SUMMER 8 BALL CONTINUES TONIGHT
With only two rounds of fixtures remaining, finals spots are still up for grabs in Summer 8Ball.
With the top 8 sides set to strive for premiership glory next month, only 2 wins separate 3rd placed Criterion Chalkers and Country Club Sticks and Gala who are tied for 8th.
With top sides Workers Club Bridesmaids and Grand Trolley Boys having secured the top 2 positions on the ladder, the remaining positions on the ladder will be determined by team’s performances over the next 2 weeks.
In last weeks matches, Grand Trolley boys ended the Workers Club Bridesmaids undefeated season with a hard fought 9-8 win, Gala kept their finals hopes alive defeating Country Club Clubbers while Grand Voodoo, Workers Club Diamonds, Tower Misfits and Grand Battlers all secured victories.
In tonight’s match of the round, the Workers Club Diamonds recent good form will be tested when they visit the Grand Trolley Boys. After some mid-season recruiting, the Diamonds are the league’s hottest team with tonight being an opportunity for their push towards a top 4 finish.
8 Ball action continues this Saturday at the Grand Boulder with the holding of the IMFS Summer Singles. The event is open to all players with nominations being taken at 2.30pm ahead of a 3pm start.
SUMMER 8 BALL TO RESUME TONIGHT
Tonight sees the resumption of the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Summer competition.
With 3 rounds of fixtures still to be played, finals positions are still up for grabs with the top 8 sides set to battle it out for premiership glory in February.
After 8 completed rounds Workers Club Bridesmaids head the table undefeated with Grand Trolley Boys, Criterion Chalkers and Country Club Clubbers making up the top 4 double chance.
In the bottom half of the top 8, only one winning match separates 5th placed Country Club Sticks and 9th placed Gala with matches over the next 3 weeks to determine the final make-up of the top 8.
Premiership favouritism is up for grabs tonight when heavy weights Workers Club Bridesmaids and Grand Trolley Boys clash in a New Years epic.
With the majority of players within the two teams having tasted premiership success in last years winter 1st and 2nd divisions, a full-house is expected at the Workers club.
At the other end of the ladder, Grand Green and Grand Battlers will lock horns in a Boulder Derby with the loser to occupy the bottom rung while the Country Club Clubbers will be looking at maintaining their spot in the top 4 when they receive a visit from the Gala who will be desperate to re enter the top 8.
Players are now gearing themselves up for the IMFS Summer Singles which will be held on Saturday week at the Grand Boulder. The event is open to all players.
The future of Goldfields 8 Ball was on display in the Dax Wasley singles final when newcomer Kane Weekley defeated Jasely Dimer last weekend.
In the double elimination format, Weekley took out the title going through the winners side undefeated.
Weekley who has only just moved to the region, recently returned from Cyprus where he captained the Australian u/23’s side in which another local Brody Conroy was also a team member.
Weekley comes to the Goldfields having won the u/18’s Australian title in 2018 and having been part of the SA national team over the last few years.
While disappointed in defeat, Dimer’s resume is also something to behold, having also previously captained the Australian u/21 side that played in the world titles in England.
Making up the top 4 were veterans Mark Cameron and Dean Curry.
Meanwhile in local domestic competition, Gala’s recent improved form continued dismantling Country Club Sticks while the Bridesmaids, Trolley Boys, Diamonds, Clubbers and Chalkers also recorded victories.
In tonights match of the round, it’s derby night at the Grand when the Trolley Boys and Grand Green clash while Gala’s latest hot form will be put to the test when they receive a visit from premiership favourites Workers Club Bridesmaids.
8 Ball will now go into rest recommencing on the 9th January.
MARIE LADIES 8 BALL CHAMPION
Donna Marie was the toast of the Goldfields 8 Ball Association last Saturday night after she took out the Goldfields Open Ladies Singles defeating defending champion Katrina Vincent 3-2 in the final.
Marie who only recently returned from NSW after representing WA in the Ladies National Championships, showed the benefit of that experience in completing the Round Robin format in first place before holding off a gallant Vincent in the final, who cemented her position as one of the regions leading female players.
Making up the top 4 were Megan Persello and Jeanette Dimer.
Meanwhile in local domestic competition, Tower Misfit’s recent winning form continued when they brushed aside Workers Club Diamonds, while Grand Voodoo cemented their spot in the top 4 with a hard fought victory over Gala.
Other winners included the Workers Club Bridesmaids, Grand Trolley Boys, Criterion Chalkers and Country Club Clubbers.
In tonights match of the round, newcomers Grand Admirals and Grand Battlers battle it out in a Boulder Derby while Workers Club Diamonds look to get their season back on track when they host the Gala.
8 BALL LADIES TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE
One of the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations premier events will be held this afternoon when the Goldfields Open Ladies Singles will be conducted.
In an event that has grown in status over the years, the region’s top female players are set to converge on the Workers Club in Boulder in order to obtain bragging rights for the next 12 months as the premier female player in the Goldfields.
In what is expected to be a high quality field, players to look out for are defending champion Katrina Vincent and previous winner Jeanette Dimer while Donna Maries recent appearance in Albury NSW as part of the WA Ladies team should also see her shape as one of the players to beat.
Association president Jeff Delbridge was in awe at the amount of ladies that play competitive 8 Ball in the Goldfields.
“ I remember when I first started out playing pool, we had one or two ladies playing. Now we regularly have up to a dozen that play domestic 8 Ball on a Thursday night. The skills of the female players is equal to the male and this has been shown over the last few years with a couple of our local girls having represented the state at a National level “
The event is open to the local female public with nominations being taken from 3pm with balls to be broken at 3.30pm
ADMIRALS SALUTE IN SUMMER 8 BALL
The Grand Admirals have opened up their 8 Ball account with their maiden win, upsetting summer heavyweights the Criterion in last weeks round of fixtures, Coming into this season as complete newcomers, the Admirals recent improved form was finally rewarded with a 9-8 win over the highly fancied Criterion side.
In the local Workers Club Derby, the undefeated Bridesmaids were a class above the struggling Diamonds while the Grand Trolley Boys breathed a sigh of relieve with a last game victory over a much improved Country Club Clubbers.
Country Club Sticks proved too strong for Grand Green while Gala and Grand Voodoo also banked premiership points.
In tonights match of the round, Gala host the Grand Voodoo in a match that looks evenly balanced while it’s Derby night at the Grand when the Battlers and the Trolley Boys lock horns.
Meanwhile all 8Ball roads will lead to the Workers Club on Saturday afternoon when the Goldfields Open Ladies Singles will be held. The event is open to the local female public.
Nominations will be taken from 3pm with matches to commence at 3.30pm sharp.
BRIDESMAIDS / CHALKERS SET 8 BALL PACE
Last seasons winter 2nd division premiers Workers Club Bridesmaids have continued to show no signs of a premiership hangover after completing the opening 3 matches of the summer season undefeated.
Following on from their dominating performance against new-comers Grand Admirals, the Bridesmaids sit on top of the ladder along with known summer heavyweights Criterion Chalkers who are the only other unbeaten team.
In last weeks other matches, other winners were the Grand Trolley Boys, Country Club Sticks, Workers Club Diamonds and the Grand Voodoo.
In tonights match of the round, it’s Derby night at the Workers Club when the Diamonds and the Bridesmaids clash in front of what is expected to be a sell-out crowd.
Another match of interest will be at the Grand Boulder when form teams the Grand Voodoo and Tower Misfits clash.
In other 8 ball news, last weekends Scotch Doubles was cancelled due to insufficient numbers.
For the players that did attend, an unofficial singles knockout was held with Lachie Smith defeating Jasely Dimer in the final.
The Associations next major event will be held on Saturday 30th November when the Ladies Open Singles will be held.
Last years event was won by the Workers Club’s Katrina Vincent.
8 BALL SCOTCH DOUBLES THIS SATURDAY
The Goldfields 8 Ball Association slips into competition mode this weekend when an Open Scotch Doubles tournament will be played at the Grand Boulder. Scotch Doubles is an event where players take alternative Shots throughout the match. The event is open to the general public.
Nominations will be taken from 3pm with a 3.30pm start.
Meanwhile in domestic competition Country Club Sticks have been the seasons early surprise packet with wins in their opening 2 matches. After a much improved winter campaign, the Sticks perfect start to the season augers well in their attempt to play finals for the first time in their brief history.
Other winners last week included Criterion Chalkers, Workers Club Bridesmaids, Grand Trolley Boys, Workers Club Diamonds and Tower Misfits.
8 Ball players are reminded of this Saturday’s umpiring clinic which will be held at the Grand Boulder commencing at 10.30am.
All players are urged to attend.
BRIDESMAIDS CONTINUE WINNING FORM
After unveiling their 2nd division winter premiership flag, the Workers Club Bridemaids winning form continued into the Summer Season with a first round victory over known Summer heavy weights Tower last week.
After finally getting the premiership monkey off their back, the Workers Club were super impressive and already shape as one of the leading contenders this summer.
Country Club Clubbers also served notice of what may follow over the season with an emphatic win over newcomers Workers Club Diamonds while Gala, Grand Voodoo, Criterion and Country Club Sticks were also banked winning points.
In tonights matches of the round, the Bridesmaids will receive an early test of their form when they receive a visit from the Grand Voodoo while old rivals the Criterion and Gala will go head to head in what shapes as an early season highlight.
The Associations first major event will be held on Saturday the 16th November when the Scotch Open Doubles will be held. The event is open to the general public.
SUMMER 8 BALL RESUMES TONIGHT
Tonight sees the opening round of fixtures for the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations popular Summer season.
After a successful winter that saw premierships taken out by the Grand Prix and Workers Club Bridesmaids, all eyes will be firmly focussed on matches being played around town.
With 12 sides having nominated, the top 8 sides at the end of the round robin draw will then play finals with the Grand Final being scheduled for February 21st.
With the surprise omission of defending premiers Workers Club Young Guns, tonight’s focus will centre around a few new teams that are making their 8Ball Debut.
Grand Admirals and Grand Battlers will play their first matches for premiership points while a lot of interest will centre around another newly named side being the Workers Club Diamonds.
Matches will be played up until 19th December and resume on the 9th January 2020.
Highlights of the season will be the Open Ladies Singles, the Dax Wasley and IMFS singles tournaments and a mixed doubles to be played early next year.
SUMMER 8 BALL TO COMMENCE NEXT THURSDAY
The Goldfields 8 Ball Association’s Summer Pool Competition is set to commence next Thursday.
In a competition that has grown in status over the years, 12 sides will battle it out for premiership glory with the top 8 sides to contest the finals.
Last year’s premiers the Workers Young Guns are surprise omissions from this season’s draw, but their absence has put the focus on the Grand Boulder where 2 new teams, The Grand Battlers and Grand Admirals make their 8ball debut.
Highlights of the season will be an Open Scotch Doubles event, mixed doubles, ladies Open singles and both the Dax Wasley and IMFS singles events.
Competition will be played up unto 19th December and resuming on the 9th January next year.
The Grand final is scheduled to for 21st February.