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English Billiards - 2015/2016 Austrian National Billiards Championship

10th January 2016 / 1. UWBC, Wels, Austria


Werner Rieschl regained the Austrian Billiards Championship; the tenth national title of his career.

Rieschl, who also finished top of the national rankings last year, topped his group to make the knockout semi-finals.

There he defeated Stefan Knoll 400-134, to set up a final tie with Markus Bauer, who dethroned reigning champion Martin Schmidt 254-176 in the other Last 4 fixture.

But in the championship match, Rieschl would make it a perfect ten with a 488-314 victory, including the day's highest break of 57.

2015/2016 Austrian National Billiards Championship

Results (Semi-Finals onwards) - 90 minutes or 400 points

Martin Schmidt 176-254 Markus Bauer

Werner Rieschl 488-314 Stefan Knoll

(Final) - 120 minutes or 500 points

Bauer 314-488 Rieschl 

Written and published by Michael Day on the 26th January 2016