Both Kahibah Sports teams, Mayfield No.2 and Tennis Club have tied for third. Under current NDBSA rules placing must be determined by play-offs. As such all 4 teams will play at 6:30pm at Wangi Workers Club on Wednesday the 7th February with a draw out of the hat to see which teams play each other. Both winning teams from the night will be equal third and will play each other the following Wednesday. Cessnock Comets are the 6-Red Minor Premiers and will play Mayfield Bowling No.1 on Wednesday the 14th of February at a venue to be determined. Good luck to all teams in the finals.
Mingara’s 15th annual “Double Trouble” snooker tournament has come to a close after two big days of competition. This year’s event attracted a field of 36 entries (72 players) who came from areas including Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Lithgow, Bathurst, Young as well as the Central Coast. Spectators were treated to some great snooker throughout the weekend, with the top 16 teams from Saturday’s round robin stage progressing to Sunday’s knockout and culminating in a very entertaining Final.
This year’s finalists were popular local Mark Sainsbury, teamed-up with visitor Gary Collins from Forster, who opposed Mingara’s very own “dynamic duo” of Mick Tolhurst and Lochie James. It was a very hard-fought and entertaining tussle which came down to the deciding frame and both teams deserve hearty congratulations. But in the end there can be only one winner – and it was the Sainsbury/Collins combination which gained the upper hand to emerge victorious and claim the title of 2018 Champions.
Newcastle’s doubles teams Nilesh Fatania & John Duchatel, Peter Hough & John Francis and last years winners Ian Olsen & Gary Robert all made notable performances making it to the tournaments quarter finals.
Mingara hosts this popular event on behalf of the Greater Western SnookerCircuit (GWSC) and many thanks must go to all players and spectators who supported this year’s tournament and made it such a success. Special acknowledgement and thanks must also go to our major event sponsor “S&J Landscaping” and Mingara Recreation Club whose support and assistance made it possible.
Full results and details of all knockout games can be accessed via the following link: http://challonge.com/MingaraDoubleTrouble2018
Cessnock Snooker are proud to announce that they have successfully relocated to the East Cessnock Bowling Club for all home games from tomorrow. The NDBSA would like to formally welcome the East Cessnock Bowling Club to our list of sporting venues and hope to have a long and successful relationship. All Cessnock Snooker home games will be at the new venue from tomorrow. When visiting this facility please try the restaurant and facilities – you won’t be disappointed.
Mingara Snooker & Billiard Club and the Greater Western Snooker Circuit are proud to present the 15th Annual ‘Double Trouble’ handicap doubles snooker tournament. Previous years have been well represented by the Hunter with the 2017 winners, Ian Olson and Gary Roberts triumphant over a field of 92 players. Hopefully, the Hunter region again will enter in good numbers with the possibility of it again returning to Newcastle. Click here for details.
Snooker and Billiards competition will have a short break over the Christmas/New Year period and will return on the:
3rd January – 6-red Summer Snooker
4th January – Rex Smith Over 50s
8th January – Lightning Billiards
TBA – Premier League
The NDBSA Committee would like to thank everyone for a great 2017 and look for to the year ahead. Be safe over the holidays and see you in the New Year.