Ouschan on his way to the Top

Albin Ouschan (AUT)

Highly contested encounters in the round of the last 16 players

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: Albin Ouschan (AUT) booked his seat in the quarter-final of the Dynamic Billard Bosnia & Hercegovina Open 2013, eliminating Petri Makkonen (FIN) 8:6 after a tough match.

Ouschan took the initiative from the very beginning. He advanced to a 3:1 and 6:3 lead and always kept Makkonen at a safe distance. But after nine racks, the tide seemed to turn in the match. Makkonen grew stronger and claimed three points back, leveling the match at 6:6. Suddenly the heat was on for both players. Ouschan handled his part with flying colors and ran his next rack, taking a 7:6 lead. Makkonen tried to repeat that but he played a very bad position on the 6-ball. He attempted a safety shot but left a difficult but possible shot for Ouschan. The Austrian pocketed that and had another tough combination shot in front of him. But no one could stop Ouschan anymore. He ran all balls which were left on the table and marched on into the quarter-final with an 8:6 victory. His opponent will be Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) who overpowered Denis Grabe (EST) with 8:6.

"I did not feel well during the match. I guess Petri also struggled" said Ouschan. "When he made the mistake on the 6-ball, I realized that this would be my chance to snatch the match!"


The quarter-finals will begin at 12:00 CET.

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