Souquet and Ouschan win 9-Ball Championship

Ralf Souquet and Jasmin Ouschan

Jasmin Ouschan and Ralf Souquet are your new 9-Ball Champions.

Ouschan defeated Allison Fisher 7-5 in the first match of the day. Fisher came out and took charge early in the match with a 3-0 lead. Ouschan then came back and won 3 games of her own to tie the match at 3-3. The match was tied again at 4-4, but Ouschan won two in a row to get to the hill at 6-4. From there, they split racks on their breaks and Ouschan won 7-5.

The men's finals saw Souquet run the first 3 racks he broke and he took a 4-2 lead by taking advantage of a dry break by Archer. A great shot in game 8 by Archer knotted the score back at 4-4, but Archer went for a very tough cut shot in the 11th game that cost him the rack. It looked like Archer would get a chance to redeem himself when Souquet got bad shape on the 1-ball in the final rack, but Souquet played a great two way bank on the one that left him out in the final rack.

Both Ouschan and Souquet earned $20,000 for their wins, while Archer and Fisher settled for $10,000 in prize money.

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The 2006 9-Ball Championships are sponsored by Olhausen Billiards (table), Iwan Simonis (cloth), Imperial International/Aramith (balls), Sardo Tight Rack (rack), McDermott Handcrafted Cues (cue), Brunswick Billiards (furniture), Tweeten Fibre Company (chalk), (closed caption & arena), American Poolplayers Association (arena) and Original Italian Slate (arena).