Szewczyk Got the Better of Van Den Berg


Euro-Tour’s top ranked player Nick Van Den Berg (NED) followed his teammate Niels Feijen’s example and joined him on the loser’s side of the Dynamic Billard Dutch Open Euro-Tour event in Leende, The Netherlands. Van den Berg lost 7:9 to young Wojciech Szewczyk (POL).


In the beginning of this winner’s round two encounter, the match went back and forth between the two players. They took racks in turn and after 14 racks, the score was tied at 7:7. Van den Berg, who is leading the Euro-Tour rankings for a long time already, definitely wanted to stay on the winner’s side. He witnessed last night’s match when his World Cup of Pool-teammate and long time friend, Nr. 2 ranked player Niels Feijen fell to Tony Drago. The quality and the level in the Euro-Tour these days is very high and no-one - not even the highest ranked players - can take a victory for granted at any stage of the event.


At 7:7, Szewczyk had Lady Luck on his side. He executed a jump shot on the 1-ball and missed it but fluked it in another pocket. That gave him the chance to run the rack which he did. He went on the hill and took an 8:7 lead over van den Berg. In the 16th rack, van den Berg broke the balls. „Actually, it was his first decent break in the match. All earlier breaks, Nick was very unlucky and never had a real chance of running out“, stated Szewczyk after the match. Van den Berg had the chance but did not use it. He missed the 2-ball and allowed Szewczyk back to the table. The young Polish cleared the table and took the match with 9:7, sending van den Berg to the loser’s side. „I was pretty lucky to win this match“ said Szewczyk, „I had a few flukes during the match while Nick really had to struggle with his break shot. I think I am a lucky winner“, Szewczyk mentioned very modestly,


Other remarkable results include Niels Feijen (NED) ousting Aziz Moussati (MAR) 9:1 on the loser’s side. In the winner’s round 2, Ralf Souquet (GER) cleared Niels Doessing (DEN) with 9:1. The winner of the recent two Euro-Tour events, Denis Grabe (EST) won his second match also with 9:2 over Arjan Matrizi (ALB). Valery Kuloyants (GER) remained victorious over Daniele Corrieri (ITA) 9:7.


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