Huss Kerde overcome Vinnie Calabrese to win the Winning Smile 2019 Newcastle Snooker Open. Despite a 127 break from Vinnie which was the high break for the tournament Vinnie was unable to overcome a consistent Huss in the final and was beaten 4-1 in the best of 7 final. A big thank you to Wangi Workers Club for hosting the final and Belmont 16′ Sailing Club and Toronto Workers Club for assisting with their venues. Also thank you to Winning Smiles for their generous major sponsorship for the tournament.
The Tony Tamplin Grand Final was won by Wangi Workers No.1 team in a hard fought close match over Tennis Club.
Kenny Plows and Ray Loveridge got Wangi away to a great start with hard fought wins over Ramsey Vong and Mark Toward
Tennis fought back with a strong win by Jake Davis over Greg King with Jake showing a lot of skill with a break of 27
John Duchatel and Ben Cooper on table 2 and Neil Fatania and Kevin Parry on Table 3 battled to 1 frame all and a comeback by Tennis looked possible
John Duchatel broke Tennis hearts potting the double black after the third frame was tied.
The match was played in excellent spirits and at a high standard
Congratulations to Wangi Workers No.1 on winning the Tony Tamplin Shield and also congratulations to Tennis Club who had a great season and came in Minor Premiers
Many thanks to Belmont 16ft Sailing Club for hosting the Grand Final and Glen Wallace for helping the committee with refereeing of matches
The Preliminary Finals of the Tony Tamplin Shield have been played and won
Tennis Club beat Nelson Bay Community Club 3-1
Wangi Workers Club No.1 beat Belmont 16′ Sailing Club No.1. 3-1
So the Grand Final will be played next Wednesday 18th September at Belmont 16ft Sailing Club
Starting time 7.00 pm
Good luck to all teams and spectators welcome
Tony Tamplin Preliminary Finals
Two “last player ” , third frame wins by John Crossland and John Hicks have taken Nelson Bay and Wangi Workers Club No.1 into the Preliminary Finals next Wednesday September 11th
Nelson Bay fought back from two rubbers down to beat Kahibah Sports Cannons 3-2 while Wangi Workers No.1 had a hard fought see-saw 3-2 win over Cessnock Comets No.1
Congratulations to all players involved for their high quality competitive snooker and good spirits
So next Wednesday 11th September
Preliminary Final 1
Tennis Club v Nelson Bay Community Club at Tennis Club
Preliminary Final 2
Belmont 16′ Sailing Club 1 v Wangi Workers No.1 at Belmont 16′ Sailing Club
Good luck to the four teams in the battle to reach the Grand Final
Congratulations to the Kahibah Sports Cobras who managed to defeat the minor premiers, the Kahibah Sports Kingpins by 2 games to 1, in the 2109 Elwyn Jones Billiards Shield.
Both Kahibah teams had a great season and the Kingpins pipped the Cobras to take out the minor premiership. However, the Cobras extracted some revenge by prevailing in a hard fought Grand Final.
A special thanks to John Duchatel who put his recent Grade 3 Refereeing Certificate to good use in officiating one of the matches. Also to Belmont 16′ Sailing Clubs Brian Bourke and Peter McKenzie for their assistance. Belmont 16′ Sailing Club also played hosts for the Grand Final with their newly reclothed tables which were a pleasure to play on.
Grant Schubert took out the season high break with a 148.