Shaw Creams Alcaide at Dynamic Italy Open

Jayson Shaw (SCO) Foto: EPBF/AMM

The break decided the match

Friday, 20 April 2012: After a great comeback, Jayson Shaw (SCO) creamed David
Alcaide (ESP) with 8:6.

The early stage of the match was determined by one player only. Alcaide had the better start and took a quick and comfortable 4:0 lead over Shaw. In the 5th rack, Alcaide committed a foul while trying to play a resafe to Shaw. Jayson Shaw got ball in hand and ran the rack in order to open his account. Then the “Jayson-Shaw-Show”
started. Shaw broke the balls much better and had better layouts after the break. He even overtook Alcaide and took a 5:4 lead while the Spaniard didn't really realize what happened to him. In the 10th rack, Alcaide again did not have a good layout after the break. But he managed to force Shaw to play a foul and tied the match at 5:5. But still Shaw had the better – and maybe luckier – break shots. He took a 7:5 lead and Alcaide struggled with his own break shot. David Alcaide was able to win one more rack before Jayson Shaw finished the match, winning 8:6 after having trailed 0:4. What a strong comeback! Shaw is now in the round of the last 32 players while Alcaide gets another chance in the loser's qualification round at 18:00 CET.

Other notable results from the winner's qualification round include Stephan Cohen (FRA) beating Marcus Chamat (SWE) 8:4. Tomasz Kaplan (POL) defeated last year's Euro-Tour Treviso winner Mark Gray (GBR) with 8:7. Dynamic Sarajevo Open winner Albin Ouschan (AUT) won his match over Christian Reimering (GER) clearly with 8:3. Dominic Jentsch (GER) even handed a doughnut to Marco Teutscher (NED), winning 8:0.

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