English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : May 2001

The Amateur Billiard Player : May 2001

AUSTRALIA

Harry Young Billiards Handicap

Joe Minici (-130) won the Harry Young Memorial Billiards Handicap
when he defeated Gene Crossingham (+200) by 580-185 at Penrith
RSL, NSW on 25th March. The length of game in the strange format of
this competition is calculated by adding 250 to the difference in handicap
between the players. This means that the back-mark player starts from
scratch and his opponent is always required to score 250 points. In the
semi-finals Crossingham had defeated Graham Willoughby (+90) 250-
360 while Minici beat Phil Tarrant (-120) 260-199.

Frank Harris ill

Frank Harris, the well-known player from Sydney was taken ill recently
and admitted to hospital following a stroke. We are pleased to hear that
he has now been discharged and is up and around again. Harris has
twice been runner-up in the Australian Billiards Championship (1969
and 1980) in addition to winning the New South Wales title on several
occasions.


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