Monica Webb takes the title in the women’s Euro-Tour

Monica Webb takes the title in the women’s Euro-Tour

Monica Webb (USA) just won the Dynamic Billard Austrian Open Women Euro-Tour event in beautiful St. Johann/Pg., Austria, with a convincing 7:3 victory over favored hometown hero Jasmin Ouschan (AUT).

Monica Webb (USA) - Foto: EPBF/DM
Monica Webb (USA) – Foto: EPBF/DM

It has been Webb’s tournament from the very beginning. She played great throughout the whole event. Results like 7:4 over #2 ranked player Ana Mazhirina (RUS), 7:3 over #5 ranked Ina Kaplan (GER), 7:2 over multiple European and World Champion Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) and 7:3 against another multiple European and World Champion Jasmin Ouschan in the final demonstrated her domination in this event. Although being handicapped with a foot in plaster she performed better than ever in Europe. „I felt great in this event“, stated Webb after the match. „I have practiced a lot during the last months and I think it is paying off now“. When asked about her plans for the future, she answered with a smile: „I will definitely continue playing the Euro-Tour“.

Jasmin Ouschan’s way into the final was also quite impressive. Two victories over Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL) with 7:3 and 7:5 and a 7:2 victory over Line Kjoersvik (NOR) are among the impressive results from Ouschan.

The final match however was not Ouschan’s. She committed too many mistakes which was very unusual for Ouschan. For example, she left the 9-ball hanging over the pocket and missed several easy shots. Maybe the pressure to win on home soil is too big on her. However, her opponent benefitted from these mistakes. „I think I also had some luck in the right moments“, commented Webb modestly. But luck belongs to any sports and her performance here did not have too much to do with luck. She was simply better than the rest of the field. She is a very modest person and her victory is absolutely deserved.

Top 8 finishers Men’s Dynamic Billard Austrian Open 2014

1.Monica Webb (USA)
2. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT)
3. Line Kjörsvik (NOR)
3. Veronika Ivanovskaia (GER)
5. Ana Mazhirina (RUS)
5. Claudia Kunz (SUI)
5. Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL)
5. Oliwia Czuprynska (POL)

Top Ten players Euro-Tour ranking

1. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT)
2. Ana Mazhirina (RUS)
3. Caroline Roos (SWE)
4. Martine Christiansen (NOR)
5. Ina Kaplan (GER)
6. Jennifer Vietz (GER)
7. Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS)
8. Louise Furberg (SWE)
9. Sandra Baumgartner (AUT)
10. Ine Helvik (NOR)

This concludes the coverage from Alpina Wellness and Sports Hotel in Alpendorf, St. Johann/Pg., Austria. All results and more info can be found online at www.eurotourwomenonline.eu .

The event was 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 federation website www.epbf.com or contact the press office press@epbf.com.