Ouschan and Cha Sisters to Play Predator World 14.1 Championship
Billiards News – Three women will be taking aim at the Predator World 14.1 title on July 9-14,2007 at the Hilton East Brunswick in East Brunswick, NJ. One of these women is Austria’s Jasmin Ouschan, currently ranked #1 women’s pool player in Europe and quarter finalist at last year’s World Straight Pool Championship. The two other ladies in the event are Korea’s Cha sisters, Yu Ram and Bo Ram.Last year Ouschan defied the odds and won a do-or-die last match in the round robin stage to qualify through the top half of the event. Her victim that match was USA’s John Schmidt, highly regarded as the best straight pool player in America. She went on to finish 5th at the event.
Some say it might never happen again, while others were made believers. Jasmin seems to have made a believer out of U.S. Open champion John Schmidt. Jasmin was no fluke last year. 14.1 knowledge is essential to being a good 9-ball player, and its obvious to me she understands the benefits of that. Her and Jeanette Lee are probably the two top women’s straight pool players, but I probably have to credit Jasmin as being the best woman. added Schmidt.
That year Ouschan was stopped by eventual champion Thorsten Hohamnn of Germany. The defending World 14.1 Champion Hohmann added, Without a doubt, Jasmin is the best womens straight pool player in the world. She plays it all year around and there are so many strong female 14.1 players in Europe, and still Jasmin has been dominant in those events. So that really proves how strong she is. No one, man or woman, should ever take her lightly.
Yu Ram is the reigning World Junior 10-Ball Champion as well as being #1 ranked in Korea while her sister is currently ranked #3. Both sisters have spent 4 weeks in Germany under the tutelage of Michael Wahl, the coach of Thorsten Hohmann.
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