Professional Pool - 2015 German Open, EuroTour 2015 Event 3
3rd-6th June 2015 - Baunatal, Germany
MAGIC MAKKONEN TASTES EUROTOUR GLORY
Petri Makkonen ticks off another career target after securing his first EuroTour success with victory at the 2015 German Open.
The Finn was the last of the 192 competitors standing after four days action at the Stadthalle Baunatal; a venue located in the centre of Germany.
Makkonen made his way through the standard double elimination process unbeaten to take his place in stage 2; the last 32 knockouts.
There he would survive a hill-hill thriller against Lithuania’s Pijus Labutis 9-8, before further wins over Nick Van Den Berg, Dennis Grabe and Florian Hammer.
In the championship match he would face fellow EuroTour final debutant Konrad Juszczyszyn of Poland.
Makkonen was not to be denied the win though; finishing up with a comprehensive 9-3 victory.
Petri Makkonen is a former World Cup of Pool champion when representing Finland in 2012. His previous best EuroTour result was bronze in Austria during 2013.
2015 German Open (EuroTour 2015, Event 3)
Results (from the last 16 onwards) - losers receive 1000Euro
Karl Boyes (Great Britain) 9-6 Babken Mikoyan (Romania)
Marcus Chamat (Sweden) 5-9 Radoslaw Babica (Poland)
Ralph Eckert (Germany) 4-9 Albin Ouschan (Austria)
Ioan Ladanyi (Romania) 6-9 Konrad Juszczyszyn (Polnad)
Denis Grabe (Estonia) 9-8 David Alcaide (Spain)
Petri Makkonen (Finland) 9-5 Nick Van Den Berg (Netherlands)
Kevin Becker (Germany) 9-8 Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (Spain)
Serge Das (Belgium) 6-9 Florian Hammer (Germany)
(Quarter-Finals) - losers receive 1250Euro
Boyes 9-8 Babica
Ouschan 6-9 Juszczyszyn
Grabe 7-9 Makkonen
Becker 7-9 Hammer
(Semi-Finals) - losers receive 1500Euro
Boyes 8-9 Juszczyszyn
Makkonen 9-4 Hammer
(Final) - Winner receives 3500Euro, Runner-up receives 2500Euro
Juszczyszyn 3-9 Makkonen
Written by Michael Day, published on 1st July 2015