Sunday, May 21, 2006

Souquet and Ouschan claim top spots in EnjoyPool.com 9-ball Championships

Ralf Souquet (German) and Jasmin Ouschan (Austria) won the men's and women's division in the EnjoyPool.com 9-ball Championships. The event was formerly known as BCA Open.

In the finals Souquet beat Johnny Archer (USA) 7-5. Ouschan beat Allison Fisher (England) by the same score. Archer also finished second in 2005. Fisher was the defending champion. The winners both received $20,000, while the runner-ups won $10,000.

Efren Reyes (Philippines) and Helena Thörnfeldt (Sweden) finished third in their respective divisions. Reyes had an amazing match against American Allen Hopkins in the second round. He managed to come back from 10-1 down to win 11-10! The fact that they were using alternate breaks makes the feat even more incredible.

20-year-old Ouschan has already won many events in her career but this must be considered her definitive breakthrough on the world stage. On her way to the final she beat big names such as Ga-Young Kim (South Korea), Karen Corr (Northern Ireland), Kelly Fisher (England), Gerda Hofstätter (Austria), Shin-Mei Liu (Taiwan) and Thörnfeldt.

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