Ortmann Sent to One-Loss SIde

Thomas Poeschl (GER) Foto: EPBF/AMM

Peach and Tot join the German's destiny

Thursday, 29 September 2011
: Former World Champion Oliver Ortmann (GER) surprisingly lost to unheralded Thomas Poeschl (GER) with 1:8. Ortmann never seemed to get a foot on the floor while his opponent was sailing smoothly in the match. Only the 5th rack went in favour of Ortmann who would have been a high favourite by most bookmakers before the match. However, Poeschl showed no mercy and finished the match 8:1, sending Ortmann to the loser's bracket.

Another major upset was Alexander Kazakis (GRE) creaming Daryl Peach (GBR) with 8:1, too. Peach, also a former World Champion, suffered the same fate as Ortmann. His opponent has played several Euro-Tour events now but was never expected to defeat a player of Peach's class. Kazakis will proceed in the winner's bracket while Peach joins Ortmann on the wrong side of the flowchart.

Talking about upsets, one of the local heroes also managed to hit the headlines. Balasz Miko (HUN) outscored Sandor Tot (SRB) with 8:1. Miko appeared to be more on his A-game while Tot struggled with his performance.

Other notable results include Philipp Stojanovic (CRO) defeating former Junior World Champion Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (ESP) 8:3. The only woman participating in the tournament, Caroline Roos (SWE) won her first match over Elvis Ambord (SUI) with 8:5. Indian superstar Raj Hundal just managed to take his victory home over Russian newcomer David Maslov with 8:7. Chris Melling (GBR) won over Fabio Petroni (ITA) 8:6. Wheelchair player Henrik Larsson (SWE) clearly won his first winner's round match over Juan Carlos Exposito (ESP) with 8:2. Larsson had a walk-over in the first round and will now face Philipp Stojanovic in his next round.

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