Archive for January, 2010

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

World Team Championship Day 5, The Tournament Starts

Today was very stressfull:
After the breakfast we went food shopping and some hours after that the players meeting started.
I shot the first pictures in this meeting and because of a planned portrait and group shooting we had to hurry to the exhibition hall after it. Arrived at the hall,the players were waiting already. In the next hours I was shooting about 35 nations….this was really exhausting. I had a little break because of the opening ceremony. As you can imagine, I was shooting there also. We saw ther a great performance from Dr. Cue and Rossmann. After that I had to hurry back to shoot the last groups of players. Done with that, I went exhausted back to the tournament area to shoot more pics.
For sure I was watching Austria. Our guys won the first 4 matches against the United Arab Emirates. Albin as usual did some supernatural warp shots…..stunning !!! Congratulation guys. Germany won very close against Canada. I was watching the games and I saw some terrific shots from Jentsch and Ortman. Hopefully tomorrow I can get some pics from China guys as promised. Enjoy the pictures guys:

 

 

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Saturday, January 30th, 2010

World Team Championship Day 4

Today my cold is finally getting better. @ about 14:30 the other members of the Touch Magazine arrived and we were building up  our booth. Slowly all the players are arriving and some of them are warming up on the practice tables. Andreas Huber and his team marked the tables today. Looks like it will be a very big event.
@ the evening I met Oscar Dominguez, Sarah Rousey (Hey I didn’t know you are also from Chicago like my girlfriend, next time when I visit Chicago, we have to shoot some Pool), Hudji See, Niels Feijen and much more.
Need some sleep now….tomorrow will be a exhausting day.

 

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010

World Team Championship Day 3

Still having the cold I was staying in the room today after the breakfast.
It was raining outside so I went a little later to the exhibition hall.
The street was covered with black ice. So to say I slided my way to the hall.
The tournament area is finished right now so I will show you more pics from around.
Enjoy:

 

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010

World Team Championship Day 2

My day started with a cold this morning … after getting up I went downstairs to the breakfast room.The breakfast is like paradise here. All you can imagine is available. I had a lot 😉 and a bit more.After this meal I went back to the room relaxed a little to get rid of this cold.I was surfing the Internet and sadly I had to see that a lot of rumours are going on about the WTC.I didn’t know where they come from, but they are not true. Very easy to check, just see my pics and videos.Do you really think anybody would work on that if the event is canceled ?I can tell you, everything is fine and a lot of players are waiting to compete in this great event.During the afternoon I went to the exhibition hall again and took more pictures and this time also some videos.As you can see, everything and everybody is getting ready for this big tournament.I went also to the next hall to capture some Harley’s.OK, I am not in motorcycles but this Harley’s are looking fantastic and I am sure the sound will blow your mind.On my way home a terrible storm starts to blow me nearly off my way.

 
Thanks to Tom TC for providing me the background music (http://www.tomtc.net/)
Also thanks to my girlfriend Angel for the inspiration.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

World Team Championship Day 1

After a long journey from Austria to the Best Western Premier Parkhotel,
I finally made it.
The Hotel is about 8 mins away from the exhibition hall(25).
You have free Internet there,  free sweets and fruits on the welcome desk and very good food in the restaurant.
The inside looks noble and the employees are very friendly and helpful.
During I was walking to the building 25 I was amazed from the scenery around.
Finally in the hall I saw a lot of stuff going on there and from my point of view all the guys there did a great job.
Because a lot of things were already done in this short time frame.
After shooting some pics and talking with the guys there I went back in the hotel room to develop and upload the pictures.

 

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

I am here

Just arrived @ the hotel and after a short rest my cams and me are on the way to show you what is going on. Stay tuned.

 

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Monday, January 25th, 2010

WTC gear is complete

All suitcases are done and I got the last lens today….some hours sleep and then I am on my way to the airport.

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Monday, January 25th, 2010

WTC 2010 preparation starts

Just put all thing together for my journey  to the WTC (Just one big white lens is missing. I will pick it up tomorrow).
Its late now and I am missing some sleep.
Because I look like shit (okokok…it’s not that better on normal days ;-) )  there is no video today, maybe I will do my first one tomorrow.

 

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Snooker exhibition with Dominic Dale and Chris Henry

This weekend I was able to see  Chris Henry (Coach of Stephen Hendry) and the Pro Dominic Dale.
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