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Incredible Kaci Blasts Into Semi-finals At Dafabet World Pool Masters

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Date: Monday, May 24 2021 @ 21:45:39 UTC
Topic: 9 Ball



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INCREDIBLE KACI BLASTS INTO SEMI-FINALS AT WORLD POOL MASTERS
Kazakis and Van Boening advance to last-eight with dominant performances in Gibraltar


Report by Nick Teale - Matchroom Multi Sport
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Last 16
Alexander Kazakis 7-3 Justin Sajich
Fedor Gorst 1-7 Shane van Boening
Quarter-Final
Eklent Kaci 7-0
Niels Feijen

Niels Feijen was almost completely shut out as Eklent Kaci put in a commanding, confident performance to blast into the Dafabet World Pool Masters semi-finals with a 7-0 win over the Dutchman at Europa Sports Complex in Gibraltar.

Earlier in the evening Alexander Kazakis had beaten Australia’s Justin Sajich 7-3 and Shane van Boening had booked his place in the quarter-finals with a 7-1 win over Fedor Gorst. That had looked to be the performance of the night until the quarter-finals began with Kaci storming past Feijen, the man whom he pipped to Mosconi Cup selection last December.

The evening opened with the final two last 16 matches. Sajich was 3-1 ahead against Kazakis but he missed the 9 to go 4-1 up, and Kazakis stole the rack. From there, the Greek didn’t look back. Sajich was all-but locked out as the 2019 runner-up up booked his place in the quarter-finals with a 7-3 victory.

Kazakis will face Skyler Woodward in tomorrow afternoon’s quarter-finals in what will be a repeat of the 2019 semi-final which was won 8-1 by the Greek.



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Woodward will be joined in the last-eight by Mosconi Cup team-mate Shane van Boening after the five-time US Open champion inflicting a 7-1 defeat on World Champion Fedor Gorst.

Van Boening played a brilliant match, denying his opponent too many opportunities, and will now face Masters debutant Max Lechner in the quarter-finals.

“I am gaining more confidence,” said Van Boening. “At the beginning of the match I was a bit nervy but I am gaining more confidence now.

“I know how to win this tournament. I have to string three or four racks together and maybe I can win the tournament. Anything can happen in a short race.”

After Van Boening and Kazakis had impressed, Eklent Kaci didn’t want to be left out. Ina rguably the performance of the tournament so far, he broke and ran four of his seven racks, and missed just one ball during the match.

Feijen also missed one ball, but he wasn’t given the chance to miss any more as Kaci powered his way to the semi-finals with a performance that was near to perfection.

“I feel great,” said Kaci. “I played a nearly perfect set; he missed a ball in the first rack and that was it. Even as players, we enjoy when we play perfect sets, it is why we practice so hard.

“If I don’t think I can go all the way, I wouldn’t even come here. I am looking good, feeling good, playing good. If I can break them good and get some rolls, we will see tomorrow.”

Kaci will face the winner of the Woodward vs. Kazakis semi-final, which is the third of Tuesday afternoon’s session. Play begins with Joshua Filler vs. Denis Grabe and that is followed by Max Lechner vs. Shane van Boening.

Both semi-finals and the race-to-9 final will take place in the evening session from 6:30pm Gibraltarian time.

The Dafabet World Pool Masters is broadcast globally including on Sky Sports, DAZN and Zhibo.tv. Coverage is available on Matchroom.Live in nations without a TV broadcaster. Full details can be found at www.matchroompool.com.

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2021 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE SCHEDULE
Saturday 5.30pm
22 May 2021
Preliminary - Kelly Fisher (GBR) - Justin Sajich (AUS)
Preliminary - Eklent Kaci (ALB) - Petri Makkonen (FIN)
Preliminary - Chris Melling (GBR) - Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BIH)
Preliminary - Billy Thorpe (USA) - Skyler Woodward (USA)
Sunday 11.00am
23 May 2021
Preliminary - Niels Feijen (NED) - Jeffrey De Luna (PHI)
Preliminary - Mieszko Fortunski (POL) - Kristina Tkach (RUS)
Preliminary - Denis Grabe (EST) - Roberto Gomez (PHI)
Last 16 - Joshua Filler (GER) - Chris Melling (GBR)
Sunday 6.00pm
23 May 2021
Preliminary - Shane van Boening (USA) - Jakub Koniar (SVK)
Last 16 - Naoyuki Oi (JPN) - Eklent Kaci (ALB)
Last 16 - David Alcaide (ESP) - Skyler Woodward (USA)
Monday 12.00pm
24 May 2021
Last 16 - Maximilian Lechner (AUT) - Mieszko Fortunski (POL)
Last 16 - Albin Ouschan (AUT) - Denis Grabe (EST)
Last 16 - Jayson Shaw (SCO) - Niels Feijen (NED)
Monday 5.30pm
24 May 2021
Last 16 - Alexander Kazakis (GRC) - Justin Sajich (NZL)
Last 16 - Fedor Gorst (RUS) - Shane Van Boening (USA)
Quarter Final - Eklent Kaci (ALB) - Niels Feijen (NED)
Tuesday 12.00pm
25 May 2021
Quarter Final - Joshua Filler (GER) - Denis Grabe (EST)
Quarter Final - Shane Van Boening (USA) - Maximilian Lechner (AUT)
Quarter Final - Skyler Woodward (USA) - Alexander Kazakis (GRC)
Tuesday 5.30pm
25 May 2021
Semi Final 1 - Eklent Kaci (ALB) - TBC
Semi Final 2 - TBC - TBC
Final




2021 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE PRELIMINARIES
Billy Thorpe
USA
1 : 7
USA
Skyler Woodward
Kelly Fisher
UK
3 : 7
Australia
Justin Sajich
Eklent Kaci
Albania
7 : 3
Finland
Petri Makkonen
Niels Feijen
Netherlands
7 : 3
Philippines
Jeffrey De Luna
Shane Van Boening
USA
7 : 4
Slovakia
Jakub Koniar
Mieszko Fortunski
Poland
7 : 2
Russia
Kristina Tkach
Chris Melling
UK
7 : 4
BosniaHerzegovina
Sanjin Pehlivanovic
Denis Grabe
Estonia
7 : 6
Philippines
Roberto Gomez


2021 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE LAST 16
David Alcaide
Spain
3 : 7
USA
Skyler Woodward
Alex Kazakis
Greece
7 : 3
Australia
Justin Sajich
Naoyuki Oi
Japan
5 : 7
Albania
Eklent Kaci
Jayson Shaw
Scotland
6 : 7
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Niels Feijen
Fedor Gorst
Russia
1 : 7
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Shane Van Boening
Maximilian Lechner
Austria
7 : 5
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Mieszko Fortunski
Joshua Filler
Germany
7 : 5
UK
Chris Melling
Albin Ouschan
Austria
3 : 7
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Denis Grabe


2021 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE QUARTER-FINALS
Skyler Woodward
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Alexander Kazakis
Eklent Kaci
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7 : 0
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Niels Feijen
Shane Van Boening
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Maximilian Lechner
Joshua Filler
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Denis Grabe


2021 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE SEMI-FINALS
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2021 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE FINAL
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2021 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE PRIZE FUND
1st
US $ 25,000-00
2nd
US $13,000-00
3rd
US $ 7,500-00
4th
US $ 7,500-00
5th
US $ 3,750-00
6th
US $ 3,750-00
7th
US $ 3,750-00
8th
US $ 3,750-00
9th
US $ 2,250-00
10th
US $ 2,250-00
11th
US $ 2,250-00
12th
US $ 2,250-00
13th
US $ 2,250-00
14th
US $ 2,250-00
15th
US $ 2,250-00
16th
US $ 2,250-00
17th
US $ 1,750-00
18th
US $ 1,750-00
19th
US $ 1,750-00
20th
US $ 1,750-00
21th
US $ 1,750-00
22th
US $ 1,750-00
23th
US $ 1,750-00
24th
US $ 1,750-00
Total Prize Fund: US $ 100,000-00




2021 EDITION
WORLD POOL MASTERS
THE WINNER'S LIST
1993
Werner Duregger
AUT
1994
Ralf Souquet
GER
1995
Daryl Peach
ENG
1996
Ralf Souquet
GER
1997
Earl Strickland
USA
1998
Francisco Bustamante
PHI
1999
Alex Lely
NED
2000
Ralf Souquet
GER
2001
Francisco Bustamante
PHI
2002
Ralf Souquet
GER
2003
Tony Drago
MLT
2004
Thomas Engert
GER
2005
Raj Hundal
ENG
2006
Ralf Souquet
GER
2007
Thomas Engert
GER
2008
Alex Pagulayan
PHI
2009
Darren Appleton
ENG
2010
Dennis Orcollo
PHI
2011
Ralf Souquet
GER
2012
Karol Skowerski
POL
2013
Niels Feijen
NED
2014
Shane Van Boening
USA
2015
Shane Van Boening
USA
2017
David Alcaide
ESP
2018
Niels Feijen
NED
2019
David Alcaide
ESP
2021
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