Alan McCarthy wins 2017 Newcastle Open

2017 NSW Minors Champion Alan McCarthy has added the Newcastle Open to his list of accomplishments defeating Rob Elsley in a close fought final. The final score was 4 frames to 3 in a late finishing, attacking final which saw Alan beat Rob, the defending champion.


A big thanks you to Wangi Workers and Belmont 16′ for co-hosting the tournament and the NDBSA Committee members who helped run the successful event.



2017-18 Summer 6-red competition

The short 2017-18 Summer Comp commences on the 22nd of November with 10 teams vying for the title.


Details are as follows…


6-red best of 3 frames (first to 2)
Handicaps are based on 40% of current handicap
eg. 10 x 40% = 4
30 x 40% = 12
-30 x 40% = -12
0 x 40% = 0
There is no caps to handicaps
Handicaps don’t change with won or loss. Remains the same as it’s only a 1 round competition
2018 Tony Tamplin handicaps will be based on finishing handicap of 2017 Tony Tamplin. No adjustment after summer comp.
Top 4 go through to finals same as billiards & Over-50s 1 vs 2, 3 vs 4, etc
Team score per night same as Tony Tamplin – 1pt per match and 1 for winning team
red rules same as 15 red snooker – “no ball in hand”
Mercy rule applies as Tony Tamplin
Don’t forget – home team to mark all matches
No team fees or prizemoney for this comp. Just something different for a short summer comp.
Good luck to all teams.
****Please note:****
The Cessnock team will play out of Wangi Workers Club while they source a new venue. Wangi Workers is a 7pm start for this Summer Comp.

Rex Smith Over-50s grand final

Cessnock Ex-Services Snooker Club has overcome the disappointment of losing their home tables to record another chance to take out the Rex Smith Over-50s Shield. Standing in their way is Belmont 16′ Sailing No.2 side who have been great form. The Grand Final will be held at Wangi Workers Club 1pm Thursday the 16th November. Spectators most welcome and good luck to both teams.

2017 Newcastle Open Draw

The NDBSA is delighted to announce that entries for the 2017 Newcastle Snooker Open have been accepted and the draw has been done. A total of 39 participants will make for an exciting weekend but also a long one with both 3-table venues, Wangi Workers Club and Belmont 16′ Sailing Club hosting a full Saturday of matches. Could participants please be in attendance on time for early matches and 1hr + early for the later matches as often matches can go quicker then planned.

PLEASE NOTE: Previously advertised venue Cessnock Ex-Services Club is no longer available so double check your allocated venue next to your name in the draw.


Draws can be viewed or downloaded:

Wangi Workers Club Draw

Belmont 16′ Sailing Club Draw


A website viewable draw can be seen here – Wangi Workers hosting top half on Saturday and Belmont 16′ Sailing Club the lower half.


Spectators most welcome at both events. Wangi Workers Club will host all Sundays matches.

Cessnock Ex-Services Club Closed

It is with great sadness that we learn about the closure of Cessnock Ex-Services Club. The Cessnock Ex-Services Snooker Club has been a fixture of Newcastle Snooker Billiards and Snooker competitions since 1963 winning their first of many shields in 1964 and the then President, Bert Agland described the Cessnock Ex-Services Snooker team as “one of the stronger teams”.

Since I first played in NDBSA Competitions in 1989 the Cessnock Ex-Services Club has continued to field consistently dominant snooker teams.

The NDBSA sends its’ deepest condolences to those effected by the closure, not only snooker players but staff and patrons.

The 2017 Newcastle Open has switched it’s venue to Belmont 16′ Sailing Club 18th November and Wangi Worker’s Club 18th & 19th November. Apologies for the very short notice.


Grant Schubert




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