All Austrian matchup in the European Women’s 9-Ball Championship

Gerda Hofstatter

Thursday, March 31, 2011: Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) won her European Championship 9-Ball semi-final over Line Kjoersvik (NOR) with a whitewash 7:0. Even with the alternate break format, the Norwegian never had a chance at the table and Ouschan showed no mercy, not even giving one single rack to Kjoersvik.

The other women's semi-final was a bit closer. Gerda Hofstaetter (AUT) played against Anastasia Nechaeva (RUS). The Russian took a lead in the early stage of the match, but Hofstaetter, who obviously was much more experienced than her young opponent, was able to reverse the score by taking a 3:2 lead herself. From then on, the match was characterized by tactical play. When Hofstaetter was on the hill leading 6:4, Nechaeva played some great shots and positioned the cue ball a bit too far away from the 9-ball. She missed the 9-ball and left it hanging over the pocket for Hofstaetter who took that present and won the match 7:4. She will now face her fellow countrywoman Jasmin Ouschan in the 9-ball final of the Dynamic European Championships 2011 which will be played on Friday afternoon at 19:00 local time.

In the wheelchair division, two well-known faces will have the honour to battle for the title. Henrik Larsson (SWE) won his semi-final against Roy Kimberley 7:4. His opponent in the final match will be Finish player Jouni Tahti who beat Tony Southern (GBR) in the semi-final 7:4.

Women's semi-finals:
Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) v Line Kjoersvik (NOR) 7:0
Anastasia Nechaeva (RUS) v Gerda Hofstaetter (AUT) 4:7

Wheelchair semi-finals:
Tony Southern (GBR) v Jouni Tahti (FIN) 4:7
Roy Kimberley (GBR) v Henrik Larsson (SWE) 4:7

Women's Final:
Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) v Gerda Hofstaetter (AUT)

Wheelchair Final:
Jouni Tahti (FIN) v Henrik Larsson (SWE)

The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the event website or contact our press office.