Professional Pool - 2015 Portugal Open (EuroTour 2015 Event 2)
22nd-25th April 2015 - Vale Do Lobo, Portugal
SWEET SUCCESS FOR SNIEGOCKI
Mateusz Sniegocki of Poland is the 2015 Portugal Open EuroTour Champion.
The Pole, who is one of the more consistent players on the scene, shrugged off the whopping 217 player field which even boasted entries from as far as Singapore, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Sniegocki came through the double elimination qualification unscathed with wins over Miko Jantti (Finland), Tiago Ribeiro (Portugal) and Konstanin Stepanov (Russia).
He defeated Spaniard Francisco Diaz-Pizarro 9-6 in the last 32, before having a tough test against fellow countryman Jakub Sawicki in the next round.
Ronnie Regli was another victim in the quarters, before sealing a final spot after another deciding rack victory playing Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz in the last 4.
Swedish veteran Marcus Chamat would await in the final, but Sniegocki started well taking a 5-1 lead, which he protected in coming out a comfortable 9-3 winner.
2015 Portugal Open (EuroTour 2015, Event 2)
Results (from the last 16 onwards) - losers receive 1000Euro each
Niels Feijen (Netherlands) 9-3 Daniel Tangudd (Sweden)
Wojciech Szewczyk (Poland) 6-9 Mario He (Austria)
Ralf Souquet (Germany) 9-6 Marco Tauscher (Netherlands)
Dimitri Jungo (Switzerland) 5-9 Marcus Chamat (Sweden)
Mark Gray (Great Britain) 5-9 Ronald Regli (Switzerland)
Mateusz Sniegocki (Poland) 9-8 Jakub Sawicki (Poland)
Miguel Silva (Portugal) 6-9 Alexander Kazakis (Greece)
Aloysius Yapp (Singapore) 4-9 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (Spain)
(Quarter-Finals) - losers receive 1250Euro each
Feijen 7-9 He
Souquet 5-9 Chamat
Regli 3-9 Sniegocki
Kazakis 8-9 Sanchez Ruiz
(Semi-Finals) - losers receive 1500Euro each
He 7-9 Chamat
Sniegocki 9-8 Sanchez Ruiz
(Final) - Winner receives 3500Euro
Runner-up receives 2500Euro
Chamat 3-9 Sniegocki
Written by Michael Day, published on 1st July 2015.