Entries are now being accepted for the ‘Winning Smiles’ 2019 Newcastle Open Snooker Championship. Our premier event will once again be held on the weekend prior to the Bob Hawke Australian Open. This is a great opportunity for those travelling players to have a competitive hit-out in preparation for the national tournament. This year we have a guaranteed prize pool of $3,000 plus entries. We hope that this incentive will make it our biggest event ever!
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Please find below the draw for the 2019 Winning Smiles 16 & Over Snooker Tournament Draw. Due to the number of entries for this weekend it’s been decided to run the tournament on the Saturday only. Please be at the venue, Wangi Workers Club, at least 30 minutes early as players will ‘roll -on, roll-off’ as tables become available. Good luck
Please find below the draw for the 2019 Winning Smiles 14 & Under Snooker Tournament Draw. If you currently have a handicap of 16 & over you can enter the tournament the following weekend (click here for details). Due to the number of entries for this weekend it’s been decided to run the tournament on the Saturday only. For both tournaments please be at the venue at least 30 minutes early as players will ‘roll -on, roll-off’ as tables become available.
Friday 24th May
Salamander Uniting Church
174 Salamander Way, Salamander Bay
Celebration of Life
Nelson Bay Bowling Club
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of Mick Ashton from Nelson Bay Community Club. Mick passed unexpectedly Wednesday after a heart attack and will be sadly missed by the close Nelson Bay Community and the Newcastle Snooker membership of which he was a long time and well respected member. He was a fine competitor and always made time to have a chat and a laugh with everyone in the room after a match. Mick currently holds the highest break in the Over-50s competition – an impressive 62. The Committee will post funeral details here on the website as soon as they are known.
Rest In Peace Mick
The NDBSA is pleased to announce the new Committee for 2019. After a bumpy start at the AGM where a Committee was unable to be formed the members dug deep and came up with a Committee at a subsequent meeting. The new Committee are keen to not only build on the work of the previous Committee but also contribute with new ideas and enthusiasm. The new members are:
President: Richard Evans (Kahibah Sports Club)
Vice President: Andrew Clarke (Wangi Workers Club)
Secretary/Treasurer: Bill Marshall (Nelson Bay Community Club)
- John Duchatel (Wangi Workers Club)
- Charlie Brown (Nelson Bay Community Club)
- Ian Olson (Belmont 16′ Sailing Club)
- Grant Schubert (Kahibah Sports Club)