Tough lesson for local hero at Euro Tour

Fabio Petroni (ITA) on a mission against Mehmetcik
Thursday, 18 October 2012: In a one-sided match, long-time Euro-Tour regular Fabio Petroni (ITA) defeated local hero Berk Mehmetcik (TNC) with 9:2. And the victory could have been even clearer.  Mehmetcik was pushed to his limits. Having had in mind Mehmetcik’s latest performance at the Euro-Tour, everyone expected a tight match between the two contestants.  Having Petroni, the experienced guy on the one side and Mehmetcik, the young and hungry newcomer on the other side, was a promising matchup.  But Mehmetcik could not  tie in with his latest performance.

Petroni played rock solid and left only few chances to Mehmetcik. But when he got them, the player from North Cyprus could not make anything out of it. No wonder, the score was 7:0 to Petroni after 7 racks. Then, in the 8th rack, Mehmetcik broke the rack and the 1-ball went in. He pocketed the 2-ball and missed a makeable 3-ball. Petroni continued on his quest for glory and pocketed all balls until he came to the 8-ball. He missed it by a mile and left a present for Mehmetcik on the table who opened his account with it, making the score 7:1. Mehmetcik managed to win another rack but that was it for him in this match. Petroni demonstrated his dominance and won the next two racks, winning the  match with 9:2.  Hopefully, Mehmetcik will be able to perform better in his next match(es) on the loser’s side.

Other notable results include Ivo Aarts (NED) handing a doughnut to Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS) defeating him 9:0. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) won her second match 9:4 over Saki Kanatlar (TUR). In a match between the two British players Chris Melling and Phil Burford, Melling just made it with 9:8. Oliver Ortmann (GER) had some problems with Even Waernes (NOR) but in the end won his match with 9:6

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