Pupils Show Strong Straight Pool Performances

Can Salim-Giasar (GER) Foto: EPBF / DK

Salim-Giasar over Guttenberger

Friday, 27 July 2012: The pupils demonstrate high quality skills in their straight pool competition so far. In one of the four matches of the winner's qualification, Germany's Can Salim- Giasar defeated Austria's Daniel G.ttenberger without any problems with 75:39. Salim-Giasar, who only turned 15 years of age last week, only needed 14 innings, including safety play, to snatch the match off Guttenberger. The beginning of the match was a bit rough with several mistakes, but then Salim-Giasar found his rhythm and won the match without further problems.

Another remarkable straight pool match saw the two German players Joshua Filler and Raphael Wahl competing, with Wahl being the 75:71 winner in the end. Filler took a comfortable 36:7 lead over Wahl, who was not short of an answer. He made 41 balls and took himself a 48:36 lead over Filler. Then Filler could not make any ball, but instead Wahl added another 12 points to his account, enlarging his lead to 60:36. That somehow was hard to swallow for Filler. The match went along with both players playing much focussed. Filler was even able to recover and took another lead over Wahl, making 26 balls to turn the score 71:69 in his favour. He was only four balls away from victory! But then he missed a shot in the dramatic final phase of the match. Wahl, though only being 14 years of age, played like a cunning old bird and won the match 75:71.

Other notable results of that round include Patryk Statkiewicz (POL) winning 75:60 over Maksim Dudanets (RUS). Daniel Tangudd (SWE) was able to overcome Mikolaj Zabecki (POL) with 75:49.

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