Last weekend I returned to Vienna in Austria to hold a snooker training camp organised by the Austrian Billiards & Snooker Association with the Austrian National Team on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of June
The 13 Players were invited to the HSEBC Cue Sports Academy in Vienna were Mario Bodlos, Jérôme Liedtke, Oskar Charlesworth, Paul Schopf, Lukas Stötzer, Emil Becker, Josef Elias Wimmer, Oleksii Rudenko, Arif Hussaini, Benjamin Stoppacher, Thomas Janzso, Philipp Koch and Clemens Kunkel attended training both days from 10am to 6pm.
The training facilities in the HSEBC academy were again top class and I was very happy with the players overall training performances and I am confident, we are developing all the players to improve in each camp.
High Quality Camp
This camp we again concentrated on the new specific drills in Mini Breaks, Open Breaks, Long Potting, 6 Red Pack, 10 Red Packs and Frame routines where players played a best of 5 match on each drill.
On Day 1 of the Camp we held a mini match-play scoring events with Mario Bodlos and Philipp Koch coming out on joint top with 6 wins from 6 matches in a brilliant performance.
On Day 2 of the Camp, we held another mini match-play scoring event with Mario Bodlos and Paul Schopf were unstoppable with fantastic performances with 5 wins from 5 challenge matches.
High Break Board
Mario Bodlos – 70, 50, 81, 102, 99, 131, 86, 78, 41, 49
Oskar Charlesworth – 106, 68, 55, 64
Aref Hussaini – 87c, 63, 55
Thomas Janzso – 82, 78, 71, 65c, 92, 61, 93, 84, 121
Philipp Koch – 65, 85
Emil Becker 38, 42, 45
Clemens Kunkel – 48, 40
Jérôme Liedtke – 64c, 59c, 96, 84
Oleksii Rudenko – 50, 102, 99,100, 62
Paul Schopf – 64, 56, 56,51, 136, 87, 87, 81, 43
Benjamin Stoppacher – 46
Lukas Stötzer – 52,68, 44, 62
Josef Elias Wimmer – 48, 46
Star of Camp
The star performer at this camp was Mario Bodlos with an unbeaten record of 11 wins from 11 matches over the two days. One of the highlights was a superb 131 clearance on the Academy Star Break. It is great to see someone work hard on his technique and overall game in 2023.
All the players received a copy of a new Mental Training booklet plus links to videos on improving their mental fitness during training sessions at home.
Seminars Mental and physical
National Coach Chau Zi Kim gave a number of Mental Training seminar to the players on becoming mentally stronger plus qualified fitness coach Daniel Seyser held a fitness session for the players to warm up properly.
I had all the latest training aids to enhance the sessions like the Mini Domin Eye, Master Doctor, Str8aim SA-1 & SA-2, Chris Henry Balls, Academy laser and the EBSA Coaching Balls to help to get the players on the line of aim and develop a smoother stroke in their delivery.
I would personally like to thank the Austrian Association for inviting me to work with the National Team players again in 2023 and I am already looking forward to holding six more camps in 2024.
I would like to thank Austrian President Christian Fock plus National Coach Chau Zi Kim and EBSA Coach Florian Hinterschuster and Daniel Seyser along with the HSEBC Academy for their assistance during this camp.
Finally, I would like to wish all the Austrian players good luck in the upcoming EBSA Snooker Championships in Bulgaria and it was a pleasure training everyone again.
Keep on training hard and believe in yourself.
See you all in September.