Thursday, July 15, 2010

Boyes continues hot run to take 2010 Austria Open

2010 Austria OpenEngland's Karl Boyes won the 2010 Austria Open.

In the final the current 8-ball world champion and German Open runner-up defeated Nick van den Berg (Netherlands) 9-6. The victory was worth €5000 and van den Berg got €3300 for second place.

In the semifinals of this 9-ball event Boyes ousted fellow Englishman Chris Melling 9-7 while van den Berg defeated Harald Stolka (Germany) 9-3.

This was Boyes' first Euro Tour win. His previously best was runner-up positions in the 2009 Costa del Sol Open and 2010 German Open. Nick van den Berg is a four-time champion.

Defending champion Marcus Chamat (Sweden) was downed 9-7 by Wojciech Trajdos (Poland) in the last 32.

The win lifts Boyes from fifth to first in the Euro Tour Ranking. Losing finalist van den Berg improves from 15th to seventh. Former No.1 Daryl Peach (England) drops to second and Niels Feijen (Netherlands) falls one place to third.

The tournament was played 8-10 July 2010 at the Sporthotel Alpina, Sankt Johann im Pongau, Austria. It was the fourth event of seven on the 2010 Euro Tour. Next up is the Finland Open which runs from 25-29 August 2010.

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