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EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : November 2000

The Amateur Billiard Player : November 2000

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Australia

Tasmanian Billiards Championship

The preliminary rounds of the Tasmanian Billiards Championship were
played over 16th and 17th June 2000 at the Lindisfarne RSL Club,
situated in the coastal town of the same name, just North of Hobart. A
total of 16 players competed in four groups to decide the quarter-
finalists. The closing stages were played at the same location on Saturday
24th June with Les Higgins overcoming Bob Wilson 2,049-1,425 in the
six-hour final. The top break in the competition came from Higgins
with 148 unfinished, made in his semi-final victory over Gregg Watt.

Quarter-finals (3 hours)
Les Higgins (101, 92, 75, 56) 1341, Geoff Lehman 388; David Bates (97,
68, 63, 53) 1063, Tom Solly 389; Gregg Watt (91, 59, 57, 52) 1153, Kerry Keygan 736; Bob Wilson
(110, 101, 71, 53) 1056, Steve Cowie 452.
Semi-finals (4 hours)
Bob Wilson (109, 105, 54) 1036, David Bates (95, 87, 73) 991; Les Higgins
(116, 102, 100, 89, 79, 79, 67, 60, 148 unf.) 1542, Gregg Watt (85, 63, 62, 50) 890.
Final (6 hours)
Les Higgins (124, 104, 95, 93, 83, 78, 68, 60, 56, 54) 2049, Bob Wilson (91, 88,
75, 70, 62, 57, 56) 1425.

Australian Under-15 Billiards Championship

Snookerworld in Sydney was the venue for the Under-15 Championship
on 13th May 2000 which attracted just seven youngsters, including
one girl, Amanda Thorsby. Michael Lupton, who received a bye in the
first round, dominated his next two games to take the title with some
ease, defeating Chris Kovacs in the final. No player made a break above
thirty, the highest being 29 by Lupton.

Quarter-finals
Michael Lupton bye; Eddie Treloar 109, Eric Thorsby 78; Andrew Young 106,
Amanda Thorsby 40; Chris Kovacs 158, Thomas Biber 56.
Semi-finals
Michael Lupton 482, Eddie Treloar 176; Chris Kovacs 297, Andrew Young 157.

Final

Michael Lupton 402, Chris Kovacs 290.

Information about Australian competitions was supplied by Cue Tips
magazine, published by the Billiards & Snooker Association of New
South Wales.


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