In the deciding match she defeated surprise finalist Filipino Iris Ranola 7-1. Jeanette Lee (USA) shared third place with Yu Ram Cha (South Korea).
Kelly Fisher took away $15,000 for first place. Ranola won $9,000 for her runner-up position.
This was Kelly's first US Open trophy. It was also her first Classic Tour victory of the season and fourth of her career. Her three previous wins all came in the San Diego Classic.
Allison Fisher (England) came into the event as the three-time defending champion. This year was a completely different story though as she went out early after losing her first two matches.
The win puts Kelly atop the WPBA rankings. She started the week at No.5. Karen Corr (Ireland) is still in second place and Xiaoting Pan (China) drops from shared second to third. Allison Fisher drops all the way from first to sixth.
The event took place from July 1 to August 3 in the Riverwind Casino, Norman, Oklahoma, USA. It was the fourth of seven this season on the Classic Tour. Next up is the Carolina Classic, September 10-14, in Durham, North Carolina.
- Tournament Bracket (wpba.com - PDF)
- Highlights: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (wpba.com - PDF)
- Stats (wpba.com - PDF)
- Kelly Fisher wins WPBA US Open; Tops Point List (AzBilliards)
- Kelly Fisher Climbs on Top after Wild U.S. Open Filled with Upsets (Billiards Digest)
- Kelly Fisher Wins WPBA U.S. Open (Inside Pool Magazine)
- Kelly Fisher Wins US Open 9-Ball Championships (Poolmag's 8-Ball Blog)
- 2008 WPBA US Open Final Results - Kelly Fisher Wins (Pool Cue News and Review)
- Rousey proves her point with victory of a lifetime (Pantagraph)
- Balls are falling for Ranola (The Norman Transcript)
- US Open in Norman/Oklahoma (Jasmin Ouschan)
- Kelly Fisher (Wikipedia)
- Kelly Fisher (WPBA Player Biographies)
- Allison Fisher successfully defends US Open title (2006 US Open)
- Allison Fisher takes third US Open in a row (2007 US Open)
- Allison Fisher wins San Diego Classic (2008 WPBA Tour)
- Pan and Jones on top in GenerationPool.com 9-Ball Championships (2008 WPBA Tour)
- Allison Fisher claims third Great Lakes Classic title (2008 WPBA Tour)