Ortmann eliminated in EPC 8-Ball

Oliver Ortmann

Sunday, March 27, 2011: Things have not turned out in Oliver Ortmann's favour so far at the European Pool Championships. He has definitely belonged to Europe's top elite of pool players for many years now. His straight pool game is feared not only in Europe but worldwide. He was the first European to win the US Open straight pool in 1989 ... and he does not necessarily like to play 8-ball. Still his first European Champion title was in 8-ball in London in 1984. But this was the past; today, Ortmann received two straight losses and is now out of the competition. In the winner's qualification round he lost to Stephane Cohen (FRA) 8-5. Then he went to the loser's side where Bozo Primic (CRO) overcame him 8-5.

Hudji See (NED) joined Ortmann as he also lost in the winner's qualification round (8-6 against Spanish underdog Carlos Cabello) and then directly received another defeat straight away (8-4 against Scott Higgins (GBR) to leave the 8-ball event.

Other notable results this afternoon include Nick vd Berg (NED) v Artem Koshovyi (UKR) 8:1; Mats Schjetne (NOR) defeated Marcus Chamat (SWE) with and 8:7 and kicked him out of the event. Roman Pruchay (RUS) who finished third in the straight pool competition surprisingly had no chance against Jasmin's brother Albin Ouschan (AUT) and lost clearly with 1:8.

Tonight, the single elimination matches will start in all three categories, Men, Women and Wheelchair players. Matches will begin at 21:30 local time.

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