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Chen Siming goes all the way and takes the title in Klagenfurt

Chen Siming (CHN)

With an impressive 7:4 victory over Austria’s powerhouse Jasmin Ouschan, Siming Chen from China won the Klagenfurt Women’s Open Euro-Tour!

It was an amazing final match between the World’s #1 player and World Games 2017 Gold Medallist Chen Siming and her opponent, Europe’s #1 and World Games 2005 Gold Medallist Jasmin Ouschan. The dream of the organisers came true with these two high class players clashing in the final match. Chen’s way into the final was totally straight. She defeated all her opponents with a convincing result. The player who got closest to giving her a challenge was Eylul Kibaroglu (TUR) in the 3rd round who received a 4:7 defeat against Chen. On the other hand, Jasmin had to fight her way into the final match. She had clear results until she met Ina Kaplan (GER) in the semi-final. There, Jasmin was already on the hill, leading 6:3 when her opponent got some momentum and used her chances. Actually, Kaplan even managed to take the score to 6:6 before Ouschan was able to finish the match in her favour with 7:6.

The final match between the two superstars was quite open in the beginning. After 4 races the score was all square at 2:2. Then, Siming shifted into overdrive and took 3 racks in a row, gaining a 5:2 advantage over Ouschan. The Austrian took her time-out and tired to get her things together a bit better but the tide did not change in this match. Though Ouschan was able to win two more racks, Siming also stayed focussed and took her points and finally won the match and the tournament well deserved with 7:4. „I am quite happy to have won this event her in Austria“, stated Siming after the match, „the atmosphere was superb and it was not easy for me to compete against Jasmin with all these spectators cheering for her here“. „I really enjoyed my stay here in Austria. Tournaments in China are organised very differently. We have no music in the background and I really enjoyed this setup here. Also, the digital information system connected to the internet provides an amazing for the players“.

Top Eight Finishers
1. Chen Siming (CHN)
2. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT)
3. Ina Kaplan (GER)
Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR)
5. Kristina Tkach (RUS)
Marharyta Fefilava (BLR)
Veronika Ivanovskaia (GER)
Pia Blaeser (GER)

That concludes the coverage from Klagenfurt. The Dynamic Billard Klagenfurt Open and the Klagenfurt Women’s Open have come to an end. The events were hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website www.eurotouronline.com  visit us on Facebook or check out our youtube channel for regular news clips or contact our press office press@epbf.com.