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Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Impressions of Beijing

Wanna share with my peeps at home some impressions of Beijing….still missing sleep and was to tired to work on every picture in detail. All the guys from top147.com treat me like a king…..thank you so much for being such a nice host in Beijing.
I realy enjoy my time here a lot!!!!!

 

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Enjoy the photos (Click on the small picture to see the gallery):

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Little Monster Brendan Crockett

On US Open 10-Ball day one Brendan Crockett won 9:6 against Jasmin Ouschan.
Just got the news in the middle of the night here in Austria.
(Thanks for waking me up *lol*)
Congratulations Brendan.

 

I met Brendan and his dad @ DCC 2009 and cant wait to see you guys again.
Can’t wait to play Brendan again…..and for sure I will bring a pillow with me
(I know I will sit for a long time and watch this kid play 😉 )

 

 

 

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Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Easter 2010

After a good lunch @ my mums house we went for a walk to the Danube and enjoyed this wonderful day.

Click the small picture to open the gallery:

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Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Flora Mosconi, widow of pool legend, passed away

Just got the news from Jake. I did not know her so I am just linking to his blog. But it sounds like a great woman left us.

http://untoldstoriesbilliardshistory.blogspot.com/2010/03/flora-mosconi-widow-of-pool-legend-dies.html

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Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Just got my new Canon EF 70-200mm 2.8 L IS II USM

I will use this lens for the European Championship. It’s really stunning how Canon improved the IS on this lens. From my point of view it is a little bit sharper and the IS is a little bit more silent then the previous version.

I will be able to do a little review after the next tournament (Sunday).

 

Here are two test shots to show you how accurate the IS is working:
7d / 200mm / 2.8 / 1/50 sec
http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/dforum/IMG_7542.jpg

7d /200mm / 2.8 / 1/8 sec (just a capture of my LCD Display)
http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/dforum/IMG_7553.jpg

For sure I was shooting booth pics without a stand.

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

One of my sponsors

Don’t buy equipment before you have tested it.
Renting equipment was very helpful for me and I saved a lot of money.
So, if you are looking for a good partner in Vienna, you have to go to this website:

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Thanks for supporting my work!

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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

A Big Loss

On December 31. 2009 one of our biggest friends passed away.
Harald Weingartner was one of these guys who was able to  make you smile in seconds. 
A very straight person that helped whenever he was able to.
He was a good son who took care of his mum all the time
and he loved (and for sure still loves) Pool and every little thing around it.
We played a lot and it was fun every time.
Even when he played some Harry’s (lucky shots),  and everybody knows what he said with a smile afterwards:
“I did it only  because of the next position, there is no other way to play this ball”
This is how I know him and how I will remember him all the time.

 

Harry, you will never be forgotten.
You will live in our memories and in us.

 

This tribute is for you:

http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/harald.html

 

Harry

 

 Please forward this information to everybody who knows him.

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Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

a night walk with Little

There are other things beside Pool I like to do: Yoga, swimming and of  course to go on a walk with Little.
Last night I had my cam with me:

 

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Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Leopoldifest 2009 Klosterneuburg

Like every year in November there is the Leopoldifest in Klosterneuburg, this time I was shooting some photos.

 

Enjoy:

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Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Tag des Sports 2009 (Day of sports 2009)

So today was Vienna’s  Day of  Sports and for sure Pool was a part of it.
Our young players (Petra Stadlbauer, Jürgen Jenisy and Max Lechner) received an honour because they are European Champions.
As you can see Carom and Snooker were also represented. We all had a lot of fun on this day in Vienna. Enjoy the photos:

http://events.markus-hofstaetter.at/tds2009/


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