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Austria Win The 2017 Pool World Cup

Austria Win The 2017 Pool World Cup

Austria took home the World Cup of Pool title after defeating Team USA 10-6 in London on Sunday, winning the prestigious doubles title for the first time at the famous York Hall in Bethnal Green.

The Austrian duo of Mario He and Albin Ouschan also split $60,000 (£46,900) after overcoming the US pair of Shane Van Boening and Skyler Woodward.

Austria had beaten China in the semi-finals, while the US knocked out Chinese Taipei to reach the final and the two teams could not be split at 2-2 and then 4-4, and though the US led 6-5, Austria reeled off the next five racks to clinch the trophy.

Ouschan admitted the victory comes as a shock, saying: "It's crazy. After winning against England B with such a bad performance in the quarter-finals we didn't think about lifting the trophy.

"But I played two almost perfect sets, Mario played incredibly well and made some important shots. I am so proud of him and myself, it is an amazing feeling.

"I played this tournament for the first time five years ago and lost in the second round to USA. Last year we lost to Chinese Taipei and I said to Mario, 'next year we will win' - and here we are with the trophy."
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