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Nick van den Berg wins Dynamic Treviso Open and 2014 season

Posted by on December 13, 2014

Nick van den Berg wins Dynamic Treviso Open and 2014 season

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Nick van den Berg (NED)

 

Nick van den Berg (NED) just won the Dynamic Billard Treviso Open with a convincing 9:3 victory over his teammate Niels Feijen (NED).

The tournament was not only smooth sailing for van den Berg. He did have a comfortable lead in the rankings but he knew that he was wanted by many other players. In the early stage, van den Berg had some close matches. He even lost 7:9 to Oliver Ortmann (GER) in the winner's qualification round. But today, seemed to be unstoppable. He smashed Andrey Seroshtan (RUS) 9:1 in the quarter-finals, just to overpower unheralded Kevin Becker (GER) in the semi-final with 9:4. That earned him a seat in the final match. His opponent there was no other than „The Terminator" Niels Feijen, current World Champion. Feijen made his way today with victories over Albin Ouschan (AUT) 9:6, and a heartbreaking 9:8 over young Spaniard Francisco Sanchez Ruiz.

The final match was expected by the audience to be a close fight between the two. But that was not the case. Van den Berg played unbelievably well and gave no chances to Feijen. The match was a one-sided affair in favor of van den Berg. 9:3 was the result in the end.

With this victory, Nick van den Berg secured his victory of a complete Euro-Tour season. He won the season five times, three times in a row now.

„I am very proud of this achievement", stated van den Berg after the match, „I have practiced hard and had many tight matches here before I really got going strong". „It was a hard piece of work to come up with such a convincing victory over a World Champion player like Niels."

 

Top eight finishers:

  1. Nick van den Berg (NED)
  2. Niels Feijen (NED)
  3. Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (ESP)
    Kevin Becker (GER)
  4. Albin Ouschan (AUT)
    Oliver Ortmann (GER)
    Tony Drago (MLT)
    Andrey Seroshtan (RUS)

 

Top Ten Euro-Tour Rankings 2014:

  1. Nick van den Berg (NED)
  2. Mark Gray (GBR)
  3. Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE)
  4. Niels Feijen (NED)
  5. Karol Skowerski (POL)
  6. Albin Ouschan (AUT)
  7. Mario He (AUT)
  8. Denis Grabe (EST)
  9. Fransisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP)
  10. Ralf SOuquet (GER)

 

The women's Euro-Tour continues on Sunday morning at 09:00 CET. Up to eight tables will be in the live stream and can be viewed at www.kozoom.com. All results and info about the event can be found at www.eurotouronline.com 

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 please contact the EPBF press at press@epbf.com.

 

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