Tege wins German Open

Our friends at Billiard Pulse are reporting that Sascha Tege has won the 2010 German Open.
Sascha Tege from the host nation won the 2010 German Open.

In the final the 31-year-old surprise winner defeated current 8-ball world champion Karl Boyes (England) 8-6. The victory was worth €5000 and Boyes got €3300 for second place .

In the semifinals Tege edged Raj Hundal (England) 8-7 while Boyes hammered Fabio Petroni (Italy) 8-1.

This was Teges's first Euro Tour win. His previously best was fifth in the 2007 German Open. Tege is the fourth German winner in the last five editions of this event.

Defending champion Ralf Souquet (Germany) was ousted 8-6 by Hundal in the last 32.

For the second year in a row 10-ball was the game used in the event.

The win lifts Tege from 111th to 80th in the Euro Tour Ranking. Losing finalist Boyes improves from 10th to fifth. Daryl Peach (England) is the new No.1, Niels Feijen (Netherlands) is in second and Mateusz Sniegocki (Poland) sits in third. All three improve one place. Former leader Souquet drops to eighth.

The tournament was played 10-12 June 2010 at the Axxon Hotel, Brandenburg, Germany. It was the third event of seven on the 2010 Euro Tour. Next up is the Austria Open which runs from 8-10 July 2010.