Ouschan and Van Boening to contest 2022 World Pool Championship final
Albin Ouschan and Shane Van Boening will contest the 2022 World Pool Championship final this evening at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes live on Sky Sports Arena in the UK, DAZN in the USA, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria as well as other networks worldwide from 5:30 pm UK time.
Ouschan headed into the day looking to become only the second player in history to defend his title and win it three times emulating Earl Strickland. The Austrian set up a semi-final clash with Kuwait's Abdullah Alyousef after victory over Mosconi Cup teammate Joshua Filler yesterday evening. Alyousef meanwhile came through a dramatic quarter-final showing with Max Lechner of Austria.
It was Ouschan that got off to the quicker starts after winning the lag, the Mean Machine took the opening eight racks without reply to leave Alyousef, playing in his first World Pool Championship semi-final, glued to his chair. Into the ninth rack and Ouschan found himself struggling for position off the break allowing Alyousef back to the table to put a mini run of three racks together.
In truth, Ouschan was always in control of proceedings despite the mini comeback from Alyousef. In the 12th rack, Alyousef missed what looked to be a simple 2 ball and that was his last chance at the table as Ouschan ran out a comfortable winner to meet Van Boening in the final.
Van Boening won the lag against Kazakis and took the opening two racks, two more racks than he had achieved against the Greek in last year's World Pool Masters final. Kazakis did hit back though to make it two all before hitting the front for the first time at 3-2.
At 3-2, it would've been easy for Van Boening to start seeing last year's World Pool Masters final in his periphery vision, but he took the match by the scruff of its neck to run into a rampant 8-3 lead including a golden break in the ninth rack. Dry breaks have been rare this week for Van Boening, but he made one in the 12th rack to allow Kazakis back to the table and make it 8-4. A break and run in the next made Kazakis' difference only three and it quickly became two after Van Boening scratched after being offered an opportunity in the 14th. Kazakis kept his momentum flowing to be to cut the deficit to one rack when he scratched on the break gifting Van Boening a two-rack advantage once again.
The South Dakota Kid's grappled to keep his dominance on the match and broke and run to get to the hill first at 10-7. Despite a dry break from Van Boening in what proved to be the final rack, it was the American who managed to get the better of Kazakis in a brief safety battle luring the Nineball World No. 12 into a thin cut on the 1 ball that he left over the pocket.
Van Boening from there on cleared the table to reach his third World Pool Championship final, in a repeat of the 2016 final.
Sunday, 10 April - 5:30 pm UK time - Race to 13 - Final
Albin Ouschan vs Shane Van Boening
The 2022 World Pool Championship final gets underway from 5:30 pm UK time as Ouschan takes on Van Boening to claim the newly increased ÂŁ60,000 first-place prize and to move to No.1 on the 2023 Live Nineball World Rankings.
Albin Ouschan (1) vs Lo Hum Sum
David Alcaide (2) vs Benji Buckley
Shane Van Boening (3) vs Waleed Majid
Max Lechner (4) vs Jani Uski
Aloysius Yapp (5) vs Dimitri Jungo
Naoyuki Oi (6) vs Roberto Bartol
Ko Ping Chung (7) vs Tobias Bongers
Joshua Filler (8) vs Chris Melling
Eklent KaĂ§i (9) vs Mycherif Zine El Abidine
Alexander Kazakis (10) vs Nicholas De Leon
Chang Jung-Lin (11) vs Veronika Ivanovskaia
Omar Al-Shaheen (12) vs JJ Faul
Ko Pin-Yi (13) vs Jakub Koniar
Jayson Shaw (14) vs Vincent Halliday
Oliver Szolnoki (15) vs Hassan Shaaz Mohamed
Skyler Woodward (16) vs Daniele Corrieri
Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (17) vs Besar Spahiu
Denis Grabe (18) vs Ruben Bautista
Chang Yu-Lung (19) vs Petri Makkonen
Mieszko Fortunski (20) vs Jeff Buckley
Dennis Orcollo (21) vs Pia Filler
Niels Feijen (22) vs Elliott Sanderson
Mario He (23) vs Amalia Matas
Alex Pagulayan (24) vs Sebastian Batkowski
Marc Bijsterbosch (25) vs Imran Majid
John Morra (26) vs Adrian Prasad
Konrad Juszczyszyn (27) vs Mason Koch
Ralf Souquet (28) vs Ronald Regli
Sanjin PehlivanoviÄ‡ (29) vs Casper Matikainen
Mika Immonen (30) vs Ana Gradisnik
Wiktor Zielinski (31) vs Daniel Guttenberger
Thorsten Hohmann (32) vs Mats Schjetne
Tomasz Kaplan (33) vs Monica Webb
Tyler Styer (34) vs Philip Stojanovic
Kelly Fisher (35) vs Justin Toye
Bader AlAwadhi (36) vs Marcel Price
Jonas Souto Comino (37) vs Max Eberle
Hunter Lombardo (38) vs Mohamed Shareef
Marco Teutscher (39) vs Moritz Neuhausen
Chris Reinhold (40) vs Darryl Chia Soo Yew
Darren Appleton (41) vs Chetan Chhabra
Pijus Labutis (42) vs Ko Pin Hang
Corey Deuel (43) vs Bashar Hussein Abdulmajeed
Mickey Krause (44) vs Ivan Meng Li
Billy Thorpe (45) vs Ip Tung Pong
Daniel Schneider (46) vs April Larson
Sharik Sayed (47) vs Hsie Hchia Chen
Michael Yednak (48) vs Dang Than H Kien
Dimitris Loukatos (49) vs Ali Al Obaidli
Abdullah Alyousef (50) vs Quoc Hoang Dwong
Mateusz Sniegocki (51) vs Michal Gavinciak
Wojciech Szewczyk (52) vs Roman Hybler
Robbie Capito (53) vs Yukio Akagariyama
Michael Schneider (54) vs Eylul Kibaroglu
Wu Kun Lin (55) vs So Shaw
Toh Lian Han (56) vs Francesco Candela
Oscar Dominquez (57) vs Dino Nair
Bahram Lotfy (58) vs Adam Smith
Nikos Ekonomopoulos (59) vs Matthew Edwards
Radoslaw Babica (60) vs Chris Alexander
Masato Yoshioka (61) vs Jorge Tinoco
Jan Van Lierop (62) vs Kyle Akaloo
Shane Wolford (63) vs Fabio Petroni
Daniel Maciol (64) vs Jose Alberto Delgado
This year sees a new format for the double-elimination stage of the World Pool Championship as below
New Structure for Days 1 & 2
Round 1 (Day 1 â€“ Wednesday 6th April)
Seeded 64 will play unseeded 64 with the with winner progressing to Winnersâ€™ Qualification and Losers going to Losersâ€™ Round 1
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