NZ Billiard Players ‘cueing up for Leeds’

Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014

NZ Billiard players `cueing up for Leeds’

Provincial Billiard Championships have been held around New Zealand with the Qualifying Cueists getting automatic entry into the `Blue Ribbon Event’ ,   the NZ Billiard Championships to be held at Auckland’s home of CueSports,   SnookerWorld  on Mt Albert Road at Royal Oak in July this year.

New Zealand’s recognized IBSF  Cuesport Coach,  Mr Gary Gillard,   held in February this year for `Billiard players’,  a `Billiard Coaching School’.    The benefits of this `special coaching’  was very much appreciated by all Cueists who attended.

Current and 11 times NZ Champion,   and Christchurch’s Champion,   Gary Oliver has boldly let his Cue do the talking this year when winning two weeks ago with two double century breaks (240-252).  Oliver has recently had major shoulder surgery and he will again be the one to beat in July.   Others to be going to the NZ Champs from the South Island are past NZ Champion Peter deGroot,   Indian born but now a NZ resident Adesh Shekatkar,  Peri Lilii,  Peter Gormley,   George Robertson and the NZBSA President,   Mr Alan Parris.

Hawkes Bay Champion cueist and a past NZ Champ,  Paul Stocker has booked his entry into this years NZ Champs by winning at the NZ Open Billiards held in Hamilton last September when taking out some English and Australian cueists.

Wellington will have their Champion Derek Gibb (also a past NZ Champion),   along with Russell Robinson (a Legend in NZ),  Zac Guja,  Russ Delahunty,  Neil Gyde,  Jim Parkin  and the very fine cueist at both Snooker and Billiards,   Mark Hannah.

Waikato will be represented by their 2013 and 2014 Champion Darren Taylor,   multiple Trophy winner Joe Ifa,   ever improving Billiard players,  Mark Taylor and Kevin Creighton along with two players who are also International Referees,   Cliff Hazelton and Dan O’Sullivan whose services will be required at the WORLD BILLIARD CHAMPIONSHIPS to be held at Leeds,  UK  in October.

At this stage Auckland will be represented by another Billiard Legend,  Ron Milicich,  along with Bryce Good,  Gordon Fletcher,  Dennis Yin and the current Auckland Champion  Wayne Carey (also a past NZ Billiards Champion)

With `wildcards to come’,    SnookerWorld in July will host a fine exhibition of NZ’s talented Billiard players.

Current record highest break in a NZ Billiard Championship belongs to Mr Gary Oliver (Ch/Ch) … 303

There is plenty for NZ’s Cueists to strive for as this years NZ Billiard Titleholder will get automatic entry along with the NZBSA’s next #1 player into the World Championship at Leeds in October.

The NZ Snooker Championships will be held at the same Venue,  straight after the Billiards.


Auckland hosted event details and closing dates

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

You can also download current entry forms from “Event Info” – Cue-sport Entry Forms.

ACBS Calendar of Events  includes September 2013 Tournament Entry Form. This is a pdf of the Auckland hosted events. Continue reading »

Mitchell Cloth NZBSA North Island Billiards

Posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Hosted by the ABSA and held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 14-15 September 2013

Semi-finals : W Carey bt R Milicich 614/239, D Gibb bt B Good 325/276.

Final : D Gibb bt W Carey 298/276.

Highest Break : W Carey (127

NZBSA National Championships Results

Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013

NZBSA B-Grade Billiards :
Hosted by the ABSA and held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 13-14 July 2013

NZBSA National Billiards :
Hosted by the ABSA and held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 15-19 July 2013

NZBSA National Women’s Snooker :
Hosted by the ABSA and held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 18-19 July 2013

NZBSA B-Grade Snooker :
Hosted by the ABSA and held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 20-21 July 2013.


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Barton McGill Open Billiards

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 18 May 2013

Final : W Carey bt R Milicich 521/231

Highest Break : W Carey (113)

ABSA Open Billiards

Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 02-03 March 2013

Report by Wayne Carey : In one Semi-finals, Derek Gibb (Capital City) played consistently to beat Bryce Good (Auckland).  Derek’s safety was strong with Bryce having to try and create a ‘starter’ via a two or three cushion cannon and when successful with some of these, could not turn them into large enough scoring breaks.  Derek Gibb won 303/213. Continue reading »

ABSA A-Grade Billiards

Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2013
2013 ABSA A-Grade Billiards

2013 ABSA A-Grade Billiards

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 06-07 April 2013

The four qualifiers for Post Section were (1) Wayne Carey, (2) Ron Milicich, (3) Bryce Good and (4) Greg Moreton.  Ron turned 78 today and we wished him well on this very special day.

Semi-finals : W Carey bt G Moreton 527/173, B Good bt R Milicich 338/268.

Final : W Carey bt B Good 367/246.

Highest Break : W Carey (94)  Continue reading »

Billiards Exhibition Challenge

Posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Held at the Titirangi RSA : 05 February 2013

Report by Wayne Carey : As the Cantabrian couple, Gary Oliver and his wife Jill, were in Auckland for their friends wedding, Gordon Fletcher of the Titirangi RSA seized the opportunity to put the current NZ Billiards #1 and #2 ranked players against each other as a Billiards Exhibition match, between Gary Oliver (Christchurch), … and the 2012 NZ Open Champion, Wayne Carey (Auckland). Continue reading »

NZBSA North Island Billiards

Posted on Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Hosted by the Auckland Billiards & Snooker Assn and held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 07-09 September 2012

Report by Frank Prowse : There was a very small field, however the quality of play was of the highest standard.   It took the last of Section Play to have a break over 100 made by Wayne Carey of 127.   Continue reading »

ABSA B-Grade Billiards

Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 28 July 2012

Semi-finals : G Fletcher bt M Taylor 130/133, L Ford bt R Maitland 178/171.

Final : G Fletcher bt L Ford 125/119

Highest Break : M Taylor (58)

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