Saturday, March 07, 2009

Registered for Eurotour Germany

Yesterday I sent in my registration for the Eurotour in Sindelfingen, Germany, which will be the first 10-ball event of the nearly 100 Eurotours since 1992. They have all been 9-ball before, but now 3 of the yearly 7 events will be 10-ball.

The tournament isn't before 20th - 23rd of May, so I have lots of time to get in shape. As you might know I haven't been playing for about a month because pain in my arms, and I still don't know what is wrong. Going to a specialist next week, but I am starting to feel a little better so I registered for the event. Need something to look forward to :)

My next event in Norway will be the Bergen 10-ball Open, the 1st - 3rd of May. Unfortunately it is the same weekend as Marcus Chamat's yearly Interpool Open... I would love to go to Interpool Open, more than Bergen, but with me being completely out of form + Bergen only a short ride away I had to choose Bergen Open.

So almost 2 months with time to get healed, practice and preparations, and I am hopefully back to playing good pool again.

Tried to play pool two days ago, and it hurt so I only played for like 45 minutes.

Today I spent another 1 hour and 15 minutes on the table and today it didn't hurt as much, but I didn't play longer because I don't want to rush it. If I now can manage to play between 30 minutes to 1 hour a day for the next weeks without any pain I will be more than happy. I can put in some serious hours when I am fully recovered.

If you are considering signing up for the Eurotour in Germany, or any other Eurotour's, check out their website:

If you are from another continent and don't want to travel just for one event, there is also the "Best of the East" a couple of days prior to the Eurotour, in Poland, the neighbour of Germany. And a week after the Eurotour there is a 9-ball event in Finland. I don't have any information about those two events, but will be happy to help you out with getting the information if you are considering a trip to Europe.

Just a couple of days after the Eurotour there is the Philippines Open in 10-ball, so if you are planning to play the Philippines Open the Eurotour might be a good event to play to get in shape. All the best European players plays these events!

Hope to see you there!

3 kommentarer:

Sarah Rousey said...

Good Luck Roy. You know I'm rooting for you unless you play...ha, just kidding. I hope your arm gets better soon. Maybe you should quit typing so much! Hope you can get some practice in.

Anonymous said...

If I were you I would see a specialist about that arm if the Docter you have now can't give you an explanation get x-ray , MRI , if that don't show anything ,
try Accupuncture (don't know if that is available in Norway)

Anonymous - Bobby McGee

Still a banger said...

Best of luck 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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