Saturday Starts With Great Showdown Matches

Roman Hybler (CZE) Foto: EPBF/AMM

Szewczyk makes a short shrift with Dalmatin

Saturday, 02 June 2012: “Czech attack” Roman Hybler (CZE) ended former World Champion Oliver Ortmann (GER) with 9:4. The match between the two contestants started out quite even. After five racks, the score was 3:2 for Hybler. In the 6th rack,
Oliver Ortmann committed a grave mistake. He ran all balls and left himself an unnecessary tough position for the 9-ball. He aimed at it… and dogged the 9-ball. That somehow gave momentum to Hybler. He performed a power break shot and ran an easy rack, taking a 5:2 lead over Ortmann. Then again, Ortmann made a mistake in the next rack. When exchanging safety shots, Ortmann committed another avoidable foul and Hybler ran the rack. Powered up through his opponent's mistakes, Hybler again performed a monster break shot and again pocketed 3 balls. But this time Hybler runs out of position for the 8-ball and misses it. That gave Ortmann the chance to step back into the match, making the score 6:3. But in the 10th rack, Ortmann again loses a safety battle and leaves the first open shot to Hybler. The “Czech attack” runs out and takes another point in his account. Ortmann was not only playing far below his possibilities, he was also unlucky at times. In the 11th rack, Ortmann tried to pocket a tough 1-ball and missed. Additionally, he scratched with the cue ball and made Hybler's life easier. Hybler ran out again. Ortmann took rack 12 but then Hybler ran out after his own break again, winning the match with 9:4.

Other notable results include Polish youngster Wojciech Szewczyk smashing Croatia's Karlo Dalmatin with 9:1. For the first time, Nicolas Ottermann (GER) reaches the quarter-final in a Euro-Tour event by defeating Cliff Castelein (BEL) with 9:4.

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