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.
- Austria Open 2010 (Event page)
- Austria Open Photo Gallery (eurotouronline.eu)
- Official Website of the IBP Eurotour
- Diamond Nine - Euro-Tour/ Dynamic Austrian Open (Pro9.co.uk)
- Austrian Euro Tour (Pro9.co.uk Forum)
- Karl Boyes (Official homepage)
- Karl Boyes (eurotouronline.eu)
- 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)
- Chamat wins 2009 Austria Open, Euro Tour event #100 (2009 Austria Open)
- Feijen wins French Open for the second year running (2010 Euro Tour)
- It's Peach over Sniegocki in the 2010 Italy Open (2010 Euro Tour)
- Sascha Tege gets breakthrough win in 2010 German Open (2010 Euro Tour)