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Thursday, December 6th, 2012

WPA World Championships Youth & Wheelchair Willingen Day2

After a short night I went directly to the tournament area and to a great breakfast afterwards. The place here is great, full of beautiful views and snow outside and great food and rooms inside. A lot of games today means also lots of pictures.

 

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

WPA World Championships Youth & Wheelchair Willingen Day1

What a exciting day…I will see my friends from over the pond again.
I left Vienna early today for my flight to Frankfurt…from Frankfurt it was a three hour trip by bus to Willingen. When I arrive at such a event it’s always a tiny little bit like coming home…meeting the Pool family 😉 After checking in I went direct to the tournament area to meet Samm and the players for some photos and after that we joined the opening ceremony.
Let’s let the pictures speak:

 

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Eurotour Day 3, Nikos Ekonomopoulos of Greece gets the title

Nikos played solid during the whole tournament and had to win against Wojciech Szewczyk of Poland for the title.
Some of the spectators called Wojciech god of billiard because of his beautiful stroke. It was also a pleasure for me to watch the 17 year old kid.
Nicolas Otterman of Germany and Marcus Chamat finished third. Artem Koshovyi, Roman Hybler, Niels Feijen and Bruno Muratore shared the fifth place.
A strong playing Phil Burford shared the 9th place with Ralf, Nick, Darren, Oliver some others.
It’s always beautiful in St. Johann and worth to come for the Eurotour. So hopefully I will see you again next year.

 

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Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Eurotour St. Johann Alpendorf Day 2

Another beautiful day here in St. Johan in Austria. Whenever you get the chance to play here…dont wait. I think it’s one of the most beautiful venues.
Just one step outside the tournament area and you get the most beautiful view (I attached a photo at the end of the gallery). And at the very end you will see some funny photos with lots of cameras and Erculj Matjaz with funny dots on his body. Why that?
The Austrian federation did a research about body movement, stroke and the impact on the cueball with motion tracking and highspeed cameras.
They capture the cueball with 5000 frames per second. Motion tracking was done with several cameras. Very interresting to watch.
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All information about the venue (including Draw & Results)can be found here: http://www.eurotouronline.eu/

 

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Friday, June 1st, 2012

Eurotour St. Johann Alpendorf Day 1

Here we are again 😉
After a four hour drive I arrived in Alpendorf, checked in and went with my new gear to the tournament.
Meeting old friends again and shooting photos that’s what I came for. And that’s what I did 😉
I’m getting a little bit sick of shooting on and on the same pool photos. Pool needs some new style in the photo galleries and I think I’m the first who tried it like that.
I hope you guys enjoy my “new style” and I would be more than happy for any comments and thoughts about that kind of (pool) photography

 

All information about the venue (including Draw & Results)can be found here: http://www.eurotouronline.eu/

 

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Hard Times Bellflower 9 and 10Ball Tournament

It all started with an coincidence. We went to US for vacation and my last stop was California. Visiting some friends overthere, I figured out that there are tournaments in Hard Times. My gear was with me, so I had to shoot some photos there.

 

The main event (The Hard Times Ten Ball Open) was a big Event with a lot of big names (Dennis Orcullo, Shane VanBoening, Francisco Bustamante, Max Eberle, Rodney Morris, Raj Hundal, Scott Frost, John Morra, Ernesto and Oscar Dominguez, Brandon Shuff and Jose Parica to name just a few). Jay Helfert was commentating with Barbara Lee and Daniel Bush did the streamin (check out www.povpool.com for streams) Organizer was Marielle Lim. All this people and many more were responsible for that great pool event. Thanks to everybody for that!!

 

Congrats to Dennis Orcollo for winning this Tournament. (Shane finished second and Max third)

 

It was my first tournament after a longer break, so you can imagine how I enjoyed to visit old friends and watch high level pool again.
I was in Hard Times some days before and shot also a 9 Ball Tournament (Pics at the end of the gallery)

 

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Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Making history: Albin Ouschan wins Eurotour in Sarajevo

Congrats to Albin for winning the Sarajevo Coloseum Open. He is the first Austrian player who wins a Eurotur event(one of the toughest pool tournament series in the world).

 

After winning 9:4 against Darren Appelton and 9:5 against Chris Melling he played the finals against Dimitri Jungo.
The clash of the Alps (©Marco Takis) finished with 9:3 for Albin.
Congratulations again! We are very proud of you!!!

 

 

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Sarajevo Coloseum Open Finals

Mark Gray finished first at the Sarajevo Open, Ralf Souquet finished second, Raj Hundal and Nick Ekonomopoulos third. Congrats to all of the players. Really loved the match between Ralf and Nick, both played amazingly.

 

I was shooting pictures at a lot of tournaments and the Sarajevo Open was a very special one. The organization was first class (Nearly all matches started on time….with more than 250 players). The Radon Plaza Hotel was a beautiful place to be. The rooms are luxury there, as the spa is. Because of my back problems I had a massage there….I was speechless.

 

Now imagine to be at this beautiful place and see all the big names on the tables there (Check the pictures to see the crowd during the final day). Guys thats the place to be, I am looking forward to next year and hope to see even more fans and players there.

 

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Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Sarajevo Coloseum Open Day 2

The Sarajevo Open is a very well organized event, 250 players and nearly everything is on time….was shooting a lot of pics again. Got a pinched muscle or something since a week…doesnt goes better from shooting pictures 😉 So enjoy the gallery.

 

Here is the link for the Livescore:

 

http://www.saopenbilijar.ba/view.php?show=livescore

 

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Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Sarajevo Coloseum Open Day 1

Sarajevo is a interrsting city with its different parts. You still see holes from the war everywhere in the houses, but you see also a lot of new and renovated buildings. They have some realy good local food here (all from veel) and everybodys is very friendly. It’s definitely worth a visit. All players are staying in the Radon Plaza Hotel. I think its the best you can get here. The rooms are huge, during breakfast you are sitting on the 15th floor and can enjoy the view (its rotating). The venue is fulfilled with players arround the world (over 250). A lot of big names are here, like Ralf Souquet, Karl Boys, Darren Appleton, Rodney Morris, Niels Feijen, Raj Hundal to just name some of them. The first game starts at about 8 am and the last one at 1:30 am, so you see a lot of action here. Today you get my view of Sarajevo, the hotel and the tournament. Enjoy

 

Here is the link for the Livescore:

 

http://www.saopenbilijar.ba/view.php?show=livescore

 

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