After losing the lag shot, Max Lechner sat in his chair for five racks. WPA world number 1 Filler was on a mission. A dry break on the sixth rack gave Lechner the opportunity to come back to the table and he took advantage of it, cutting the distance to 5-4 and then leading 9-8. Filler forced the hill-hill but a dry break costed the Last 16 clash.
On Table 2, Shane Van Boening started the match like a beast and quickly added a 6-0 in the score versus Alex Kazakis. When the Greek put some racks together it was too late. 10-4, SVB advanced through to the quarter finals looking for his first World 8 Ball title and $75,000 prize.
Men’s Quarter Finals are scheduled for tomorrow at 12pm Austrian time. Clash match between reigning world 8 ball champion Francisco Sanchez Ruiz and American star Shane Van Boening will be streamed live on Table 1. Mario He vs Sanjin Pehlivanovic on Table 2.
In the Women’s World 10 Ball, defending champion Chou was beaten by Chezka Centeno in a forceful 9-2 in the quarter finals. Sisters Allison and Kelly Fisher, and Chinese Yu Han complete the final 4 who will battle for the biggest prize in women pool: $50,000.
Women’s semifinals will take place on Saturday at 3pm, both tables available to watch live for free on the Pro Billiard TV youtube channel.
In the Juniors division, Kledio Kaci, the younger brother of world champion Eklent Kaci, mirrors his sibling’s exceptional manners and skills. Despite his youth, Kledio has demonstrated he’s a firm candidate to take the World Juniors title this year in Klagenfurt. Young albanian will face Yannick Pongers in the semifinals of Boys Under 19. Semifinals for Junior Boys and Girls will be played on Saturday.