Sunday, September 24, 2006

Alex Lely wins Euro Tour event on home turf

Alex Lely from Netherlands won the Netherlands Open and the top prize of €5,000. In the final he defeated German veteran Oliver Ortmann 10-8.

Thomas Engert (Germany) had his second successive third place finish. He was joined by David Alcoberro from Spain, the surprise package of the event.

The tournament was played 20-22 September at the House of Billiards in Weert. In total 234 players participated. It was the fifth event of the season. There are two more stops, in Switzerland (Oct 4-7) and in Spain (Dec 6-9).

With this victory Lely leaps from 30th to 7th in the Euro Tour Ranking. Engert retains his lead. He is followed by Nick van den Berg (Netherlands) and Imran Majid (England), both moving up one place.

Losing finalist Ortmann jumps from 7th to 4th, Christian Reimering (Germany) moves from 6th to 5th and Niels Feijen (Netherlands) drops from 2nd to 6th.

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