More upsets at the Dynamic European Championships 2011

Fred Dinsmore (IRE) Foto: EPBF/DK

In an interesting match, Fred Dinsmore (IRE) defeated Daniel Luton (GBR) with 5:4.

In the wheelchair division, Fred Dinsmore competed against Daniel Luton. Both players have lots of experience and are well known faces at the European Championships. Dinsmore had the better start and gave the audience the impression that  he'll seize that match, whatever it may take. He had a furious opening rack but left the 8-ball for Luton who thanked him and took a 1:0 lead. The next rack was Dinsmore's after a long exchange of safety shots. In the third rack, Dinsmore again missed the 8-ball and left the balls there for Luton to take the lead again. Luton ran the remaining balls and went ahead 2:1. The next 3 racks, Dinsmore really enhanced his performance and made almost no mistakes, getting the momentum that he needed. He seemed to feel very comfortable at the table.He was able to take a 4:2 lead over Luton. But his opponent was not yet finished. Luton struck back and with very well executed positional play and pocketing skills, Daniel Luton managed to tie the match at 4:4. Hill-Hill! Fred Dinsmore to break. He opened the rack, pocketed a ball but got no good position for the cue ball. He pocketed some really difficult shots and left no chance for Luton to get back to the table. 5:4 was the end result in favour of Dinsmore. Luton will need to go to the loser's side.

In the men's division, Onur Yildirim (TUR) probably upset all bookmakers by defeating BCA Hall of Famer Ralf Souquet (GER) with 8:2. Radoslaw Babica (POL) also demonstrated a strong performance and showed David Alcaide (ESP) the way to the left side of the draw with 8:6. Mario He (AUT) defeated "Napoleon" Marcus Chamat (SWE) with 8:5. All losers of this round will get another chance in the loser's bracket.

In the women's division, top favourite player Jasmin Ouschan (AUT)  clearly  lost to unheralded Amalia Matas (ESP) with 2:6.  So did her opponent from yesterday's 10-ball final, Natalya Seroshtan (RUS). She got beat by German underdog Nicole Mehren with 3:6.

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