Makkonen as sharp as a knife

Petri Makkonen (FIN)

St. Johann, Austria: Petri Makkonen (FIN) will be playing the semi-final match at the Dynamic Billard Austrian Open. He defeated Tomasz Kaplan (POL) with 6:9 and Phil Burford (GBR) in the quarter-final with 9:4 even. He came across very focussed and rock solid and also had some good rolls on his side. He will now face Niels Feijen (NED) in the semi-final. Feijen has defeated Daryl Peach (GBR) 9:5 and Mark Gray (GBR) 9:7 in the previous rounds and is now up against Makkonen for a shot at the final.


The second semi-final will be played between Alexander Kazakis (GRE) and David Alcaide (ESP). Kazakis overpowered local star Albin Ouschan (AUT) 9:8 and then remained on the winning road by defeating Konstantin Stepanov (RUS) with 9:6.