Thursday, April 02, 2009

9th at Happy Sunday

I went to Oslo to compete at the Happy Sunday event, and 42 players joined, which made it $ 1,000 first price.

I made it to the single-elimination through the winners-side, beating one of the tournaments best players, Kent Halldin, 8-6 to get that spot. In the next round I met Eirik Eide, a former Norwegian Youth Team player, who has a bronze-medal in the European 14-1 Championship.

I didn't play too well in this match, and combined with a couple of bad rolls, I lost 8-3 and finished 9th, and out of the money. If I had won, I would have met the eventual winner, Tom Bjerke, in the Quarter Final and I think it would have been a good match.

Today I played a mini-tournament in Stavanger. 5 people put up $ 30 each, played a round-robin group race to 7, with a final of the 2 best in the group. I ended up winning the mini, but the moment that brought me most joy was to beat the 2009 Norwegian 8-ball Champion for women, Ine Helvik, 7-0 ;) :D (It is more fun to beat some people than other, and Ine just happens to be in the category where a big win feels more wonderful than anything else) :D

That's a nice warm-up for our coming session, which will take place before she goes to the European Championships. She is dying to get revenge now, so will be a great match-up :)

1 kommentarer:

Anonymous said...

GO INE !!!!!!!!

anonymous - Bobby McGee

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