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Shachar Wins EBSA 6red Title

147academy player Shachar Ruberg from Israel won the 2018 EBSA European Billiards & Snooker Association 6 Red Championships in the Mirage Hotel Bucharest in Romania on Thursday the 21st of June.

In the final Shachar beat Gary Thomson from Scotland 5 frames to 1 to take the title.  Shachar also wins an invitation to play in the SangSom 6 Reds World Snooker Championship in Bangkok in Thailand in September 2018.

CLICK FULL RESULTS IN THE EVENT

Shachar won his group with 3 wins from his 3 matches and in the knock outs he played excellent against top class players along the way to lift the title.

In the last 32 Shachar beat Stephane Ochoiski from france 4-2.

In the last 16 Shachar beat Anthony Bonnar from Ireland 4-2

In the Q-Final Shachar beat Jack Bradford from Wales 4-1

In the Semi Final Shachar beat Michael Judge from Ireland 4-2

  • The long road to become the Champion

In 2009 I was asked if I would like to coach a 14 year old boy called Shachar Ruberg from Israel and I did not hesitate in saying yes. 1000’s of hours later on the practice table, years of training camps in developing my 147academy fundamentals in Tel Aviv and all around the world. 

Everything came right in Romania this week to win the 2018 EBSA 6 Red Championship and qualify for the World 6red in Thailand.  I cannot say how proud I am of him and we both know what we have done to achieve this success for the first time in the history of his country.

I have previously coached Irish players to win other European Titles in the past but this is my first International European Champion.  Like them all, you are an inspiration to all my 147academy students that it is possible to win the major titles if you stay focused and believe in yourself by training properly.

Vienna Snooker Camp

My latest Austrian National Training Camp was held in the HSEBC Cue Sports Academy in Vienna, Austria. This camp was again organised by the Austrian Billiards & Snooker Association and ten players were invited to attend this two day camp.

The Players

Oskar Charlesworth, Christian Hochmayer, Philipp Koch, Richard Kornberger, Florian Nüßle, Serbest Hussein, Jérôme Liedtke, Andreas Ploner plus two new junior players Tajmeet Grover and Florian Toth attended this intense training camp to prepare Austrian players for QSchool in England, European Masters and Team Championships in Romania and the World U-21 & U-18 Championships in China.

The Camp Winners

Four different types of competitions were held during the camp to monitor the players. The Technical competition was won by Florian Nüßle with a stunning display of cueing with Oskar Charlesworth in second place and Serbest Hussein in third place.

In the Mental Competition it was again Florian Nüßle who was too strong and won it with Andreas Ploner in second place and Philipp Koch in third place.

The Scoring competition was won by Andreas Ploner with quality consistent scoring which included a 117 clearance on the Bow-Tie Break, in second place it was Florian Nüßle who had a high break of 137 on the Hunter Break and in third place it was Oskar Charlesworth.

In the Match-Play competition, eight different versions of match-play events were held and after all the ranking points were added up it was Andreas Ploner who won it after great displays with Serbest Hussein in second place and Florian Nüßle in third place.

Training Plan

During this camp I worked with the players on improving their Technique, Break Building skills and Safety Games with specific academy Technical, Mental, Scoring and Match-Play routines. I really feel the players are developing their game with every camp. All the players practiced from 10am – 6pm and it was a pleasure training them again as their commitment was superb.

Coaching

All the players received a DVD of action from the coaching camp along with a copy of the training booklet to work on during each training session at home. The results from home sessions and the camps are recorded with statistics on each player to identify how the players are improving each month. We can focus on what need to be worked on more.

Thank You

I would personally like again to thank the Austrian Association for inviting me to work with the players and I am already looking forward to holding the next camp in September. 

Finally I would like to thank Austrian President and Sport Director Christian Fock and National Coach Chau Zi Kim for their assistance during the camp and I wish all the Austrian players the best of luck in their upcoming events.

Come on Team Austria!!!!

French Training Camp

Last weekend my 147academy travelled to the beautiful city of Saint Quentin in Northern France to hold another PJ Nolan training camp in the Academia de Billiard in Saint Quentin.

Leading French junior Nicolas Mortreux plus lady player Juliette Proix and club member Ahmed Benseba and a real exciting young star of the future 12 year old Qayyim Selmane were the four players who attended this camp.

During this camp the players practiced Break Building, Long Potting, and Cue Ball Control routines.  I worked on fine tuning good fundamentals in their playing techniques by analysing their videos using the 147academy Master Doctor Kit.

All the players received a new training program to practice as this is key for the players to practice the correct routines.  Each player received a DVD of their action from the camp plus a player profile that outlines what is needed next to improve.

I would like to thank all the players and Isabelle & Yannick Mortreux for arranging the camp. It was a pleasure training their players as their commitment was superb.

I look forward on returning next year to check on the player’s progress.

Austrian Training Camp

The 147 Academy travelled last weekend to the HSEBC Cue Sports Academy in Vienna, Austria to hold a two day National Team Snooker Coaching Camp.

This camp was organised by the Austrian Billiards & Snooker Association and Oskar Charlesworth, Manuel Pomwenger, Markus Pfistermüller, Serbest Hussein, Jérôme Liedtke, Mario Bodlos, Elias Kapitany and Andreas Ploner were invited to attend the camp with PJ Nolan.

  • Mental Training Session

The Training camp started off with a two hour mental training session by leading Mental Coach Dieter Simoncsics.  This is aimed at helping the players to become mentally stronger.

  • Training Plan

PJ worked with the players on improving their break building skills and safety games with specific academy Technical, Mental, Scoring and Match-Play routines as he feels this is crucial in developing their game.

All the players practiced from 10am – 6pm to improve their Cue Ball Control and Break Building skills.  The players also played numerous mini tournaments and PJ said '' it was a pleasure training the players again as their commitment was superb''.

  • Player of the Camp

Player of the Camp was Markus Pfistermüller when he won the Technique Challenge,  Markus and Jérôme Liedtke both won the Mental Challenge. Andreas Ploner won the Scoring Challenge but it was Markus who won the overall Match-Play ranking to top off a great weekend for the 21 year old Austrian.

  • Coaching

All the players received a DVD of action from the coaching camp along a with the new Training booklet to work on during each training session which is recording the players results with statistics on identifying what is needed to be worked on next.

  • Thank You

PJ would like to thank Austrian President and Sport Director Christian Fock and local coach Chau Zi Kim for their assistance during the camp.  PJ would personally like to thank the Austrian Association for inviting him again to train the players and he is already looking forward to holding the next camp in May. 

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