Sunday, February 15, 2009

Norwegian 9-ball Championship coming up

It's now less than 2 weeks till the Norwegian 9-ball Championship. This year it will be played in the city of Trondheim, and aproximately 100 players will enter.

Hopefully I will be able to compete in this tournament, but as of today it doesn't look good. I have some problems with my arms and hands, and it sometimes hurts even when brushing my teeth. I tried to play some pool on Friday, but had to quit after about 40 minutes. Some days I can't feel any pain at all, other day's it hurts like hell.

Went to the doctor on Monday, got some pills and took a bloodtest. Will be back tomorrow, and hopefully things will be sorted out very quickly. If it keeps on hurting like this, it isn't worth the trouble of travelling and competing.

I hope that I will be able to play the Norwegian 9-ball Championship. I finished 5th last year, and I feel that I am capable of atleast repeating that performance. Of course I need to play my very best, but it isn't impossible to win it all, and that's my goal.

Now I am crossing my fingers and hoping that I will be fit for fight...

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How I practice

Most of the time I practice by playing the Ghost in 9-ball or 10-ball. Sometimes I line up difficult shots or safeties that I have been struggling with, and the rest of the time I am normally using on the system called PAT.

I am using PAT (Playing Ability Test) to test my skills and to see progress, and it is really working great for me.

I have bought the books and DVD's on Amazon, and I recommend it to all players who wants to raise their game to another level.

PAT consists of 4 different levels, from amateurs to professionals. As a side-note, top-players such as Jasmin Ouschan and Thorsten Hohmann uses PAT on a regular basis.

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