Jasmin Ouschan (born January 10, 1986) is an Austrian professional pool player and the winner of the 2006 women's division .
I was born in Klagenfurt/Austria at the 10th of January 1986. My parents names are Evelin and Albin. I also have a 4 years younger brother called Albin. They have owned a Billiard Club in Klagenfurt for the past 20 years. I can remember my first Billiard experience but I was just three years old. At that time it was very hard for me to play at the normal tables and because of that I had my own small table at home. But I just wanted to play on the normal tables in the Club ad then I got a box to stand on. I was so interested in Pool and I loved it from the first second. I was 6 years old when I started with the elementary school. I never had problems in school. At the same age I really started playing pool and I had training and I started playing small tournaments in my hometown. I was so ambitious and full of motivation. My parents knew that I had a talent and so I got my own trainer. He also played in our club. His name is Michael Neumann. He is also my trainer and coach today. My first Billiard experiences were small youth tournaments in my hometown and when I think back now I have to smile, but at that time these tournaments were my highlights. After the 4 years in the elementary school I came into a sports gymnasium in Klagenfurt. I love sports and of course I am very good in it, so it was the perfect school for me. At this time my game was getting better and I took part in bigger tournaments. In 1996 I played at a tournament in Austria where players like Allison Fisher, Gerda Hofstaetter and Franziska Stark took part. It was so new for me and I was very nervous of course. I finished 4th place behind these three players and I was so proud of myself. It was a very cool experience for me. I learned a lot at that tournament. At that time I knew that I wanted to be a Pro. I know that there are people who can't understand me but Billiard is fascination sport for me. 2003 and 2004 were very hard years in school. In 2003 I had the last exam in sport and I got my driving license. In 2004 I had a short pool time out because I had to learn a lot for the school exams to get my graduation which I managed with a very good result. Now I am concentrated on billiards and I know that I have the talent to become one of the best players in the world. Okay that was a short review of the past years and I hope that I will have a successful life in Pool. Source jasmin-ouschan.com