Ouschan-Poikkijoki rematch in EPC Women’s 9-ball

Russian Anastasia Nechaeva will be among tomorrow's quarter-finalists

Wednesday, March 30, 2011: In the European Pool Championship Women's 9-Ball division, Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) defeated Sweden's Louise Furberg 7:2. At the same time, Marika Poikkijoki (FIN) won her match against Melissa Rademakers (NED) 7:5. Both winning ladies will meet again tomorrow in the quarter-finals. Will Ouschan take revenge on Poikkijoki for the defeat she got in the 8-ball competition?

“Napoleon” Marcus Chamat (SWE) lost quite clearly 4:9 against Kim Laaksonen from Finland. Laaksonen took a quick 3:0 lead over Chamat. When Marcus tried to fight back and closed the gap a bit by making the score 3:2, Laaksonen pulled out his best pool and won 4 racks in a row, leading 7:2. Chamat was trying hard to come back but in the end Laaksonen was the deserved winner with 9:4.

Mariusz Skoneczny (POL) won with a margin of 9:8 over Ruslan Chinahov (RUS) who seems to be out of luck this week. Knowing Chinahov, he has to be disappointed  with his achievements this week so far. Will he do better in the 10-ball competition? 10-ball starts on Wednesday, March 30th.

Men's Last 16 Results:
Kim Laaksonen (FIN) v Marcus Chamat (SWE) 9:4
Stephane Cohen (FRA) v Huidji See (NED) 5:9
Ruslan Chinahov (RUS) v Mariusz Skoneczny (POL) 8:9
Nikolaos Malai (ALB) v Nick van den Berg (NED) 3:9
Petri Makkonen (FIN) v Mario He (AUT) 6:9
Carlos Cabello (SPA) v Serge Das (BEL) 8:9
Tomasz Kaplan (POL) v Niels Feijen (NED) 7:9
Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (SPA) v Jaroslav Polach (SVK) 9:7

Men's Quarter-finals
Kim Laaksonen (FIN) v Huidji See (NED)
Mariusz Skoneczny (POL) v Nick van den Berg (NED)
Mario He (AUT) v Serge Das (BEL)
Niels Feijen (NED) v Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (SPA)

Women's Last 16 Results:
Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) v Louise Furberg (SWE) 7:2
Marika Poikkijoki (FIN) v Melissa Rademakers (NED) 7:5
Kim Witzel (GER) v Line Kjoersvik (NOR) 5:7
Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) v Caroline Roos (SWE) 7:5
Anastasia Nechaeva (RUS) v Delphine Pizzinat (FRA) 7:3
Laetitia Dos Santos (FRA) v Eylul Kibaroglu (TUR) 7:6
Viktoria Nagorna (UKR) v Simone Kuenzl (GER) 7:5
Gerda Hofstaetter (AUT) v Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS) 7:6

Women's Quarter-finals:
Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) v Marika Poikkijoki (FIN)
Line Kjoersvik (NOR) v Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL)
Anastasia Nechaeva (RUS) v Laetitia Dos Santos (FRA)
Viktoria Nagorna (UKR) v Gerda Hofstaetter (AUT)

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