Lechner waves the Austrian flag high and 3 young Dutch still in last 16.

Ralf Souquet (left), Wojciech Szewczyk (middle) and Maximilian Lechner

Maximilian Lechner (AUT) has booked his spot in the round of the last 16 players in the Dynamic Billard St. Johann im Pongau Open 2019 with a 9:7 victory over Petri Makkonen (FIN).

Lechner will be accompanied in the round by his teammate Mario He (AUT) who managed to eliminate „The Terminator” Niels Feijen (NED) with 9:6 in the last round today.

Wojciech Szewczyk (POL) whitewashed his opponent Stefan Huber (AUT) 9:0. Young Dutchman Tim De Ruyter (NED) sent Mateusz Sniegocki (POL) home with 9:6.

Joshua „Killer” Filler (GER) is also among the last 16 men standing. He defeated Christian Froehlich (GER) 9:3.

BCA Hall of Fame Ralf Souquet (GER) took down Miguel Silva (POR) with 9:7 and kept a foot in the door to take a shot at the title here in St. Johann im Pongau.

And proudly to tell you that there are still 3 young dudes from the Netherlands in the last 16. Marc Bijsterbosch after a while of not peaking, Tim de Ruyter who surprised friend and enemy to beat some profies ass, and last one our Limbo Ivo Aarts always good to win as a killer. I am proud to see them play on this level. Maybe the long time investment of the KNBB will pay off.

Last 16 players

Eklent Kaci ALB v Wojciech Szewczyk POL

Konrad Juszczyszyn POL v Maximilian Lechner AUT

Radoslaw Babica POL v Ralf Souquet GER

Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz ESP v Konstantin Stepanov RUS

Tim De Ruyter NED v Damianos Giallourakis GRE

Marc Bijsterbosch NED v Mario He AUT

Ruslan Chinakhov RUS v Ivo Aarts NED

Oliver Szolnoki HUN v Joshua Filler GER

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The Dynamic Billard St. Johann im Pongau Open will commence tomorrow, June 15th, at 10:00 CET with matches from the last 16 players single elimination.

The Dynamic Billard St. Johann im Pongau Open are played in the Sporthotel Alpina Alpendorf in St. Johann im Pongau, Austria, on up to 24 tables which are all streamed LIVE throughout the whole event. In order to be able to follow all the action LIVE, premium membership can be obtained at www.kozoom.com. 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 in the website.

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