2006 Women's 9 Ball EnjoyPool.com 9 Ball Championship Semifinals formerly known as the BCA Open


Jasmin Ouschan 2005 World Games Champion versus Helena Thornfeldt

Mitch Laurance and Ewa Laurance are the announcers.
The first player to 7 racks wins.
Jasmin Ouschan has the first break that Mitch calls powerful.
Jasmin Ouschan sinks the 2, 3 and 4 nicely.
The 5 was near another ball but Jasmin Ouschan set it up perfectly.
Jasmin Ouschan sinks the 7 in the corner leaving the 8 and 9.
The 8 goes in setting up the 9 in the side.
Jasmin Ouschan sinks the 9 in the side completing her run of the table.

The espn editing moves us forward to the following score:
Jasmin Ouschan 5
Helena Thornfeldt 2

We see the former US Open champion, Helena Thornfeldt making shot after shot easily except for the 9 ball which is a tough one.
Helena Thornfeldt takes her extension and then sinks the 9 ball closing to within 2 racks of jo.

Score:
Jasmin Ouschan 5
Helena Thornfeldt 3


Jasmin Ouschan lines up for the 1 even though the 6 is in the way.
Jasmin Ouschan makes the 1 in spite of the 6. Ewa Laurance remarks that Jasmin Ouschan needs some serious draw on the 5.
Jasmin Ouschan tries a safety but hits it thick.
Helena Thornfeldt comes to the table with 3 balls left.
Helena Thornfeldt makes the 6 with topspinn. The 7 goes into the corner for Helena Thornfeldt leaving the 9 as the last ball.
Helena Thornfeldt misses the 9 in the corner and Ewa Laurance notes that she was out of the stance before the cue ball left.
Jasmin Ouschan takes advantage of the mistake and sinks the 9.

Score:
Jasmin Ouschan 6
Helena Thornfeldt 3


Helena Thornfeldt takes advantage of a ball in hand to setup the 1. The 1 goes down and Ewa Laurance notes that we have a wide open table.
Helena Thornfeldt sinks the 2 and lines up the 3. Ewa Laurance notes the large number of practice strokes that Helena Thornfeldt takes before sinking the 3.
Helena Thornfeldt is able to sink the 4 in the corner. Ewa Laurance notes that the personal records of players against each other plays into the confidence factor.
Helena Thornfeldt sinks the 6 in the corner and hears applause from the crowd. The 7 goes into the side for ht.
Helena Thornfeldt makes the 8 in the corner setting up the 9.
Helena Thornfeldt sinks the 9 to win the rack.

Score:
Jasmin Ouschan 6
Helena Thornfeldt 4


Jasmin Ouschan hears loud applause before breaking.
Jasmin Ouschan leaves Helena Thornfeldt with a shot on the 1.
Helena Thornfeldt calls an extension and Mitch Laurance makes note of her smile.
Helena Thornfeldt makes the 1 and Ewa Laurance notes that she did a nice job with it. The 2 is drawn to the corner with low right.
Helena Thornfeldt makes a nice corner shot with the 3.
Helena Thornfeldt misses the 4 in the corner.
Jasmin Ouschan then misses the 4 in the corner and the crowd lets out a sigh.
Helena Thornfeldt asks for the 4 to be cleaned.
Helena Thornfeldt sinks the 4 in the corner.
Helena Thornfeldt goes on to make the rest of the balls in the rack without a miss.

Score:
Jasmin Ouschan 6
Helena Thornfeldt 5

espn notes that Jasmin Ouschan has lost 3 racks in a row.

We are now tied 6-6 after editing.

Score:
Jasmin Ouschan 6
Helena Thornfeldt 6


Jasmin Ouschan sinks the 1 on the ball in rack 13. The 2 goes in smoothly for Jasmin Ouschan leaving a nice shot on the 3.
Jasmin Ouschan makes the 3 and has a center-ball shot on the 4.
Jasmin Ouschan makes the 4 in the corner lining up things for the 5.
Jasmin Ouschan makes the 5 in the corner and then makes the 6 in the corner. The 9 ball goes in the corner for Jasmin Ouschan setting her up for the finals.