Makkonen as sharp as a knife

Women’s tournament started today in Austria

Petri Makkonen
Petri Makkonen (FIN)

St. Johann, Austria: Petri Makkonen (FIN) will be playing the semi-final match at the Dynamic Billard Austrian Open. He defeated Tomasz Kaplan (POL) with 6:9 and Phil Burford (GBR) in the quarter-final with 9:4 even. He came across very focussed and rock solid and also had some good rolls on his side. He will now face Niels Feijen (NED) in the semi-final. Feijen has defeated Daryl Peach (GBR) 9:5 and Mark Gray (GBR) 9:7 in the previous rounds and is now up against Makkonen for a shot at the final.
The second semi-final will be played between Alexander Kazakis (GRE) and David Alcaide (ESP). Kazakis overpowered local star Albin Ouschan (AUT) 9:8 and then remained on the winning road by defeating Konstantin Stepanov (RUS) with 9:6.

Results Last 16 Players

Albin Ouschan (AUT) v Alexander Kazakis (GRE) 8:9
Konstantin Stepanov (RUS) v Oliver Ortmann (GER) 9:4
Karol Skowerski (POL) v Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE) 9:7
Jim Chawki (SWE) v David Alcaide (ESP) 6:9
Marco Teutscher (NED) v Phil Burford (GBR) 5:9
Tomasz Kaplan (POL) v Petri Makkonen (FIN) 6:9
Daryl Peach (GBR) v Niels Feijen (NED) 5:9
Mark Gray (GBR) v Juan Carlos Exposito (ESP) 9:2


Quarterfinal Results

Alexander Kazakis (GRE) v Konstantin Stepanov (RUS) 9:6
Karol Skowerski (POL) v David Alcaide (ESP) 6:9
Phil Burford (GBR) v Petri Makkonen (FIN) 4:9
Niels Feijen (NED) v Mark Gray 9:7

Semi-Final Matches

Alexander Kazakis (GRE) v David Alcaide (ESP)
Petri Makkonen (FIN) v Niels Feijen (NED)

At 09:00 CET this morning, the first matches of the women’s Euro-Tour  9- Ball have taken place in St. Johann/Pg.  Favorite player Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) won her first two opening matches with 7:2 over Nathalie Seichter (NED) and 7:1 over Caroline Roos (SWE).
A total of 38 players from 12 different countries have found their way to Austria to fight for the title. The women’s matches will continue throughout the day with the last round to be played at 20:30 CET. The men’s event continues with the semi-finals at 14:00 and 16:00 and the final match scheduled for 18:00 CET.
The event is 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 federation website or contact our press office.

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