Kivela Ousts Pereira

Jesse Kivela (FIN) Foto: EPBF/DK

Single elimination stage in 9-ball claims the first victims

Thursday, 02 August 2012:
Jesse Kivela (FIN) terminates the hopes of Hugo Pereira
(LUX) for another round in 9-ball with 8:5.

That match saw a classical turn of the tide. It started out in Pereira's favour. The player from Luxembourg played not necessarily better than Kivela, but he had the balls roll in his favour. Out of the first 5 racks, Kivela was only able to win one so the score went to 4:1 in favour of Pereira. He was half way through already when Kivela started to get momentum. Rack after rack, the performance of Kivela increased and he was able to tie the match at 5:5. Pereira saw his hopes dashed and struggled to stay in the match. However, Kivela did not admit that and forced his match on Pereira, continuing to take point after point in his account. In the end, Kivela won the match with 8:5 and proceeds to the round of the last 16 players in junior's 9-ball individuals.

Other notable results from this morning include Michael Schneider (SUI) defeating newly crowned straight pool European Champion Raphael Wahl (GER) with 7:3 in the pupil's winner's qualification round. Can Salim-Giasar (GER) won a breath-taking thriller against Patryk Statkiewicz (POL) with 7:6. Daniel Maciol (POL) had the same result for his victory over Maksim Dudanets (RUS).

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