Grabe takes Antalya Open 2019

Denis Grabe (EST) just won the Dynamic Billard Antalya Open 2019 with a clear 9:2 victory over Eklent Kaci (ALB). That is Grabe’s third Euro-Tour victory after Sankt Johann and Portoroz, both in 2014.

The two athletes who have made it to the finals belong undoubtedly to the top players of Europe’s elite who are always capable to win an event like this. However, since the Euro-Tour is probably the hardest event to win in the pool world, there are many other applicants for the title every time the Euro-Tour stage opens its curtains. Today, Grabe made the final with victories over Oliver Szolnoki (HUN) 9:5, Mieszko Fortunski (POL) 9:6 and Fedor Gorst (RUS) 9:6 in the semi-final. Kaci, a member of this year’s Mosconi Cup team, made the final by eliminating Aleksa Pecelj (SRB) 9:2, Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BIH) 9:5 and David Alcaide (ESP) 9:4 in his semi-final match. The stage was set for a high-class final. The last match of the tournament turned out to be a high class but only from one side. Denis Grabe performed rock solid while Kaci seemed to struggle. He was probably very upset with his play. Trailing 1:4, Kaci even conceded a rack when he missed the 2-ball. This was a clear indication of how frustrated Kaci was with his performance in the final match. This concession was considered unsportsmanlike by referee Nikola Pešo from Croatia and he penalized Kaci by awarding the next rack to Grabe as well. This correct decision as predetermining the outcome of the match. Kaci could not match Grabe today and consequently lost the match 2:9. Grabe was clearly the better player in that match and rightfully pocketed his third victory in a Euro-Tour event.

A special word is for David Alcaida, after winning to Niels Fijen first and later from Joshua Filler he was beating 2 members of the Mosconi Cup team, the third in a row, Eklent Kaci was one too much. But winning 2 out of 3 should be feeling good for David, who could be a member as well. David congrats and keep on fighting, you can do it.

Top Eight Finishers Dynamic Billard Antalya Open 2019

1. Denis Grabe EST
2. Eklent Kaci ALB
3. David Alcaide ESP
    Fedor Gorst RUS
5. Joshua Filler GER
    Sanjin Pehlivanovic BIH
    Mieszko Fortunski POL
    Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz ESP

That concludes the coverage of the Dynamic Billard Antalya Open 2019.

Some people were astonished that I was not in Antalya with my Billiard store, the reason is quite simple, Turkey doesn´t belong to the EU and coming over the border with all my stuff is too complicated. But you always can visit me on my online webshop;

The Dynamic Billard Antalya Open was played in the Limak Atlantis Resort in Belek, Turkey, on up to 20 tables which were all streamed LIVE throughout the whole event. In order to be able to follow all the action LIVE, premium membership can be obtained at Once a premium membership is held, all events for the respective period of time can be viewed LIVE. Additionally, a huge video gallery is contained on the website.

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