Wangi Workers end Cessnock’s Premier League dominance

Congratulations to Wangi Workers Club who defeated Cessnock Snooker 2-1 in the Grand Final of the 2017 Premier League. Thanks to Belmont 16′ Sailing Club for allowing us to hold the Grand Final at their venue and the NDBSA Committee who provided markers for the matches. Well done to Rob Elsley who took out the season high break with a 104.

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.

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