A top field of 35 in this event which included players from Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Waikato and Auckland. Because of the calibre of the field there were some major upsets, notably 3rd, 4th and 5th seeds Gary Gillard, Shannon Swain and Eldon Lai failing to qualify for Post-section Play. Section 7 ended by having 3 x 3 winners with Willy Florence first on a +6 differential, second was Dale Kwok on a +4 and third was Clive Thomson on a +3 allowing him to qualify in the number 15 spot as one of the two best thirds. The other third place getter who qualified as number 16 was Shannon Swain. At this stage of the tournament there had been 25 breaks over 40, the top break being 92 by Thomson. Continue reading »
Results (All Cue-Sports)
Report by Malcolm Beehre : Probably one of the strongest fields for a long time, with three former NZ Snooker Champions plus the current Champ, Bayden Jackson and two NZ Champ Runner-ups. This was a full field of 30 players, six sections of five with two qualifying from each section, plus the next four bestthirds to take up the last sixteen Post-section draw.
Roy Clark astounded himself by being top qualifier for Post-section play. This was the first time he has been top qualifier in an NZBSA ranking tournament. Clark was ranked10th in this tournament, winning three matches 3/0, then beating the 2009 NZ Snooker Champion, Chris Maltby by 3/1. Maltby won the first frame having a 56 break in that one, but Clark won the next three making a 30 break in each frame and then played good safety to keep Maltby out. Continue reading »
Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 10-11 September 2011
Semi-finals : J Ifa bt W Carey 314/305, V Ry bt R Milicich 434/268.
Final : J Ifa bt V Ry 451/423.
Highest Break : W Carey (93)
Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 09-11 September 2011 Continue reading »
Held at the Onehunga Workingmen’s Club (hosted by the ABSA) : 20-21 August 2011
Tournament Report by Malcolm Beehre : An over-full field of 40 players for this event meant two sections had to be played at the ACBS Clubrooms on the Saturday. Both of these sections ended up having to have play-offs between three players, to find the top two players to qualify for Post-section play. There were also two play-offs required at the Onehunga Workingmen’s Club, but they were only between two players to determine runner-up spots in the Sections. This was an unusual amount of play-offs, which was caused by the calibre of the players in this event. 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 »
Tournament Reports by Malcolm Beehre : The field in the Men’s Championship was extremely strong and with four top Australian players included, it meant for some top NZ players missing out qualifying for Post Section Play. Some of the more noticeable ones to miss out were the 2010 and 2011 NZ 8-Ball Champion Will Wen, plus Brent Wells and Steven Liu. Continue reading »
Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 06 August 2011 Continue reading »
Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 30-31 July 2011 Continue reading »
Held at the ACBS Clubrooms : 22-24 July 2011
The Men’s event held no major surprises in post-section play results. One thing that was noticeable was players not completing their match slips and also the match winners not making sure the results were the right way around ! The sections were all tough and there were a lot of close matches, and also a couple of one-sided ones between top players. Continue reading »