then took a time-out and when he came back, Ortmann took the next rack. But that was it for the German. Java won two more racks in a row and defeated Ortmann 9:3. This booked Juva a seat in the round of the last 32 players single elimination.


More famous casualties involve among others Tony Drago (MLT). The „Tornado“ lost 4:9 to Alexander Kazakis (GRE). Andreas Madsen (DEN) ended Abdullah Al-Youssef’s (KUW) hopes for a seat among the top 32 players. He subdued him 9:5. Jayson Shaw (SCO) is still alive in the event. He ousted Nick van den Berg (NED) with 9:5. Russian youngster Maksim Dudanets (RUS) joins Madsen with a 9:6 victory over local hero Mario He (AUT).


In the women’s division, the action is also down to the loser’s qualification round. Qualified for the single elimination round of the last 16 women are Nataliya Seroshtan, Anna Mazhirina, Kristina Tkach (all RUS), Christine Wiechert, Veronika Ivanovskaia (both GER), Vania Franco (POR), Marika Poikkijoki (FIN) and Jasmin Ouschan (AUT). In the loser’s qualification round, among others Ina Kaplan (GER) and Amalia Matas (ESP) duel for a spot in the single elimination stage.


Action continues here tomorrow morning at 10:00 CET in the Open event with matches of the last 16 players single elimination.


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