World Pool Masters: Alexander Kazakis set to defend his title at Europa Level Sports activities Advanced in Gibraltar

Alexander Kazakis set to start out the defence of his World Pool Masters title towards both Dennis Orcollo or Eklent Kaci; the 2022 World Pool Masters will probably be proven dwell on Sky Sports activities from Might 5-Eight on the Europa Level Sports activities Advanced in Gibraltar

Final Up to date: 30/04/22 1:18pm

Alex Kazakis will probably be aiming to defend his World Pool Masters in Gibraltar – dwell on Sky Sports activities

Defending World Pool Masters champion Alexander Kazakis is ready to start out the defence of his title towards both Dennis Orcollo or Eklent Kaci, which runs from Might 5-Eight on the Europa Level Sports activities Advanced in Gibraltar.

The choose of the draw sees Kazakis open his defence towards both Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines or Eklent Kaci of Albania.

The Ko brothers, Ping Chung and Pin Yi go face to face to succeed in the final 16 the place two-time champion David Alcaide awaits.

Not too long ago topped champion of the world Shane Van Boening will meet certainly one of Lo Ho Sum of Hong Kong, China, or Denis Grabe of Estonia.

Different fixtures embrace Francisco Sanchez Ruiz towards Chang Yu-Lung with the winner set to satisfy Albin Ouschan within the whereas Masters rookie Oliver Szolnoki takes on America’s Skyler Woodward with Joshua Filler awaiting the winner.

Max Lechner will meet both Omar Al-Shaheen or Dimitri Jungo, with US Open runner-up Aloysius Yapp going through the winner of Jayson Shaw and Mieszko Fortunski.

Naoyuki Oi takes on certainly one of Abdullah Alyousef and two-time winner Niels Feijen.

The match will as soon as once more be performed on Rasson Ox tables with 4-inch pockets with the match often called one of many hardest in Nineball not only for the energy and depth of the sphere however taking part in situations.

Feijen mentioned: “I believe it is good. It was robust final 12 months. The warmth is on briefly races. You see stunning misses. The gamers are underneath strain proper out the gate. You will notice extra surprises within the World Pool Masters with loopy misses and it’ll get underneath the participant’s pores and skin. It’s essential to mentally put together.”

Followers will probably be handled to Szolnoki towards Woodward and Shaw’s encounter with Fortunski within the opening session on Thursday, 5 Might earlier than the preliminary stage concludes on Friday afternoon with Ping Chung vs Pin Yi and Sanchez Ruiz towards Yu-Lung.

The Draw

Thursday fifth Might – Night Session – Preliminary Stage – 5:30pm UK time

Oliver Szolnoki vs Skyler Woodward

Omar Al-Shaheen vs Dimitri Jungo

Denis Grabe vs Lo Ho Sum

Jayson Shaw vs Mieszko Fortunski

Friday sixth Might – Afternoon Session – Preliminary Stage – 12:00pm UK time

Ko Ping Chung vs Ko Pin Yi

Eklent Ka├ži vs Dennis Orcollo

Abdullah Alyousef vs Niels Feijen

Francisco Sanchez Ruiz vs Chang Yu-Lung

Friday sixth Might – Night Session – Final 16 – 6:00pm UK time

Alexander Kazakis (1) vs Dennis Orcollo or Eklent Kaci

Max Lechner (5) vs Omar Al-Shaheen or Dimitri Jungo

Shane Van Boening (2) vs Lo Ho Sum or Denis Grabe

Saturday seventh Might – Afternoon Session – Final 16 – 12:00pm UK time

David Alcaide (4) vs Ko Ping Chung or Ko Pin Yi

Aloysius Yapp (6) vs Mieszko Fortunski or Jayson Shaw

Naoyuki Oi (7) vs Abdullah Alyousef or Niels Feijen

Saturday seventh Might – Night Session – Final 16 / Quarter Ultimate 1 – 5:30pm UK time

Joshua Filler (8) vs Oliver Szolnoki or Skyler Woodward

Albin Ouschan (3) vs Francisco Sanchez Ruiz or Chang Yu-Lung

Occasion Format

The highest Eight seeded gamers enter on the final 16, the place they’re joined by the winners from the preliminary spherical, the place gamers ranked 9-24 face off.

All matches race to 7, winner breaks, apart from the ultimate which is a race to 9.

The match will probably be performed on a Rasson Ox desk with pockets measuring at Four inches.

We have got each pot coated by way of our web site, our app for cell units, and our Twitter account @skysportspool for up to date information and reviews.

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