Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 03 December 2011 Continue reading »
Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 25-27 November 2011 Continue reading »
Registrations close on 11 November – send in yours today ! Xmas Registration Form 2011
Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 09-11 September 2011 Continue reading »
Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 13-14 August 2011
Tournament Reports by Malcolm Beehre : In the Men’s Championship eventit was almost the same field as the Oceania 8-Ball Champs, and Will Wen, Brent Wells and Steven Liu all had 100% better performances than the 8-Ball. Continue reading »
16 FEBRUARY 2011 UPDATE : Rumour has it there may be an all female team. There are two or three sponsors available from our own members who are in a position to sponsor a team and pay the $200 Team Registration Fee. These teams would use the ACBS Clubrooms as their home venue. For further information please contact Malcolm on 021 309 447.
Report by David Knight www.pro9.co.uk
Nick van den Berg had one of those days where everything seemed easy, great breaks, unmissable potting, and the confidence of a champion – producing some epic matches with one-sided results in his favour, and a couple of matches that went to the hill – on Saturday Imran Majid took him all the way, and today it was Raj Hundal’s turn to test the man from the Netherlands. Despite these oh-so-close single elimination matches going to the wire, van den Berg’s game grew and grew as the final approached, resulting in a penultimate drubbing of his fellow countryman Niels Jeijen 9/3 in the Semi-finals, and a solid 11/8 victory in the Final against a tricky customer by the name of Tony Drago.
The more intensely you study the player list, the more familiar names you notice – a very popular event with players from these shores, and it’s not just the usual big guns who have made the trip to Paris this weekend. A tribute to the organisers, David Bare and Gael Yard, who invited players to attend the brilliant Paris Open at the elegant Cercle Clichy Montmartre. Despite no celebrity players receiving free invitations this year, there were plenty in attendance – all vying for a share of the 18,000 euro + prize fund on offer.
Surprising results were plentiful, as last year’s winner of this event, home favourite Vince Facquet was knocked out comparatively early in the Last 16 stage by Greece’s Nikos Oikonomopoulos, and New zealand’s Matthew Edwards has cut a swathe through the best of the field into the Semi-Finals only to be stopped by the speedy play of the other finalist – Malta’s Tony Drago.
Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 24-26 September 2010 (hosted by the APA) Continue reading »