Zabek Sent to One-Loss Side

Garcia-Gallego wins over Polish wildcard player

Thursday, 01 September 2011: In a gripping showdown, Karen Garcia-Gallego (NCA) defeated local hero Monika Zabek (POL) with 9:8.

Zabek, who entered the event through an organizer's wildcard, started off with a good and decent performance. She seemed to be in control of the match and took a quick 6:3 and 7:4 lead over Garcia-Gallego, making use of her opponent's mistakes in the early stage of the match. But in the 12th rack, things changed in favour of the player from Nicaragua. She appeared to be more ambitious and did not commit any more mistakes. Instead, Zabek started to miss shots. The match became a thriller with an 8:8 score and the 17th rack coming up. There, Garcia-Gallego came out on top and won the match with 9:8.

Other notable results include Wojciech Szewczyk (POL) crushing over Takatora Miyaguchi (JPN) with 11:2. The Far East player never had a chance against the reigning European 9-Ball Champion in the juniors division. Jeff Robson (CAN) ousted Shawn Begay (USA) out of the event, defeating him 11:7. Danny Olson (USA) barely stayed alive in the field, winning over Poland's Marcel Fortunski by the skin of his teeth with 11:10. In the match between Hsien, Chia-Chen (TPE) and Maciej Wojcik (POL), Hsien remained victorious with a margin of 11:10.

Before the two last rounds of today, an opening ceremony took place. Traditional singers and modern musicians performed to the liking of the players, officials and local celebrities present.

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