What a magnificent weekend of State Team Playoffs!
Thank you to each and every person that made the commitment to get yourselves to Sydney and have crack at making NSW State Teams. You all made the weekend a fantastic experience and the atmosphere was simply awesome.
I would like to thank Matthew Haly from Master Billiards for providing a fantastic venue and four freshly clothed tables to play out event.
Thanks to CL&S for shipping six brand new sets of Pro-Cup Balls to us to play with.
Thanks to Aimée Firkins for assisting all weekend with the event admin and scheduling and airport runs.
Thanks to Melissa Commisso Crawley for all the event organizing, catering and social butterflying throughout the weekend... plus the mad feed last night after everyone came back to the house before the flights home.
THE NEW GUYS:
It was awesome to have some new players getting involved in NSW 8-Ball.
Eddy Jenkins is a Penrith local and participated in his first NSW Championship and will take his place in the State Team this year.
Braydn Fahy & Kevin Fahy made the trip from Orange NSW to play in the Men's & Masters divisions.
Thanks for coming over guys, it was a pleasure to meet you both and I look forward to catching up again soon.
It was great to hear about all the 'two-shotters' playing in Orange and I am hoping to get over there to help out where I can with the local association.
Thanks to Gary Mullane and Andrew Silverman for making the long journey from the far north of NSW.
Thanks to Christopher Laught for coming up from Mittagong and having a dip.
We know there are pockets of players out there that love playing two-shot pool and we are pleased that we have been able to provided an opportunity for our game to be played here in Sydney.
We are already looking at hosting other events at Master Billiards to further help the growth of our game in NSW.
After a weekend where over 1,000 frames of pool were played, three eskies of drinks were drunk, 25 boxes of pizzas were consumed, many stories were told and lots of laughs were had, we managed to successfully fill three state teams.
The NSW Eight Ball Federation have pleasure in announcing the 2019 NSW State Teams... (See Attached)
For all the players that made the state teams, you will be contacted by Melissa Commisso Crawley in the coming weeks with all the information / costings leading into Nationals.
Congratulations to the NSW 2019 State Single's Champions.
Travis Crawley - Champion
Mike Ballam - Runner Up
Shazza Brown - Champion
Kerri Collins - Runner Up
Chris Snare - Champion
Damien Smith - Runner Up
Congratulations to all finalists, it was an absolute top weekend of great pool and camaraderie. I have no doubt Travis will be posting results and a little write up tomorrow.
For now, we are exhausted!!
NSW STATE TRIALS
DATES: Friday 3rd May to Sunday 5th May. ( Friday start 8pm sharp)
LOCATION: Sydney, NSW ( venue tba)
Once registered you are able to trial.
Eligibility to trial for nsw 8 ball
to be eligible to trial, you have to have
A) live in nsw or
not live in nsw but have previously trialled and represented nsw or
C) play in north Coast league or league affiliated with NSW or
D) be awarded a wild card at exec committee discretion
E) invitation to trial
State Trials will be for Singles Titles and Teams.
Stay tuned for venue information in the coming days!
Tag and share - for all our newbies to the nsw group, please let your respective league associations know ASAP. Travel in a group and come experience Sydney Nsw trials 2019!!
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Venue for Trials 2019!!
And it’s confirmed... NSW welcome our new official sponsor MASTER BILLIARDS!!! We are so excited to have Matt and Mick on board.
Master Billiards will be opening their front shop showroom to make room for tables for the trials weekend.
Please check out their website and follow on Insta and Twitter and of course Facebook!!!
Shop 5/40 Sterling Road
Minchinbury NSW 2770
We thank Master Billiards for their support and look forward to proudly having their logo on our nsw player shirts.
We are building and excited to have this opportunity to host trials at a venue in NSW!