Yet another resilience masterclass from Kelly Fisher, who survives three shootouts in a row to clinch the Medalla Light Puerto Rico Women’s Open, securing her record-breaking 6th Predator Pro Billiard Series title.
In the quarterfinals, defending champion Wei Tzu Chien defeated Rubilen Amit, while Jasmin Ouschan mounted a strong comeback against the world 10-ball champion Chezka Centeno, winning in a thrilling shootout. The Austrian, so focused, momentarily forgot her victory after pocketing her fourth shootout.
Chieh Yu Chou defeated Wan Lin-Wang, and Kelly Fisher overcame Oliwia Zalewska. Zalewska’s missed winning 10-ball shot in the quarterfinals proved crucial against Fisher!
Despite losing the first set 2-4 and being down 1-3 in the second, Wei Tzu Chien capitalized on Jasmin Ouschan’s scratch, ultimately winning the set and the subsequent shootout.
Wei, who was runner up of the event last year, couldn’t hold off Kelly Fisher in the Final, who triumphed 4-0, 4-1, securing her 6th Predator Pro Billiard Series title. This marks her second consecutive win after claiming the Michigan Open in September.
Kelly, having survived 3 shootouts in a row to reach the final, expressed her elation, stating, “I’m absolutely over the moon. I’ve had so many close matches and shootouts; I didn’t expect to win this tournament. Winning the sixth Pro Billiard Series title feels amazing.”
The spectacular Puerto Rico Billiard Expo concludes today with the Predator WPA Word Teams finals. Only 4 teams remain!
Germany triumphed over Team Spain last night, while the Austrians sent the United States home. The underdog Team Portugal secured a 3-1 victory against South Korea, and Chinese Taipei survived a team shootout against Great Britain. Pool can be sometimes cruel; just a couple of hours after clinching the Puerto Rico Open title, Kelly Fisher missed the final team shootout, resulting in Great Britain’s elimination.