Week one saw the Minor Premiers Kahibah Sport Canons and 2nd place Wangi Workers Club progress to the preliminary final of the Tony Tamplin Shield. Belmont 16′ Sailing Club No.2 and Mayfield Bowling Club No.2 also progressed and will play the compatriots Belmont 16′ Sailing Club No.1 and Mayfield Bowling Club No.1 respectively in the semi-finals. Good luck to all teams.
Adam Waller held his nerve to defeat last years winner, Alan McCarthy, in a thrilling 4 frames to 3 battle. Adam, in taking out the title also beat Newcastle’s Eric Bauer and 2015 & 2016 winner, Rob Elsley. Alan McCarthy made the tournament high break with a 100.
Full draw can be found here.
Congratulations to the Kahibah Sports Canons who showed their class by taking out the 2018 Tony Tamplin Minor Premiership. The Cannons are on an unprecedented winning streak of 17 consecutive matches not having lost a match since the 16th of May. Please find the draw below for the make-up of the finals. Home teams remember that you need to provide markers for all your matches. Good luck to all teams on the finals. The order of play for the finals will be draw out of the hat and each match goes on as soon as any table becomes available just as in the group stages. As always home teams get the right to choose which tables the first 2 (or 3 for 3 table venues) home side players play on. Home teams mark matches except when it’s a 3 table venue and in that instance the away player/s not playing should assist with marking.
Top half will play at Belmont 16′ Sailing Club. Bottom half at Wangi Workers Club. First Round round matches commence at 10am. Finals Day at Belmont 16′ Sailing Club. Good luck to all participants and spectators welcome. Draw with time can be found:
Congratulations to Wangi Worker Club who defeated the Cessnock Comets 2-1 in the Premier League Grand Final. 2 of the 3 matches went to 5 frames and could have went either way. Wangi’s Rob Elsley took out the season high break with an impressive 123.
Thanks to Belmont 16′ Sailing Club for hosting the Grand Final.
The 2018 Newcastle Snooker Open will be held on the 13th and 14th of October at the Belmont 16′ Sailing Club and the Wangi Workers Club. This year there is a total prize pool of $3000 up for grabs. This competition is always well supported by local players as well as players from around NSW.
Flyer can be found 2018 Newcastle Open here and Entry Form here.