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Jayson Shaw Wins Blockbuster Against Fedor Gorst As Final Four Confirmed


Jayson Shaw winning against Fedor Gorst in Quarter Finals at Hanoi Open
Jayson Shaw winning against Fedor Gorst in Quarter Finals at Hanoi Open

Jayson Shaw booked his place in the Hanoi Open Pool Championship final – live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom & Ireland and exclusively across Asia through Vietcontent, after controversially overcoming Fedor Gorst in front of a packed-out Hanoi Indoor Games Gymnasium.

Having overcome World Pool Master Ko Pin Yi in the first last 16 tie, fans across the world were licking their lips in anticipation of Team USA’s most recent Mosconi Cup addition, Fedor Gorst, taking on Eagle Eye Jayson Shaw, following a string of social media confrontations between the pair.

Tied up halfway between the affair at five-each, the crowd roared both players on as Shaw took control and dictated the affair to take a four-rack lead onto the hill. Gorst, however, one of the most in-form players on the planet after victory at the Peri Open, would respond with a string of break and runs to move to 9-8.

At the table, with a chance of leveling up at hill-hill, the ‘Ghost’ missed the seven ball and conceded the match, sparking elation from Shaw – reaching his first Matchroom major semi-final since his run to winning the 2017 US Open Pool Championship.

Sanjin Pehlivanovic awaits the Scotsman in the semi-finals after a dominant victories over Peri Open runner-up Michael Feliciano and WNT #1 and World Champion Francisco Sanchez Ruiz.

Mathematically, Shaw’s win against Gorst means the Bosnian cannot automatically qualify for the Mosconi Cup, but a maiden Matchroom major title win under the watchful eye of Team Europe’s captain Ralph Eckert would put the 22-year-old firmly in wildcard contention.

Albin Ouschan, however, can sensationally still qualify for the trans-Atlantic feature, having overturned a run of poor form throughout 2023 with a comfortable 10-3 victory over David Alcaide to reach the final four for the first time this year. Having landed at least one Major title in every season since 2015, Ouschan’s clinical edge and experience at the very top of the game will hope to help him through to the final.

Standing in the Austrian’s way is US Open Pool Championship Ko Ping Chung, arguably the most in-form player on the planet after his remarkable run in Atlantic City has continued in Hanoi. The Chinese Taipei star, however, relied on good fortune to overcome 20-year-old Filipino sensation Kyle Amoroto – who enjoyed a fairytale campaign in reaching his furthest stage at a Matchroom multi-table event.

The pinoy prodigy had built up an 8-3 lead, and confidence was building as he continued to find his break. In fighting back, a dry break from Ko had Amoroto at the table for a routine clean-up – but a shock miss on the 9-ball let the US Open champion take the next seven racks and seal a spot in the semi-finals.

Action begins at 12 pm from the Hanoi Indoor Games Gymnasium for the semi-finals stages for the Hanoi Open Pool Championship, alongside a hotly anticipated Hanoi Junior Open final between Chinese Taipei’s Liao Hung-Yen and Filipino.

Hanoi Open Quarter-Finals

Jayson Shaw v Sanjin Pehlivanovic

Ko Ping Chung v Albin Ouschan


The Hanoi Open Pool Championship takes place at the Hanoi Indoor Games Gymnasium, Hanoi, Vietnam.

15th October – 12 pm – 4:30 pm / 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm



15th October – 12 pm – 4:30 pm / 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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  • Dazn - United States & Brazil

  • Viaplay - Netherlands, Poland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia

  • Nova - Czechia & Slovakia

  • Sportscast - Chinese Taipei

  • TVRI - Indonesia

  • Vietcontent - Vietnam and the rest of Asia

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