Friday, February 27, 2009

What's up?

In 30 minutes the Norwegian 9-ball Championship 2009 kicks off, without me.

I am not able to play pool because of the injury in my arms, and I am still on sickleave. I can't even play playstation, so the last couple of days I have only been glued to the computer watching pool. Haven't happened much pool-related in my real-life, so I'll do a quick update from those tournaments.

In the weekend it was the Turning Stone, which Ralf Souquet ended up winning, and now it is the US Open Bar Box Championships in 10-ball, 9-ball and 8-ball.

Darren Appleton won the 10-ball and is now in the final of the 9-ball event. He is playing superb at the moment, and I suspect he will win the 8-ball event too, which IS his strongest game.

These events are being streamed at, and today's stream is PPV (pay-per-view), and cost $ 15. Tomorrow it is free, and Sunday it costs another $ 15.

I do hope that the Norwegian 9-ball Championship will be streamed too, but as of now there is no such information. I will post the link here if it will be streamed.

The draw has been done, and of the 90 players in the tournament I predict that Vegar Kristiansen will end up as the Norwegian 9-ball Champion this year.

Line Kjorsvik will most likely end up som winner of the Women Championship.

1 kommentarer:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the updates and I hope your arm is better and it is not serious - let us know the results - the word I hear is that Line Kjorsvik re-located to Sweden.
Is that true??

Anonymous - Bobby McGee

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