Goldfields 8 Ball Association

 

GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL PLAYERS SHINE AT BLACKBALL NATIONALS18-Jul-2024
The depth in local 8 Ball was further evidenced last week when local players Brody Conroy ( Senior Men ), Megan Persello ( Ladies ) and Grant Weekley ( Masters ) all represented WA in the annual Blackball Nationals that were held in South Australia. Conroy’s performance was outstanding, with his team being agonizingly beaten 13-12 by South Australia in the final. But it wasn’t all bad news, with Conroy being selected in the Australian team that will contest the World Titles in England later in the year. Competing in her first ever National Titles, Persello’s performance to average better than 50% and be an important contributor in her team’s final 4 finish, was full of merit, while Weekley’s years of experience saw him finish in the top 12 averages in his teams overall 3rd placing. Rounding out the Goldfields flavour at the Nationals, Shane Alan’s performance while representing the ACT was also an outstanding achievement. Meanwhile in domestic 1st division action, the Grand Sharpshooters confirmed their status as flag favourites by brushing aside the Grand Trolley Boys, the Star and Garter Pirates kept their finals hopes alive taking care of the Grand Suns, while the Grand Masters proved too strong for the Tower Jokers. In the 2nd Division, winners were Country Club Ballers, Main Reef Breakers and Main Reef Breakers. In tonight’s 1st Division match of the round, Grand Masters will be looking at claiming a big scalp when they clash with the Trolley Boys on the rebound, while in the 2nd Division, the Grand Workers will be looking to bounce back from last week’s rare defeat, when they are paid a visit by the Main Reef Breakers.
GOLDFLDS: TOP SPOT UP FOR GRABS IN 8 BALL12-Jul-2024
Top spot and wearing the tag of flag favourites is up for grabs tonight, when the Grand Trolley Boys and Grand Sharpshooters lock horns in Derby night at the Grand Boulder. Both the Sharpshooters and Trolley Boys have been the form sides of the competition, having dropped only 2 games each this season. Ironically, the Sharpshooters won their first 8 matches of the season before the Trolley Boys inflicted their first defeat, while the Trolley Boys have been on a nine-game winning streak themselves, since losing the opening two matches of the season. The Tower Jokers season will be on the line tonight when they host the Grand Masters, who will be looking to consolidate their spot on the top four. In 2nd Division action tonight, the top two sides will clash, when the Grand Workers are hosted by the Gala Warriors. With both sides entrenched in the top two spots, the Warriors will try and gain a mental edge, knowing they have yet to beat the Workers this season.
GOLDFLDS: GRAND WORKERS 8 BALL 2ND DIVISION PACESETTERS05-Jul-2024
After 13 completed rounds of 2nd Division 8 Ball action, the Grand Workers loom as the team to beat after brushing aside the Grand Mafia and improving their win / loss ratio to 12 -1. Besides a round 7 hiccup against the Country Club Ballers, the Workers have taken all before them and will be looking at locking in a top 2 spot over the next couple of rounds. In a clear 2nd spot are the Gala Warriors with the Country Club Ballers and Main Reef Breakers making up the top 4. In 1st Division action, the Grand Sharpshooters bounced back to top form easily disposing of the Grand Suns, the Grand Masters cemented their spot in the top 4 by proving to strong for the Star and Garter Pirates, while the Country Club Cobras also returned to the winner’s circle brushing aside the Tower Jokers. In tonight’s 1st Division action, eyes will be upon the Country Club when the Cobra’s host the Trolley Boys in a replay of last years Grand Final, while the Tower Titans will be looking at a form reversal when they are paid a visit by the Grand Workers.
GOLDFLDS: DIMER VICTORY FOLLOWS IN STRONG FAMILY TRADITION27-Jun-2024
Jasely Dimer added local eight ball’s Goldfields Open Singles to a growing list of achievements following his victory last weekend against defending champion Keenan Cigler to extend an impressive family affair in the tournament. Dimer’s career includes numerous selections for WA and captaining Australia’s under-18 team at a world championships in England. He also enjoyed major success a few years ago at the annual country week titles, winning the singles event. As the 2024 Goldfields Open Singles winner, Dimer joins his father Jason and grandfather Neil to also lift the trophy — in 2016 and 1978, respectively. Rounding-out the top four last weekend were Brody Conroy and Jake Persello. In last week’s division one fixtures, victories were recorded by Grand Trolley Boys, Grand Sharpshooters and Country Club Cobras, while in the second division Grand Mafia, Grand Workers’ Club and Gala Warriors were successful. This Thursday night, first division matches centre on a must-win clash between Jokers and Cobras.
GOLDFLDS: CONROY / CIGLER CLAIM 8 BALL DOUBLES TITLE20-Jun-2024
Brody Conroy and Keenan Cigler re-affirmed their status as the leading Doubles partnership in the region, after claiming the Prestigious Goldfields Open Doubles defeating Dean Curry and Brad Smith in the final. After an era that saw the combination of Dean Curry and Dax Wasley dominate the event between 2009 and 2020, winning 10 of the 12 tournaments conducted, the batten seems well and truly passed on, as the weekend’s victory was the combinations 3rd in succession. The victory was Conroy’s 4th in a row after having previously won it in 2021 with former Open Singles winner Stephan Rico. Playing as a pair for the first time, Curry and Smiths effort was full of merit, with the combinations of Grant Weekley and Brenden Hutchings, along with Jasely and Jason Dimer rounding out the top 4. In 1st Division action last week, top sides Grand Sharpshooters, Grand Tolley Boys and Country Club Cobra’s all enjoyed success along with the Gala Warriors, Grand Workers and the Country Club Ballers in the 2nd Division. In tonight’s matches, 1st Division focus will be at the Star and Garter, when the Pirates face the Sharpshooters in a match pivotal to their final’s chances, while the Country Club Ballers will be looking at keeping in touch with the top 2 when they play the ladder leading Grand Workers. The Stars of the Goldfields 8 Ball are all expected to converge on the Grand Boulder this weekend, when the prestigious Goldfields Open Singles is held. With an Honour board littered with some of the regions best players to have played the game locally, all players will be eyeing off the opportunity of joining that illustrious list of past winners. Nominations will be taken from 12.30pm for a 1pm start.
GOLDFLDS: GATES / WEEKLEY MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONS13-Jun-2024
8 Ball veterans Sandy Gates and Grant Weekley were the toast of the Goldfields 8 Ball Association last weekend after defeating the pairing of Elly Granole and Sean Forman in the inaugural holding of the 1st and 2nd Division mixed doubles. Putting their years of experience together, Gates and Weekley were superb through the competition, going through the double elimination format undefeated on the way to lifting the trophy for the first time. Granole and Forman’s performance throughout the day was also full of merit, only just falling short of victory at the final victory. Making up the top 4 were Brenda Green and Brody Conroy, along with Bob Wakefield and Maitland Smith. Meanwhile in 1st Division action, the Grand Trolley Boy’s winning streak continued when they made light work of the Star and Garter Pirates, the Grand Suns won a last game thriller over the Tower Jokers while the Masters defeated an undermanned County Club Cobra’s side and consolidated their spot in the top 4. In 2nd Division matches, the Grand Workers confirmed their status as the team to beat after cruising to victory over the Gala Warriors, while the Main Reef Breakers and Tower Titans also enjoyed the spoils of success. In tonight’s headline matches, it’s Derby night at the Grand in the 1st Division when the Sharpshooters and Masters clash, while the Tower Titans and Gala Warriors will battle it out in the 2nd Division. 8 Ball action continues this weekend with the holding of the prestigious Goldfields Open Doubles. Nominations will be taken from 12.30pm for a 1pm start. Players are to arrange their own partners with the event being open to the general public.
GOLDFLDS: FORMAN CLAIMS 8 BALL SINGLES30-May-2024
Sean Forman's recent domination of the Goldfields 8Ball Associations 2nd Division continued last weekend when he took out the closed singles, defeating Bruce Fitzcharles in the final and in doing so, added to his previous success in the same event in 2023 and 2021. After a stint in Queensland sharpening up his 8 Ball skills, Forman was the dominant player throughout the day and was a deserving winner. 8 Ball veteran Bruce Fitzcharles, turned the clock back with an outstanding tournament while Sandy Gates and Bob Wakefield made up the top 4. In local 1st Division action, the Grand Sharpshooters unbeaten start to the season came to an end, when they were trounced by the Grand Trolley Boys, while the Star and Garter Pirates and the Grand Masters also enjoyed the spoils of victory. 2nd Division winners were the Main Reef Breakers, Gala Warriors and the Grand Workers. With domestic fixtures being played last night, 8 Ball focus turns to Perth this weekend, when 6 sides head to the big spoke, to represent the region at the annual Country week titles. The tournament will be held at the WA 8 Balls headquarters in Queens Park, commencing Saturday morning and continuing into Sunday.
GOLDFLDS: CONROY 8 BALL KING23-May-2024
Brody Conroy re-affirmed his status as the yardstick in local 8 Ball after taking out the 1st Division closed singles last weekend defeating Jake Persello in the final. It has been a whirlwind 6 months for Conroy, which has seen him collect the Associations Summer Singles double, the Dax Wasley and IMFS singles, along with heading the averages as part of the winning WA side in the recently completed National Blackball Titles. Persello’s second placing was due reward. on the back of some recent strong form, with both players being vital clogs within the Goldfields 1st Division team, in the upcoming Country Week titles that will be held in Perth over the long weekend in early June. Making up the top 4 were Keenan Cigler and Jasely Dimer. Meanwhile in local 1st Division action, the Grand Sharpshooters undefeated start to the season continued when they brushed aside the Tower Jokers, the Grand Trolley Boys moved into 2nd place after defeating the Country Club Cobra’s while the Grand Masters returned to the winner’s circle after proving too strong for the Suns. 2nd Division winners were the Grand Mafia, Country Club Ballers and Main Reef Breakers. In tonight’s highlight matches, 1st Division eyes will be focussed on the Grand, when the Masters host the Jokers with a top 4 spot on offer to the winner, while in the 2nd Division, the County Club Ballers and Gala Warriors lock horns in a battle of 2nd versus 3rd. 8 Ball action continues this weekend when the 2nd Division closed singles are held on Saturday. Nominations will be taken from 12.30pm for a 1pm start.
GOLDFLDS: PERSELLO - CONROY MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONS16-May-2024
Megan Persello and Brody Conroy were the toast of the Goldfields 8 Ball Association last Saturday night after defeating Selena and Keenan Cigler in the annual Mixed Doubles. In a repeat of last year's final that was taken out by the Cigler's, it was the Persello / Conroy combination this time around that dominated the event and in winning, claimed their 3rd victory in the event. While having to settle for the runner's up mantle this time around, the Cigler's effort to again make the grand final was full of merit. Making up the top 4 were Paula Winfield and Marcus Henson and husband and wife team of Janine and Dean Curry. Meanwhile in local competition, top sides the Grand Sharpshooters, Country Club Cobra’s and Grand Trolley Boys all secured victories while 2nd Division winners were the Grand Workers, Gala Warriors and the Country Club Ballers. 8 Ball action continues this Saturday afternoon when the 1st Division closed singles are held. Last year's event, which was won by Shane Alan, is viewed as an important lead-up event to the annual Country week titles that will be held in Perth over the June long weekend. Nominations will be taken from 12.30pm for a 1pm start.
GOLDFLDS: GRAND MASTERS MAKE 8 BALL STATEMENT02-May-2024
On the back of recent improved form and early season recruiting, the Grand Masters put their names forward as a genuine premiership contenders, when they defeated last years winter premiers the Country Club Cobra’s in last weeks round of 1st Division 8 Ball. Having entered the match as rank outsiders, the Masters victory sees them enter the top 4 for the first time this season. After a sluggish start to the season, the Grand Trolley Boys looked back on track when accounting for the Star and Garter Pirates, while the Tower Jokers proved too strong for an improving Grand Suns. In the 2nd Division, the Gala Warriors and Grand Workers unbeaten start to the season continued after defeating the Grand Mafia and Tower Titans respectively while the Country Club Ballers won a thriller against the Main Reef Breakers. In tonight’s action, 1st Division focus will centre around the Star and Garter, where the Cobra’s will be in the house trying to bounce back from last weeks surprise defeat while 2nd Division trendsetters, the Gala Warriors and Grand Workers will battle it out with the winner to sit all alone at the top of the table.
GOLDFLDS: LOCAL 8 BALL TALENT DISPLAYED ON A NATIONAL LEVEL24-Apr-2024
The depth, talent and versatility of local 8 Ball was on show in Canberra last week, when a WA side consisting of mainly Goldfields Players, was crowned Black Ball National Champions. In an event that attracted teams from all around Australia, Black Ball is a slight variation of the standard 8 Ball game that is played locally. In a week-long event, the Dingo Dogs winning team included Jason Dimer, his two sons Jasely and Neil J and Brody Conroy, who was crowned the MVP of the competition after topping the averages. Meanwhile in local 1st Division action, the Grand Trolley Boys finally opened their winter account against an undermanned Grand Masters, the Grand Sharpshooters winning start to the season continued at the hands of the Country Club Cobra’s and the Tower Jokers came from behind winning a tight match against the Star and Garter Jokers. Winners in the 2nd Division were the Main Reef Breakers, Grand Workers and Gala Warriors. Tonight’s 1st Division focus will be at the Grand Boulder, when the Trolley Boys look to gather some winning momentum when they host the Star and Garter Pirates, while in the 2nd Division, the Gala Warriors will look to continue their undefeated start to the season they take on the Grand Mafia.
GOLDFLDS: SHARPSHOOTERS SET EARLY PACE18-Apr-2024
The Grand Sharpshooters early season form continued last week, after making light work of the Grand Trolley Boys in last weeks round of 1st Division 8 Ball. While the Sharpshooters have started the season winning their first 3 matches, the Trolley Boys find themselves in unfamiliar territory on the back of consecutive losses to open the season. In the other match played, the Grand Suns opened their winning account with a thrilling come from behind victory over the Star and Garter Pirates, while in 2nd Division action, the Grand Workers and the Gala Warriors both recorded 9-8 victories over the Country Club Ballers and Main Reef Breakers. 8 Ball followers are expected to flock to the Grand Boulder tonight, when the Sharpshooters hot start to the season will be put to the test against defending premiers the Country Club Cobra’s in the 1st Division, while it’s derby night in the 2nd Division when the Mafia and Workers lock horns for bragging rights. Players are reminded of the Wednesday night fixtures next week due to Anzac day falling on the Thursday.
GOLDFLDS: COBRA’S ON CUE11-Apr-2024
Defending winter 1st Division premiers the Country Club Cobra’s title defence has got off to a perfect start, after winning their opening 2 matches of the season. After blowing out the cobwebs in their opening match against the Tower Jokers, it was business as usual for the defending premiers on Monday night when they proved too strong for the Grand Trolley boys in a replay of both last seasons winter and summer Grand Finals. The noise around newcomers the Grand Sharpshooters being potential premiership fancies was justified after opening the season with two percentage boosting victories against the Grand Suns and the Tower Jokers, while the Star and Garter Pirates got their season off on a winning note with a last game victory over the Grand Masters. In second Division action, the Country Club Ballers hit the ground running defeating the Grand Mafia, the Grand Workers opened their account with a workman like victory over the Main Reef Breakers while the Gala Warriors took the points over the Tower Titans. In tonights 1st Division highlight match, the Tower Jokers and Grand Masters will lock horns, looking for their first premiership points of the season while opening round winners the Grand Workers and Country Club Ballers will take centre stage in 2nd Division action.
GOLDFLDS: CAMPBELL CLAIMS EASTER 8 BALL TITLE06-Apr-2024
Justin Campbell was the toast of the Goldfields 8 Ball fraternity on Sunday night when he became the Inaugural winner of the Kalgoorlie / Boulder Open defeating Luke Anglesey in a thrilling final. After the scores were locked at 8 all after the specified time allowed to complete the final had elapsed, a 6 red-ball shootout decided the eventual champion. Campbell’s cue ball resume going into the event, indicated he would be one of the players to beat and his performance over the weekend justified the result. Originally from Adelaide, Campbell dominated the Junior state ranks which ultimately lead him to represent Australia as a Junior. Campbell then switched his game over to the American table where he racked up over a dozen Australian titles in 9 Ball, 10 Ball and American Pool, before switching to Chinese 8 Ball a few years ago, playing on the professional tour before settling in the Goldfields a few years ago. While disappointed in defeat, Anglesey’s performance over the weekend justified his status as one of the leading 8 Ball players in the state, which has seen him win 2 WA State Titles, National Plate Title and a National Doubles Title.- Making up the top 4 were Adrian Lancaster and Ron Kelly who have both represented Australia on numerous occasions. The Consolation Plate was taken out by Jeff Delbridge who defeated former Goldfielder and Trolley Boy team-mate John Grazziadelli in the final. Making up the top 4 were local players Jason Dimer and Jeff Sharrett.
GOLDFLDS: WINTER 8 BALL TO COMMENCE TONIGHT04-Apr-2024
8 Ball is set to re-commence tonight when the Goldfields 8 Ball Association conducts opening night for the highly anticipated winter season. Division 1 will see 7 sides battling it out for the ultimate prize, while 6 teams will lock horns in the 2nd Division chasing the same dream. Season highlights include the Open Singles and Doubles, divisional closed singles, mixed doubles and the annual Country Week tournament in Perth over the June long weekend, with the Grand Final scheduled to be played on August 24th. In tonight’s opening round of 1st Division matches, all eyes will be upon the Grand Boulder when the Grand Sharpshooters make their 1st Division debut when they face up to the Grand Suns in a local Derby. After some aggressive off-season recruiting, the Sharpshooters are expected to hit the ground running with many good judges expecting them to be one of the leading contenders over the winter months. The Country Club Cobra’s will have to wait until the following round to hoist last years premiership flag, as they open their premiership defence with an away game against the Tower Jokers while the Star and Garter will host the Grand Masters who also have reportedly been busy on the recruiting side of things. In the 2nd Division, the Main Reef Breakers will be paid a visit by the Grand Wolves, the Warriors will be looking ‘ at a positive start when they tackle the Tower Titans, while the Country Club Ballers will host the Grand Mafia to complete the opening round. 1st Division players are to be reminded of the upcoming Monday night fixture.
GOLDFLDS: WINTER 8 BALL SET TO RESUME30-Mar-2024
The Goldfields 8 Ball Association’s much anticipated winter season is set to commence next Thursday night. Coming off the back of a successful Summer season which saw the Grand Trolley Boys crowned champions for the 5th consecutive year, the Winter season will see 7 sides battle it out for premiership glory while 6 sides will lock horns in the 2nd Division. Highlights of the season will be the Goldfields Open Singles and Doubles and the Associations trip to Perth to represent the region in the annual Country Week tournament which will be held over the long weekend in June. Last winter’s 1st and 2nd Division, was won by the Country Club Cobra’s and Grand Plan respectively. The Grand final is scheduled for the 24th August.
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL ROYALTY ON SHOW30-Mar-2024
8 Ball eyes statewide will be focussed on the Goldfields this weekend when the inaugural running of the Kalgoorlie / Boulder Open will be held at the Grand Boulder. Under the brainstorm of Jake and Megan Persello, the Open singles will see some of the state’s elite 8ball players converging on the region. With multiple Australian and West Australian representatives being within the room, the standard of play is expected to be at the highest level. Co-ordinator Megan Persello, was looking forward to what lays ahead over the next few days “ we are lucky enough to have some of the states best pool players visiting our region over the weekend and to say we are super excited is an understatement." " A lot of hard work has gone into this weekend and come Sunday night when we crown the first ever winner, hopefully we can look back and reflect on what an amazing weekend it was. “ The round robin tournament got underway last night with matches starting at 9am today and tomorrow with the final scheduled for early Sunday evening.
GOLDFLDS: GRAND TROLLEY BOYS REIGN SUPREME29-Feb-2024
The Grand Trolley Boys re-affirmed their status as the yard stick of Goldfields 8 Ball after trouncing the Country Club Cobra’s in last weeks Summer Grand Final on the way to winning their 5th consecutive Summer Flag. After having taken all before them in recent seasons including the 2022 Winter premiership in amongst a handful of summer flags, the Trolley Boys bubble was broken in last seasons winter grand final by the Country Club Cobra’s who proved superior on the day to take home the flag. But the Trolley Boy’s winter hiccup was quickly forgotten as they peeled off the first 7 games in quick time, before cruising to a 9-2 victory and once again claim their status as Kings of the Summer Jungle. While it wasn’t their day, the Cobra’s, lead by former World Champion Jack Halligan, were superb all season in dropping only the one match going into the final and with the majority of the squad expected to again grace the felt in the upcoming winter season, they once again are expected to be one of the leading contenders. The Association will now take a short break before the winter season commences in early April after Easter. Grand Trolley Boys : B Conroy ( c ) J Delbridge G Weekley B Hutchings J Conduit E Granole A Ambos
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL GRAND FINAL TODAY24-Feb-2024
Standing room only is expected this afternoon at the Grand Boulder when the Summer 8 Ball Grand Final is decided between the Grand Trolley Boys and the Country Club Cobra’s as they go head to head in a replay of last Winters 1st Division Grand Final. Both sides won last Thursday night's prelim finals with the Trolley Boys securing a hard fought victory over Grand Suns while the Cobra's barely raised a sweat in taking care of the Tower Jokers On paper Today's clash looks an interesting affair. The Trolley Boys have become Kings of the Jungle over the summer months of late as they aim for their 5th consecutive Summer Flag, while the Cobra’s will be looking at a Winter / Summer Premiership double. The Trolley Boys only defeat over the Summer was back in round 2 against the Jokers, while an undermanned Cobra's defeat was at the hands of the Trolley Boys. With a smorgasbord of talent representing both teams, picking a winner would be simply a guess, with most experts predicting this to go down to the wire. The Grand Final is scheduled for a 4pm start with the presentation of trophies to be held after the final. Grand Final Grand Trolley Boys v Country Club Cobras
GOLDFLDS: GRAND FINAL SPOTS UP FOR GRABS22-Feb-2024
A spot in Saturdays Summer 8 Ball Grand final is up for grabs tonight when both prelim finals are conducted. The top 4 sides at the completion of the home and away season will battle it out in search of premiership glory after the Grand Suns and Tower Jokers ended both the Country Club Ballers and Workers Club Wildcards summer campaigns respectively. In tonight’s first of the two finals, minor premiers the Grand Trolley Boys will square off against the Grand Suns in a Boulder Derby that has all the ingredients of a classic. The Trolley Boys once again were the yardstick of the competition on the back of a 9-1 win / loss ration while the Suns occupied the top 4 the entire season finishing with an impressive 8-2 season. When the teams met back in round 4, the Trolley Boys controlled the night winning 11-6. While most 8 Ball critics expect this to be a lot closer, judging on the Suns overall season, the extra incentive of trying to win their 5th consecutive Summer flag, may just be enough to see the Trolley Boys advance to Saturdays big dance. The Country Club Cobra’s and Tower Jokers looks an intriguing game on paper. The Cobra’s season was also extremely hard to fault, with their only defeat coming at the hands of the Trolley Boys, when they were undermanned, while the Tower Hotel’s season had more highs than lows finishing with a 7-3 win / loss ratio. When the teams met prior to Christmas, the Cobra’s came out with plenty of venom in dismantling the Jokers 13-4. While a similar scoreline is unlikely, it would be a brave man to tip against a Cobra’s outfit littered with big game players. Saturdays Grand Final is set to commence at 4pm followed by the presentation of awards. Grand Trolley Boys v Grand Suns Country Club Cobra’s v Tower Jokers
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL FINALS CONTINUE TONIGHT15-Feb-2024
The Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Summer Season steps up another clog tonight when the 2nd round of finals are played. In last weeks opening round, top sides the Grand Trolley Boys and Country Club Cobra’s earned themselves a weeks rest when they proved too strong for the Tower Jokers and Grand Suns respectively in the double chance finals while it was curtains for the Workers Club Wolves and Grand Ninja’s as the Country Club Ballers and Workers Club Wildcards extended their seasons into tonight. In tonight’s Qualifying finals, the Grand Suns will put it all on the line when they host the Country Club Ballers. While going down to a slick Cobra’s outfit last week, the Suns season overall has been far superior to the Ballers, highlighted by their 12-5 win back in round 2 and while a tight tussle is expected, the Suns extra depth may just swing the result it in their favour. In the 2nd Qualifying final, the Tower Hotel will put last week’s below par performance behind them and focus in on the Workers Club Wildcards. By their season’s standard, the Tower never really got going last week while the Wildcards late season form continued when they won a thriller. The two teams clashed in the opening match of the season with the Tower winning in a decisive matter and while the Wildcards will fancy their chances of reversing the earlier result, the Jokers should be able to win enough games to advance into next week’s prelim finals The Grand Final and presentation night is scheduled for Saturday 24th February.
GOLDFLDS: DOUBLE THE FUN FOR HUTCHINGS AND WEEKLEY10-Feb-2024
There were high fives galore last Saturday night at the Grand Boulder as Trolley Boy team mates Brendon Hutchings and Grant Weekley secured their first title as a duo, after defeating Shane Alan and Dean Curry in the final of the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Scotch Doubles. While Weekley’s resume includes a win in the Australian Masters Singles, for Hutchings, it was his first notch on his 8 Ball resume and due reward on the back of a huge improvement over the last 12 months. Alan and Curry showed their class throughout the afternoon by going through the double elimination format undefeated, only to just fall short. In what could be a huge couple of weeks for the Trolley Boy’s, their dominance of the event was evidenced, with the top 4 being made up of team mates Ely Granole and Ariel Ambos while last year’s winners Jake Conduit and Brody Conroy filled the other top 4 finish. All focus now turns to the top 8 sides after the home and away season, with tonight seeing the opening round of the finals series. A lot of focus will centre around minor premiers the Grand Trolley Boys as they strive for their 5th consecutive summer flag, while the Country Club Cobra’s will be eyeing off a Winter / Summer double after finishing the season in 2nd place. In the first of the double chance finals the Trolley Boys will host a dangerous Tower Jokers who have shown a liking for the summer setup over the years while the Cobra’s lock horns with the Grand Suns in what looks an even affair on paper. In the first of the elimination finals, the Workers Club Wildcards will hope their late season form continues when they host the Grand Ninja’s who make their finals debut on the back of their first season in the competition, while the Country Club Ballers and Workers Club Wolves replay last seasons 2nd Division Winter Grand final.
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL FINALS SPOTS UP FOR GRABS01-Feb-2024
Tonight sees the last round of qualifying games for the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Summer season. With the top 8 sides set to battle it out in the upcoming finals series, final ladder positions will hinge on some of tonight’s results. While the Grand Trolley Boys and Country Club Cobra’s look secure in the top 2, the double chance top 4 will be decided tonight while only 1 winning game separates the 7th placed Main Reef Breakers and 9th placed Grand Ninja’s. 8 Ball eyes and ears will be on the Main Reef Tavern tonight for different reasons. The Grand Trolley Boys who are in pursuit of 5 flags on the bounce, will be eyeing off the minor premiership while the Breakers have to win in order to remain in the top 8.The Workers Club Wildcards late flourish for a top 4 spot will be tested when they host the Country Club Cobra’s. The Associations last major tournament of the Summer season will be held this Saturday afternoon when the Scotch Doubles are played. Players are to arrange their own partners. Nominations will be taken at 12.30pm for a 1pm start.
GOLDFLDS: CONROY IN POWERFUL 8 BALL DISPLAY24-Jan-2024
While the Goldfields endured extreme heat last weekend, the heat outside was nothing compared to what was being generated inside the Grand Boulder as Brody Conroy powered his way to victory in the IMFS Summer Singles defeating Grand Trolley Boy’s teammate and defending champion Grant Weekley in the final. Conroy was the standout player throughout the day with victory being his 2nd in the event following on from his success in 2022. While having to settle for the runner’s up mantle, Weekley’s effort to make the final as the defending champion was full of merit. The win capped off the Summer double for Conroy after he took out the Dax Wasley singles prior to Christmas. Making up the top 4 were Jake Persello and Tim Work. Meanwhile last weeks fixtures were interrupted due to the power outage, with a few games still to be played. With only 2 rounds of matches left, a lot of games now take on a finals like atmosphere with results likely to determine the top 8. Tonight’s 8 Ball eyes will focus on the Grand Boulder when the Grand Suns and Plan clash in a local Derby while the Country Club Ballers will be out to slow down the Workers Club Wildcards train when they clash at the country club. The Grand final is scheduled for Saturday 24th February.
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL SINGLES THIS WEEKEND20-Jan-2024
While the Goldfields is in the middle of a heat wave, the temperature is expected to rise even higher this afternoon when the Goldfields 8 Ball Association hosts the IMFS Summer Singles. With the regions top end talent all expected to be in attendance, a high quality afternoon of 8 Ball is expected. Last years event was taken out by Grant Weekly who defeated Shane Alan in the final. While Weekly, who was also successful in 2020, will again be hard to beat, the performance of Jeff Delbridge, who actually works for IMFS, will also be closely monitored as he strives for his 4th success in the event after previously winning over 3 different decades in 2010, 15 and 21. Nominations will be taken at 12.30pm for a 1pm start. Meanwhile in local competition, top sides the Country Club Cobra’s and Grand Trolley Boys started the new year in winning form while the Tower Jokers, Country Club Ballers and Workers Club Wildcards banked premiership points, In tonight’s highlight matches, it’s Derby night at the Workers Club when the Wolves and Wildcards lock horns for bragging rights while the Main Reef Breakers and Country Club Ballers clash with the winner moving a step closer to a top 8 finish. The Grand Final is scheduled for Saturday 24th February.
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL SET TO RESUME12-Jan-2024
The Goldfields 8 Ball’s 2nd half of the Summer season is set to resume tonight with a smorgasbord of matches between teams striving to make the top 8 to compete in the upcoming finals series. Heading into the New Year, defending winter 1st Division premiers the Country Club Cobra’s head the table with the Grand Trolley Boys, who are striving for their 5th consecutive summer flag with the Grand Suns and Tower Jokers making up the top 4. With only one game separating the 7th placed Grand Ninja’s and the bottom placed Grand Mafia, finals spots are still up for grabs. Tonight’s clash between the Tower Jokers and Grand Plan is full of intrigue. While the Tower sit in the top 4, the Plan have failed to recapture their premiership form of the past winter and will be hoping to hit the new year in winning form. Players are gearing up for the IMFS Summer Singles which will be held the following Saturday.
GOLDFLDS: CONROY CLAIMS SINGLES VICTORY21-Dec-2023
Brody Conroy reaffirmed his status amongst the leading 8 Ball players in the region, when he defeated Keenan Cigler to take out the Dax Wasley Singles on the weekend. Conroy, who captains the Grand Trolley Boys, proved unstoppable on the day and ends another successful year, highlighted by his victory in the National Blackball Championships while representing WA. While having to settle for the runner’s up mantle on this occasion, Cigler’s performance to make the final completed a memorable year on the table, highlighted by his victory in the mixed doubles with his mother Selena and his winning performance in the Goldfields Open singles adding to his previous successes in 2019 and 2021. Rounding out the top 4 were Jason Dimer and Simon Gray. In local domestic fixtures last week, the Workers Club Wildcards recent form reversal continued with a hard fought 9-8 win over the Grand Mafia, while the Main Reef Breakers got the monkey off their back when they opened their winning account at the hands of the Grand Plan. Other winners included, Country Club Ballers, Country Club Cobra’s and the Grand Trolley Boys. Christmas comes a week early for 8Ball followers tonight, when top sides the Country Club Cobra’s and the Grand Trolley Boys clash in a replay of last seasons 1st Division Winter Grand Final while there is expected to be plenty of Christmas cheer at the Workers Club in Boulder when the Wolves host the Grand Suns. 8 Ball now goes into recess for the Christmas period with matches due to recommence on the 11th January.
GOLDFLDS: ASPINALL LADIES 8 BALL CHAMPION15-Dec-2023
Mayana Aspinall re-affirmed her love affair with the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Ladies Singles after defeating Megan Persello last weekend. With both players having met in last years finals, Aspinall and Persello loomed as the players to beat with both players not disappointing. For Aspinall, it was her 3rd victory in the events brief history, following on from her success in 2017 and 2020, while Persello cemented her status as one of the Associations leading female players. Making up the top 4 were veterans Paula Winfield and Sandy Gates. Meanwhile in local competition, the Country Club Cobra, Grand Trolley Boys, Grand Suns, Tower Jokers and Ninja’s all banked premiership points. In tonight’s headline matches, the Tower Jokers will get a true indication as to where they stand in the picking order when they host the Cobra’s while same can be said for the Workers Club Wolves when they hit the road to the Grand Boulder to take on the Trolley Boys. 8 Ball action continues this weekend when the Dax Wasley closed singles is held at the Grand. Last years event was taken out by Neil J Dimer who defeated Dan Sinclair in the final. Nominations will be taken from 12.30pm for a 1pm start.
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL LADIES TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE07-Dec-2023
The Ladies of the Goldfields will take centre stage this Saturday at the Grand Boulder when the Goldfields 8 Ball Association host’s the Open Ladies 8 Ball Singles. With the competition open to the general public, a big number of competitors are expected to grace the tables. Last years event was taken out by Mayana Aspinal who defeated Megan Persello in a close final. Aspinal’s victory in last years event was her 3rd, adding to her previous success in 2017 and 2020. While Aspinal and Persello are once again expected to be hard to beat, dual winner Jeanette Dimer and 2019 champion Donna Marie are also names that are expected to be amongst the action come the pointy end of the tournament, ensuring an outstanding afternoon of women’s 8 Ball. Nominations to be taken at 10.30am for an 11am start. In local domestic matches, the Country Club Cobra’s latest victory sees them now as the only undefeated team and any suggestions of the Cobra’s taking a slide down the ladder on the back of a Winter Premiership hangover has been put to rest and clearly look the team to beat. The same can’t be said for last season’s winter 2nd Division premier’s the Grand Plan who suffered their 4th straight loss to open the season against the Workers Club Wildcards. Other winners included the Grand Trolley Boys, Grand Mafia, C/Club Ballers and Tower Jokers. In tonight’s action, Christmas come’s early for 8Ball followers in Boulder when the Workers Club Wolves and Tower Jokers clash at the Workers Club, while the Grand Ninja’s will be eyeing off their second victory when they host the Main Reef Breakers.
GOLDFLDS: GRAND SUNS SHINE IN SUMMER 8 BALL30-Nov-2023
The Grand Suns continued their unbeaten start to the Goldfields 8 Ball Summer season after a hard fought 9-8 victory over the Tower Jokers. Joining the Sun’s as remaining undefeated were winter 1st Division Premiers the Country Club Cobra’s and the Workers Club Wolves who both proved to strong for the Grand Mafia and Main Reef Breakers respectively. The Grand Trolley boy’s bounced back from a rare defeat the week before, the Country Club Ballers had a close win against the Albion Clovers, while the Grand Ninja’s opened up their 8 Ball winning account when they proved superior to last season’s 2nd winter premiers the Grand Plan who have yet to taste any summer success. In tonight’s highlight matches, the Country Club Ballers and Workers Club Wolves lock horns in a replay of last seasons 2nd division prelim final while the Grand Plan will be looking at getting their season back on track when the travel up Burt Street to take on the Worker’s Club Wildcards.
GOLDFLDS: TOPS AT THE TOWER IN LOCAL 8 BALL24-Nov-2023
The Tower Jokers re-affirmed their liking for the summer 8 Ball season and gave notice to the rest of the competition that they were the real deal, when they easily dismantled 4 times defending premiers the Grand Trolley Boys in last week’s round of fixtures. The Workers Club Wolves, Grand Suns and Country Club Cobra’s also made it 2 from 2, the Grand Mafia opened up their winning account, while the Workers Club Wildcards got to sing the team song for the first ever time when they got the better of the Grand Ninja’s. In tonight’s highlight matches, a huge crowd is expected to cram into the Grand Boulder when the Suns host the Tower Jokers. The Grand Plan and Grand Ninja’s will be looking to bank their first set pf premiership points while the Workers Club Wolves will look to consolidate their solid start to the season when they are paid a visit from the Main Reef Breakers.
GOLDFLDS: COBRAS IN CONTROL16-Nov-2023
1st Division Winter premiers the Country Club Cobra’s made sure there was no premiership hangover by cruising to victory over the Grand Ninja’s in last week’s opening round of summer fixtures conducted by the goldfields 8 ball Association. It wasn’t the same flying start to the winter 2nd division premiers the Grand Plan, when they went down to the Workers Club Wolves. The Grand Trolley Boys pursuit of a 5th successive summer premiership got off to a winning start when they overcame the Country Club Ballers while the Grand Suns, Tower Jokers, and Grand Mafia all had opening round victories. In tonight’s highlight matches, the Tower Jokers will get an early indication as to where they fit in within premiership calculations when they host the Trolley Boys, the Grand Mafia will be looking build on last weeks win when they take on the Workers Club Wolves, while stakes will be high when newcomers the Workers Club Wildcards and Grand Ninja’s lock horns chasing their first set of premiership points. The Associations first major event will be held on the 9th December, when the Ladies Open Singles will be contested.
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL SET TO RESUME TONIGHT10-Nov-2023
The Goldfields 8 Ball Associations much anticipated Summer season commences tonight with 12 teams to battle it out for the ultimate prize of Summer 8 Ball Champions. A lot of summer interest will surround the performance of the Grand Trolley Boys who will be gunning for their 5th successive premiership. Being the first team in local 8 Ball history to have achieved 4 consecutive flags on the back of last seasons success, the Trolley Boys will be looking at further extending their winning run. Other teams of notice will be the Country Club Cobra’s and the Grand Plan, who will be looking at a Winter and summer premiership double. In tonight’s highlight matches, focus will be at the Kalgoorlie Country Club, when winter 1st Division premiers the Country Club Cobra’s hoist their premiership flag before tackling the Grand Ninja’s who make their debut tonight. The Grand Plan also gets the opportunity to hoist their 2nd Division winter flag before locking horns with archrivals the Workers Club Wolves, while newcomers the Workers Club Wildcards also hit the tables for the first time when they travel across the bridge to take on renowned summer heavyweights the Tower Jokers
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL SET TO RESUME03-Nov-2023
The Goldfields 8 Ball Association’s much anticipated Summer 8 Ball season is set to commence next Thursday night. Coming off a successful Winter season that saw premiership cups lifted by the Country Club Cobra’s and Grand Plan in the 1st and 2nd Division respectively, all focus now turns to the upcoming summer months, with the Grand Trolley Boy’s attempt at winning their 5th successive summer flag headlining what is expected to be a hotly contested season. With the majority of the regions top players expected to grace the tables, a high level of performance is expected across all teams with last year’s winter premiers the Country Club Cobra’s, being the obvious threat to the Trolley Boys continual dominance of the event. Other highlights of the season include the Ladies open singles, the Dax Wasley Singles, the IMFS Summer Singles and the Scotch Doubles in the new year. Matches will be played up until the 21st December, resume on the 11th January with the Grand Final Scheduled for 24th February. 8 Ball followers won’t have to wait long until the big guns come out to play, with two of last years 2nd Division heavy weights, Workers Club Wolves and the Grand Plan providing a mouth-watering opening round match, while Grand Ninja’s will get an early indication of where they are at, when they make their debut against reigning 1st Division champions the Country Club Cobra’s.
GOLDFLDS: COUNTRY CLUB COBRAS 8 BALL CHAMPIONS30-Aug-2023
The Country Club Cobra’s completed a dream debut 8 Ball season last Saturday night when they defeated reigning premiers the Grand Trolley Boys 13-9 to secure the title. Lead by Jack Halligan, the Cobra’s delivered the Country Clubs first piece of silverware since 2015. After initially being jumped by the Trolley Boys, the Cobra’s quickly settled into their Rhythm to gain the ascendency during the second round to take the lead and from then were never headed on the way to lifting the cup. While disappointed in defeat, the Trolley Boys performance of finishing minor premiers and making yet another Grand Final, reaffirmed their status of one the region’s best teams. In the 2nd Division Grand Final, the Grand Plan were rewarded for a dominant season by taking out the premiership defeating the Country Club Ballers 9-5. Having only lost the one match leading into the final, the Plan took control of the final early in the match and from there controlled the final on the way to winning the Grand Boulder’s first ever Winter Flag. The Country Club Ballers performance to make the Grand Final was built around the second half of the season which saw them win 3 of their last 4 matches. Being a relatively new outfit, the Ballers are expected to be one of the teams to beat in the upcoming Summer season which is scheduled to commence in late October. The presentation of trophies was highlighted by Jack and Rob Halligan being rewarded with Life Memberships of the Goldfields 8 Ball Association. The Halligan name is well known and respected not only in Australia but also world-wide within 8 Ball with both duly earning their status of Life Members. Amongst the awards handed out on Saturday night, the Halligan Medal which is awarded to the MVP of the competition was won for the first time by young gun Brody Conroy. Winning Teams : Country Club Cobra’s J Halligan ( Capt ) R Halligan T Work S Alan M Henson J Sharret M Hamilton Grand Plan J James ( capt ) T Chisholm R Oseo M Salazar E Ras S Forman
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL GRAND FINAL SPOTS UP FOR GRABS24-Aug-2023
Grand Final spots are up for grabs tonight when the Goldfields 8 Ball Association conducts the Prelim Finals for both the 1st and 2nd Division. In last weeks 1st Division 2nd Semi Final, the Country Club Cobra’s booked their ticket for Saturday’s big dance when they defeated reigning premiers the Grand Trolley Boys. After Jumping to an early lead, the Cobra’s were always in control and will head into Saturday’s final as warm favourites. while the Grand Masters season came to an abrupt end when they were no match for the Star and Garter Pirates. In 2nd Division finals last week, the Grand Plan bounced back from their only defeat of the season the previous week to progress straight into Saturdays Grand Final with a clinical display over the Workers Club Wolves while the Country Club Ballers made light work of the Tower Titans in the knock-out final. In tonight’s 1st Division Prelim Final, the Grand trolley Boys will put it all on the line when clash with the Star and Garter Pirates with a Grand Final spot the reward for the winner. The Trolley Boys have taken all before them in recent times including winning last years Winter final on the back of the last 4 Summer Flags while the Star and Garter have been a remarkable story on the back of their first season in the top Division. While most experts expect this to be a close call, the Trolley Boys 4-0 win / loss record this season against the Pirates and the extra incentive of back to back premierships might just be enough to see them head into Saturday’s Grand Final. Like the Trolley Boys, the Wolves also find themselves in unfamiliar territory playing on Prelim night and won’t have things easy when they host the Country Club Ballers. With their home and away clash ending with a 9-8 win to the Wolves, another close match is expected but the Wolves previous experience in big game finals should see them progress into Saturday. The 1st Division Grand Final is scheduled to commence at 3.30pm with the 2nd Division starting at 4pm. The presentation of trophies will commence after the finals have been concluded. 1st Division Grand Trolley Boys v Star and Garter Pirates 2md Division Workers Club Wolves v Country Club Ballers
GOLDFLDS: 1st DIVISION 8 BALL FINALS SET TO COMMENCE18-Aug-2023
With the home and away season completed, 4 sides remain in the hunt to secure the ultimate prize of 8Ball Champions. With the 2nd Division having started their finals campaign last week, tonight sees the opening round for the 1st Division. An automatic entry into Saturday weeks Grand Final is up for grabs tonight when Minor and Defending Premiers the Grand Trolley Boys host the Country Club Cobra’s. The Grand Trolley Boys have swept all before them of late that not only sees them as the defending winter premiers, but also having won the last 4 summer flags along the way. The Country Club Cobra’s under the guidance of Jack Halligan, are coming off an imposing home and away season that saw them finish with a 15-3 win / loss record albeit 2 of their 3 losses were against the Trolley Boys. With luck more than likely determining the outcome, the Trolley Boys impeccable record in previous finals may be enough to secure the win. The Grand Masters clash with the Star and Garter Pirates in the 1st Semi Final. The Masters form was solid all winter while the Pirates have made the finals in their first season after having won last season’s 2nd Division final. In the 2nd Division 2nd Semi Final, Minor Premiers the Grand Plan host the Workers Club Wolves for a spot in the Grand Final. The Grand Plans only defeat of the season was in the last qualifying game of the year against the Wolves. While the Wolves will take some confidence out of the win, most experts believe it was only a minor hiccup for the Plan in what has been an outstanding season to date and should be able to advance directly to Saturday weeks big dance. In the 1st Semi Final knock-out, the Tower Titans get another chance to keep their season alive when they lock horns with the Country Club Ballers. With their 2 clashes during the season resulting in one victory each, most expect a close encounter with maybe the Titans superior season being enough to see them extend their season into next week. The Grand Final will be held on Saturday 26th August at 3.30pm for the 1st Division and 4pm for the 2nd Division followed by the trophy presentation.
GOLDFLDS: CIGLER 8 BALL CHAMPION03-Aug-2023
Keenan Cigler reaffirmed his standing as one of the region’s elite 8 Ball players after taking out the Goldfields 8 Ball’s Open Singles last weekend. Cigler who also lifted the trophy back in 2018, was faultless all day on the way to defeating 8 ball legend and former 2 time world champion Jack Halligan in the final. Cigler who previously represented Australia at under 18’s,21’s and 23’s level was also part of the 2018 WA State team and is currently within trials for this year’s team. Halligan’s performance to fall just short of claiming the ultimate prize was just a reminder to all of his overall status in not only Australian 8 Ball but in World 8 Ball. Halligan twice topped the world championship averages in 1993 and 1995 with his 1993 average of 88.89% still remaining as the championships top average. In 1994 he still managed a 3rd place standing. Making up the top 4 was defending champion Brody Conroy and young gun Jasely Dimer. Tonight sees the last round of fixtures for the 2nd Division with the 5 top sides set to lock horns next week as their finals series commences. While the top 5 looks set, interest will still surround tonight’s fixtures with results likely to determine final standings on the ladder. Last week’s winners were the Grand Plan, Country Club Ballers, Tower Titans and the Main Reef Breakers. In 1st Division matches last week, ladder leader’s the Grand Trolley Boys made light work of the Workers Club Incredibles, the Tower Jokers notched a deserving victory over the Grand Suns after improved form while the Cobra’s won a close battle against the Grand Masters. In Tonight’s matches of the round, 8 Ball followers will get a glimpse of an early finals atmosphere in the 2nd Division when 2 of the heavyweights in Grand Plan and Workers Club Wolves clash while the stakes are high for the Grand Suns when they clash with the Trolley Boys in trying to hold onto their spot in the top 4.
GOLDFLDS: GOLDFIELDS DELIVER IN BLACKBALL TITLES21-Jul-2023
Goldfield’s 8 Ball Associated players figured highly in last week’s National Black-Ball Titles that were held in Perth. Brody Conroy was not only just a part on the winning team, his 5th place finish on the averages was enough to him to make the Australian side that will head across to Malta next year for the World Black-Ball Championships. In an amazing show of the depth within the Association, Goldfields players made up 3 of the 4 players that played off in the National Black-Ball Doubles title, with brother’s Jasely and Neil J Dimer adding another title to their growing resume defeating a side that Shane Alan was a part of. The Dimer Brother’s have both represented Australia during their junior years while Alan has previously represented SA at state level. Not to be out done by his sons, Jason Dimer also was noticed with his Quarter Final result in the singles event. Grand Boulder's father and daughter Brad and Chelsea Smith, also represented WA I'm their allocated sections. Meanwhile in local 1st Division action, the Grand Trolley Boys regained top spot after fending off an improving Star and Garter Pirates, the Grand Masters won a thriller against the Tower Jokers and the workers Club Incredibles proved way to good for the Grand Suns. Meanwhile the Tower Titan’s hot form continued in the 2nd Division when they made light work of the Country Club Ballers while the Grand Plan, Workers Club Wolves and Gala Warriors all recorded wins. In tonight’s 1st Division action, the Pirate’s recent good form will be tested when they host the Country Club Cobra’s while 2nd Division interest will centre around the Workers Club when the 3rd placed Wolves receive a visit from the 2nd placed Tower Titans.
GOLDFLDS: TOWER TITANS REIGN SUPREME IN LOCAL 8 BALL13-Jul-2023
The Tower Titan’s successful introduction into the Winter 2nd Division 8 Ball season continued last week when they proved way to strong for the Hannan’s Hotshots. In what has been the team’s first season in competitive 8 Ball, the victory sees the Titan’s consolidate their position in 2nd spot with a double chance top 3 finish looking more of a possibility. The Country Club Ballers and Main Reef Breakers remain in the top 5 with victories over the Gala Warriors and Grand Mafia respectively while the Grand Plan easily accounted for the Albion Clovers. In First Division matches, the Grand Suns earnt bragging rights with a Derby demolition of the Grand Masters, the Star and Garter Pirates kept their finals hopes alive with a hard fought win over the Tower Jokers while the Grand Trolley Boys got the points over an undermanned Country Club Cobra’s side. In tonight’s 1st Division action, the Grand Suns will be on alert for an ambush when they host a dangerous Workers Club Incredibles outfit while in 2nd Division, the Albion Clovers head to the Gala to take on the Warriors with the loser to be in the box seat to claim the dreaded wooden spoon.
GOLDFLDS: GRAND MASTERS ON CUE07-Jul-2023
The Grand Masters got their 8 Ball season back on track after defeating the Workers Club Incredibles in last weeks round of 1st Division 8 Ball. After consecutive losses, the win keeps the Masters within striking distance of a double chance top 2 finish. In other results, ladder leading Country Club Cobra’s shook off a determined Tower Jokers side while the Grand Suns proved to good for the Star and Garter Pirates. In the 2nd Division, the Grand Plans winning streak continued with a nail-biting 9-8 win over the Country Club Ballers, the Workers Club Wolves overcome an improving Grand Mafia, while the Main Reef Breakers and Tower Titans banked premiership points. In tonight’s action, the Star and Garter will be looking at jumping back into the top 4 when they host the Tower Jokers while in the 2nd Division, the Main Reef Breakers host the Grand Mafia in a match that should have a finals like atmosphere attached to it.
GOLDFLDS: WOLVES ON THE 8 BALL PROWL29-Jun-2023
After a unfamiliar slow start to the season, the Workers Club Wolves now find themselves in outright 2nd position in the Goldfields 8 Ball Association’s 2nd Division after making light work of the Albion Clovers in last weeks round of local 8Ball. The Wolves have now won 4 of their last 5 matches and look the obvious threat to the undefeated Grand Plan who also continued on their merry way. Other winners included the Hannan’s Hotshots and the Country Club Ballers. In 1st Division action, the Country Club Cobra’s extended their winning run to 8 matches after shaking off a determined Grand Suns while the improving Star and Garter Pirates came from behind to defeat the Workers Club Incredibles 13-12. In 8 Ball action tonight, the Grand Suns will be looking at moving back into the top 4 when they host the Star and Garter Pirates and in the 2nd Division, the Country Club Breakers recent improved form will be put to the test when they receive a visit from the Grand Plan who are looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season to 10 games.
GOLDFLDS: COBRA’S SET 8 BALL PACE15-Jun-2023
Ladder leaders the Country Club Cobra’s recent hot form continued last Thursday night when proved too strong for the Grand Masters. After dropping 2 of their first 4 matches, the Cobra’s have now won their last 6 matches and loom as the team to beat. Defending premiers the Grand Trolley Boys bounced back to form with a hard fought victory over the Workers Club Incredibles while the Grand Suns were in cruise mode when dispensing the Tower Jokers. In 2nd Division action, the Grand Plan’s undefeated start to the season continued when they defeated the Main Reef Breakers, while the Tower Titans, Country Club Ballers and the Workers Club Wolves all bank premiership points. In tonight’s highlight matches, 1st Division interest will surround the Star and Garter when the Pirate’s push for a finals spot continues when they host the Grand Masters while in the 2nd Division, the gloves are off at the Workers Club when the Wolves and the Ballers lock horns. 8 Ball action heads along a different path this Saturday afternoon when the annual 9 Ball tournament is held at the Workers Club. Nominations will be taken from 1.30pm with matches to commence at 2pm sharp.
GOLDFLDS: MIXED RESULTS IN COUNTRY WEEK 8 BALL08-Jun-2023
The Goldfields 8 Ball Association has returned from Perth with mixed results from last weekends annual Country Week titles. The highlight of the weekend was the performance of the 4th Division side who returned to the Goldfields with the required silverware. Captained by 8 Ball veteran Jerry Virieux, the 4th Division side dropped only the one match on the way to claiming the title. The 1st Division side who were aiming at a 3rd consecutive title, fell agonizingly short finishing in 2nd position while the 2nd and 8th Division sides also had successful weekends albeit also finishing in 2nd spot. Individually the teams tasted some success with Brody Conroy and Jake Persello finishing as joint winners of games won in the 1st Division, while Jerry Virieux and Mark Harris came runner’s up in the 4th and 8th division. Brody Conroy, Jake Persello and Grant Weekly were also named In the Country Week All-Star team. Domestic 8 Ball resumes tonight with a top of the table clash between the Country Club Cobra’s and Grand Masters being the highlight match while the Grand Plan will look to continue their hot form when they host the Main Reef Breakers in the 2nd Division match of the round. 4th Division Side : J Virieux ( Capt ) M Smith S Porcelvam M Cameron Simon Jones Steve Jones
GOLDFLDS: CONROY / CIGLER 8 BALL DOUBLES CHAMPIONS25-May-2023
Brody Conroy and Keenan Cigler re-affirmed their status as the regions leading 8Ball Doubles pairing when they successfully defended their title in winning the MLG Goldfields Open Doubles Champions defeating Dean Curry and Jasely Dimer 5-4 in a thrilling final. After an era that saw Dax Wasley and Dean Curry win 10 of the last 14 finals. Conroy and Cigler announced themselves as the new Dream Team with an impressive display throughout the whole day. While disappointed in defeat, Curry and Dimers performance was equally impressive in their first outing as a combination. Making up the top 4 were Tim Work and Grant Weekley and the combination of Marcus Hansen Ruel Oseo. Meanwhile in local 1st Division action, the Trolley Boy’s undefeated start to the season came to an end when they were outclassed by an efficient Country Club Cobra’s outfit, the Star and Garter quietly went about their business in registering a win over the Tower Jokers while the Grand Masters earned the bragging rights in Boulder by proving too strong for the Grand Suns. Second Division winners were the Grand Mafia, Tower Titan, Workers Club Wolves and the Grand Plan. In tonight’s highlight matches, 1st Division interest will surround the Star and Garter as the Pirate’s host the Grand Trolley Boys who will be looking at bouncing back from a rare defeat of late while premiership favouritism will be up for grabs when top sides the Workers Club Wolves and the Grand Plan Lock horns. 8 Ball action continues at the Grand this Saturday afternoon when the 2nd Division closed singles Is held. Nominations will be taken from 1pm for a 1.30pm start.
GOLDFLDS: CIGLER'S MIXED POOL CHAMPIONS18-May-2023
Mother’s Day came a day early for Selena Cigler after she teamed up with her son Keenan to claim their 2nd 8 Ball Mixed Doubles title defeating 2 time defending champions Megan Persello and Brody Conroy in the final last Saturday night. While Keenan has enjoyed both State and National success over recent years, Selena was also a State representative player back in the late 2000’s. While having to settle this time around for the runner’s up medal, Persello and Conroy were spectacular all day only falling short at the last hurdle. Meanwhile in local domestic competition, the Country Club Cobra juggernaut continued when they dismantled a disappointing Tower side, while Grand Masters and Grand Suns enjoyed the spoils of victory. In 2nd Division action, the Gala Warriors revival continued when they cruised to aa big win against the Grand Mafia, while the Main Reef, Country Club and Tower claimed victories. In tonight’s headline matches, a huge crowd is expected to gather at the Grand Boulder when the undefeated Trolley Boys are paid a visit by the Country Club Cobra’s while it’s a battle in Boulder in the 2nd Division when the Main Reef Breakers host the Workers Cub Wolves. 8Ball action continues this weekend when the prestigious MLG Goldfields Open Doubles are held at the Grand Boulder. With an honour board decorated by many past champion doubles pairs, there has been no bigger combination than the pairing of Dean Curry and Dax Wasley who have won 10 of the last 14 holdings of the event. Last years title was taken out by Brody Conroy and Keenan Cigler who again look the team to beat. Nominations will be taken from 1pm with matches to commence at 1.30pm sharp.
GOLDFLDS: ALAN CLAIMS 8 BALL VICTORY18-May-2023
Shane Alan was the toast of the Goldfields 8 Ball Association last Saturday night after taking out the 25th edition of the 1st Division closed singles defeating young gun Brody Conroy in a thrilling final. Alan, who arrived in the Goldfields a few years ago after hiving represented SA at a state level, reproduced the form of last year’s winning Country week titles where he was named in the All-Star team which was selected on individual performances over that weekend. After having a brief break from the game, Alan’s weekend performance should ensure his name will be mentioned in other tournaments that will be held over the upcoming winter months. While disappointed in defeat, Conroy’s performance to make the final amongst a field that saw the regions best players on display, only further enhanced his reputation as one of the Goldfields leading players and was a perfect tune-up for the upcoming Country Week titles. Making up the top 4 were Jasely Dimer and Jake Persello. Meanwhile in local domestic competition, the Country Club Cobra’s hot form of late continued when they proved too strong for the Grand Suns while the Grand Trolley boys took the points over the Tower Jokers. In 2nd Division action, the Gala Warriors first round exit was quickly forgotten after trouncing the Albion 16-1, while the Grand Plan, Workers Club Wolves and Country Club Ballers all recorded victories. In tonight’s highlight matches, the Star and Garter Pirates recent form reversal will be fully tested when they receive a visit from the Grand Suns while the Albion Clovers will headline 2nd Division action looking to bounce back into the winners circle when they host an improving Country Club Breakers. 8 Ball action continues at the Grand this weekend when the annual Mixed Doubles are held. All interest will be in the pairing of Megan Persello and Brody Conroy who will be endeavouring to win their 3rd straight tile. Nominations will be taken from 2pm with balls to be broken at 2.30pm.
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL CLOSED SINGLES THIS WEEKEND05-May-2023
With the annual Country week titles less than a month away, 1st Division 8 Ball players will have the opportunity to hone in on their skills when the Goldfields 8 Ball Association conducts it’s 1st Division closed singles. This year will see the 25th holding of the prestigious event which was first held back in 1988 when Wes Coutts won his first of consecutive titles. While Jeff Delbridge ( 07 & 10 ) and Dax Wasley ( 09 & 12 ) are the only other names that appear more than once on the honour board, in recent times Dan Sinclair has made the event his own winning in 2018, 20 and 21. Last year’s title was won by Keenan Cigler. The closed singles will be held at the Grand Boulder for 1st Division players only. Nominations will be taken from 1pm for a 1.30pm start. Meanwhile in local 1st Division competition, the Grand Trolley Boys continued on their winning way after claiming victory over the Grand Suns and the Star and Garter continued their revived form proving too strong for the Grand Masters. In 2nd Division action, the Grand Mafia continued it’s strong start to the season defeating the Main Reef while the Grand Plan, Tower Titans and the Country Club Ballers all banked premiership points. In tonight’s games of the round, the Tower Jokers will be trying to bounce back from a disappointing start to the season when they travel to Boulder to take on the Trolley Boys while the Gala Warriors will be looking to record their first win of the season when they clash with the Albion Clovers.
GOLDFLDS: GRAND SUNS CONTINUE TO SHINE28-Apr-2023
The Grand Suns continued their hot start to the 1st Division 8 Ball season when they proved too strong for the Tower Jokers in last weeks round of fixtures. Having won 3 of their first 4 matches, the Suns find themselves in second position behind defending premiers the Grand Trolley Boys who made it 4 in a row when they defeated the Workers Club Incredibles while the Grand Masters maintained their early season form with a dominant display against the Country Club Cobra’s. in 2nd Division action, Main Reef made it 2 from 2 to start the season edging out an improved Albion Clovers while the Tower Titans, Workers Club Wolves and Grand Plan notched early season victories. In tonight’s highlight matches, first division action will centre around the Workers Club when the Incredibles host the Country Club Cobra’s with both sides looking to turn around slow starts to the season while the Country Club Ballers and Gala Warriors lock horns in 2nd Division action with both sides searching for their first win. 8 Ball action continues this Saturday Afternoon at the Grand Boulder when the annual Celebrity Doubles is played. With teams being made up from a Member of the Association and a non-member. Father and Son combination of Bill and Brody Conroy are expected to be the team to beat when they strive for a 3rd title. The tournament has had a father / son flavour attached to it over the year with Jordan and Jeff Delbridge having lifted the trophy twice along with Jasely and Jason Dimer also being previous winners. Nominations are to be taken from 1.30pm with balls to be broken at 2pm.
GOLDFLDS: TROLLEY BOYS SET 8 BALL PACE20-Apr-2023
Defending winter and summer premiers the Grand Trolley Boys are showing no signs of any premiership hangovers after opening up the season with 3 consecutive wins on the back of a hard fought victory over the Grand Masters, while the Country Club Cobra’s impressive start to the season continue after proving way too strong for the Tower Jokers. In the opening round of 2nd Division fixtures, the Albion Clovers sent an early season message to the rest of the competition after a commanding win over known heavyweights the Workers Club Wolves, while the Grand Mafia and Main Reef Breakers had nail-biting victories over the Hannan’s Hotshots and Country Club Ballers. With 1st Division matches being played last night, interest tonight will again centre around the 2nd Division with all eyes focussing on the Main Reef when they clash with the Albion Clovers while the Tower Titans make their debut tonight when they take on the Gala Warriors.
GOLDFLDS: WINTER 8 BALL CONTINUES TONIGHT13-Apr-2023
8 Ball focus around the Goldfields will be centred on the 2nd Division tonight when the opening round of fixtures are played. Following on from last season’s premiership success from the Star and Garter Pirates, 9 sides will contest the much anticipated winter season. In tonight’s opening round matches, a lot of interest will be at the Grand Boulder when the Grand Mafia and Hannan’s Hotshot’s clash with both sides making their debut. The Gala Warriors will be looking at rebounding from a disappointing summer campaign when they are visited by the Grand Plan, the Albion Clovers clash with the Workers Club Wolves while the Main Reef Breakers hit the road on the way to the Country Club to take on the Breakers. Meanwhile in 1st Division matches last week, the Trolley Boys premiership defence got off to a flying start with a come from behind win against the Country Club Cobra’s, the Star and Garter Pirates opened up their 1st Division account with an impressive victory against the Tower Jokers while the Grand Masters prevailed after a close tussle with the Grand Suns.
GOLDFLDS: WINTER 8 BALL CONTINUES TONIGHT04-Apr-2023
With the Easter long weekend on the horizon, the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations 1st Division winter matches will be played tonight. In last week’s opening round of fixtures, the Country Club Cobra’s enjoyed a fairy tale start to their 1st Division campaign by recording a last game 13-12 victory over the Tower Jokers, the Workers Club Incredibles had a similar scoreline against the Grand Masters while it was a tough 1st Division debut for the Star and Garter Pirates who were outplayed by the Grand Suns. In tonight’s matches, a big crowd is expected to gather at the Country Club when the Cobra’s host the Grand Trolley Boys who open their premiership defence after having a first round bye. The Trolley Boys have taken all before them in recent seasons and again look to be one of the teams to beat. The Star and Garter Pirates will welcome being back in familiar territory when they host the Tower Jokers with both sides looking to open their winning account while its Derby Night at the Grand Boulder when the Masters and the Suns clash in pursue of early season bragging rights. The 2nd Division season is set to commence after the Easter Break.
GOLDFLDS: WINTER 8 BALL TO COMMENCE TONIGHT30-Mar-2023
The highly anticipated Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Winter season is set to commence tonight After coming off a highly successful Summer season which was highlighted by the Grand Trolley Boys 4th successive premiership, all eyes are now focussed on the upcoming Winter months which will see 7 and 9 teams respectively battle it out for the ultimate prize in the 1st and 2nd Divisions. In tonight’s opening round of 1st Division fixtures, the Grand Suns will host the Star and Garter Pirates who make their 1st Division debut after claiming the 2nd Division winter premiership last season. The Workers Club Incredibles will get a first hand look at a newly structured Grand Masters side who have had a busy off-season in the recruiting ranks while the Country Club Cobra’s take to the table’s for the first time when they travel across the bridge to receive a warm welcoming from the Tower Jokers. 2nd Division matches will commence after the Easter Break.
GOLDFLDS: TROLLEY BOYS 8 BALL KINGS02-Mar-2023
The Grand Trolley Boys further enhanced their status as the premier team within the Goldfields 8 Ball Association, after recording a 4th consecutive summer premiership defeating a gallant Workers Club Wolves 9-6 in the final. In winning, the Trolley Boys became the first side to have ever won 4 in a row in either the winter or the summer and will now focus on defending their winter premiership in the upcoming season. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing as until the Trolley Boys drew level at 6 all, the Wolves set the pace just to be overhauled late. While falling short, the Wolves performance to finish in the initial top 4 indicates they again will be one of the teams to follow in the winter season. In the lower grade final, the Workers Club squared it up with the Grand when the Young Guns Defeated the Plan 9-7 in an entertaining match. The Plan jumped out of the blocks winning 3 of the first 4 before an experience Young Guns side gained the momentum for a well deserving win. Local 8 Ball goes into recess until the end of the month when the much anticipated winter season commences with all eyes surrounding the introduction of International Rules which sees a few amendments to the previous World Rules. GRAND TROLLEY BOYS B Conroy ( Capt ) J Delbridge A Ambos B Hutchings J Conduit E Granole G Weekly J Grazzadelli WORKERS CLUB YOUNG GUNS M Teasdale ( Capt ) D Curry S Holden A Abeysundara G Laughton K Belsham
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL GRAND FINALS25-Feb-2023
All 8 Ball roads will be heading to the Grand Boulder this afternoon when the Goldfields 8 Ball Association holds it’s Summer Grand Final. In the top division semi finals on Thursday night, the Trolley Boys advanced after defeating a gallant Workers Club Incredibles while the Workers Club Wolves premiership dream was kept alive after proving too strong for the Star and Garter Pirates. In winning on Thursday night, the Trolley Boys will be looking at putting themselves in rare air when they chase down a 4th consecutive summer premiership while the Workers Club Wolves will be attempting to bring the premiership flag back to club for the first time since 2012. While most experts believe that the match will go deep, the lure of becoming the first team to win four on the bounce may just be enough to see the Trolley Boys once again raise the cup. In the lower graded Grand Final, sparks will be flying when Workers Club Young Guns and Grand Plan square off for premiership honours after they defeated the Grand Voodoo and Grand Grandies respectively. Both sides spent time in the top 8 over the summer months suggesting the standard of play will be very high. In their home and away clash during the season the Young Guns won a 9-8 thriller. Selecting a winner here is a complete guess with a shade of luck likely to determine the winner. The Grand Finals are set to commence at 4pm with the presentation of trophies to follow. Top 8 Grand trolley Boys v Workers Club Wolves Bottom 8 Workers Club Young Guns v Grand Plan
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL GRAND FINAL SPOTS UP FOR GRABS23-Feb-2023
Grand Final spots in Saturday’s big dance are up for grabs tonight when the Goldfields 8 Ball Association holds it’s Semi Final night. In last weeks top graded elimination finals, Star and Garter Pirates confirmed their status as genuine premiership hopes with a 9-3 demolition of the Tower Jokers while the Workers Club Incredibles won a thriller 9-8 against a gallant Grand Suns. In the first of tonight’s Semi Finals, the Grand Trolley Boys will host the Workers Club Incredibles. Both sides were the dominant teams throughout the season occupying the top 2 spots. In their earlier clash during the season, the Incredibles won a tight tussle but with both sides expecting to name completely different sides, that result matters for nothing. With both sides fielding a wealth of top end talent, the standard of play is expected to be high with luck maybe determining who will advance. The Workers Club Wolves and the Star and Garter Pirates will be an intriguing clash with many believing this to be the match of the evening. Both sides have been dominant forces within the 2nd Division for many years highlighted by last year’s Winter’s 2nd Division Grand Final which saw the Star and Garter lift the cup in defeating the Wolves. While the Wolves gained a little bit of pay-back in round 1 defeating the Star, the Pirates second half of the season has been hard to ignore and will enter the match as favourites to be cueing up again on Saturday afternoson. There will be action aplenty in the lower graded finals with the Young Guns and Grand Voodoo locking horns in a match that on paper looks evenly matched while it’s a Derby Semi Final at the Grand Boulder when the Plan and the Grandies square off for a place in Saturdays Grand Final. The Grand Final is set to commence at 4pm Saturday afternoon and the Grand followed by the trophy presentation.' Top 8 W/Club Wolves v Star and Garter Pirates Grand Trolley Boys v Workers Club Incredibles Bottom 8 W/Club Young Guns v Grand Voodoo Grand Plan v Grand Grandie
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL FINALS CONTINUE TONIGHT16-Feb-2023
Tonight sees the 2nd round of finals 8 Ball in the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Summer season. In last weeks opening double chance matches, the finals series was turned on it’s head with minor premiers and premiership favourites the Workers Club Incredibles being upset by stablemates the Wolves while the Grand Trolley Boys pursuit of a 4th consecutive Summer Flag remains on track after a hard fought win over an undermanned Star and Garter Pirates while the Grand Suns and Tower Jokers lived to fight another day after ending the season for Main Reef Sharks and Country Club Burrs respectively. In the lower grade finals, the Workers Club Young Guns and the Grand Plan earnt themselves a weeks rest by defeating the Grand Grandies and Grand Voodoo while preparations for the upcoming winter season has commenced for the Criterion Cannons and Gala Goblins who lost to the Albion Shamrock and Main Reef Rams. In the first of tonight’s elimination finals, the Incredibles will look to bounce back from their shock loss when they host a dangerous Grand Suns outfit. While the Incredibles suffered a slight hiccup last week, the Suns could not have been more impressive In making light work of the Burrs last week, On saying that, it would be a brave man to select against the Incredibles and while the Suns will fancy their chances, the Incredibles big game players should bounce back to set-up a mouth watering semi final next week against the Trolley Boys, In the 2nd final, the Star and Garter Pirates will be visited by the Tower Jokers in a match that has all the ingredients of a classic. While defeated last week, the Pirates performance was full of merit while the Jokers seem to thrive on the summer pressure. Selecting a winner here is a complete guess, but with an edge in big game finals in their locker, the Tower Jokers may just do enough to cause a minor upset. In the lower grade finals, Grand Voodoo will clash with the Albion Shamrock while the Grand Grandies will be at home against the Main Reef Rams. The Grand final is scheduled for Saturday 25th February Top 8 Workers Club Incredibles v Grand Suns Star and Garter Pirates v Tower Jokers Bottom 8 Grand Voodoo v Albion Shamrock Grand Grandies v Main Reef Rams
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL FINALS SET TO COMMENCE09-Feb-2023
The intensity in local 8 Ball action is expected to be stepped up tonight when the opening round of finals are played. While the main focus will centre around the top 8 sides, the bottom 8 sides after last weeks completion of the home and away season, will also hold a finals series within. In the first of the Double chance finals, minor premiers the Workers Club Incredibles will lock horns with stablemates the Workers Club Wolves. The Incredibles have been the stand-out side all Summer while the Wolves 11-4 win / loss ratio shows they will be here to play. But while the Wolves may make a game of it, the Incredibles superior depth should see them earn themselves a week’s. A lot of interest will also be on the other double chance final when 3 times defending Summer premiers the Grand Trolley boys step out against the 3rd placed Star and Garter Pirates. Interestingly both of these sides have come off Winter flags after the Trolley Boys and Pirates were successful in the 1st and 2nd Division respectively. Based on this, the standard of competition is expected to be high, but with their recent history finals being exemplary, the Trolley Boys should be able to grind out a victory. In the first of the elimination finals, 5th placed Grand Suns will host the 8th placed Country Club Burrs. The Suns were the big improvers in the New Year and all for a few results going their way last week, they could easily have finished in the top 4. On the other hand the Burrs season has been marred with inconsistency and the Suns should extend their season by at least another week. In the final elimination match, the Tower Jokers and Main Reef Sharks will lock horns. The Tower’s record over the journey in Summer Pool has always stood up, highlighted by their flag back in 2013 while the Sharks have been one of the success stories of the summer initially spending quite some time in the top 4. While most experts expect this match to go down to the wire, the Towers record in finals should see them also progress. Results and coverage of the bottom end finals will be covered from the last 4 teams onwards The Grand final is scheduled for Saturday 25th Feb.
GOLDFLDS: FINALS SPOTS UP FOR GRABS02-Feb-2023
Tonight sees the conclusion of the home and away season in Summer 8 Ball with the much anticipated finals series to commence next week. After tonight’s round of fixtures, teams will be split into top and bottom 8 in the hunt for premiership glory. With matches having been played all week to finish the season off, final ladder positions may be decided tonight with many matches having a bearing on standings. In tonight’s headline match, the Workers Club Young Guns and the Tower Jokers will square off in a match that may determine which of these sides have a home or away final next week while the Trolley Boys and Grandies will finish their domestic season with a Boulder Derby. The Grand Final is scheduled for 25th February.
GOLDFLDS: WEEKLEY CLAIMS 8 BALL SINGLES TITLE25-Jan-2023
Grant Weekley confirmed his status as the Goldfields form 8 Ball player when he defeated Shane Allan in the final of the IMFS Summer Singles last weekend. Weekley who also won the same event in 2020, carried on his recent strong form since returning from the World Blackball Championships that were held in France late last year. Allan’s performance to go through the initial double header format undefeated was a huge performance based on not having picked up a pool cue of late. Making up the top 4 were 3 times previous winner Jeff Delbridge and his Grand Team-mate Elly Granole. In local competition the Incredibles and Trolley Boys had predictable wins, the Grand Voodoo, Workers Cub Wolves, Workers Club Young Guns, Tower Jokers and Country Club Burrs all got to sing the team song while the Star and Garter Pirates were given a reality check at the hands on an improving Grand Suns. In tonight’s matches of the round, it’s Derby night at the Grand Boulder when the Voodoo and Trolley Boys play for in-house bragging rights while the Gala Goblins will be out to end an 8 game losing streak when they host the Tower Jokers. The home and away season will conclude next week with a double header with the finals series to commence the following week highlighted by the grand final on the 25th February.
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL ACTION HEATS UP19-Jan-2023
Tonight sees the continuation of the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Summer competition. With only 4 matches remaining, only 2 wins separates the 4th placed Workers Club Wolves and the 10th placed Grand Plan. In last weeks results, top sides the Incredibles, Trolley Boys and Pirates all banked points, Criterion Cannons won a cliff-hanger against the Albion while the Sharks won the bragging rights against the Rams in the Main Reef Derby. In tonight’s match of the round, the Grand Suns rapid rise up the ladder will be put to the test when the Star and Garter Pirates cruise into Boulder while the Main Reef Shark’s Derby victory celebrations will be put on hold when they host defending premiers the Trolley Boys. 8 Ball action continues this Saturday at the Grand Boulder when the IMFS Summer Singles are held. Nominations will be taken from 1pm for a 1:30pm start.
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL SET TO RESUME12-Jan-2023
Tonight sees the recommencement of the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Summer season. With 5 sets of matches left before the start of the much anticipated finals series, spots in both the top 4 double chance and bottom half of the top 8 are still up for grabs. Top sides the Workers Club Incredibles, defending premiers the Grand Trolley Boys and last years winter 2nd division premiers the Star and Garter Pirate’s occupy the top 3 positions while only 1 winning match separates 4th placed Grand Suns and 8th placed Main Reef Sharks. In tonight’s headline matches, 8 Ball followers will have a smorgasbord of matches to drool over with the Ladder Leading Incredibles hosting the 4th placed Grand Suns, the 2nd placed Trolley Boys will be paid a visit from a rampaging Tower Jokers outfit that are eyeing off a top 4 spot while it’s derby night at the Main Reef when the Sharks and Rams butt heads f0r bragging rights.
GOLDFLDS: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: INTERNATIONAL EIGHTBALL POOL RULES07-Jan-2023
Happy New Year!!

Important Announcement:

As you may be aware recently the World Eightball Pool Federation (WEPF) and all Country Associations agreed to adopt International Eightball Pool Rules for all major torunaments held in each Country. This includes but is not limitted to Inter-State Events, State Events, Country tournaments, World torurnaments and more.

This means the 2023 WA Coutry Week torurnament will be played with the International Eightball Pool Rules.

So to prepare for this tournament and many more the Goldfields 8 Ball Association will adopt the International Eightball Pool Rules from the 2023 Winter season in all Divisions

. The remainder of the 2022/2023 Summer season wil be played with the current World Rules we have been using.

Please find below a Media Statement as well as International Eightball Pool Rules and some other helpful information in preperation for our upcoming 2023 Winter season & 2023 WA Country Week.

MEDIA STATEMENT: International Eightball Pool Rules
GOLDFLDS: DIMER DOMINATION IN 8 BALL SINGLES22-Dec-2022
Neil J Dimer’s victory over Dan Sinclair in last weekend’s Dax Wasley Closed singles created some family history when he joined his older brother Jasely ( 2018 ) and father Jason ( 2014 ) as winners of the same event. For Dimer, Saturdays polished display was on the back of his recent trip to Ireland where we represented Australia as Vice Captain in the u/20 8 Ball World Titles. Despite finishing in 2nd position, Sinclair’s performance throughout the day justified his position within the regions top echelon of players. Making up the top 4 were Grant Weekly and Jake Persello. Meanwhile in local competition, the Workers Club Incredibles head into the Christmas break as the team to beat in the New year on the back of a 9-1 win / loss ratio while the Grand Trolley Boy’s pursuit of a 4th consecutive title still seems realistic with their 2nd position on the ladder. With only 2 wins separating the 5th placed Wolves and the 12th placed Burrs, many different scenarios and questions will loom and be answered in the final 5 rounds of the season. 8 Ball now takes a Christmas Break with matches set to commence on the 12th January with the Grand Final scheduled for the 25th February.
GOLDFLDS: ASPINALL QUEEN OF GOLDFIELDS 8 BALL16-Dec-2022
Mayana Aspinall confirmed her status as the Queen of local 8 Ball when she claimed her 3rd Ladies Open Singles title defeating Megan Persello in the final last weekend. Aspinall who had previously won the title in 2017 and 2020 was the stand-out performer during the initial round robin format finishing on top before carrying on her good form into the final where she once again tasted success. While initially disappointed in having to finish runner-up, Persello’s performance to make the Grand Final was just reward for improved performances over the past few seasons that has now seen her entrenched within the top echelon of Ladies within the Association. Rounding out the top 4 were last years winner Jeanette Dimer and Sandy Gates. Meanwhile i-n domestic competition, the Workers Club Incredibles juggernaut continued when they made light work of the Main Reef Sharks, the Country Club Burrs returned to form over a disappointing Rams outfit while the Grand Suns, Trolley Boys, Criterion Cannons, Star and Garter Pirates and Workers Club Wolves and Young Guns all banked Christmas premiership points. Christmas will come a week early for 8 Ball followers that head to the Grand Boulder tonight when the Grand Suns host the Workers Club Wolves in a match that should provide plenty of Christmas cheer while the Country Club Burrs recent improvement will be put to the test when they receive a visit from the defending premiers the Grand Trolley Boys. Pool action continues this Saturday afternoon at the Grand when the Dax Wasley Singles is played. Nominations will be taken from 1pm with matches to start at 1.30pm sharp.
GOLDFLDS: CONDUIT / CONROY 8 BALL DOUBLES CHAMPIONS08-Dec-2022
Jake Conduit and Brody Conroy added their names into the 8 Ball history books last weekend by taking out the Summer Scotch Doubles defeating previous winners Neil J and Jason Dimer in a tense final. Conduit and Conroy who are team-mates at the Grand Trolley Boys, had to do it the tough way coming through the losers section of the double chance format after losing in the earlier rounds. But the longer the event went, the better they played and were crowned as deserving winners. While having to settle for the runners-up mantle this time around , the Dimer combination further confirmed their status as one of the regions leading doubles pairs. Making up the top 4 were Keenan Cigler and Dean Curry along with Dan Sinclair and Brendon Hutchings. In local competition the Main Reef Sharks consolidated their position within the double chance top 4 with a resounding win over the Workers Club Wolves while the Grand Voodoos continued their climb up the ladder after taking care of the Albion, Also in the winners circle were the Grand Trolley Boys, Grand Suns, Grand Grandies, Workers Club Incredibles and the Star and Garter Pirates. Meanwhile all 8 Ball eyes will be focussed on the Grand Boulder this Saturday when the ladies of the Goldfields battle it out in the Ladies Open Singles. The event is open to any female player with nominations to be taken from 10am for a 10.30am start.
GOLDFLDS: YOUNG GUNS ON CUE03-Dec-2022
The Workers Club Young Guns have given the rest of the 8 Ball Summer teams that they are still one of the major players in the competition after they proved too strong for defending premiers the Grand Trolley Boys who have now lost 2 of their last 3. After a slow start to the season, the Young Guns last few matches have resembled the side that has been a power in local 8 Ball. The Tower Hotels hot start to the season continued when they won a thriller 9-8 against the Wolves while the Main Reef Sharks, Grand Suns, Star and Garter Pirates, Main Reef Rams and the Workers Club Incredibles recorded wins. In tonight’s headline matches, the Towers rampant start to the season will be fully tested when they receive a visit from premiership favourites the Workers Club Incredibles while the Gala Goblins will be looking at an improved performance on recent when they clash with the Main Reef Rams who will also be looking for a much needed win. 8 Ball action will continue this weekend when the Summer Scotch Doubles are held at the Grand Boulder. Nominations will be taken from 1.30pm for a 2pm start.
GOLDFLDS: PIRATES ON THE 8 BALL CHARGE24-Nov-2022
After a somewhat sluggish start to the Summer 8 Ball season, Winter 2nd Division Premiers the Star and Garter Pirates have hit their straps over the last few weeks highlighted by last weeks victory over the Grand Plan which now sees them sit within the double chance top 4. The Main Reef Sharks solid start to the season continued with a hard fought 10-7 win against the Criterion Cannon’s while the Workers Club Wolves ,Young Guns and Incredibles , Tower Jokers, Grand Grandies and Grand Trolley Boys all banked premiership points. In tonight’s match of the round, 2nd placed Workers Club Wolves will be put to the test by Summer specialists the Tower Jokers while it’s Derby night in Burt Street Boulder when the Grand Grandies and the Grand Suns clash for bragging right.
GOLDFLDS: INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE BY 8 BALL NEWCOMERS17-Nov-2022
The Goldfields Summer 8 Ball competition was turned on its head last Thursday night when new ream the Workers Club Incredibles did what most teams have failed to do in recent times and that was defeat the Grand Trolley Boys. After an aggressive off-season recruiting campaign that saw the Incredibles field a team that included 3 Australian representatives and a world class 9 Ball player, the Incredibles have emerged as clearly the yardstick over the upcoming Summer months and rightfully claimed the mantle as premiership favourites leading into Christmas. The victory sees the Incredibles leap to 2nd position on the ladder, only percentage behind the Trolley Boys. The Incredibles stablemate the Workers Club Wolves also continued their impressive start to the season making light work of the Grand Plan while the Gala Goblins, Grand Grandies, Grand Suns, Grand Voodoo and Star and Garter Pirates also banked wins. In tonight’s headline matches, it’s Derby night at the Grand when the Voodoo and Grandies clash while the Workers Club Young Guns will be looking at winning back to back matches when they host the Grand Suns.
GOLDFLDS: TROLLEY BOYS EARLY 8 BALL PACESETTERS10-Nov-2022
The Grand Trolley Boys assault on a 4th consecutive Summer Premiership has got off to a perfect start with them being the only undefeated team after the opening 3 rounds of matches. With a few retirees from last seasons side and a few new additions, the Trolley Boys early season form should ensure them being one of the teams to beat in the upcoming summer months. The Main Reef Sharks solid start to the season continued when they narrowly got over the top of the Grand Voodoo while the Grand Plan, Grand Grandies, workers Club Incredibles, Criterion Cannons and Star and Garter Pirates also banked early season points. In Tonight’s highlight match, the Main Reef Sharks impressive start to the season will be put to the test when they visit the Grand Suns while early season performances by both the Tower Jokers and Grand Grandies should ensure a large turn-out of supporters when they go head to head at the Tower.
GOLDFLDS: WOLVES HUNGRY FOR 8 BALL SUCCESS05-Nov-2022
The Workers Club Wolves sounded ominous warnings for the rest of the Summer 8 Ball teams that they were the real deal after opening the 8Ball Associations Summer season with consecutive wins after a convincing victory over the Main Reef Rams. The newly branded Wolves headed into the Summer season as one of the unknown teams but have quickly alerted the competition that they will be one of the teams to beat. The Tower Jokers also made it 2 from 2 with a workman like 9-8 win over the Grand Voodoo while the Grand Trolley Boys, Grand Plan, Grand Grandies, Country Club Burrs, Main Reef Sharks and Star and Garter Pirates also banked early season points. In tonight’s match of the round, the Star and Garter Pirates will host the Workers Club Young Guns who will be looking to bounce back from a shock loss last week while the Albion Shamrock will be looking to open their account when they receive a visit from the Grand Plan.
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL COMMENCES TONIGHT20-Oct-2022
The Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Summer 8 Ball season is set to commence tonight with 16 sides in pursuit of premiership glory. Coming off a successful winter season that saw premiership flags being raised by the Grand trolley Boys and Star and Garter Pirates in the 1st and 2nd Division respectively, all eyes will be on a host of new sides that will take to the tables for the first time over the Summer months. The Grand Trolley Boys will also be out to further enhance their status as one of the Associations most successful teams of the modern era when they strive for their 4th consecutive Summer .Premiership. But they are expected to face plenty of opposition with plenty of sides actively recruiting during the off-season. Tonight’s match of the round will be at the Workers Club when newcomers the Incredibles and Young Guns clash in an in-house Derby while the Albion Shamrock make their summer debut when they host the Main Reef Rams. Matches will be played up until the 15th December and resume on the 12th January. The Grand Final is scheduled for 25th February.
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE15-Oct-2022
The current depth and quality of the local 8 Ball players within the Goldfields region has been further acknowledged with 5 local players currently representing Australia in both Ireland and France. Dax Wasley, Neil J Dimer and Lockie Smith will be representing Australia in the 8 Ball World Championships in Killarney Ireland while Brody Conroy and Grant Weekly will be wearing the Australian Colours in Albi France when the World Championships of Black Ball is played. Black Ball is a slight variance to the standard 8 Ball game based around a different set of Rules Wasley last represented Australia back in 2013 in Blackpool England. He was also selected in 2015 and 2016 but didn’t travel with the team at that time. Prior to COVID putting a hold on the National Titles, Wasley was the WA State Captain and has previously also represented both SA and NSW at the National level. Neil J Dimer is another player that will relish the opportunity to again represent Australian when we plays in the u/20 side in which he has been named vice captain. Dimer last wore the Australian Colours back in 2018 in England when he played in the World Masters Singles. Dimer is a previous winner of the u/18 Australian Singles and 2 years ago made the Open WA Men’s State Side only to see Covid forcing the Championships to be cancelled. For Smith, who will play alongside Dimer, it will be his first time in the Green and Gold. But having already represented the State in the u/16’s National’s, Smiths steady head under pressure is expected to hold him in good stead throughout the championships. For Conroy, this will be his third Black Ball World Championships after having previously played in England and Cyprus. Conroy has also been named in the WA State Team that will be playing in the National Titles in Albury NSW later in the year. Weekly also gets another opportunity at the highest level having already represented Australia in 2018 and 2019 alongside Conroy Prior to Covid, Weekley took out the prestigious Australian Masters Black Ball title and has been a regular inclusion in both State and National 8 Ball Teams for a period of time. 8 Ball President Jeff Delbridge was elated with the selection of all the players. “ When you really think about it, it’s an amazing achievement to have 5 players out of the Goldfields that are all representing Australia at a World Level at the same time. We are very blessed to currently have so many quality 8 Ball players in town as we speak. As an Association we could not be prouder of their achievements. “
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL TO COMMENCE NEXT WEEK 14-Oct-2022
The Goldfields 8 Ball Association’s much anticipated Summer season is set to commence next Thursday night with 16 sides ready to complete for summer glory, After a successful winter season which saw premierships to the Grand trolley Boys and Star and Garter Pirates in the 1st and 2nd Divisions all is in place for some sizzling summer 8 Ball across the Goldfields. While the Trolley Boys shape as the team to beat in their quest for a 4th successive Summer Premiership, competition is expected to be fierce with plenty of sides having had a busy off-season recruiting campaign while some former big name players are expected to come out of retirement in pursuit of one last premiership. Matches will be played up until the 15th December and resume on the 12th January. The Grand final is scheduled for the 6th of March. Other highlights of the Summer Season include both the Dax Wasley and IMFS singles events, scotch Doubles and the prestigious Ladies Open Singles.
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL SET TO COMMENCE06-Oct-2022
The Goldfields 8 Ball Associations much anticipated Summer Season is due to commence in a fortnight with 16 sides participating all dreaming of premiership glory. The Associations recent Winter Competition was highlighted by Premierships to the Grand Trolley Boys and Star and Garter Pirates in the 1st and 2nd Divisions respectively. A lot of interest throughout the Summer Season will again be directed towards the Grand Trolley Boys who will be aiming at a 4th consecutive premiership. With the top echelon of locals players all expected to be playing throughout the competition, there is expected to be plenty of competition for spots at the top of the ladder.. With plenty of off-season recruiting having been done, all eyes will be on various new teams making their summer debuts including the Main Reef Rams, Main Reef Sharks, Albion Shamrocks and the Workers Club Incredibles. Matches are set to commence on Thursday 20th October and played up until the 15th December. Play continues on the 12th January with the Grand Scheduled for early March.
GOLDFLDS: GRAND TROLLEY BOYS 8 BALL CHAMPIONS20-Aug-2022
The Grand Trolley Boys did their status as being the Goldfields 8 Ball Association’s leading 8 Ball team no harm after defeating the Workers Club Young Guns 13-7 in last weekend’s 1st Division 8Ball Grand Final. Coming off a 3rd consecutive Summer Premiership, the Trolley Boys jumped to an early 4-1 lead and were never seriously challenged on the way to lifting the Winter Cup for the first time since 2019. While having to settle for the runner’s up mantle, the Workers Club’s home and away domination of the division should ensure they will be one of the sides to beat in the upcoming Summer Season. The Star and Garter Pirates celebrated long into the night after claiming the 2nd Division Premiership defeating minor Premiers the Workers Club Bridesmaids 9-3 in a one sided final After scores were locked together at 3 all, the Star and Garter stepped it up a gear reeling off the next 6 games to end a 22 year 2nd Division drought. Along with many other accolades that were handed out at the trophy presentation, one of the highlights of the night was the presentation of the Halligan Medal to Keenan Cigler who was the Associations MVP for the winter season. The award honours the contribution the Halligan family have had on 8 Ball not only in the Goldfields and Australia, but also world-wild. 8 Ball now goes in recess for a few months with the popular Summer 8 Ball season set to commence in Mid-October.
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL GRAND FINALS TODAY13-Aug-2022
All 8 Ball roads will lead to the Grand Boulder this afternoon when the Goldfields 8 Ball Association hosts it’s winter Grand Finals. In first Division action, the Grand Trolley Boys earnt themselves a spot in today’s big game against the Workers Club after a hard fought 13-10 win over the Grand Suns on Thursday night. Heading into today’s final, the two best sides all season will clash in a match that on paper looks evenly matched. While the Workers Club have owned the Trolley Boys winning 4 of their 5 clashes this season, the gap between the two sides has narrowed as the season has progressed with many experts believing the final may go the distance. While the Trolley Boys will enter the final knowing when they last played the Workers in the final they won a last game classic, the Workers Club more consistent season may be the difference and are expected to make it back to back Premierships. In the second Division, minor premiers the Workers Club Bridesmaids and Star and Garter Pirates will lock horns after both sides progressed after having one sided Wins against the Grand Grandie’s and Gala Goblins respectively. The Workers Club were the dominant side all season dropping only 2 matches while the Star and Garter were also impressive in the home and away season finishing 3rd. When the two sides met twice during the season, the Workers Club were successful on both occasions and having the extra motivation to reverse last season’s Grand Final loss, the minor premiers should be able to win enough games to make it a grand day for the Workers Club. Both finals are set to commence at 3.30pm sharp with the presentation to follow.
GOLDFLDS: PERSELLO / CONROY MIXED 8 BALL DOUBLES CHAMPIONS11-Aug-2022
Megan Persello and Brody Conroy were crowned Mixed Doubles champions last weekend and in doing so defended last years victory when they defeated Jayde Baird and Jason Dimer in the final. In what was the last major event of the year, making up the top 4 was Chelsie and Brad Smith and the pairing of Sandy Gates and Wayne Daykin. Meanwhile Grand Final spots are up for grabs tonight the both the 1st and 2nd Division Semi-finals are played. In 1st Division action, premiership favourites the Workers Club Young Guns justified that status with a come from behind 2nd semi-final victory against the Grand Trolley Boys while Grand Suns ended the Voodoo’s season with an emphatic 1st Semi Final win. Tonight’s Prelim final has all the makings of a classic when Stable-mates the Grand Trolley Boys and the Grand Suns clash with an invitation to Saturday’s big dance on offer to the winner. The Trolley Boys were clearly the second best side during the home and away season while the Suns season was more up and down. In the 4 clashes during the season, the Trolley Boys prevailed on each occasion. While the Suns back half of the season has seen them produce their most consistent form, the Trolley Boys finals record in recent seasons shows their ability to lift at the right time and most 8ball experts expect them to be back on the table Saturday afternoon with a cue in hand. In the first of the 2nd Division finals, minor premiers the Workers Club Bridesmaids will put their season on the line when they host the Grand Grandies who bounced back last week knocking out the Grand Plan. While the Bridesmaids position as minor premiers was a shock to no one, the Grandies effort of finishing 2nd was one of the success stories of the season. While the Grand will be hoping momentum may inspire the troops to continue the fairy-tail, it would be a brave man to select against the Workers Club. In the final finals match, the Star and Garter Pirates will lock horns with the Gala Gobins who ended defending premiers the Gala Warriors season. After the completion of the domestic season, the Star and Garter finished in 3rd position while the Goblins ended up 5th. The Pirates will have in the back of their mind last seasons disappointing finals campaign while the Gobins will have some inner belief having won both times they have met. Picking a winner here is a complete guess, but with the knowledge of having the upper hand during the season and having a better away record than at home, the Gala may just be able to win enough games to earn themselves a Grand Final Berth.
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL FINALS CONTINUE05-Aug-2022
8 Ball action clicks up a gear tonight when the opening round of 1st Division finals matches are played. A grand final spot is up for grabs tonight in the 2nd Semi-final when defending premiers and this season’s minor premiers the Workers Club Young Guns host traditional rivals the Grand Trolley Boys. The Workers Club were the dominant side during the home and away season dropping only 2 games which included last week’s loss to the Trolley Boys in a dead rubber, while the Trolley Boys themselves were clearly the next best side. While the Trolley Boys will take some confidence out of last week’s win, most local 8 Ball experts expect the Workers Club to flex their muscle and advance straight to the big dance. In the first of 3 Derbies across the night. the Grand Voodoo and Grand Suns cross paths in the elimination 1st semi-final. Picking the winner here is a complete guess with both sides looking evenly matched, but the Voodoo’s 3-1 win / loss record against the Suns during the home and away season might be enough of a factor to see them extend their season into next week. 2nd Division finals continue tonight with 2 elimination derbies to be played. Last weeks matches saw both the Workers Club Bridesmaids and Star and Garter Pirates earn themselves a direct path into next weeks qualifying finals while the curtain was drawn for the season for the Country Club Burrs and Criterion Chooks. The Gala Warriors will go head to head with the Gala Goblins while in Boulder the Grand Grandies get a chance to redeem a disappointing performance from last week when they clash with the Grand Plan. In other 8 Ball news, this Saturday afternoon sees the last of the Association’s major events for the season when the annual mixed doubles is held at the Grand. Nominations are to be taken from 1.30pm for a 2pm start. And last but not least, the Goldfields 8 Ball Association was still celebrating the performance of Brody Conroy in Perth over the weekend, where he qualified for the WA State Team that will head to Albury NSW in October to represent the state in the National Titles. The local Grand Final is scheduled for Saturday 13th August.
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL FINALS SET TO COMMENCE28-Jul-2022
Local 8 Ball action heats up tonight when the Goldfields 8 Ball Association hosts the opening round of 2nd Division finals action. After the completion of the home and way season, premiership favourites the Workers Club Bridesmaids were crowned minor premiers and now the top 8 teams will battle it out for the title. A rematch of last year’s 2nd Division Grand final will highlight the opening round of fixtures with the Workers Club and Gala Warriors clashing in the first of the double chance finals. Workers Club were the dominant side throughout the season with a 16-2 win / loss record and most experts expect them to win and earn themselves a weeks rest. In the 2nd double chance final, 2nd placed Grand Grandies will host the Star & Garter Pirates in a match that looks evenly balanced. In the 2 clashes during the season both sides secured 9-8 wins. Picking a winner here looks impossible but maybe the advantage of playing at home may tip the scales slightly in the Grands favour. In the elimination finals, Gala Goblins will be visited by the Criterion Chooks whose 2nd half of the season indicate they will be hard to beat while the Grand Plan and Country Club Burrs lock horns in the last of the finals matches. Tonight sees the last of the qualifying finals for the 1st Division with the finals set to commence next week. The Grand Final is scheduled for Saturday 13th August.
GOLDFLDS: WINTER 8 BALL CONTINUES20-Jul-2022
8 Ball focus tonight will surround the 2nd Division matches when the last of the home and away matches are played. With the 2nd Division having also played last night, while the top 4 and bottom 4 have been decided, the final finishing order on the ladder will be determined by results last night and tonight. The Workers Club Bridesmaids will be looking at securing the minor Premiership tonight when they take on a road trip to pay the Criterion Chooks a visit while the Country Club Burrs host the Grand Plan with a chance to meet each other again in next weeks opening round of finals action. In the 1st Division, while two rounds of fixtures still remain, the top 4 was decided last week after the Grand Voodoo’s put the final nail Into the Towers season with a 14-11 victory. Tonight it’s Derby action at the Grand Boulder when the Trolley Boys and Voodoos clash while the Workers Club will be looking continuing on their winning way when they host the Grand Suns.
GOLDFLDS: CONROY / CIGLER 8 BALL DOUBLES CHAMPIONS14-Jul-2022
Brodie Conroy and Keenan Cigler became part of the Goldfields 8 Ball’s history after teaming up to win the MLG Goldfields Open Doubles defeating Dean Curry and Dax Wasley in the final. While both Conroy and Cigler had the distinction of being previous winners of the event, Conroy in 2021 and Cigler in 2018, this was the first occasion that they paired up together and in winning became only the 4th team in the last 14 years to have taken the trophy out of the hands of Curry and Wasley. While having to settle for the runners up mantle, the performance of Curry and Wasley to have made the last 14 consecutive grand finals is an amazing achievement. Making up the top 4 were the father and daughter combination of Brad and Chelsea Smith and Jake Conduit and Grant Weekley. Meanwhile in local competition, only two rounds remain in the 1st division home and away season and while the top 3 spots of the ladder are confirmed, the battle for the final spot between the Grand Suns and Tower is still up for grabs while 3 set of fixtures remain in the 2nd Division with the last 2 games being played next Wednesday and Thursday as part of a season ending Double header.
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL DOUBLES THIS WEEKEND07-Jul-2022
One of the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Blue Ribbon events will be held this Saturday when the MLG Goldfields Open Doubles is held at the Grand Boulder While the Honour board has some of the regions finest players etched upon it, there’s no bigger names than Dax Wasley and Dean Curry who have literally made the event their own of late. After first tasting success back in 2009, the duo have played in every Grand Final since having claimed 10 titles within the 13 year period highlighted by a string of 6 consecutive victories between 2012 and 2017. Last year Wasley and Curry had to settle on the runners up position after being defeated by Brody Conroy and Rombert Rico who again look the likely threat to the champion duo continuing on their winning way. Nominations will be taken from 1pm with matches to commence at 1.30pm sharp. Meanwhile in local competition, 1st division matches were won by top sides the Workers Club Young Guns and Grand Trolley Boys while 2nd division points were banked by the Grand Plan, Workers Club, Star and Garter, Gala Warriors and the Grand Grandies. In tonights highlight matches, 1st Division interest will centre around the Tower Hotel when the home side takes on the top of the table Workers Club with their finals hope fading by the week, while it’s Derby night at the Grand Boulder when the Plan and the Grandies lock horns hoping to earn in-house bragging rights.
GOLDFLDS: TOWER FIND WINNING FORMULA30-Jun-2022
The Tower Hotel kept their 8 Ball finals hopes alive after recording a workman like 13-12 victory over the Grand Suns. After losing their first 11 matches of the season, the Tower have bounced back into form winning two of their last 3 matches. The win now sees them trail the 4th placed Suns by one win. In the other match, the Workers Club confirmed their status of premiership favourites cruising to an emphatic win against the Trolley Boys. In 2nd division action, the Star and Garter Pirates moved with a game of 2nd placed Grand Grandies after defeating them last week while the Country Club sticks had a rare win accounting for the Criterion Chooks. Other winners were the Main Reef, Gala Warriors and the Workers Club. In tonight’s highlight matches, the Tower’s recent form reversal will be tested when they when they head to Boulder to play 2nd placed Grand Trolley Boys while 2nd division action will centre around the Gala Hotel when the warriors are paid a visit by ladder leading Workers Club Bridesmaids.
GOLDFLDS: DIMER DEMOLITION IN 8 BALL23-Jun-2022
The latest trend of successful Father and Son doubles combinations continued in local 8 Ball last weekend when Jason and Jasely Dimer took out the Scotch Doubles defeating Grant Weekley and Brendon Hutchings 4-3 in a classic final. The Dimer combination followed the footsteps of Bill and Brody Conroy who only 2 weeks ago were victorious in the Celebrity Doubles. It wasn’t the first success for the Father / Son duo with themselves also holding up the winner’s trophy of the Celebrity Doubles way back in 2012. Making up the top 4 were the pairing of Jake Persello and Brad Smith and last years champions Rombert Rico and Brody Conroy. Meanwhile in domestic competition, top sides The Workers Club Young Guns and Grand Trolley Boys continued on their winning ways while in 2nd Division action, winners were Country Club Sticks, Bridesmaids, Grand Grandies. Criterion Chooks and Star and Garter Pirates. In tonight’s 1st Division match of the round, the top of the table Workers Club host 2nd placed Grand Trolley Boys while in the 2nd division, 2nd places Grand Grandies will be put to the sword when they receive a visit from the Star and Garter Pirates.
GOLDFLDS: CONROY 8 BALL KING17-Jun-2022
Brody Conroy confirmed his status as the region’s leading 8 Ball player after claiming victory in last weekend’s Adroit Mining Services Goldfields Open Singles defeating fellow Grand Boulder player Brad Smith in the final. It has been an incredible couple of years for Conroy on the table with his 8 Ball resume going from strength to strength. While Conroy also tasted success in the Open Singles in 2020, it has been this year that has seen him fully blossom with highlights including winning performances in the Pirtek Open in Geraldton, the Goldfields Open Doubles and the most notably the WA State Open Doubles where he teamed with former local and Singles Winner Stephen Rico. \Only 2 weeks ago Conroy was also part of the Goldfields 1st Division side that claimed top honours in the annual Country Week titles and was named in the Country Week All Star side. after an excellent individual performance which also saw him finish in the top 4 in the singles event. Conroy also previously earnt Australian selection in the World Blackball titles that toured both England and Cyprus and this year will also represent the Australia in the same event that will be held in France later in the year. For veteran Smith who has been potting balls in the Goldfields for many years, it was a “ turn back the clock “ moment and carried on his recent solid form that has been on show for his domestic side the Grand Suns. Making up the top 4 were 1st Division Country Week players Keenan Cigler and Grant Weekley. Meanwhile in local domestic competition, 1st division winners were the Grand Trolley Boys and Grand Voodoos while 2nd division points were banked by the Grand Grandies, Country Club Burrs, Gala Goblins, Workers Club Bridesmaids and Star and Garter Pirates. 8 Ball action continues this Saturday at the Grand Boulder when the annual Scotch Doubles is held. Nominations will be taken from 1.30pm for a 2pm start.
GOLDFLDS: GOLDFIELDS CHAMPION COUNTRY TEAM09-Jun-2022
The Goldfields 8 Ball Association’s 1st Division side reconfirmed their status as the number one Country Pool side in the state by successfully defending last year’s title going through the two day Country Week competition undefeated. In an amazing achievement within the side, all players had previously played 8 Ball at either a state or national level, further showing off the regions current depth of top end talent. Association President was elated with the result. “ We are currently being spoilt with the quality and depth of 8Ball players here in Kalgoorlie. But most importantly they are all very down to earth fella’s and as an Association we are really proud of them. “ The First Division’s success overshadowed what was overall a disappointing weekend for the Association with all of the other teams failing to fire. Individually there was also some success, Brody Conroy, Shane Allan, Keenan Cigler and Neil J Dimer were selected in the Country Week All-Star side after dominant displays over the weekend. Allan and Cigler topped the averages while Elly Granole took home the top average in the 4th Division. In the Country Week Singles Tournament, Neil J Dimer was runner-up behind James “ Rocky “ Hammond who also has a Goldfields link having spent his initial years in Australia living within the Goldfields red dirt. Weekly and Conroy topped off a successful weekend finishing in the top 4. Meanwhile all eyes will focus on the Grand Boulder this Saturday afternoon when the Adroit Mining Services Goldfields Open singles is played. Nominations will be taken from 12pm with balls to be broken at 12.30pm sharp.
GOLDFLDS: CIGLER CLOSED SINGLES CHAMPION01-Jun-2022
Keenan Cigler was the toast of the Goldfields 8Ball Association last weekend after taking out the 1st Division closed singles defeating team-mate Grant Weekley in the final. Cigler who has recently returned to competitive 8 Ball after a short break, showed the class that has made him a regular member of the WA State team over the last few years. While having to settle for the runners-up mantle, Weekley has also enjoyed a whirlwind 12 months highlighted by his victory in the Australian Masters Singles late last year. Making up the top 4 were young gun Jasely Dimer and Steely veteran Brad Smith. Meanwhile all 8 Ball eyes around the state will be focussed on Perth this weekends when the annual 8 Ball Country championships are held. The Goldfields were the talk of the tables last year when they won both the 1st and 2nd Division titles. While there has been slight changes within the top 2 sides, head selector Brody Conroy was optimistic that further glory awaited them. “ While some premiership players from last year aren’t available this year. the current depth within the Goldfields as we speak is deep and based on that I’d expect both sides to be in the mix in regards to defending their titles. We are taking 5 teams away and looking through all the sides, we are very optimistic of having a successful weekend. “ The tournament will be held at the WA 8 Ball Federation headquarters in Queens Park and will commence 9am Saturday morning.
GOLDFLDS: CONROY'S CLAIM CELEBRITY DOUBLES 8 BALL TITLE27-May-2022
Father and Son combination of Bill and Brody Conroy were crowned Celebrity Doubles 8 Ball Champions after defeating Rheyl Bernadas and Ariel Amboss in a tense final last weekend. In claiming the title, the Conroy’s made it their second victory in the event having also been successful in 2020. Over the years the event’s winners has been dominated by Father / Son combinations with Jordan and Jeff Delbridge having won in 2013 and 2017 while Jason and Jasely Dimer took the Honours in 2012. Meanwhile in local 1st Division action the undefeated Workers Club Young Guns continued on their way making light work of the 2nd placed Trolley Boys while the Tower’s winless start to the season continued when they lost to the Grand Suns. In the 2nd Division winners were the Bridesmaids, Grand Plan, Gala Goblins, Gala Warriors and the Star and Garter Pirates. 8 Ball action continues this Saturday at the Grand Boulder with the hosting of the 1st Division closed singles. With the regions top players heading to Perth next weekend for the annual Country Week titles, the event should be keenly contested. Nominations will be taken from 1.30pm with matched to commence at 2pm sharp
GOLDFLDS: SHARRETT CLOSED SINGLES CHAMPION19-May-2022
Jeff Sharrett was the toast of the Goldfields 8 Ball Association on the weekend when he claimed the 2nd Division Closed singles defeating Wayne Daykin in the final. Sharrett who represents the ladder leading Workers Club Bridemaids was outstanding throughout the whole night going through the double chance format undefeated and is seen as a vital clog within the Bridesmaid’s team in their quest for premiership glory later in the season. Daykin who represents the 2nd placed Grand Grandies lost no admirers with his performance while veterans Artie Paul and Puff Tamati made up the top 4. Meanwhile in local completion 1st Division winners were Grand Voodoo and Grand Trolley Boys while 2nd Division spoils were shared by Grand Plan, Main Reef Toucans, Gala Warriors, Star and Garter Pirates and Country Club Burrs who inflicted the Bridesmaids first loss of the season. 8 Ball focus this weekend will be at the Grand Boulder on Saturday afternoon when the annual Celebrity Doubles are held. The double chanced format requires an Association member teaming up with a non-associated player in Doubles. Registrations will be taken from 2pm with matches to commence at 2.30pm.
GOLDFLDS: CAMPBELL 9 BALL KING13-May-2022
Local 8 Ball players were treated to some world class 9 Ball on the weekend when Professional 9 Ball Player Justin Campbell claimed victory defeating local veteran Brian “ Beetle “ Rennie in the final. Campbell who just recently returned to Australia after playing 9 Ball across America, was in a class of his own as he made what can be a difficult game very easy. Rennie who has been hitting pool balls in the Goldfields for many years, showed recent practice had paid off and looms as a key player for the Goldfields in the upcoming country week titles that will be held in Perth at the end of the month. Making up the top 4 were Brody Conroy and Jason Dimer. In local domestic competition, 1st division winners were Grand Voodoo and Workers Club while victories in the 2nd division were shared between Grand Grandies, Gala Warriors, Gala goblins, Country Club Burrs and Workers Club Bridesmaids. 8 Ball focus this weekend will centre around the Grand Boulder on Saturday afternoon when the 2nd Division closed singles will be held. Nominations will be taken from 1.30pm for a 2pm start
GOLDFLDS: WORKERS CLUB POWER ON28-Apr-2022
Defending premiers the Workers Club Young Guns confirmed their status as the team to beat after eclipsing rivals the Grand Trolley Boys in last weeks 1st Divison 8ball clash. While missing a host of players on the night, the Workers Club always looked in control and in winning continued their undefeated start to the season. In the other match, the Grand Suns finally were rewarded for their recent improvement with an impressive victory over the Tower Misfits., In 2nd Division action winners were Country Club Burrs, Gala Warriors, Workers Club Bridesmaids, Grand Grandies and Criterion Chooks. In tonight’s 1st Division feature match, the Grand Trolley Boys will be looking at getting back into the winners circle when they host the Tower Misfits while it’s Derby night at the Gala when the Warriors and Goblins clash for in-house bragging rights. 2nd Division players are reminded of the upcoming 2nd Division closed singles which will be held on 7th May.
GOLDFLDS: GOBLINS ON THE MARCH20-Apr-2022
Gala Goblins impressive start to their winter 8 Ball campaigned continued last week after recording a workman like victory over Country Club Sticks in last weeks 2nd Division action. Touted as being one of the teams to beat, the Goblins unbeaten start ensures them a current standing in the top 4. Also recording victories last week were the Star and Garter Pirates, Workers Club Bridesmaids and Criterion Chooks. In first division action, top sides Workers Club Young Guns and Grand Trolley Boys recorded wins over the Grand Suns and Grand Voodoo respectively, in tonight’s match of the round, early season premiership favouritism will be up for grabs when the Young Guns host the Trolley Boys in the battle of the two undefeated sides while the Gala Goblins explosive start to the season will be put to the test when they receive a visit from the Workers Club Bridesmaids.
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL CONTINUES TONIGHT12-Apr-2022
Local 8 Ball action continues tonight with matches being brought forward due to the Easter long weekend. In last week’s 1st Division match, the Grand Trolley Boys continued their unbeaten start to the season with a workman like 15-10 win over a gallant Grand Suns outfit. Coming off a summer premiership, the Trolley Boys early season form indicate that they will again be around the mark come August while the Suns will look to improve as the season progresses based around being their first season in the 1st Division. In 2nd Division matches, the Star and Garter Pirates bounced back into the winners circle with a comprehensive victory over the Grand Plan while the Burrs grabbed the Bragging rights at the Country Club defeated stablemates the Sticks in their in-house Derby. In tonight’s 1st Division match the Suns early season baptism of fire will continue when face defending premiers the Workers Club Young Guns. With a side glistening with State and Australian players, the Workers Club should be able to continue on their merry way, In the 2nd Division match of the night, the Gala Warriors will host the Star and Garter Pirates with both sides expected to be major contenders at the end of the season.
GOLDFLDS: WORKERS CLUBS ON THE MARCH06-Apr-2022
While only 1 week into the Winter 8 Ball season, defending premiers the Workers Club Young Guns showed they will again be the team to beat after a comprehensive victory over Tower in their opening match. Not sitting on their Laurels, the Workers Club were one of the busier teams in off-season recruiting and based around a squad with plenty of depth, they again look the likely pace setter. While summer Premiers the Grand Trolley Boys showed they will again be around the mark after also recording a first up victory. In 2nd Division matches, defending premiers the Gala Warriors open their flag defence with a workman like victory over the Criterion Chooks, while the Workers Club Bridesmaids, Grand Grandies, Gala Goblins and Grand Plan also recorded opening round victories. In tonight’s 1st Division action, it’s derby night at the Grand Boulder when the Trolley Boys and Suns clash while it’s also Derby night in the 2nd Division when the Country Club Sticks and Burrs clash for in-house bragging rights.
GOLDFLDS: WINTER 8 BALL TO RESUME TONIGHT30-Mar-2022
After a successful Summer season that saw the Grand Trolley Boys crowned as premiers for the 3rd successive season, the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations much anticipated Winter season kicks off tonight. In the 1st Division 5 sides will be striving for premiership glory while 10 sides will battle it out in the 2nd Division. Season highlights will include the Adroit Mining Services Goldfields Open Singles and the MLG Goldfields Open Doubles. Other events of interest will be the 1st and 2nd Division Closed singles along with the upcoming Country Week Titles in Perth which will see 5 teams represent the Goldfields. The Grand Final for both Divisions will be held on Saturday 13th August. In tonights opening set of fixtures, 1st Division action will centre around the Tower Hotel when the home side host Summer Premiers the Grand Trolley Boys. While some initial rust may be on show tonight after a Summers break, both sides are expected to be leading contenders over the upcoming winter months. In the 2nd Division, 2 of the expected contenders in the Workers Club Bridesmaids and Star and Garter Pirates clash while the Gala Warriors will hoist the 2021 winter premiership flag before taking on the Criterion Chooks.
GOLDFLDS: 24/03/22 - WINTER 8 BALL SET TO RESUME29-Mar-2022
The Goldfields 8 Ball Association’s eagerly awaited Winter season is set to commence next Thursday night. Following on from a successful Summer Season which saw the Grand Trolley Boys deliver it’s 3td consecutive premiership, all eyes now focus on the upcoming winter campaign. 5 sides will contest the 1st Division while 10 sides will battle it out in the 2nd Division with all teams aiming to be there on Grand Final day which is scheduled for the 13th August. Highlights of the season will include the Adroit Goldfields Open Singles and Open Doubles along with the annual Country Week titles in June. Captains are reminded of a meeting next Tuesday night at the Grand Boulder commencingat 6.30pm.
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL FINAL TODAY 25-Feb-2022
All 8 Ball eyes will be focused on the Grand Boulder this afternoon when the Grand Trolley Boys and Grand Suns square off in the Summer 8 Ball Grand Final The Trolley Boys booked their Grand Final ticket with a clinical 9-2 win over the Workers Club Bridesmaids while the Grand Suns came from behind to cause a minor upset against the Tower winning a last game thriller 9-8. Today's Grand Final has a touch of David versus Goliath about it. While entering the Grand Final undefeated, the Trolley Boys will be attempting to write their names into the 8 Ball history books by winning their 3rd consecutive Summer flag. The Grand Suns on the other hand have been the competitions quite achievers having initially finished the season in 8th position with a 5/7 win loss record. The sides met way back in round one which resulted in a comfortable victory for the Trolley Boys. While the Suns will be hitting the table this afternoon as the underdogs, a lot of 8 Ball pundits expect this to be closer than many may imagine. But while the Suns hope that their Summer Fairy-tale can continue for at least one more match, it’s virtually impossible to tip against a slick Trolley Boy outfit with expectations that they will hoist the flag for the 3rd consecutive year. The Associations trophy presentation will follow after the completion of the Grand Final.
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL GRAND FINAL SPOTS UP FOR GRABS24-Feb-2022
Grand final spots are up for grabs tonight when the Goldfields 8 Ball Association holds its Prelimary Finals ahead of Saturdays Grand Final. In last weeks knockout finals, Workers Club bounced back with a decisive win over Country Club Burrs while Grand Suns won a nail-biter over a gallant Grand Grandies. In tonights first final, the undefeated Grand Trolley Boys will put it all on the line when they the Workers Club Bridesmaids. Before the final series started, a lot of experts had these 2 sides as potential Grand Final opponents before the Bridesmaids defeat in the opening round of the finals. The Trolley Boys were the dominant side during the home and away rarely being challenged while the Bridesmaids occupied a spot in the top 4 all season. This match has the ingredients of a classic Boulder Showdown with both sides quietly confident of success. But it would be a brave man to tip against the Trolley Boys and they should be able to do enough to secure a spot for Saturdays Big Dance. In the second final, renowned Summer Heavyweights the Tower Hotel will host the Grand Suns in another match that has a close finish written all over it. The Tower also were a dominant force in the home and away series finishing 3rd with a 8-4 win / loss record while the Suns were a little more hot and cold rounding out the domestic season with a 5-7 win / loss record. In there one and only clash back in round 5, the Tower were victorious in a tight encounter. While the Grand Suns hope their fairytale finals campaign continues, the Towers overall experience in the big matches should see them chalking the cue come Saturday afternoon. The Grand final will be held at the Grand Boulder and is scheduled to commence at 4pm sharp with the presentation to follow after the final. Grand Trolley Boys v Workers Club Bridesmaids Tower Misfits v Grand Suns
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL FINALS CONTINUE TONIGHT17-Feb-2022
Summer 8 Ball finals continue tonight with 6 sides still in the running for Premiership glory. In last weeks opening round of finals matches, the Grand Trolley Boys survived an early onslaught from the Grand Grandies, before gaining their composure in a 9-5 victory while the Tower ran off the last 4 frames of the match in a 9-8 thriller against Workers to earn themselves a straight passage into next weeks qualifying final. In the elimination finals, Grand Suns proved too strong for a disappointing Gala side while Country Club Burrs ended the Grand Plan’s season with a comfortable win. In the lower finals section, Main Reef booked themselves a Grand Final spot against Grand Voodoo after disposing of an undermanned Country Club Sticks side. In the first of tonights sudden death finals, it’s a Derby night at the Grand when the Grandies and the Suns clash. The Grandies finished the season with a wet sail which saw them finish in the top 4 while the Suns season has been more up and down with the Suns recording more losses than wins in the home and away season. While this is expected to be a close one, the Grandies more consistent season should be enough to see them extend their season for at least one more week. In the second final, the Workers Club Bridesmaids will be trying to put last weeks meltdown behind them when they tackle the Country Club Burrs in what shapes as a classic. The Bridesmaids have been one of the form teams over the Summer finishing in second position while the Burrs second half of the season has been as good as any team in the completion. Picking a winner here is a complete guess but maybe last weeks comprehensive performance by the Burrs may be enough for them to post a minor upset. Players are reminded of a Country Week meeting to be held on Wednesday night at the Grand Boulder at 6.30pm. Any players interested in playing in the Championships must attend. Summer Finals Semi Final 1: Grand Grandies v Grand Suns Semi Final 2: Workers Club Bridesmaids v Country Club Burrs
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL FINALS TO COMMENCE TONIGHT10-Feb-2022
Tonight see the opening round of Summer 8 Ball finals with the top 8 teams to battle it out for premiership honours while the bottom 4 sides will also play in a finals series of their own. In the first of the Double chance finals, the Grand Trolley Boys will put their underfeated Home and away season on the line when they play the Grand Grandies who they defeated in last weeks final match on the season. While the Grandies have been one of the surprise packets of the Summer, it would be a brave man to tip against the Premiership Favourites and the Trolley Boys should earn themselves a weeks rest. Two of the Summers Heavyweights the Workers Club Bridesmaids and Tower Misfits clash in the other Double chance final. The sides also met last week with the Bridesmaids coming out on top and with the advantage of playing at home, the Workers should be able to do enough to also earn a weeks rest. In the first of the elimination finals, the Gala Goblins will host the Grand Suns while the Country Club Burrs will be hoping to extend their season at least one more week when they host the Grand Plan. In the lower finals matches, a Grand Final spot is up for grabs when the Grand Voodoo clash with the Criterion Chooks while it’s curtains for the loser of the Country Club Sticks and Main Reef. Players are reminded that the Grand Final will now be played on Saturday 26th February. Top 8 Qualifying Final 1: Grand Trolley Boys v Grand Grandies Elimination Final 1: Gala Goblins v Grand Suns Elimination Final 2: Country Club Burrs v Grand Plan Qualifying Final 2: Workers Club Bridesmaids v Tower Misfits Bottom 4 Qualifying Final 1: Grand Voodoo v Criterion Chooks Elimination Final 1: Country Club Sticks v Main Reef Tonight see the opening round of Summer 8 Ball fina ls with the top 8 teams to battle it out for premiership honours while the bottom 4 sides will also play in a finals series of their own. In the first of the Double chance finals, the Grand Trolley Boys will put their underfeated Home and away season on the line when they play the Grand Grandies who they defeated in last weeks final match on the season. While the Grandies have been one of the surprise packets of the Summer, it would be a brave man to tip against the Premiership Favourites and the Trolley Boys should earn themselves a weeks rest. Two of the Summers Heavyweights the Workers Club Bridesmaids and Tower Misfits clash in the other Double chance final. The sides also met last week with the Bridesmaids coming out on top and with the advantage of playing at home, the Workers should be able to do enough to also earn a weeks rest. In the first of the elimination finals, the Gala Goblins will host the Grand Suns while the Country Club Burrs will be hoping to extend their season at least one more week when they host the Grand Plan. In the lower finals matches, a Grand Final spot is up for grabs when the Grand Voodoo clash with the Criterion Chooks while it’s curtains for the loser of the Country Club Sticks and Main Reef. Players are reminded that the Grand Final will now be played on Saturday 26th February. Top 8 Qualifying Final 1: Grand Trolley Boys v Grand Grandies Elimination Final 1: Gala Goblins v Grand Suns Elimination Final 2: Country Club Burrs v Grand Plan Qualifying Final 2: Workers Club Bridesmaids v Tower Misfits Bottom 4 Qualifying Final 1: Grand Voodoo v Criterion Chooks Elimination Final 1: Country Club Sticks v Main Reef
GOLDFLDS: 8 BALL FINALS SPOTS UP FOR GRABS03-Feb-2022
8 BALL FINALS SPOTS UP FOR GRABS Tonight sees the last remaining rounds of Summer 8 BALL fixtures with the finals set to commence next week. With the Association adapting 2 finals series between the top 8 sides and sides finishing between 9th and 12th, final ladder positions are still up for grabs. While the Trolley Boys are guaranteed to win the minor premiership, all positions below will be dependent on tonight’s results. In last weeks matches the Criterion Cannons continued on their winning ways, the Goblins proved too strong for the Criterion Chooks while it was a big night in Boulder with the Grand Trolley Boys, Grand Plan and Grand Grandies all recording wins. In tonights highlight matches, a finals like atmosphere is expected at the Tower when the home side host the Workers Club with both sides expected to go deep into the finals, while the Country Club Burrs and Grand Plan will be looking at taking winning form into next week when they lock horns at the Club. Players are reminded that the Grand Final has been rescheduled to Saturday 26th February.
GOLDFLDS: DELBRIDGE CLAIMS IMFS SUMMER SINGLES28-Jan-2022
Jeff Delbridge was the toast of the Goldfields 8Ball Association last Saturday night after claiming the IMFS Summer Singles defeating young gun Neil J Dimer in the final. After breezing through the winners section. Delbridge had to initially withstand a spirited comeback from Dimer before going on to lift the trophy. In winning the event, Delbridge claimed the rare feat of having won the event over 3 decades, previously winning it in 2010 and 2015. While having to settle for the runner’s up spot, Dimer was class all afternoon only falling short at the final hurdle. Making up the top 4 were Grant Weekley and Jason Dimer. Meanwhile in local domestic competition, top sides the Grand Trolley Boys, Workers Club Bridesmaids and Country Club Burrs all recorded wins while Grand Plan and Grand Grandies also banked points. In tonights match of the round, 2nd placed Workers Club Bridesmaids host 3rd placed Criterion Cannons in a battle of two of the Associations heavy weights while it’s Derby night at the Grand when the Grand Suns and Grand Voodoo square off. Players are to note that the Grand Final has been rescheduled to Saturday 26th February.
GOLDFLDS: CRITERION CHOOKS ON THE MARCH19-Jan-2022
The Criterion Chooks were the big movers in the Goldfields 8 Ball Summer competition last Thursday night after recording a dominant win over Grand Voodoo. Being only their first season within competitive 8Ball. many experts expected the Chooks to initially struggle, but their 3rd win of the season sees them now sit in 9th position being only outside the top 8 on percentage. In other matches, the Trolley Boys grabbed the mantle as the team to beat after sending the Bridesmaids to their first loss of the season, the Grand Suns recorded a rare victory, while the Tower, Grand Grandies, and Gala Goblins also banked points. In tonight’s match of the round, all eyes will be centred around the Tower Hotel when the home side host the unbeaten Trolley Boys while the Gala Goblins host the Country Club Burrs who will be looking at bouncing back after a loss last week. 8 Ball action continues this Saturday afternoon at the Grand Boulder when the IMFS Summer Singles is held. Nominations will be taken from 1pm with matches to commence at 1.30pm sharp.
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL TO RECOMMENCE12-Jan-2022
Tonight see the resumption of the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Summer Season with some classic matches awaiting 8 Ball followers. The Full-house sign is expected to be put on the front door early at the Workers Club when the 2 undefeated sides, the Workers Club Bridesmaids and Grand Trolley Boys clash in a match that will determine who really is the Premiership favourites. After the opening 8 rounds leading into the Christmas break, the Bridesmaids and the Trolley Boys were the pacesetters both having not yet tasted defeat. Another match of interest will centre around the Country Club when the 4th placed Tower Misfits hit the road to tackle the 5th placed Burrs with a spot in the double chance top 4 up for grabs, while the Grand Plans improved form leading into Christmas will be tested when the play the Gala Goblins. Matches will be played up until 3rd February with the Grand Final scheduled for Saturday 5th March. In other 8 Ball news, players are gearing themselves up for next Saturdays IMFS Summer Singles which will be held at the Grand Boulder commencing at 2pm.
GOLDFLDS: DIMER CROWNED LADIES CHAMPION16-Dec-2021
Jeanette Dimer was crowned Queen of the Goldfields 8 Ball Association after winning the Ladies Open Singles defeating Katrina Vincent 3-2 in an intense final. Dimer, who was the events inaugural winner back in 2016, confirmed her standing as one of the regions top female players and becomes only the second two-time winner joining Mayana Aspinal who was successful in 2017 and 2020. While having to settle with the runner’s up position, Vincent who was a previous winner in 2018, also re-affirmed her standing amoungst the top echelon of local players. Rounding out the top 4 were Ally Mizen and Sandy Gates. Meanwhile in local 8 Ball, undefeated sides the Grand Trolley Boys and Workers Club Bridesmaids continued on their winning ways, the Gala Goblins and Tower Misfits both got the job done while it was a late finish at the Criterion with both the Cannons and the Chooks enjoying victories. Players are reminded of the Dax Wasley Singles which will be held at the Grand Boulder this Saturday afternoon. Nominations will be taken from 1.30pm with matches to commence at 2pm sharp.
GOLDFLDS: LADIES 8 BALL SINGLES THIS WEEKEND08-Dec-2021
The Ladies within the Goldfields 8 Ball Association will take centre stage this weekend when the Ladies Open Singles is held at the Workers Club. In an event that is now fully entrenched within the local 8Ball calendar, the Open Singles is expected to draw the regions leading female players all hoping to add their names within the Associations history books. With close to 15 women currently playing within the Summer Competiton and the level of play and numbers improving each season, 8Ball president Jeff Delbridge was eagerly looking forward to seeing who would be lifting the trophy. “ There is no doubt the standard of women’s 8Ball in the Goldfields has improved dramatically over the past 5 years. The old days of the boys taking it easy on the girls is long gone with the leading female players beating the men on a regular basis on competition night. ” The event is open to all female players with registrations to be taken from 11am with matches to commence at 11.30am sharp. Meanwhile in local competition, banking winning points were the Grand Suns, Country Club Sticks and Burrs, Bridesmaids, Tower and Goblins. In tonights highlight matches, the Tower Misfits will look to continue their winning ways when they host an inconsistent Grand Voodoo while the Bridemaids will be looking at keeping theor unbeaten start to the season in tact when they hit the road to Boulder to take on the Grand Grandies at the Grand Boulder
GOLDFLDS: CONROY / RICO CLAIM SUMMER SCOTCH DOUBLES01-Dec-2021
Grand Boulder Duo Brody Conroy and Rombert Rico were the toast of the Goldfields 8 Ball Association last weekend after claiming the Summer Scotch Doubles title defeating up and comer Brendon Hutchings and Steely veteran Grant Weekly In the final. After combining to win the Winter Scotch Doubles, Conroy and Rico showed their liking for the game after coming through the initial losers draw before raising the trophy. Making up the top 4 were the family combinations of the Dimer Brothers Neil J and Jasely and the Father / Son pairing of Brad and Lockie Smith. Meanwhile in local domestic competition, winning points were banked by the Grand Voodoo and Trolley Boys, C/Club Burrs, Tower Misfits, Workers Club Bridesmaids and the Criterion Cannons. In tonight’s highlight matches, the Workers Club Bridesmaids undefeated start to the season will be tested by an improving Grand Plan side while Grand Voodoo will be out to prove last weeks win over Burrs wasn’t a flash in the pan when they host the Gala Goblins who will be looking to bounce back from last weeks heavy defeat. The Association’s next major event will be the holding of the Ladies Open on Saturday the 11th December at the Workers Club.
GOLDFLDS: CHOOKS OPEN 8 BALL ACCOUNT24-Nov-2021
The Criterion Chooks initiation into the Goldfields 8 Ball Association was made complete last Thursday night when they recorded their maiden win of the season. After taking a few weeks to settle their squad, the Chooks improved form was finally rewarded with a hard fought win over the Main Reef. In other matches the Grand Voodoo also opened their winning account with a minor upset defeating the Country Club Burrs, the Gala Goblins took care of the Grand Suns while top sides the Grand Trolley Boys, Criterion Cannons and Grand Grandies all continued of their merry way. In tonights match of the Round, the Grand Grandies undefeated start to the season will be put to the test when they face flag favourites the Criterion Cannons while old rivals the Gala Goblins and Workers Club Bridesmaid’s face off in front of an expected large gathering of supporters. The Summer Associations first tournament of the season will be held this Saturday afternoon at the Grand Boulder with the holding of the annual Scotch Doubles. The event is open to the public, with nominations to be taken from 2pm ahead of a 2.30pm start.
GOLDFLDS: COUNTRY CLUB BURRS OPEN 8 BALL ACCOUNT17-Nov-2021
After a sluggish start to the Summer 8 Ball season, the Country Club Burrs recorded their first win of the season defeating stablemates Country Club Sticks in the local Derby. After being one of the improving sides over the last few years, the Burrs are expected to be challenging for a double chance top 4 finish come the end of the season. Grand Trolley Boys, Crierion Cannons and Workers Club Bridesmaids all recorded victories while it was a Grand Delight out in Boulder with both the Grand Plan and Grand Grandies recording wins. In tonight’s highlight matches, the Grand Grandies undefeated start to the season will be put to the test when they visit Summer heavyweights the Tower Misfits while the Criterion Chooks host the Main Reef with both sides searching for their opening win.
GOLDFLDS: BRIDESMAIDS OFF TO AN 8 BALL FLYER14-Nov-2021
11/11/21 The Workers Club Bridesmaids have served notice to the rest of the competition that they will be one of the main contenders in this Summers 8 Ball competition after recording strong victories in the opening 2 rounds of fixtures. After a massive first-up win over the Voodoo’s, the Bridesmaids showed they were also prepared to get their hands dirty with a workman like 9-8 victory over the Burrs. Remaining also undefeated were premiership contenders the Tower Misfits, Criterion Cannons and the Grand Trolley Boys. The Grand Plan opening their winning account at the expense of the Country Club Sticks while the Grand Suns overcame a gallant Main Reef. In tonights highlight matches, it’s Derby night at the Country Club when the Burrs and the Sticks clash with both teams chasing their first wins, while it’s a battle of the heavyweights at the Criterion when the Cannons host rivals the Tower Misfits.
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 BALL CONTINUES TONIGHT03-Nov-2021
Tonight sees the continuation of the Goldfields 8 Ball Associations Summer season after the completion of last week’s opening round of fixtures. Newcomers Grand Grandies served early notice of being one of the teams to beat over the summer months by defeating fellow newcomers the Grand Plan while it looked like business as usual for top sides Grand Trolley Boys, Criterion Cannons, Workers Bridesmaids, Gala Goblins and Tower Misfits. In tonights match of the round, Workers Club Bridesmaid will be trying to emulate last weeks explosive start to the season when they take on rivals the Country Club Burrs, while the Main Reef will launch its summer season with a home game against the Grand Suns. Derby matches will be played in Kalgoorlie and Boulder when the Grand Voodoo and Trolley Boys clash, while the Criterion Chooks will get an early indication as to where they stand in the chopping order when they come up against the might of the Cannons.
GOLDFLDS: SUMMER 8 ALL TO COMMENCE TONIGHT27-Oct-2021
Tonight sees the opening round of matches for the much anticipated Summer 8 Ball season. With the shortened Summer season becoming increasingly popular within the playing fraternity, 13 sides will battle it out for premiership glory. Matches will be played up until the 16th December, recommence on the 13th January with the Grand Final scheduled to be played on Thursday 3rd February. In tonights opening set of fixtures, all eyes will be on the Criterion Hotel when new side the Criterion Chooks host perennial Summer Heavy weights the Tower Misfits. Another match of interest will be at the Grand Boulder when the Grand Suns and Grand Trolley boys clash in a Boulder Derby. After a heavy off-season recruiting campaign, the Suns are expected to be the seasons big improvers while two of the Summer’s early season favourites will clash when the Country Club Burrs and Criterion Cannons lock horns at the Club.
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