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.
Just a quick note this morning to let you know about the final four for the 2008 WPBA Carolina Classic.
The first match will have Jasmin Ouschan up against The Texas Tornado Vivian Villarreal and the second match has future hall of famer Jeanette Lee matched up against Line Kjorsvik. Jasmin is coming off an unreal showing in the World Straight Pool Championships. Kjorsvik, who has been working her way back onto the WPBA tour by tearing off qualifier after qualifier is playing lights out pool.
The event is expected to air on ESPN in October. Back later with the results and the new Carolina Classic champion.
The WPBA has announced the initial air dates for the US Open:
Quarterfinal #1 – 9/10/08 3PM EST ESPN2
Quarterfinal #2 – 9/12/08 12:30AM EST ESPN2
Quarterfinal #3 – 9/12/08 1:30AM EST ESPN2
Quarterfinal #4 – 9/12/08 2:30AM EST ESPN2
Semifinal #1 – 9/14/08 3PM EST ESPN
Semifinal #2 – 9/14/08 4PM EST ESPN
Championships – 9/14/08 5PM EST ESPN
For those who haven’t had a chance to get a sneak peek, you can head over to our friends at AZ Billiards who have a nice promo video (couldn’t get it imedded on our blog for some reason). The new set looks fantastic! This is also the perfect opportunity to see some of the future of the WPBA, with names like Iris Ranola, Kelly Fisher, Yu Ram Cha and Pam Cimarelli (formally Pam Treadway) all making to the TV round alongside veterans Karen Corr, Vivian Villarreal and Jeanette Lee.