Napoleon Invades Round of 32

Marcus Chamat (SWE) Foto: EPBF/AMM

Chamat beats Giallourakis

Friday, 30 September 2011: In a pretty one-sided match of the winner's qualification round, “Napoleon” Marcus Chamat (SWE) crushed Damianos Giallourakis (GER) with 8:2.

Having observed the performance of the Greek players at the Dynamic Euro-Tour here in Hotel Eger & Park in Eger, Hungary, the match between Chamat and Giallourakis promised to be exciting and close. But it was far from that. From the very beginning, Chamat took the lead and never in the whole match had Giallourakis seemed to be ready to fight back. He touched bottom in the 4th rack when he missed three makeable shots in a row. “I think he was too nervous”, stated Chamat after the match. “He made so many mistakes that made it easy for me to win this match”. When the scoreboard showed 5:0 for Chamat, Giallourakis started showing a bit of good pool and ran two racks. But that was by far not enough. Chamat had his nerves together and finished the match, winning with 8:2 over Giallourakis. “Maybe the pressure was too much for him”, stated Chamat, “he must have played better in earlier rounds to get to this stage”.

Other notable results from the loser's side include Balasz Miko (HUN) defeating Dominic Zajac (POL) 8:5. Bence Varga (HUN) keeps more Hungarian hopes alive as he crushes his fellow countryman Laszlo Agics with 8:4. Daryl Peach (GBR) kicked Raj Hundal (IND) out of the tournament with 8:6. That must have hurt “The Hitman” Hundal since it is his birthday today… In the winner's bracket, Andreas Roschkowsky (GER) handed a doughnut to Miroslav Kremenovic (SRB), winning 8:0. The only British player who lost his match in the winner's qualification round was Chris Melling who got defeated by Denis Grabe (EST) with 8:6. Majid won 8:3 over Malai (ALB); Boyes won 8:6 over Stojanovic (CRO); Jones just remained victorious over Buck (GER) with 8;7; Appleton clearly taught Albin Ouschan (AUT) a lesson, creaming him 8:1; finally, Mark Gray send Ivica Putnik (CRO) to the left side of the draw with 8:5.

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