Monday, February 09, 2009


After I moved back home to Kvitsoy and the Stavanger-region, I have tried to get myself some sponsors. In the last couple of years one of the local newspapers here in Stavanger, Rogalands Avis, have been writing quite a few articles about pool, and they have been following some of the tournaments played around in Norway.

I happen to be one of the players that they have written a lot about, and combined with my improvement in results last year (3rd in Norwegian Team Championship and 5th in Norwegian 9-ball Championship), I figured out I could make a serious effort in trying to get a partnership with some companies who wanted to help me achieve my goal of becoming a Norwegian Champion.

I wrote a resume of what I have done, included parts of my practice-diary telling how much I practice, on what and how, a budget and I also set up a list of tournaments I planned to attend in 2009.

As of today I have sent emails/visited maybe 15 companies only, but I have already got positive feedback from 3. The Commitee of Sports and Culture in Kvitsøy Kommune (the municipality (sp?) where I live), Norkring (telenor) and Kendocues (OB Cues) are all contributing in helping me, one way or another.

In total I have got a travel fund for tournaments, some new equipment, cuerepair, access 24/7 to a gym with wardrobe for free, and in this room I have put up my pooltable so I have lots of space around the table, access to internet, possible to record my practice etc.
I can't thank them enough, and I hope that I will make them proud by getting some good results this year, and by being a good ambassador for this sport.
I will continue my search for more sponsors, and if you know someone that I should contact, please tell me.

4 kommentarer:

Still a banger said...

Wow. Congratulations for getting some sponsors! Hopefully they will help you to go to eurotour more. You will definitely have good chances to success there!

Sarah Rousey said...

Congrats Roy. You are a great ambassador for the game and I wish you luck with future sponsors and achieving your goal of being the Norwegian Champion!

Anonymous said...

Good news - I always thought that the Norwegian Biljard Organization covers expenses for Norwegians who represent Norway in the EPC and Eurotour and also team 147 that you belong to covers expenses. I also thought athletes in Norway get stipends from the Norwegian government.

Anonymous - Bobby McGee

Alexander said...

Grattis Roy;)

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.

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