APA B-Grade 8-Ball

Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 16 February 2013

A lot of players in this event who don’t play in many tournaments, but do play in the APA Monday night League. Continue reading »

APA B-Grade 8-Ball

Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 10 March 2013

Report by Malcolm Beehre : Good to see a lot of new players for this event which included the entire Adams family and five female players.  Continue reading »

ABSA B-Grade Snooker

Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

2013 ABSA B-Grade Snooker : G Moreton (winner) and G Easthope (runner-up)

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 23-24 March 2013

Report by Malcolm Beehre : There were certainly some big upsets this year with last year’s winner, Sani Roberts not qualifying, along with top seed Bruce Davies and Junior Paea. Continue reading »

2013 NZPA North Island 8-Ball Champs

Posted on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms and hosted by the Auckland Pool Assn : 02-03 March 2013

jpegReport by Malcolm Beehre : A smaller than normal field for the Men’s event, but certainly not lacking quality.  The top two seeds in each Section qualifying easily for Post Section play.  But there were some real upsets in the knockout stage, with Will Wen (currently NZ 8-Ball Champ) losing 7/0 to Mohammad Baabad from Hamilton, and Kevin Zhang who arrived late and forfeited 1 frame in his match, losing 7/4 to Steven Liu. Continue reading »


Posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

To be hosted by the Waikato Pool Assn and will be held 06-07 April 2013 – entries will close at the ACBS Office on Thursday 21 March 2013.

For North and South Island and National events, entry forms need to be sent through your Association Secretary to the host association.  In this case, Waikato are running the NZ 8-Ball Champs 06-07 April 2013 , so you need to have your entries at the ACBS Office no later than 21 March.  

APA Members please use this link to download your entry form

There is a subsidy available for those that played in the Regional 8-Ball Champs this year.  Those APA members will be eligible for their entry fee to be refunded minus the NZPA levy of $10 per player.  For more information or any queries, please contact Malcolm on 021 309 447.

ABSA B-Grade One-Day Snooker

Posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 23 February 2013

Report by Malcolm Beehre : One Section of 7 and one Section of 8 played a 1-frame round robin format using Soopa Snooka Rules.  Post Section play was best of 3 frames.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the day with only a couple of instances where a player forgot the rules by not hitting a cushion and so giving a ball in hand to the opponent.   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 »

APA Regional Men’s and Women’s 8-Ball Champs

Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2013

Held at the ACBS Club: 09 February 2013

jpeg-2Report by Malcolm Beehre : Certainly good to see a section of 6 for the women’s event.  Connie Adams, who doesn’t play in many tournaments played well and had three wins in Section Play to qualify third.  Top qualifier was Molrudee Kasemchaiyanan with 5 wins, then Lisa Everett on 4 wins, and Dou Noble with 2 wins. Continue reading »

APA B-Grade 9-Ball

Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 01 December 2012

Quarter-finals : K Tu bt J Tamonte 8/3, L Zhu bt R Sayo 8/6, H Qi bt M Kasemchaiyanan 8/5, A Nayyar bt A Devdas 8/1.

Semi-finals : L Zhu bt K Tu 8/6, A Nayyar bt H Qi 8/6.

Final : A Nayyar bt L Zhu 9/2.

ABSA 2012 Open Snooker Pairs

Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Held at the ACBS Clubrooms :

An historic occasion for this event.  The shield was donated in 1972 by Kenny Joyce.  Forty years later Kenny was playing in the event with Kerry Claydon.

The only change to the format was that the Soopa Snooka Rules were being used.  Section Play did start off being best of 3 frames but was changed after the first round to 1 frame.  The reason for this was that the players who had never played under these rules seemed to become more interested in playing for snookers to try and get ball in hand, rather than potting, and frames were taking far too long. Continue reading »