The Buck is Still Running

Markus Buck (GER) Foto: EPBF/AMM

Unheralded German player Markus Buck finishes Boyes, Peach and Chinakhov one after the other for a spot in the semi-final

Saturday, 01 October 2011: Markus Buck (GER) just won his quarter-final match over Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS) with 8:7 and secured himself a spot in the semi-final of the Dynamic Hungary Open 10-ball Euro-Tour.

It was already a sensation and upset yesterday when former World Champion Karl Boyes (GBR) lost to dark horse Buck in the round of the last 32 players. Today, the upset became even bigger. In the round of the last 16 players, Buck went up 7:1 over former World Champion Daryl Peach (GBR). Then Peach tried to get back and made the score 7:5, still in favour of Buck. In the 13th rack, Buck scratched on the 5-ball and Peach got to the table with ball in hand. He pocketed the 5-ball and scratched himself! That unbelievable error from Peach opened the door for Buck to win another rack and snatch the match of Peach, winning 8:5.

In the next round, Buck played Ruslan Chinakhov. The match was close and tight at all times and it led to a hill-hill situation when Buck proved to have the better nerves, winning 8:7 over the Russian Junior World Champion from 2009.

“Since I have made it to the last 32 players, I only enjoy playing here in this tournament”, said Buck happy but exhausted after the match against Chinakhov. “I could not believe it when I eliminated Karl Boyes from the event. Now, I just take it as it comes. Whatever happens, I am already happy with what I have achieved here this week” said Buck who is originating from Goeppingen, a town in southern Germany between Stuttgart and Ulm.

The semi-finals will be played one after the other. At 14:30 local time, Marcus Chamat will face Markus Buck in the first semi-final match. Right after that, starting at 16:00 local time, Ralf Souquet and Jayson Shaw will decide who of them will make it to the final of the Dynamic Hungary Open 10-ball event.

Results Quarter-finals

Harald Stolka GER v Marcus Chamat SWE 3:8
Markus Buck GER v Ruslan Chinakhov RUS 8:7
Ralf Souquet GER v Mateusz Sniegocki POL 8:1
Jayson Shaw SCO v Chris Melling GBR 8:3

The Euro-Tour event will be hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the event website, or contact our press office.