(From left to right - Ralf Souquet, Ruslan Chinahov, Niels Feijen & Imran Majid)
Picture courtesy of the Stavanger Open 9 Ball Facebook Page.
Pool - 2015 Stavanger Open 9 Ball Championship
26th-28th March 2015 / Inside Kong Oscar Club, Stavanger, Norway
FEIJEN KEEPS HIS COOL IN NORWAY
World 9 Ball Champion Niels Feijen took the 2015 Stavanger Open 9 Ball Pool Championship after fending off a very stiff field of top professional players and budding local hopefuls.
Set on a handicap system, the tournament was played in immaculate conditions, with much praise from the competitors.
The entry list had some of the most famous names ever in American Pool, many with World Titles in various disciplines. Yet it was the current king of 9 Ball who survived the chaos to add another trophy to his already impressive collection.
2015 STAVANGER OPEN 9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Results (from the last 16 onwards) - handicaps in brackets
Steffen Wolff (Norway) (0) 9-3 Christian Johannessen (Norway) (0)
Ralf Souquet (Germany) (0) 9-2 Damianos Giallourakis (Greece) (0)
Francisco Bustamante (Philippines) (0) 9-3 Kenneth Pederson (Norway) (2)
Imran Majid (Great Britain) (0) 9-3 Henrik Hagen (Norway) (1)
Marcus Chamat (Sweden) (0) 9-5 Karl Boyes (Great Britain) (0)
Niels Feijen (Netherlands) (0) 9-4 Ketil Andre Strommen (Norway) (3)
Asklid Sjoeng Hansen (Norway) (1) 7-9 Daryl Peach (Great Britain) (0)
Ruslan Chinahov (Russia) (0) 9-4 Havard Lykke (Norway) (3)
Wolff 2-9 Souquet
Bustamante 8-9 Majid
Chamat 7-9 Feijen
Peach 1-9 Chinahov
Souquet 4-9 Majid
Feijen 9-6 Chinahov
Majid 5-9 Feijen
Written by Michael Day