Sunday, September 16, 2007

Majid on top in Netherlands Open

England's Imrad Majid won his second Euro Tour title by capturing the Dynamic Netherlands Open.

In the final he defeated Roman Hybler (Czech Republic) 10-7 to win €5000. Hybler took home €3300 for the runner-up position.

In the semi-finals Majid beat Ruslan Chinahov from Russia 10-8 and Hybler defeated England's Mark Gray 10-6.

This was Majid's second win on the Euro Tour. He also won the 2006 Dynamic Billiard Italian Open.

The win takes Majid from 25th to sixth in the Euro Tour Ranking. Losing finalist Hybler moves from 28th to 14th.

Konstantin Stepanov (Russia) and Jonni Fulcher (Switzerland) hold on to the top two places. Daryl Peach (England) improves two positions to No. 3.

The tournament was played 12-15 June at the House of Billiards, Weert, Netherlands. It was the fifth event of seven this season. Next stop is the Swiss Open (October 24-27).

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Blomdahl takes yet another title in Egypt

Three cushion World Cup event in Hurghada, EgyptSweden's Torbjörn Blomdahl won the three cushion World Cup event in Hurghada, Egypt.

In the final he defeated surprise finalist Martin Horn (Germany) 3-1 (0-15, 15-6, 15-10, 15-13).

Dick Jaspers from Netherlands and Frédéric Caudron (Belgium) shared third spot.

Blomdahl is dominating the World Cup at the moment. He has won four out of five events this season and five of the last six overall.

Jaspers' 2.259 was the highest average in the tournament. He also had the highest single match average (3.214!). Caudron had the highest run of 15.

The win further strengthens Blomdahl's lead in the World Cup Ranking. Caudron stays in second. Jaspers stays in third.

Blomdahl also sits atop the World Players Ranking. Caudron rises to second while Daniel Sanchez (Spain) drops to third.

The event took place August 28 - September 1 2007, at the Sunrise Garden Beach Resort, Hurghada, Egypt. It was the fifth event of seven in the 2007 World Cup. The next leg is in Mexico City, Mexico, October 15-21.

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Chang wins inaugural Asian Tour Grand Final

Taiwan's Jung-Lin Chang won the first ever Guinness Asian 9-ball Tour Grand Final.

In the final he beat Lee Vann Corteza (Philippines) 11-8 to claim the $36,000 first prize. Corteza received $10,000 for second place. Chang's two countrymen Chia-Ching Wu and Ching-shun Yang shared third place.

This was Chang's third win of the season. He also won the events in Jakarta and Malaysia. With Yang winning three legs as well, Taiwanese players have made a clean sweep this season.

The event was held August 31 - September 2 at the Grand Hyatt Bali, Bali, Indonesia. It was the sixth and final event of the season.

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