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Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Some More Pics

Still got only little sleep…..still one day to go….still having fun….still playing Pool


Yesterday I took a picture of the pocket size, so you all guys can see how tight they are:






  A pic of Samm, Mike (Inside Pool Magazine) and me:






 Gallery of day 7:

(pics are still uploading)

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Saturday, January 31st, 2009

DCC….Best Pool Event Ever

Today I will try to let you know what you are missing because you are not here:


Meeting (and playing) nice people and getting new friends  (All the AZ guys (Jay, Don (Thanks for the breakfast and you know I owe you a drink) and all the other nice guys), the guys from OB Cues (really enjoyed the talk every day), Hustling USA, Jack Justis, the Longoni Shop (I’m so sorry, I forgot your name) and all the other vendors. Having fun with the pros: Ralf (its every time a pleasure to see you playing), Thorsten (I know, I’m from Austria and its not my fault *lol* but why you left Germany ? *ggggg*), Mika (Great run @ the One Pocket challenge), Mr. 400 (Funny guy 😉  ) and all the other guys.


Every time when I’m on the way to the tournament area, I get a lot of “Hello Markus, how are you, how was your game, nice to meet you”. That’s for me like coming home…..thank you guys !!!!!!!


Seeing some really good matches @ the TAR pit: The Efren vs SVB match (First time I saw Efren struggling), yesterday the match between Jeanette (really enjoyed the long game, Jeanette was a killer) and this unknown guy (In the next gallery you will find a lot of pics of this event).


Watching some f…..g good matches @ the tournament.
If you want to see some good shooting, you’ll have to come to the DCC !!!!!!!


Seeing sleeping people all around (because of no hotel room, or because of doing a blog and getting to little sleep 😉 )


Seeing guys driving with their Mobility Scooters (I think there are some guys who really need this, but I heard that a lot of the guys are just lazy)


Buying a lot of T-Shirts *lol* and eating a lot of junk food 🙁


Being on the best Pool Billiard event of your life…….


Day 6:

(The next gallery is on its way……)

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Friday, January 30th, 2009

New Day New Pictures

Sorry for the downtime, but there was a power porblem in the datacenter…….data-center


Thank you guys from Inside Pool for the nice talk……I enjoyed it.

Here are some pcitures from the last two days:pictures


I’m still working on the pics from today ,  check out later !!!!!

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009


No pics today, because I’m missing some sleep. (Fire alarm in the morning and a long Fatboy 10 Ball Challenge)

But tomorrow I will put everything online (Thorsten, Jeanette, Ralf, Karen Corr, 9 Ball Bank Final and so on)
Also I recorded a complete match from Jeanette Lee.

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Action Action Action

What happened today ?

I saw a 9 Ball Bank match between Homann and Bustamante.
(Thorsten won, not to bad for a German guy *ggggg*)
I have also seen a lot of One Pocket and other Bank Pool matches .

Played some games @ AZ room and met a lot of AZ members.


This evening I watched first the Fatball Challenge (Ralf won again 😉 )
and after that I was going to see te TAR Efren Reyes vs Shane Van Boening match.

As you can imagine, this was an exciting game. (It was a hell of a game)
Both guys played awesome, but because of the time (it was about 4:00 am) 
and the mental pressure, both guys missed one or two balls.
Finally Shane was doing his last rack….everything was looking fine….
everybody was feeling the pressure…. about 4 balls remaining.
And just in this moment the light powered down. Unbelievable !!
The crowed was out of control !!!!!
I caught some facial expressions from Shane with my camera after the light was back.
After this incident  Shane finished his last rack and deserved the win.


Enjoy the photos:


The Fatboy Challange video is still uploading 🙁

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Monday, January 26th, 2009

Another DCC Day with A Lot Of Pics

During the Fatboy 10 Ball Tournament, Jeanette Lee was playing with a kid and I got some nice shots of this action 😉


And here you can find the photos from the Fatboy 10 Ball Tournament:

Don’t forget to see the other pics:


Finaly here are the 10 Ball  videos:

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Monday, January 26th, 2009

Day 3 Pics Pics Pics

Check out this gallery:

(Bigger resolutions still uploading, but the slideshow is working)

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Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Day 2

Today was a very long day for me: woke up @ 7:00 am and now its 6:05 am 😉

(okok I got 1,5 hours bed time between)


What happened today ???

I met a lot of the pros today (Ralph Souquet, Thorsten Hohmann, Grady Mathews and so on….)

I felt like being in a big family, thank you guys !!!


Finally I met some friends today (Joerackem aka Kathy  Sullivan and  Joe Nielsen and Fatboy (you all know him))

Thanks guys, I enjoyed it with you today, can’t wait to see you tomorrow.


Tested the new OB break cue with the Samsara tips (You have to try this cue guys, I liked it)

 and I also hit some balls with a OB cue and OB-2 shaft.


@ the AZ Room I met a lot of nice players/ forum members.


And I also played some games. (9 Ball, 10 Ball (Ring game with some AZ guys), Straight Pool, 8 Ball, 9 Ball Bank )


Derby is really 24/7 action, you have to see this !!!! To be honest, I’m only @ te room, because I have to sleep some hours.

I looked at all rooms before I went back to the room, and found sleeping players, Pros in discussions,  action (TAR Pit was full),  and the 9 Ball mini tournament still going on.


Sorry guys, only two pics today, because I played a lot (My VIP TV seat and me with Grady “The Professor” Matthews):


Here a short vide from my VIP TV seat, so you can see how close you can se the pros 😉


Sorry for the bad quality, but I have to compress the video to get it uploaded because the internet connection is very slow.

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Saturday, January 24th, 2009

DCC First Pics And Impressions

Still tired (after 28 hours being awake), I wanted to see whats going on.


Now I’m sure, here is the Billiard Wonderland. I was not able to stop smiling…..

I was surrounded from pros, cues, tables and action. 

The main tournament room, the TAR pit, the AZ Room

 and a lot of other rooms full of Tables.

Sorry I can’t find the right words for it. Hmmmmm… I think fucking awesome fits best.


Just look at the pics:
For full size photos click “Show picture list”

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Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Chicago Airport

After a long flight from London, I arrived @ Chicago.

Watched some nice movies on the plaine and got some sleep. 

@5:50pm I will be on the way to Louisville….


DCC here I come 😉


Edit: They changed the gate…..if you saw a guy with a red jacket running @ Chicago Airport….. that’s me

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