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.


Results for the 2014 NZPA North Island 8-Ball Championships

Posted on Friday, March 14th, 2014

Men’s Last 16:   

Matt Edwards beat Maher Hatab 6/0. Toan Nguyen beat Louis Chand 6/4. Marvin Padrigo beat Lee Jones 6/4. Ryan Wang beat Aman Nayyar 6/3. Jeremiah Taite beat Rick Tran 6/1. Kevin Zhang beat Alex Ran 6/1. Joseph Tialata beat Neil Barnes 6/2. Brent Wells beat David Breen 6/0.

Men’s Quarter-Finals:          

Matt Edwards beat Toan Nguyen 6/5. Marvin Padrigo beat Ryan Wang 6/3. Kevin Zhang beat Jeremiah Taite 6/0. Joseph Tialata beat Brent Wells 6/5.

Men’s Semi-Finals:

Matt Edwards beat Marvin Padrigo 7/4. Kevin Zhang beat Joseph Tialata 7/2.

Men’s Finals:     

Kevin Zhang beat Matt Edwards 7/6.

Women’s Semi-finals:

Hami Nguyen beat Klare Hamit 6/0. Lisa Everett beat Lucinda Prescott 6/1.

Women’s Final:

Hami Nguyen beat Lisa Everett 6/3

NZPA National 10-Ball Championships

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Hosted by the Auckland Pool Assn and held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 01-03 November 2013

Report by Malcolm Beehre : There were no entries outside of Auckland for this event, which had one of the strongest fields for years, boosted by K D Singh and Jonathan Pakieto along with other newcomers and quite a few juniors who all acquitted themselves well.  Continue reading »

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 »

ABSA Under 21 Snooker

Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 28 October 2013

Semi-finals : V Tangihaere bt K Un 2/0, J Kant bt W Martin 2/0

Final : J Kant bt V Tangihaere 2/1.

Auckland B-Grade Snooker

Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 27 October 2013 Continue reading »

ABSA/BNZ Manurewa Open Snooker

Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Hosted by the ABSA and held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 19-20 October 2013 Continue reading »

NZPA National Junior 10-Ball Championship

Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013

Hosted by the APA and held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 12-13 October 2013

Quarter-finals : L Zi bt H Nguyen 7/4, J Tialata bt E Zhang 7/3, W Kleingeld bt S Riddell 7/4, R Adams bt M Perese 7/2.

Semi-finals : J Tialata bt L Zi 7/3, R Adams bt W Kleingeld 7/3.

Final : R Adams bt J Tialata 8/5.

NZBSA Women’s Open Snooker

Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013

Hosted by the ABSA and held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 12-13 October 2013

Report by Malcolm Beehre : Played in a very friendly spirit, this tournament was hopefully the first step in getting women’s snooker up and running again in New Zealand.  The tournament was definitely helped by the funding of the table hire by the NZCT.  Nobody went through unbeaten in Section Play and Nita Clarkson and Hazel Cook were equal in all aspects – i.e. matches won, differential, frames won and frames lost, so Clarkson qualified number one because she had beaten Cook in their Section Play match. Continue reading »

NZPA Men’s and Women’s North Island 10-Ball

Posted on Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Hosted by the APA and held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 04-06 October 2013 (click “continue reading” to see photos of Finalists)

Report by Malcom Beehre : The men’s event saw a very strong field of twenty four players, with no real surprises in the qualifiers.  Jonathan Pakieto’s venture back into tournaments is a welcome addition and he has certainly surprised some of the older players with his performances of late, and qualified third in this event behind Matt Edwards and top qualifier, Brent wells. Continue reading »

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