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2017 Dafabet World Pool Masters - Defending champ is out
 Posted on Saturday, February 18 2017 @ 22:11:08 UTCby admin
9 Ball The Dafabet World Pool Masters XXIV
Tercentenary Sports Hall
Victoria Stadium
Bayside Road
Gibraltar
UNITED KINGDOM
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Friday - Sunday 17-19 February 2017


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Round one completes as Alcaide fires into semis

Round One

Niels Feijen (NED) 3-8 Omar Al Shaheen (KUW)
Chang Jung Lin (TPE) 8-6 Mark Gray (ENG)

Quarter Finals
Shane Van Boening (USA) 3-8 David Alcaide (ESP)

THERE WERE two final first round matches as well as the first of the quarter-finals as play continued in Gibraltar at the 24th annual Dafabet World Pool Masters. Taking place at the Tercentenary Hall at the Victoria Stadium, there were wins for Chang Jung Lin, Omar Al Shaheen while defending champion Shane Van Boening saw his glorious run at the event come to a halt as Spain’s David Alcaide romped to an 8-3 win.

Taking place in Gibraltar, the Masters sees 16 top international players competing in the shadow of the Rock of Gibraltar to determine the destination of the $20,000 top prize. The whole event is broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK & Ireland and on networks around the world.

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In the opening match, 2013 Masters champ Niels Feijen endured a stinker to fall at the first hurdle to Kuwait’s Omar Al Shaheen by an 8-3 score line. The Dutchman made some elementary mistakes, missing pots and running out of position. Al Shaheen, though, was as sharp as a tack and looked composed throughout the match.

The Kuwaiti took the first two racks, not wasting anytime as he moved around the table. Feijen then found himself 5-1 down before he mounted a mini comeback including a golden break to get to 5-3.

That was Niels last positive contribution to the match as a couple more mistakes lead to his downfall. Al Shaheen brimming with confidence, finished off the match in style.

“You might not have seen it but inside me I am so nervous because Niels is one of the top players in the world and I got lucky because it wasn’t one of Niels’ best days,” said Shaheen.

“When you play Niels and you play that well, it gives you more confidence for the rest of the tournament. I will watch Chang and Gray, they are both tough players.”


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It would be Chang, the World No.2, who the young Kuwaiti would be meeting as the Taiwanese overcame England’s Mark Gray in a high quality hard fought encounter. Both players played well but a couple of errors from Gray made the difference.

“I played solid in general but couple of missed shots hurt me. He didn't miss which is what you expect from the Current World No.2,” said Gray.


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The final match of the evening was the first of the four quarter-finals as Shane Van Boening looked to extend his winning run at the Masters to ten matches with David Alcaide standing in his way. With the balls racked by hand and with the one on the spot, players were finding that they needed to give it a good old fashioned dig.

Both players were performing well and at 3-3 the match was finely poised. Alcaide though took the next to reclaim his lead but scratched off the break to present ball in hand to Van Boening. He couldn’t capitalise as he hit the six ball instead of the two and with ball in hand, Alcaide converted for 5-3.

The Spaniard piled the pressure on Van Boening who was starting to feel it as the match went away from him. In the end, the focused Alcaide came with some great shots to close out the match with an 8-3 win.

Alcaide said; “Everybody knows against Shane I would need to play 100 percent. I think I lost one position in the match but otherwise I played perfectly. When I broke I maybe got a little bit lucky but you need some luck in pool.”

Play continues tomorrow at 13.00pm local time.

There are a total of five sessions of play and all tickets are available from https://www.buytickets.gi/events/world-pool-masters-2017-87 or on the door.

The Masters carries an $80,000 prize fund, and the event is broadcast live for 20 hours in total.



2017 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE SCHEDULE
Friday 7.00pm
17 February 2017
Round 1 – Van Boening (USA) v Sanchez Ruiz (ESP)
Round 1 – Alcaide (ESP) v Souquet (GER)
Round 1 – Ouschan (AUT) v Immonen (FIN)
Saturday 1.00pm
18 February 2017
Round 1 - Cheng (TPE) v Oi (JAP)
Round 1 – Shaw (SCO) v Szewczyk (POL)
Round 1 – Pagulayan (CAN) v Gibraltarian Qualifier (GIB)
Saturday 6.00pm
18 February 2017
Round 1 – Feijen (NED) v Al Shaheen (KUW)
Round 1 – Chang (TPE) v Gray (ENG)
Qtr Final 1 – Van Boening/Sanchez Ruiz v Alcaide/Souquet
Sunday 1.00pm
19 February 2017
Qtr Final 2 - Ouschan / Immonen v Cheng / Oi
Qtr Final 3 - Shaw / Szewczyk v Pagulayan / Qualifier
Qtr Final 4 - Feijen / Al Shaheen v Chang / Gray
Sunday 6.00pm
19 February 2017
Semi Final 1
Semi Final 2
Final
15 x 1 Hour Programmes for International Syndication




2017 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE LAST 16 DRAW
Shane Van Boening (1)
8 : 2
Francisco Sanchez Ruiz
David Alcaide (8 )
8 : 3
Ralf Souquet
Albin Ouschan (5)
8 : 6
Mika Immonen
Cheng Yu Hsuan (4)
6 : 8
Naoyuki Oi
Jayson Shaw (3)
8 : 3
Wojciech Szewczyk
Alex Pagulayan (6)
8 : 1
Gibraltarian Qualifier
Niels Feijen (7)
3 : 8
Omar Al Shaheen
Chang Jung Lin (2)
8 : 6
Mark Gray


2017 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE QUARTER-FINALS
Shane Van Boening
3 : 8
David Alcaide
Albin Ouschan
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Naoyuki Oi
Jayson Shaw
Scotland
-vs-
Canada
Alex Pagulayan
Omar Al Shaheen
Kuwait
-vs-
Taiwan
Chang Jung Lin


2017 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE SEMI-FINALS
David Alcaide
Spain
-vs-
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2017 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE FINAL
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2017 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE PRIZE FUND
1st
US $ 20,000-00
2nd
US $10,000-00
3rd
US $ 5,000-00
4th
US $ 5,000-00
5th
US $ 4,000-00
6th
US $ 4,000-00
7th
US $ 4,000-00
8th
US $ 4,000-00
9th
US $ 3,000-00
10th
US $ 3,000-00
11th
US $ 3,000-00
12th
US $ 3,000-00
13th
US $ 3,000-00
14th
US $ 3,000-00
15th
US $ 3,000-00
16th
US $ 3,000-00
Total Prize Fund: US $ 80,000-00




2017 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE WINNER'S LIST
1993
Werner Duregger
AUT
1994
Ralf Souquet
GER
1995
Daryl Peach
ENG
1996
Ralf Souquet
GER
1997
Earl Strickland
USA
1998
Francisco Bustamante
PHI
1999
Alex Lely
NED
2000
Ralf Souquet
GER
2001
Francisco Bustamante
PHI
2002
Ralf Souquet
GER
2003
Tony Drago
MLT
2004
Thomas Engert
GER
2005
Raj Hundal
ENG
2006
Ralf Souquet
GER
2007
Thomas Engert
GER
2008
Alex Pagulayan
PHI
2009
Darren Appleton
ENG
2010
Dennis Orcollo
PHI
2011
Ralf Souquet
GER
2012
Karol Skowerski
Poland
2013
Niels Feijen
Holland
2014
Shane Van Boening
USA
2015
Shane Van Boening
USA
2017
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