Congratulations to Jasmin Ouschan on winning the 2008 Carolina Classic. After being sent to the one loss side early on in the tournament by Sarah Rousey, Ouschan battled her way back to the round of 16 redraw and then took command of the tournament. First she took down Kelly Fisher 9-4, then battled past Xiaoting Pan 9-7 to make her way to the semi-finals.
Once in the semis, she took down The Texas Tornado Vivian Villarreal 7-1 to reach the finals against The Black Widow herself, Jeanette Lee. Ouschan simply could do no wrong, finishing off Lee 7-1 to take the championship. Next up for the WPBA is the Pacific Coast Classic in Lincoln City, Oregon October 1-5.
Our girl Debbie Schjodt had a tough run at the US Open, but that didn’t stop her and Frank from having a good time and representing for PoolDawg! In addition to playing in the tournament, Debbie spent hours playing challenge matches and doing the meet and greet with fans which is why we so dig our Tequila Schjodt.
After the US Open, Frank, Debbie and the ladies of the WPBA decided to let loose at a local karaoke bar. If you check out Frank’s Myspace Page and go to his photo album, you’ll find tons of pictures of Frank hanging out with Sarah Rousey, Ga Young Kim, Xiao Ting Pan, Jasmin Ouschan, Monica Webb, US Open Champ Kelly Fisher and tons of other women from the tour.
Speaking of Frank’s MySpace page, Frank is really on the prowl for friends and he’s not above bribing people. Just for the MySpacers, we’re going to start doing a monthly giveaway. Every month, Frank will be choosing someone to get a $25 gift certificate. If you have a MySpace page and you want in on the action, just send a friend request.
Last thing, I wanted to thank everyone on the WPBA tour who took the time to take all those pictures with Frank. You gals are the best!!
I don’t want it to sound like we don’t like the WPBA mainstays because we really do, but there’s something really exciting about seeing a bunch of new faces rolling. The Great Lakes Classic has been a bit of a coming out party for a number of players that we haven’t seen much of. Names like Sarah Rousey and my personal hero Tequila Schjodt are still on the winner’s side and one win away from sliding into the Round of 16. When you look at this with the past two events that saw Gerda Hofstatter and Anna Kostanian making it to the TV round, all the sudden you have a very different WPBA.
I mean how cool was it to see Anna Kostanian up against Xiaoting Pan and Jasmin Ouschan against Ga Young Kim in the semifinals of the Generation Pool tournament? Unless something catastrophic happens, Anna should coast into the Round of 16 at which point it will be the luck of the redraw.
We’ll see what happens tonight, but the future is definitely looking bright for the WPBA.