Joshua Filler remains on top after day four of Predator Cues Premier League Pool at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes live on DAZN in the USA and networks worldwide including Matchroom.Live.
Filler began the day on top and it’s where he remained after the 2021 World Cup of Pool winner dispatched both Francisco Sanchez Ruiz and Max Lechner in hill hill finishes. The Killer rode his luck in both contests but pulled through perhaps most fortunate against Lechner after the Austrian left the eight ball hanging over the pocket in the final rack.
Albin Ouschan is close on Filler’s heels though with only a handful of games remaining until the bottom six drop out of the tournament at the conclusion of play on Friday evening. Ouschan started the day still unbeaten, and he made it ten from ten early on when cleaning up 5-3 against Naoyuki Oi before it was David Alcaide who ended Ouschan’s blemish-free record. Jayson Shaw compounded the end of Ouschan’s winning streak to deliver a 5-3 win that moved the two-time Mosconi Cup MVP into the top four.
Tomorrow is judgment day though and it’s getting tight. Eklent Kaçi is the only player so far eliminated with all of Lechner, Oi, Aloysius Yapp, Mieszko Fortunski, and Kelly Fisher currently occupying the bottom six spots. Lechner started yesterday with zero wins but with two wins on day four, the Austrian is still somehow in the picture. Fisher went the distance and was unfortunate not to mark up another point after missing out in a decider to Oliver Szolnoki. Szolnoki and Fisher were locked in a deep safety battle with the nine ball hovering over the bottom left pocket when it was the Hungarian who found the winning shot to screw back the cue ball to take it.
Kaçi’s day didn’t get off to the best of starts after a late arrival meant he was docked a rack against Van Boening and it finished in a 5-4 defeat to Alcaide where every rack was a break and run in a remarkable contest.
Skyler Woodward, Omar Al-Shaheen, and Szolnoki all face nervy final days as the three take up spots 7-10 and five points each. It can be said though, that Filler and Ouschan are through to Stage Two. The rest is all up for grabs.
Predator Premier League Pool sees 16 players compete in a league format with an increased prize fund of $100,000 guaranteeing each player $2,500 and the winner taking home $20,000. Judgement Day gets underway from 10 am UK time with Filler against Shaw on Table 1 and Ouschan against Woodward on Table 2.
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