2013 Mackay 8 Ball Open was won by
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Kris Jones of Townsville won the 2010 Mackay Eight Ball Open Championship at the Shamrock Hotel at the weekend. Chris Jones defeated Paul Phillips of Rockhampton 5-0 in the best of nine final.
Legendary eight ball player Jack Halligan was a late withdrawal as his agent had double booked him, not realising it was a two-day event and the holiday yesterday.
“A full field of players nominated and we had to turn late nominations away as we would not be able to get through all the games,” Mackay Eight Ball president Bob Menzies said. The final finished at 7.30pm on Sunday.
Jared Jensen, 16, took out the junior Mackay open title as expected and he finished sixth overall in the men's open. Jensen is preparing to play in the world junior championships in England next month
“It was a really great sign and a complete work-out for him,” Menzies said. Ladies open championship went to Mackay's Jacinta McMaster, who also placed fifth in the men's open. Tracey Hunter of Townsville, was runner up. Joe Zhou finished third in the open competition
Kris Jones of Townsville won the 2009 Mackay Eight Ball Open Championship at the Shamrock Hotel at the weekend.
The 2008 Mackay Open (June 7th and 8th), held recently at the Andergrove Tavern attracted players from Victoria, Gold Coast, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns and the Northern Hinterlands, as well as our own Mackay talent.
Games started on Saturday and qualifying for the final 16 finished mid-day Sunday.
Competition was fierce and skills on display warranted the talent as all players backed themselves to take home part of the $3200 on offer.
The final 8 playoff did not go the way many thought, with some big calcutta buys not going all the way.
Mackay players put the rest of the state on notice with strong performances in all 3 fields, Open – Ladies & Juniors.
1st. Bruce McQuillan (R’ton).
2nd. Dave Hargreaves (Mackay).
3rd. Ken Southwell
4th. Kevin Dorrington (Mackay).
5th. Bob Menzies (Mackay).
6th. Kris Jones (T’vle).
7th. Terry Tahana
8th. Mark Bradley (Vic.)
Best Lady. Tracy Hunter (T’vle).
Runner Up. Jodi Townsend (Mackay).
Best Junior. Conner Whitelaw (Mackay).
Runner Up. Jared Jensen (Mackay).
Congratulations must also go to Mackay 8 Ball Association committee for running and controlling the event with a professional and friendly approach. Well done.
The 8 Ball Association would also like to thank Andergrove Tavern. The facilities and staff helped make this years event the best we’ve had yet. Cheers.