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2005 CUETEC CUES U.S OPEN 9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP


Semi Final #1 Allison Fisher vs. Ga Young Kim

Matches continued into early Sunday morning before determining the players for the first televised semi final match of the 2005 US Open.

Defending champion Kim was defeated in the third round by Sarah Ellerby and went on to win 5 straight matches to earn the right to play Allison Fisher. Allison having won 4 of 6 events this year, two without losing a match was defeated by Monica Webb before defeating Helena Thornfeldt 9-4 to reserve her spot in the televised rounds.

Allison continued her steady play jumping out to a 4 -1 lead before Ga Young would get her opportunities and tie the match at 4. After a position error and a missed jump shot by Ga Young in rack #9 Allison would win that game and then break and run out in game # 10 to move ahead to a 6-4 lead. Kim was still alive and responded on her break with her own run out, but the break was back to Allison for game #12. After pocketing a ball on the break and several innings of safetys, kicks and jumps, Allison would control the game to win the rack and the match moving  ahead to face Monica Webb in semi final #2.




Allison Fisher



Ga Young Kim


The second televison match of the day between Allison Fisher and Monica Webb featured precision safeties, spectacular jump shots and kick shots galore. Allison jumped out to a 3-1 lead before Monica would rally to an eventual 4-3 lead. At 5-5 after making a difficult shot after the break it appeared that Monica would have the advantage in the set however an uncharacteristic miss on the 7 ball allowed Allison the advantage and in game 12 after another difficult miss for Monica the win. Allison will play Karen Corr in the finals. Monica Webb finished in third place and will take home $7000 in prize money.



Monica Webb




Allison's moved ahead to the final match to face Karen Corr who was undefeated up to that point. The match proved to be a battle of two great champions with Allison Fisher winning her fifth title of the year with a 7-6 victory.



Karen Corr




Allison Fisher