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UK Open Day 4 | Only 16 left at London’s Copper Box Arena – News

Naoyuki Oi (Taka G Wu/Matchroom Multi Sport)

Albin Ouschan, Ko Ping Chung, Alexander Kazakis and house favorite Jayson Shaw all came out of the inaugural British Open Pool Championship at London’s Copper Box Arena. Just 16 remain as the $200,000 tournament heads for a knockout live on Sky Sports Action in the UK and Ireland, DAZN in the US, Canada, Italy, Spain, Viaplay in Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltics as well as Matchroom.Live and global networks.

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It was a grueling day of action at one of London’s most iconic venues as the tournament went through three stages of Losers Round action and two more Winners Rounds to secure the final 16 who will now compete across three tables in races at 11 to make Saturday night’s quarter-finals.

One player who won’t be there is Ouschan who fought hard to maintain his impeccable record in Matchroom events. It started in the best possible way with a victory over veteran Ralf Souquet, but it came up against a Robbie Capito from Hong Kong, China, who played one of the matches of his career to knock out the two-time champion. of the world 9-0. Shaw went into the day knowing he needed to win three draws to keep any hopes of qualifying for the final two days at home, but it wasn’t to be youngster Jonas Souto Comino of Spain. who did well in an early live uphill finish. on the Matchroom Pool YouTube channel. Souto Comino’s hopes of his best performance yet in a Matchroom event ended at the hands of Mika Immonen 9-3 soon after.

Francisco Sanchez Ruiz was thrown on the losing side of the tournament on opening day and has since battled to make the last 16. The Derby City Classic 9-Ball winner dodged USA Mosconi Cup hopeful Nicholas De Leon 9-3 before overcoming Ping Chung and Wojciech Szewczyk to make them two Spaniards in the finals. The ubiquitous David Alcaide stayed on the winning side with relative ease all week but had his toughest tests of the week beating both Immonen and World Pool Masters semi-finalist Mieszko Fortunski 9-7 to be in on it.

World champion Shane Van Boening continues to fight his way through the tournament beating Daniel Maciol 9-3 to be in the hat while Mario He’s remarkable week went on to beat Thorsten Hohmann 9-3 after beating Ko Ping Chung 9-1 earlier. World Pool Masters winner Joshua Filler edged one of the last Britons Luke Rollison 9-2 with a golden break en route to join He and Van Boening in the draw.

Another World Pool Masters winner in Karol Skowerski rolled back the years to beat Skyler Woodward 9-1 for his place in the last 16 after beating compatriot Wiktor Zielinski in an uphill final. Woodward however joined Van Boening in the knockout stage after battling a resilient Capito in the losers qualifier.

There will be a Brit flying the flag this weekend as Imran Majid battled through a tough day on the losing half beating Marco Teutscher in a hill final before beating Jose Alberto Delgado and Thorsten Hohmann 9- 5 and 9-3 respectively. Majid takes on Filler for a spot in the quarter-finals.

The draw for the last 16 was conducted by Karl Boyes and Emily Frazer, Managing Director of Matchroom Multi Sport. The eight winners from the winners’ half retained their seed and were drawn against the eight players from the losers’ qualifier.

Table 1 – 11 a.m. – Quarter-Finals

Francisco Sanchez Ruiz vs. Dennis Orcollo

Joshua Filler vs. Imran Majid

Table 2

Naoyuki Oi vs. Mario He

Oliver Szolnoki vs. Skyler Woodward

Shane Van Boening vs. Marc Bijsterbosch**

**float match possible for table 1

Table 3

David Alcaide vs. Sanjin Pehlivanovic

Karol Skowerski vs. Aleksa Pecelj

Niels Feijen v Daniel Maciol

The final two days are available on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, DAZN in the US, Canada, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and Switzerland as well as Viaplay in Scandinavia and countries Baltics and various other broadcasters around the world, including Matchroom. Live in the countries concerned. See the full list of places to watch here.

Tickets start from £15 for the day using code UKOPEN at checkout. Secure yours here

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