Mario He Celebrates Birthday with Eurotour Win
Thomas Overbeck - EPBF
Aug. 3, 2019
Mario He, the winner of the Dynamic Billard Veldhoven Open 2019
Mario He, the winner of the Dynamic Billard Veldhoven Open 2019
Mario He (AUT) is the winner of the Dynamic Billard Veldhoven Open 2019. In the final match, he downed Denis Grabe (EST) 9-2.
 
Birthday came a little early for He, as he eliminated #1 Eurotour ranked player Eklent Kaci (ALB) in the single elimination stage on Friday 9-4. Things just kept getting better for He on Saturday as the day started with congratulations for his 26th birthday and with a 9-6 win over Konrad Juszczyszyn (POL) in his first match of the day. In his next match, He overpowered Oliver Szolnoki (HUN) with the same 9-6 scoreline. In the semi-final match, He defeated "The Killer" World #1 ranked Joshua Filler (GER) by a whisker in a hill-hill match. That took him into the final match against Denis Grabe, who had just ousted Marc Bijsterbosch (NED) in his semi-final match 9-7. The final was all about the break and He's break was much better on this day. Throughout the entire event, He had been breaking very consistently and in the final match he capitalised on that. Grabe committed a few uncharacteristic mistakes while pocketing the balls and He did not let any opportunities pass him by as he took a big lead over Grabe. In the final racks of the match, already trailing 7-2, Grabe's frustration got the better of him, but He stayed focused, winning rack after rack for a convincing 9-2 victory over Grabe. "I am super happy", Mario He stated after the match, "especially after my real last year it is a wonderful feeling to be back on Europe’s top". "To me, winning a Euro-Tour event is one of the hardest things to do nowadays in the World of Pool Billiards so I am extremely happy with my performance," Mario He added.
 
Top Eight Finishers
 
1. Mario He AUT
2. Denis Grabe EST
3. Marc Bijsterbosch NED
    Joshua Filler GER
    Alex Montpellier FRA
    Oliver Szolnoki HUN
    Fedor Gorst RUS
 
That concludes the coverage of the Dynamic Billard veldhoven Open 2019. Starting upcoming Tuesday, we will have the Dynamic Billard European Championships for Seniors and Women.
 
The Dynamic Billard Veldhoven Open were played in the NH Conference Centre Koningshof in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, on up to 24 tables which are all streamed LIVE throughout the whole event. In order to be able to follow all the action LIVE, premium membership can be obtained at www.kozoom.com. Once a premium membership is held, all events for the respective period of time can be viewed LIVE. Additionally, a huge video gallery is contained in the website.
 
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