While Team Europe was celebrating their Mosconi Cup victory in Vegas, many of Europe’s other elite pro pool players took to Treviso, Italy for the Euro Tour’s Dynamic Billiard Treviso Open. Former Mosconi team member Nick van den Berg of the Netherlands would take home the title crown, while also securing himself the #1 position on the final tour rankings for 2013. Check out the details below in the story from the Euro Tour.
Nick van den Berg wins Dynamic Billard Treviso Open and Euro-Tour 2013
In an intense final match, Nick van den Berg (NED) defeated Phil Burford (GBR) with 8:5.
The final match was determined by safety play in the beginning. After seven racks, van den Berg was leading 4:3 when Burford had an open layout in front of him.
He got to the 10-ball and ran a bit out of position. However, he managed to pocket the 10-ball but shockingly scratched with the cue ball. Instead of tying the match at 4:4, suddenly he found himself trailing 3:5. Van den Berg made use of that situation and carried the advantage through until he was on the hill, leading 7:5. It was again Burford at the table then. He ran out of position for the 8-ball. He tried hard and left a very tough shot for van den Berg. “El Niño” aimed at the ball and fired it in. He then pocketed the remaining two balls to wear the crown at the Dynamic Billard Treviso Open 2013. Van den Berg did not only take the title, he also won the Euro-Tour series 2013 by finishing as ranked number 1 player.
“It feels great to win the tournament,” stated van den Berg after the final, “but it feels even greater to be number 1 at the end of the year.“
“All in all, I’m quite happy with my second place here in Treviso. Hats off to Nick, he played a very good match against me and deserved the victory,” added Burford.
In the semifinal match between Burford and Alcaide, the Brit was already trailing with 3:1 when he started a great comeback and took four consecutive racks to take a 5:3 lead. That broke Alcaide’s neck and the Spaniard could not get a foot in the door anymore. 8:5 was the final result that booked Burford’s seat in the final match.
The other semi-final was an all Dutch clash between van den Berg and Huidji See. It can be clearly stated that van den Berg simply was the better player today, leaving no chance for See, and winning rightfully with 8:3.
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