Malai Takes The Title

The winner: Nick Malai from Albania
With an extremely strong performance, Nick Malai (ALB) won the title at the Dynamic Billiards North Cyprus Open with a 9:5 victory over Albin Ouschan (AUT).

Already before the match it was clear that Ouschan would be the #1 ranked player of the Euro-Tour rankings after the event, no matter if he would win the final match or not. If that affected his performance in any way can only be  assumed.  “The balls did not roll in my favour”, said Ouschan after the match, “and the previous matches took a lot of energy off me. Also, I have reached my dream goal to be the #1 ranked player in Europe already so probably Nick’s victory is alright for me” stated a tired but happy Ouschan after the match. He made more mistakes than in his previous matches and in the end, Malai turned out to be the deserved winner of the final Euro-Tour of this season.

Final Standings Dynamic Billiards North Cyprus Open:
Rank Name Nation Prizemoney
1. Nick Malai ALB 3.400,- €
2. Albin Ouschan AUT 2.200,- €
3. Dimitri Jungo SUI 1.400,- €
Dominic Jentsch GER 1.400,- €
5. Chris Melling GBR 1.000,- €
Artem Koshovyi UKR 1.000,- €
Bruno Muratore ITA 1.000,- €
Jasmin Ouschan AUT 1.000,- €

Top Ten European Rankings:
Rank Name Nation Points
1. Albin Ouschan AUT 2295
2. David Alcaide ESP 2230
3. Nick van den Berg NED 2190
4. Marcus Chamat  SWE 2160
5. Mark Gray GBR 2155
6. Dominic Jentsch GER 2150
7. Nikos Ekonomopoulos GRE 2140
7. Daryl Peach GBR 2140
9. Chris Melling GBR 2130
9. Dimitri Jungo SUI 2130

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