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Friday, September 24th, 2010

China Open Day 6

After some hours of sleep it took me 6 hours to upload 15mb of pictures. So I am sitting now in the

Minya hotel and develop the pics…..uploading them should be much faster here…..
Went today to the tournament at about 6pm….again a lot of nice matches here.
Sadly Jasmin lost against Fu Xia-Fang…was an exciting match….
By the way….one of the biggest opponents was the carpet….check out the pics….

Here again the links to the online scores and to the stream:

 

http://www.top147.com/news/2010shpool/dw_woman.php
http://www.top147.com/news/2010shpool/dw_man.php

 

Stream:

 

http://www.my147.com/video/display.php?id=2580

 

 

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The first pics are of the player hotel (and on the way to get there)

 

 

 

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Friday, September 24th, 2010

China Open Day 5 (start of the tournament)

There is no Day4 because of a big holiday here…

 

What a long day today…..its after 8 in the morning and I finaly finished with the pictures.
I went at about 11:30 to the tournament area to pick up my press pass. Sadly the did not find it but with a helpfull chinese girl I got thru everything and got it at the end.
Also I had to wear this funny yellow jacket (it says elephant king….whatever that means ;-))….Little strange from my point of view because photographers should wear more dark stuff to do not disturb the players when moving….
After a nice opening ceremony the tournament started. (Get ready for a many many pics today)
There was a lot of light in the big hall but because of the light came only from big lamps on the ceiling the faces of the players were very dark and I had a hard time to find the right settings for the pictures……still not that happy with it.
At the TV tables and at the practice area are the lighting conditions much better.
After a while I was getting hungry and Niels gave me a hint about a super market across the street.
It is super close to the area and you get all the healthy food there…..got some realy nice apples ;-)
I can’t give you details about all the matches because I am focused on my photo stuff. But this two links will show you the results:

 

http://www.top147.com/news/2010shpool/dw_woman.php
http://www.top147.com/news/2010shpool/dw_man.php

 

BTW thanks to top147.com for inviting me to this great event.

 

A online stream should be here:

 

http://www.my147.com/video/display.php?id=2580

 

I just can tell you that I saw some realy great shots when I was moving thru the area.
After the tournament I went with Sarah, Brtiney, Kelly, Gerda, Penny, Joanne and Corey for dinner and after chatting with Britney, Ruslan and Tony I went back to my hotel @ about 2am…

 

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Monday, September 20th, 2010

China Open Day 2

After some hours of sleep I missed the breakfast and walked into the city to get some impressions of Shanghai. 1,5 hours later I was compleatly wet and tried to find a taxi to the tournament area.
I think the 5th one knew where I wanted to go, but brought me one block away….
After some photos I got a delicous lunch and met a guy who spoke perfectly german. I got the adress for the women qualifiers from him (thanks again) and so I was watching out for the next taxi….this time it was pretty easy to get there. The club there was as beautiful as the other one.
And I saw there also some very good matches….about two hours later I went back to the other place (a Chinese player invited me to share the cab with him…thanks a lot) to shoot more pics.
About 500 photos later and after saying hi to Tony (smiling like always) I went exhousted back to the hotel.

 

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Sunday, September 19th, 2010

China Open Day 1 (Arrival and qualifiers)

Today I arrived after a long trip Shanghai. Delay from Vienna and from Istambul. In the second plane it was tough to find a empty space for my gear….sitting then and waiting for take off, I captured a funny thing on the screen (Passanger pain progress ;-))

 

Finally arrived in Shanghai then….
A long cue in front of the imigration office but it took me only 15 mins thru that one ;-)
Finally @ the baggage claim and one of the first suitcases was mine.
So now I had just to go outside and find Neil…..oh man a lot of people were standing there with sheets in their hands.
Slowly went thru them and tried to find mine…..Just after 2 mins somebody was saying my name….and there he was (thanks for picking me up).
We took a taxi from the airport to the hotel….a traffic jam later we arrived there.
Jumping up to the room changing cloth and getting my gear ready…..on the way to the qualifiers.
Another traffic jam later we arrived there….a nice big area filled with a lot of tables and a lot of good players.
I saw some nice matches and shot some pics.

 

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Sunday, September 12th, 2010

8 Ball regional league Brno

This weekend I played on the Thursday tournament @ Delta in Brno.
After winning once and being 11th I finished 3rd this time.
On Saturday there was a regional 8 Ball tournament in Delta too so I took the chance to shoot some photos there.
All photographers know that you have to spend a lot of money in your gear if you want to shoot indoor sports in low light (without flash). But this time I want to show you that a Canon 40D with a 50mm 1.4 lens and a cheap Sony point and shoot can also do a good job.

 

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Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Eurotour Austria 2010 (Sankt Johann Im Pongau)

Sadly this time I was not able to take pictures there. But watching the online stream was exciting.

 

In the semis Karl Boyes won against Chris Melling 9:7 (I remember a nice kick-bank shot on the 7) and Nick Van Den Berg Harald Stolka 9:3.

 

So in the finals I was waiting to see an thrilling match between Karl and Nick.

 

Nick started with a run out and utilized every mistake from Karl and so he was 5 nothing ahead after a short amount of time.
But we all know the story about sheeps and lions….and Karl mutated to a beast of a lion.
He played some risky shots and nasty combinations and deserved to win this title 9:6.

 

Congratulations Karl!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Ö Cup 2010

This time the Austria Cup was in Poolhall Black 8 in Linz.
Because I was playing myself also, I did not shoot that much pictures.
Like every year it was a very big and great event with a special tent outside for extra food and beer ;-)
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Monday, May 31st, 2010

Prague 10 Ball tournament may 2010

I had a wonderful weekend in the Czech Republic. Beside shooting photos in a 10 Ball event, I discovered other dimensions nice people and we were able to discuss the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything ;-) . Also my zombie days are over now, I am back to life ;-)
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Monday, May 24th, 2010

Austrian Snooker Open 2010 Day 5 (Finals)

I left the players party pretty early, but was still super tired next day.
After having a wonderful breakfast we went back to the tournament area. and watched the semis and the finals. Michaela Tabb was the referee in the finals.
Neil Robertson finished second and Judd Trump first. Congratulations to the winner !!!
Enjoy the pictures, I will enjoy some sleep ;-)

 

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Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Austrian Snooker Open 2010 Day 4

After the wedding, party, jogging and only little sleep I went back to Wels.
I missed two maximum breaks but still got some pics from day 4
(inc. Michaela Tabb ;-)).
Just finished the gallery and next stop is players party ;-)

 

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