2006 WPBA Florida Classic Final


Mitch Laurance and Ewa Laurance do the announcing for the finals The #1 Allison Fisher and #2 Karen Corr must face each other now.
Seminole Hard Rock

The 2, 1, 6 and 8 all go in for Allison Fisher on the break.
The 3 ball goes in the corner for Allison Fisher and she looks confident.
The 7 ball goes in for Allison Fisher on a combo.
Allison Fisher makes the 4 in the corner and moves to the 5.
The 5 goes in for Allison Fisher leaving just the 9.
The 9 ball goes in for Allison Fisher giving her the first rack.

Allison Fisher 1
Karen Corr 0

Mitch Laurance tells Allison Fisher we've been seeing her for a decade now. Mitch Laurance asks Allison Fisher why she is now wearing a glove. Allison Fisher answers that it is humid in Florida.
Mitch Laurance wishes Allison Fisher good luck as we move on.

Karen Corr breaks and Ewa Laurance notes that Allison Fisher must play a safety.
The 1 ball just misses the corner pocket for Allison Fisher.
Karen Corr gives Allison Fisher a ball in hand.
Mitch Laurance notes that Allison Fisher looks like she is in focus. Ewa Laurance says she also looks like a cat burglar (we're not used to seein her with a glove).
Ewa Laurance notes that this is the one title Allison Fisher does not have as Allison Fisher makes the 3 in the corner.
The 4 ball goes in the corner for Allison Fisher and Ewa Laurance notes that she has a great chance to take a 2 to nothing lead.
The 5 ball goes in the corner for Allison Fisher and Ewa Laurance notes that she has the perfect angle now.
The 6 ball gently goes in the side pocket setting up the 7 ball.
The 7 ball goes in the side pocket.
The 8 ball goes in the corner with some draw on the cue ball bringing it back to set up the 9 ball.
Allison Fisher makes the 9 ball in the corner and takes a 2 to nothing lead.

Allison Fisher 2
Karen Corr 0

Editing moves us into the middle of a rack.
Mitch Laurance notes that Karen Corr needs this rack badly.
Ewa Laurance notes that Karen Corr doesn't want Allison Fisher to move ahead 3 racks to nothing.
Karen Corr hides the cue ball behind the 8 ball.
Karen Corr just has 2 balls left to take her first rack.
Karen Corr pockets the last 2 balls and takes her first rack.

Allison Fisher 2
Karen Corr 1

Karen Corr makes a nice play on the 1 ball hiding the cue behind the 6 ball.
Ewa Laurance remarks that snooker players learn straight strokes.
Allison Fisher jumps the 6 ball and banks the 1 ball in the corner.
Ewa Laurance notes that both Karen Corr and Allison Fisher have had to practice jump shots when they arrived in the US because in snooker matches one cannot jump the cue ball.
Allison Fisher quikly sinks the 2 ball.
The 3 ball goes down slowly to the corner for Allison Fisher.
Ewa Laurance notes that these players do not beat themselves, they do not make unforced errors.
Allison Fisher makes the 5 ball proving that Ewa Laurance did not jink her.
The 6 ball goes in the corner for Allison Fisher with good speed setting up the 7 ball.
Mitch Laurance notes that the precision position used by these players makes the shots look easy.
The 7 goes in but the cue kisses the 8 on the way back.
Ewa Laurance notes that Allison Fisher now has to make a backwards cut on the 8 with the cue.
The 8 ball goes in for Allison Fisher but she scratches the cue ball in the corner pocket.
Karen Corr makes the 9 ball taking full advantage of a rare mistake by Allison Fisher.

Allison Fisher 2
Karen Corr 3

Allison Fisher just took a deep breath per ML.
The 8 ball scratch shot is shown again through editing.
Mitch Laurance notes that the momentum is switching to Karen Corr.
Karen Corr gets a ball to sink on the break.
Ewa Laurance notes that this time Karen Corr gets the cue ball and the 1 ball on opposite ends of the table from her normal breaks.
Karen Corr misses the 1 ball as Ewa Laurance notes that it was too tough.
Allison Fisher plays a safety using blockers in the center of the table.
Ewa Laurance notes that even though there are 4 blockers or so you still have to pick one and not end up in the gaps.
Karen Corr hits the 1 ball hard and almost gets a combo with the 6 ball.
Allison Fisher makes the 1 ball in the corner and draws the cue ball back towards the center.
The 2 ball goes in nicely setting up the 3 ball for Allison Fisher.
Allison Fisher softly hits the 3 ball in the corner.
The 5 ball goes in the side bringing the cue ball close to the 6 ball for Allison Fisher.
Allison Fisher brings the cue ball back towards the 7 ball as she sinks the 6 ball.
The 6 ball goes in setting up the 8 ball.
Ewa Laurance notes that these are 4 1/2 inch pockets which have been tightened up, the players need to pay respect to the pockets.
Allison Fisher finishes the match by making the 8 ball in the side and the 9 ball in the corner.
Mitch Laurance notes that the Dutchess of Doom has tied it up.

Allison Fisher 3
Karen Corr 3

Mitch Laurance calls out rack number 7 as Karen Corr is shown at the table (edting skipped the break).
Karen Corr shoots quickly and doesn't make contact giving Allison Fisher ball in hand.
Ewa Laurance notes that the mistake by Karen Corr is costly.
Allison Fisher wearing a shirt with Cuetec in the corner makes a couple shots leaving the 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Af continues her turn making the 6 in the corner.
The 7 ball is on the rail for Allison Fisher and she sinks it in the corner drawing the cue back towards the 8 ball.
The 8 ball goes in for Allison Fisher setting up the 9 ball.
Allison Fisher makes the 9 ball to take the match after editing showed us ball in hand on the 4.

Allison Fisher 4
Karen Corr 3

Rookie of the year Tracie Hines is shown by ML.

The crowd cheers loudly just before Karen Corr breaks.
Ewa Laurance notes that this is the break of the match.
The 1 ball went in on the break.
The 2 ball goes in the corner for Karen Corr.
Ewa Laurance notes that the 6 and 9 are lined up pretty sweetly.
The 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 balls are remaining for Karen Corr.
Karen Corr makes the 5 ball and captures the rack with the 6 9 combo.
Ewa Laurance notes that Karen Corr wanted that combo shot badly.

Allison Fisher 4
Karen Corr 4

We are tied in Florida once again.
Allison Fisher tells us why she plays with a Cuetec cue.
The maple wood is discussed as she says that Cuetec cues are serious cues for serious players.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is shown as we come back from the commercial break.

Editing brings us to Karen Corr with a ball in hand.
Per Mitch Laurance this ball in hand came about because Allison Fisher had a foul.
Karen Corr makes the 2 ball, not going for the combo.
The cue ball is on the rail but Karen Corr still makes the 3 and studies the table for the wide open 4.
Ewa Laurance notes that spin is needed on the 4 to get on the 5.
Karen Corr hears the crowd clap as the 4 ball make sets up the 5 ball.
The 5 ball goes in for Karen Corr.
The 6 ball goes in the side for Karen Corr.
Karen Corr uses the bridge to make the 8 ball in the corner and set up the 9 ball.
Karen Corr makes the 9 ball and hears some loud applause from the crowd as she takes a 1 rack lead.

Allison Fisher 4
Karen Corr 5

Coming back from commercials we see sponsors oZone Billiards, Brunswick Billiards and the APA.
Editing shows that we skipped a rack, it is now 4 to 6 Karen Corr.

Allison Fisher 4
Karen Corr 6

Allison Fisher breaks with authority but comes up dry.
Karen Corr moves to the table and then switches cues.
Karen Corr makes a nice jump to sink the 1 ball in the corner.
Ewa Laurance notes that Karen Corr has a chance to end it right here if she decides to go for the 2 9 billiard.
Ewa Laurance notes that it is too tempting to pass up.
Karen Corr goes for it but the 9 ball misses the corner pocket.
Allison Fisher makes contact with the 2 ball on the bank shot.
Ewa Laurance notes that the 5 and 7 are now tied up.
Karen Corr goes for another 2 9 combo and hits it this time.
Ewa Laurance notes that Karen Corr hit that shot with authority for a woman who does not like combo shot.
An adrenalin shot is what Mitch Laurance calls the combo.

Karen Corr gets the title.
Allison Fisher is presented with the runner-up trophy to a gracious Allison Fisher.
The Cuetec Cues Florida Title is defended by Karen Corr and she happily accepts the trophy.