Thomas Engert – Germany
Age – 38
Based – Dueren, Germany
Nickname – The Lean Machine
Hobbies – Golf
Years Playing – A pro for 13 years
Cue Used – McDermott
Achievements – Reigning European 9-Ball Champion. 2004 Italian Open Champion. Bronze medal at 2001 World Games. 16 European Championship medals in various disciplines. 35 German National Championship medals in various disciplines. 7 Euro Tour titles. Currently ranked No.3 in Europe.
A seasoned veteran of the European pool scene, Engert takes a Masters spot courtesy of some sterling play this year which saw him lift the European 9-Ball title against a very strong field and then follow that up with victory in the Italian Open in April. Often over-shadowed by countrymen Ortmann and Souquet, Engert is nonetheless a quality performer at the highest level and he has won seven Euro Tour titles since bursting onto the scene in the early 90’s. An inexplicably poor showing at this summer’s World Championship, where he failed to escape from the group stages after winning his first three matches, should not detract from Engert’s fine season. Success in Egmond could see him in contention to add to his only Mosconi Cup appearance which happened in 2000.
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