Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ultimate 10-ball Championships, Dallas Texas

Last day of the tournament. Vivian Villareal was my first opponent. won 7-5. Then I hit the wall with Kelly Fisher. Couldn’t make a ball on the break…2-7.

Finished 4th in the tournament, which is alright.

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Phju……What a long day. My first match was at noon against Ming Ng. I finally played really good and won 7-1. My next match was at 6.pm, Allison Fisher. that did not go so well. I never got initiative in the match. Two dry breaks and 2 foul breaks….., lost 3-7. Then at 8pm I played Park from Korea. That was like the perfect match. I didn’t miss a ball and I was breaking good, 7-0 Norway. Then at 10 pm I played Dawn Hopkins from the US. We both wore signs that the day had been to long. There was some strange errors from both of us. But in the end I pulled it off, 7-4.

Monica had even a bigger marathon than me today. she lost her match at noon, so she played 5 matches in 12 hours….She was strong and pulled it together. We are both playing at 10 am tomorrow (sunday)

There is now 6 players out of 64 left  on the Women’s side. Me, Monica, Kelly Fisher, Allison Fisher, Angel Paglia and Vivian Villareal.

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Second Round over and Monica and me are still ahead. 7-0 USA, 7-1 Norway. We play again tomorrow at 12pm (7pm Norway time).

And now we are having Pizza!!!!!! So happy :))))))

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First round over. We got up at 5am this morning, so that we would be ready for the early matches. The body needs 3 hours to wake up. Monica won her first match 7-3, I won mine 7-5 against Chris Fields. We play again at 4pm. (11pm at home).

So here we are, in Dallas Texas. It is nice to be on American soil again 🙂

We went down to practice a little in the afternoon. The Diamond tables play great!! Then we had a short players meeting, and the draw was made.
Monica got “lucky” and plays at 8 am. But since we are still a little jet lagged, and have been getting up at 6 in the morning for the past week, it might not be so bad.
I play at 10 am.
You can get updates and live streaming at: www.ultimate10ball.com/2011/

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The Philippine Open 2011

On the road again 🙂

Straight after the EC Monica and me went to the Philippines to play the Philippine Open. We arrived here on Monday and spent two days chilling and practicing. It was nice to get some time off. The traveling and jet lag was still in our body, but some rest always helps.

On wednesday we had the players meeting, We got there kind of by chance cause there was not much information floting in the air. But never the less, the draw was done and 32 women from all over the world, playing 10-ball, race to 9, winner break, was ready to play the next day.

In my first match I met Angeline Ticoalu from Indonesia. I won 9-5. It was nice to get my first match under the belt. Though my confidence are quite low these days. Then it was Chinas Siming Chen. After being down 0-3 and 3-6 , I tied it up to 7-7. Had my chance to run out but missed a semi difficult 10-ball. &*^%*%$*!!!!!!!!!!! In the last rack I came in on a kick shot, but ended up loosing 7-9.  ………….. It was brutal against Jia Le from China . Was 4-1 up, down 4-8, lost 8-9, scratched on the 2 ball on the hill. Then it was a Mickey Mouse out. Disappointed; Yes, Frustrated; defiantly!!!! Sometimes you just get into a slump, you swim and swim to get out of it, but you cannot seem to move anywhere. Insecurity creeps in and maybe you start trying to hard. Trying to hard is a tricky thing to get out of. You feel like you have to try cause you don’t trust yourself and it can lead to many things for example over thinking, over analyzing, fear and eventually succumbing what happens to you. The best way to play pool (anything really) in not to TRY, but to DO. Nike nailed it in their slogan: JUST DO IT!!!! Your body has preformed the shots a million times. Stop thinking about it, DO IT. …… all this is easier said than done. If not it wouldn’t be so hard 🙂 It is specially difficult to recognize when you are in the middle of it. I feel I have been in here for a while now. It is time to step back and zero out. You can learn a lot from adversity. And ones you find your way out of it you, you find yourself 10 times stronger than before. Take the challenge you are given, use it as motivation to improve and move forward.

I ended up 17th.


European Championships 2011

Here is a little stats from Team Norway after the EC is over:

  • The 9 players from Norway played a total of  126 matches, won 61, lost 65.
  • In 8-9-10-Ball we played 98 matches, won 46, lost 52, won 544 games, lost 559 games.
  • In Straight Pool we played 28 matches, won 15, lost 13, we made 1832 balls total, our opponents made 2030 balls.The top 10 ranking of all the nations after the tournament : 
  1. AUT:   3,2,1          
  2. FIN:    2,2,1  
  3. NED    2,0,1    
  4. POL     1,1,0
  5. GER     1,1,0
  6. SWE    1,1,0                  
  7. FRA     1,0,0
  8. RUS    0,1,5
  9. NOR   0,1,2
  10. BEL    0,1,1

EPBF Dynamic European Championships 2011 Brandenburg, Germany. All Winners:

Straight Pool 

MEN

1. Tomasz Kaplan (POL)

2. Fabio Petroni (ITA)

3. Roman Pruchay (RUS) Petri Makkonen (FIN)

5. Manuel Ederer (GER) Oliver Ortmann (GER) Andreas Gerwen (SWE) Sascha Tege (GER)

WOMEN

1. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT)

2.Line Kjoersvik (NOR)

3. Anna Majirina (RUS) Silvia Lopez (ESP)

5. Gerda Hofstaetter (AUT) Simone Kuenzl (GER) Kim Christin Witzel (GER) Melissa Rademakers (NED)


8-BALL

MEN

1. Dominic Jentsch (GER)

2. Ralf Souquet (GER)

3. Denis Grabe (EST) Carlos Cabello (ESP)

5. Tomasz Kaplan (POL) Bahram Lotfy (DEN) Albin Ouschan (AUT) Bruno Muratore (ITA)

WOMEN

1.Kynthia Orfanidis (NED)

2.Marika Poikkijoki (FIN)

3. Line Kjoersvik (NOR) Petra Stadlbauer (AUT)

5. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL) Anastasia Nechaeva (RUS) Ana Gradisnik (SLO)

WHEELCHAIR

1. Jouni Tahti (FIN)

2. Kurt Deklerck (BEL)

3.Fred Dinsmore (IRL) Aslum Aboobakar (GBR)

5.Daniel Luton (GBR) Eduard Karamatic (CRO) Matt Duffy (GBR) Roy Kimberley (GBR)

9-BALL

MEN

1. Nick van den Berg (NED)

2. Mario He (AUT)

3. Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (ESP) Huidji See (NED)

5. Mariusz Skoneczny (POL) Niels Feijen (NED) Kim Laaksonen (FIN) Serge Das (BEL)

WOMEN

1. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT)

2.Gerda Hofstaetter (AUT)

3. Line Kjoersvik (NOR) Anastasia Nechaeva (RUS)

5. Marika Poikkijoki (FIN) Laetitia Dos Santos (FRA) Viktoria Nagorna (UKR) Kamila Khodjaeva (BEL)

WHEELCHAIR

1. Henrik Larsson (SWE)

2. Jouni Tahti (FIN)

3. Roy Kimberley (GBR) Tony Southern (GBR)

5. Fred Dinsmore (IRL) Daniel Luton (GBR) Manfred Gattinger (GER) Aslum Aboobakar (GBR)


10-ball

MEN

1. Stephan Cohen (FRA)

2. Radoslaw Babica (POL)

3. Manuel Gama (POR) Konstantin Stepanov (RUS)

5. Ralf Souquet (GER) Huidji See (NED) David Alcaide (ESP) Henrique Correia (POR)

WOMEN

1. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT)

2. Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS)

3. Anna Majirina (RUS) Kamilla Khodjaeva (BEL)

5. Line Kjoersvik (NOR) Melissa Rademakers (NED) Gerda Hofstaetter (AUT) Anastasia Nechaeva (RUS)

WHEELCHAIR

1. Jouni Tahti (FIN)

2. Henrik Larsson (SWE)

3. Roy Kimberley (GBR) Aslum Aboobakar (GBR)

5. Fred Dinsmore (IRL) Kurt Deklerck (BEL) Matt Duffy (GBR) Tony Southern (GBR)