Archive for March, 2011

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

European Pool Championships 2011 Day 7

Today I did not shoot that much pictures….we enjoyed the day and played some pool.
Anyhow….I got some good emotions again ;-)
If you wanna know how a car full of girls looks like you have to scroll down a bit;-)

 

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

European Pool Championships 2011 Day 6

My Girl lost the first match, won the second one and lost the third one….so we are out of 9 Ball right now. But Today starts 10 Ball.

 

Because of the last short night I tried to catch up some sleep….but slept only since 3 to get all the stuff done.
Did not watch that much games yesterday but shot some pics of them and afterwards we went to the pool hall so I can shoot pool instead of photos.

 

The quarter finals for today:

 

Men:
Kim Laaksonen vs Huidji See
Mariusz Skoneczny vs Nick Berg-van-den
Mario He vs Serge Das
Niels Feijen vs Francisco Sanchez Ruiz

 

Women:
Jasmin Ouschan vs Marika Poikkijoki
Line Kjorsvik vs Kamila Khodjaeva
Anastasia Nechaeva vs Laetitia Dos Santos
Viktoria Nagorna vs Gerda Hofstatter

 

Wheelchair:
Tony Southern vs Daniel Luton
Fred Dinsmore vs Jouni Tahti
Aslum Aboobakar vs Roy Kimberley
Henrik Larsson vs Manfred Gattinger

 

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

European Pool Championships 2011 Day 5 (8 Ball Finals)

Marketa won against Louise Furberg….Her next match is tomorrow at 9:00 and this is why we have to get up at 7:30 :-( (its 4:00 and I am still sitting here to update the blog)
Please cross the fingers for our game tomorrow.

 

I totally forgot yesterday that Petra Stadlbauer of Austria is also in the quarter finals (with Jasmin and Albin)
Jasmin and Albin lost and Petra won her match but lost in the semis against Kynthia Orfanidis.
Congrats to Petra for the third, Albin and Jasmin for the fifth place!

 

Finals:

 

Wheelchair:
Jouni Tahti won against Kurt Deklerck 5:1

 

Women:
Kynthia Orfanidis won in a long match against Marika Poikkijoki 6:4

 

Men:
Dominic Jentsch played like a machine and won against Ralf Souquet 8:1
At this point I have to say that Ralph was fighting as hard as possible one match before against Carlos Cabello.
He was behind and came back while he had to work hard thru very difficult racks. My deepest respect for that.
I love your game and it is very motivating to watch it. If there would be a price for the toughest match……you would deserve it.

 

Congratulation to all players!!!!

 

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Monday, March 28th, 2011

European Pool Championships 2011 Day 4

We are out of 8Ball but tomorrow starts9 ball….12pm first match.
A lot of interresting matches today….and for sure I captured some emotions;-)
Albin and Jasmin Ouschan of Austria are playing tomorrow in the quarter finals….good luck guys!
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Sunday, March 27th, 2011

European Pool Championships 2011 Day 3…..what a day….

Its about 5 in the morning right now and finally I finished everything.
Today I tried to pick up my girlfriend from Brno to go to the EC. At my first stop at a gas station i figured out that both of my tires in the back are missing a lot of air. In one of them I saw a screw sticking out.
So I went to the nearest tire shop, so they can have a look at it. A lot of car mechanics there…..but nobody had time (that was what they said….looked like they rather go for lunch then to fix my car).
Anyway, I was lucky to call the guys from Fleischman Reifen in Klosterneuburg (www.fleischmann-reifen.at). They promised me to fix my tires as soon as possible….30 mins later I arrived there and another 45mins later they fixed both tires and I was on my way to Brno (Thanks everybody there for the great work). I had a Screw and a nail in each of them…..maybe bad luck or somebody does not like me (wondering about that because I am very rarely at home and when I am mostly sleeping)
I arrived very late in Brno and my navigation system said we will arrive at 8:30pm in Brandenburg.
The bad thing was that my girl already missed one game because of a business trip (Marketa traveled the whole week….) and the next mach was @ 7:30pm.
The only thing I can say is: We made it somehow.

 

The EC:

 

My girl immediately started to play and I started to shoot pictures.
It was so nice to see all my friends again…..a lot of people just came to me and said hi….thanks for that!!
My girl won her match against Anna Grintsuk 6:4 and went to the hotel then to get some rest.
I stayed there until the finals.
Tomasz Kaplan won against Fabio Petroni in the finals …. Fabio did not had much opportunities to come to the table.
Jasmin Ouschan won against Line Kjorsvik and is again Europen staight pool champion.

Congratulations to all of the players!!!

 

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Friday, March 25th, 2011

Preperation for the European Pool Championships 2011 in Brandenburg

A lot of cables, chargers, lenses, cleaning tools, card readers, hard discs, laptops and I don’t know how much other stuff is laying in front of me and that means another event is coming up. The flashing lights of all the different chargers are reminding me of Christmas and mostly that’s the feeling I have before going to a big tournament. Another thing I am happy about is that I will see a lot of friends again. (I think the last time I saw most of you guys was in the Casino in Zagreb 😉 ) It was so much fun there….
But as everybody knows after the EC is before the EC (and in between there are enough other events 😉 )
Speaking about online Casino….not sure but maybe we have a chance to hang out there in a Casino again
We got some nice feedback about the interviews we did @ the Mosconi Cup….not sure if there will be enough time to do some here….lets see.
Back to the photo stuff…really curious how the light will be there. But I should be prepared enough with a lot of equipment.

 

We we will be there from Saturday until the end…I attached a short review from the last EC to make the waiting for my photos easier….enjoy:

 

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Japan earthquake and tsunami – how to donate

Hey everybody,

 

Just a short post about the terrible things happening in Japan.
This people get all of my respect for staying that calm and professional during that condition.

 

Some pictures from Japan:
Earthquake and Tsunami Pictures

 

Please take time to donate your money and help:

Google crisis response

Rotes Kreuz Österreich

Rotes Kreuz Deutschland

Red Cross America

Red Cross UK

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Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Dream of my home village

Finally my girlfriend and me had time to do a walk on a beautiful day thru my home village.
I wanted to shoot some pictures and get some different views …. just doing something new.
So I set myself some limits…. I took the 50mm lens and tried to shoot everything with 1.4 (I think there is only one picture with 2.8). One of my favorites is the field that looks like the sea and the swan (was kind of tough to get his head sharp with 1.4) enjoy the pictures.

 

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