Mutto over Peeters in Euro Seniors 9-Ball

Mahmut Mutto
Mahmut Mutto (SWE) ousted Rene Peeters (NED) in the round of 16 players of the seniors 9-ball at the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors & Ladies 2019.
The match was a heartbreaker. Neither player was able to take control of the match and found themsevles tied at 7-7. Peeters had the break shot but he came up dry. A safety battle evolved with Peeters playing a good shot at the 1-ball. However, he mistakenly pocketed the 1-ball and had to play a safety on the 2-ball. Mutto hit it and left a tough shot for Peeters who tried to pocket it. He failed and Mutto took his chance to run the table, winning the match 8-7 over Peeters, booking his seat in the quarterfinal tomorrow.
Earlier today in the round of the last 32 players single elimination, Sascha Specchia (SUI) met Jesse Thehu (NED). That was a rematch from the straight pool finals last week, which was just won by Thehu. Specchia had a score to settle from that match, and in the beginning of the match it looked like he was on his way to do exactly that. He took the first 3 consecutive racks and came to a 3-0 lead without much effort. Rack four then went to Thehu. But Specchia dominated the match while things did not fall into place for Thehu. After 8 racks played, Specchia was on the hill with a nice 7-1 lead over Thehu. With one more rack going to Thehu’s account, Specchia ended the road for his Dutch opponent in the next rack and won the match with a clear 8-2 result. He advanced to the round of 16 players where he met David Larsson (SWE). In that match, Specchia had definitely more work to do but in the end came up with a nice 8-6 win which took him to the quarterfinals of the 9-ball individuals.
In the ladies division, Ine Helvik (NOR) and Susanne Wessel (GER) are through to the semi-finals. Helvik defeated Ann-Sofie Lofgren (SWE) 6-4 while Wessel overpowered Karin Michl (GER) 6-1. The other two seats for the semi-finals will be decided in the matches between Tuuliina Panula (FIN) v Karin Michl and Nicole Kaldewey (GER) v Ann-Sofie Lofgren. These matches will be played tomorrow morning at 11:00 CET.
The Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Ladies 2019 will commence tomorrow morning at 11:00 CET with quarterfinal matches in the 9-ball individuals competition.
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