Chamat defeated reigning 10-ball world champion Darren Appleton (England) 9-6 in the final to earn the €5000 first prize. Majid received €3000 for second place.
In the semi finals Chamat beat virtual unknown Jakob Belka from Germany 9-6 and Appleton downed five-time ET winner Niels Feijen (Netherlands) 9-7.
This was Chamat's third Austria Open title and fourth win in total, from seven finals. It puts him at No.6 on the all-time list.
Chamat moves from fifth to third in the Euro Tour Ranking. Appleton jumps from 19th to eighth. Ralf Souquet (Germany) holds a massive lead atop the list and Feijen stays in second place.
This was the 100th event on the Euro Tour. The very first was the 1992 Belgium Open. Mika Immonen (Finland) defeated Tom Storm (Sweden) in that event. Souquet is the all-tim leader with 16 wins, followed by fellow Germans Oliver Ortmann and Thomas Engert with 13 and nine wins respectively.
The tournament was played 19-22 August at Patricks Canadian Taverne, Rankweil, Austria. It was the fourth event of seven on the 2009 Euro Tour. Next up is the Netherlands Open which runs from September 17-19 2009.
- Austria Open 2009 (Event page)
- Official Website of the EPBF - IBP Eurotour
- Eurotour Oostenrijk: Marcus Chamat wint (Poolkrant - Dutch)
- Chamat vinnare av Austria Open! (Svenska Biljardförbundet - Swedish)
- Marcus Chamat (Wikipedia)
- Marcus "Napoleon" Chamat rules in Austria (2006 Austria Open)
- Vassalos is surprise winner of Austria Open (2007 Austria Open)
- Nick van den Berg takes Austria Open title (2008 Austria Open)
- Feijen takes French Open for back-to-back Euro Tour titles (2009 Euro Tour)
- Alcaide wins 2009 Italy Open (2009 Euro Tour)
- Souquet wins German Open - Euro Tour's first 10-ball event (2009 Euro Tour)