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Martin Horn wins his 13th title in Germany


Published by frits bakker

Martin Horn, 13 German titles after his first in 1994

BAD WILDUNGEN - Martin Horn clinched the German three-cushion title in Bad Wildungen for the 13th time. In the final, Horn defeated his last opponent Cengiz Karaca 40-33 in 33 innings. The world number 11 played an average of 1.617 over the whole tournament, had a best game of 3.333 and a highest run of 11. It was the fifth German title in a row for Horn, who got his first in 1994.

In the semi-final against Tom Löwe, Horn needed to come back from 19-11 behind, but scored 21 in 4 innings in the second half for an ultimate win of 40-26 in 20. In the quarter-final against Lukas Stamm, Horn's opponent missed an easy shot at 37-36, after which Horn went out with 4.

Cengiz Karaca won in the semi-final against Andreas Niehaus 40-26 in 23.

The final ranking:

  1. Martin Horn, BC International, 1,617-11
  2. Cengiz Karaca, BC International, 1.323-13
  3. Andreas Niehaus, BG Coesfeld, 1.225-7
  4. Tom Löwe, Bfr Lobberich, 1,349-7
  5. Lukas Stamm, BA Berlin, 1,214-9
  6. Marcel Back, Erlangen 1,015-8
  7. Ronny Lindemann, BCC Witten 1,257-7.
  8. Thomas Kerl, CV Kassel