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Ploner wins Austrian National

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147 Academy player Andreas Ploner from Innsbruck won the 2013 Austrian Senior Snooker Championships in the 15 Red Snooker Club in Vienna on Saturday and Sunday the 25th & 26th of May. In the final Andreas beat fellow Academy player Paul Schopf from Wells 4 frames to 3 in an exciting final to claim his second National title in a row. Andreas now qualifies to play in the 2013 IBSF World Amateur in Latvia next November.

The Semi-final had wins for Andreas over fast improving Markus Pfistermüller from Wells 4 frames to 2 and Paul beat experienced player Georg Schlager from Vienna 4 frames to nil. As team coach for the Austrian Association I am very pleased to see the high standard in this year's championships which goes well for the future of building up Austrian Snooker to be a force in European and World Snooker.

I would like to thank The Austrian Snooker Association for inviting me to train the National team. I look forward to meeting all the players in August for another camp and big well done to everyone in making the event a great success.

The Q-Final Results

Andreas Ploner beat Dominik Scherübl 3-1

Georg beat Sebastian Hainzl 3-1

Marcus beat Alexander Trinkl 3-0

Paul beat Hans Nirnberger 3-2

The Highest break in the Championship also went to Andreas Plonerwith a superb 101 in the event.

Break Board
Andreas Ploner: 101,77,66,57,56,52,49, 48,47,45,43,41,40
Georg Schlager: 92,51,48c,45
Paul Schopf: 89c,89,82,80,57,52,48,46,44,40,40
Maximilian Thürr : 68
Lorenz Propst: 59,40