Peach settled an outstanding score with Gerards
Daryl Peach (GBR), former World 9-ball Champion, eliminated Roy Gerards (NED) with a clear 8:3 victory from the Dynamic Billiard Germany Open.
The match had already appeared on the scoreboards in the same setup. Peach had to play Gerards in his first round yesterday. Then, the young Dutch was able to win over the former World 9-ball Champion with 8:5. Peach was not happy with his performance at all. But he got another chance to settle the outstanding score with Gerards. Peach had won all his matches on the loser’s side, eliminating Mario Herzer (GER) 8:2, Martin Poguntke (GER) 8:1, Thomas Engert (GER) 8:5 and Bruno Muratore (ITA) 8:3. This winning streak brought him to the loser’s qualification match. Gerards, after sending Peach to the left side of the draw, won 8:2 over Dennis Bolten (GER) before he lost to Alexander Kazakis (GRE) 2:8. Due to the setup of the charts in the Euro-Tour, they met again. And Peach did not let a minute pass by before he showed Gerards that he would have to face “another Peach” today. The Brit was full of self-confidence and played extremely well. He seemed to adapt to the playing conditions much better than yesterday. Whether Gerards was impressed by Peach’s performance or whether he just could not deliver the same performance as yesterday – who knows?! It is a fact that Peach dominated the match and deservedly won with 8:3. Gerards missed the shots to make the big points while Peach made them with all of his experience.
Other notable results from the loser’s qualification round include Nicolas Ottermann (GER) thrashing the local hero from Berlin, Sascha Tege (GER) with 8:2. Another match between compatriots was the match between Huidji See and Marc Bijsterbosch, both from the Netherlands. See was the favourite, being the reigning World 10-ball Champion. But Bijsterbosch who just got out of the junior’s division, gave him a tough challenge. However, in the end See was head and shoulders above Bijsterbosch and won the match 8:4.
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