Souquet Ousted in Qatar

A Qatar Open win was not in the cards for Ralf Souquet this year

No matter the competition, Ralf Souquet is always one of the favorites to win. The AZB player of the year, however, has today been ousted from the Qatar 9-Ball Open by Jalal Al Saresi of Jordan, 11-9. Al Saresi lost his first match of the tournament to Serge Das but then stayed alive through the losers side in the group stages to survive those groups only to be blind drawn into the single-elimination stages against Souquet. He handled the task at hand and survives now to face Chei-Wei Fu.

Please visit the completed brackets with scores here (please note that this event is now single elimination). You will find that Pin Yi Ko has moved on to face Karl Boyes. Shane Van Boening bested Marlon Manalo and now faces Chin Shun Yang, Darren Appleton dominated Marcus Chamat 11-5, Feijen ended the run of De Luna and Imran Majid now must face old friend Daryl Peach.

Play begins again on July 5th and we will post the results on our brackets page as soon as they come in.