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Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Eurotour St. Johann im Pongau 2011 Day 2

After 4 hours sleep I woke upe because of some noise from the next room….After Jogging I got a great breakfast. Feeling very tired, I did not think I am able to shoot some good photos today.
So I started outside shooting some of the animals arround the venue….

 

But it was exactly the other way arround. I got some realy great shots from today!
Beside taking pictures I saw some great games. And everything ended up with a pizza party.
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Friday, July 8th, 2011

Eurotour St. Johann im Pongau Day1

Another very long day in my life….

 

Went up early in the morning and drove to St. Johann. On my way the police forced me to have a break…..because of the “Österreich-Radrundfahrt” (a bicycle race).
After my arrival it was as usual here….super nice weather….a beautiful view and a super nice hotel with very friendly/polite people.

 

Finally I had the opportunity to show (and give) some of my pool photos to the players and visitors. The reactions were very positive and a lot of people think the same way like I do…..that’s the way to go.

 

If you are in St. Johann….don’t hesitate to contact Sunny or me if you are interested in high end Pool Billiard Pictures …..also if you just wanna see how they look like. Just give it a chance and I am sure it will make you smile.

 

It was happy to see all of you guys again 😉

 

Normally I don’t have that much time to watch matches, but this time I spent like 25 to 30 minutes and saw one from the beginning until the end. Chris Melling rushed like a hurricane over Kemilev Nikola (9:0). Chris was running around the table like he had too much coffee 😉 He played super well and I think he was really running sometimes…..more and more people were watching that match. Chris only slowed down a bit (still fast) for kickshots. Congrats for a great performance!!!!

 

 

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Prague Team Qualifier For Extra-league 2011

wow….what can I say…a weekend full of work….my only my 40D was with me including the 50mm 1.4 lens. Between working on my Laptop I shot some pictures….and the team of my girlfriend had the best scores and qualified for the extra-league…..congrats guys!!!

 

 

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Sunday, April 10th, 2011

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Monday, April 4th, 2011

European Pool Championships 2011 Day 9 and 10 …. Trophys Trophys Trophys

Sorry for the late post….but after a lot of finals, players-party and banquet it was to late to work on the photos.

 

My girl won in 10 ball against Jasmin Michel but lost against Melissa Rademakers and finished 17th

 

At 10 Ball we saw the shot of the tournament from Ralf Souquet. At hill hill against Mario He he called the 9 ball over three cushions into the side and won this match with that crazy shot. Thanks to Bulle Benson for capturing and uploading that shot:

 

 

(Visit his Website for more interesting videos: http://www.bulle-benson.de/)

 

The players-party was awesome…..we had so much fun there. And that was the reason that we had a hard time getting up next day ;-)
At the next day Anna Majrina (also Pyramid champion) played against Jasmin Ouschan (10 Ball).
This could have been a super tight match. Anna played very strong and with strong nerves. She started to run the first rack, but shot the 9 before the 8.
It ended up 6:4 for Jasmin, but could have been different if Anna would not make this mistake in the first rack.

 

I was watching the Men 10 ball finals (Stephan Cohen and Radoslaw Babica)…Somehow a bit funny because Stephan was behind the camera at the 9 Ball Finals.
Both players played a great match but at this last moments at the tournament both of them where exhausted I guess but kept on fighting.
Stephan won at the end and I got this nice pic of him:

 

My deepest respect to all the wheelchair players. Its amazing how strong you guys play with that difficult angle of view.
I never tried to play in a wheelchair but I talked to some players who did that and they told me how tough this is.

 

After the last finals I was kind of relieved….it was so much fun all week long but also very stressful….just little sleep every night to get the pictures online and carrying around my gear all day long is a tough job. But when I look at the photos after that, I am happy I did.

 

It was again an awesome event with super nice people. We had so much fun with you guys and so it was kind of tough again to say goodbye after the banquet. But as everybody knows, after the EC is before the EC and we will see you guys again next year. Thanks to everybody to make this awesome event what it is!

 

Results for 9 and 10 Ball (Scroll down for the Galleries of day 9 and 10):

 

9 Ball Women
First: Jasmin ouschan
Second: Gerda Hofstätter
Third: Line Kjorsvik and Anastasia Nerchaeva

 

9 Ball Men
First: Nick van den Berg
Second: Mario He
Third Huidji See and Francisco Ruiz Sanches

 

9 Ball Wheelchair
First: Henrik Larsson
Second: Tahti Jouni
Third Tony Southern and Roy Kimberley

 

10 Ball Women
First: Jasmin Ouschan
Second: Nataliya Seroshtan
Third: Kamila Khodjaeva and Anna Majrina

 

10 Ball Men
First: Stephan Cohen
Second: Radoslaw Babica
Third: Manuel Gama and Konstantin Stepanov

 

10 Ball Wheelchair
First: Tahti Jouni
Second: Larsson Henrik
Third: Roy Kimberley and Aslum Aboobakar

 

And again congratulation to all players!!!

 

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Day10 (Congrats to Jasmin for three gold medals):

 

 

 

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Friday, April 1st, 2011

European Pool Championships 2011 Day 8 …. Nick did it again

9 Ball quarter, semis and finals (only men) today.
The finals were broadcasted live by Eurosports (and another TV station) in 57 countries around the world.
A super atmosphere here in Stahlpalast in Brandenburg. The audience went nuts during a lot of exciting matches.
And Marco Takis did a great job with his commentary.

 

The women and wheelchair finals will be on Friday.
And so we will see then Gerda Hofstätter against Jasmin Ouschan and Jouni Tahti(again) against Henrik Larsson.

 

During the men semi finals we saw a dominating Nick van den Berg over Huidji See and a thrilling match between Mario He and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz.
During the finals El Nino continued his strong game against a sometimes risky playing “Super Mario” and jumped into a 11:3 win.

 

Congratulation to all players!!!

 

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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.

 

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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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