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2018 New Zealand A Billiards and Snooker Championship Draws and Format

 

New Zealand Billiards Championship

13th -18th July

 

Billiards sect 1

Billiards sect 2

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New Zealand A Snooker Championships

19th -22nd July

9AM START ALL DAYS

LATE PENALTIES WILL BE ENFORCED AS PER THE RULES OF THE NZBSA POLICIES

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FORMAT 

SECTION PLAY BEST OF 3 FRAMES

 

SECTION 1 - 4    9AM START THURSDAY 19TH

 

SECTION 5 - 8   4PM START THURSDAY 19TH

 

SECTION 5 -  8    9AM START FRIDAY 20TH

 

SECTION 1 - 4   3PM START FRIDAY 20TH

 

POST SECTION LAST 32

 BEST OF 5 FRAMES

9AM START

SATURDAY 21ST

 

ROLL ON ROLL OFF AS TABLES COME FREE

 

LAST 16

BEST OF 7 FRAMES

SATURDAY 21ST

 

1/4 FINALS

BEST OF 9 FRAMES

6PM SATURDAY 21ST

 

SEMI FINALS

BEST OF 9 FRAMES

9AM START SUNDAY 22ND

 

FINAL

BEST OF 11 FRAMES

1PM START SUNDAY 22ND 

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2018 NZBSA Women's Snooker Championships

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2018 North Island Snooker Championship

Robertson beats Chand in 4 frames 

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Hawkes Bay Billiards Open Postponed

Due to the other tournaments close together, the Hawkes Bay Open Billiards has been postponed till later in the year.

Hawkes Bay Association appologises for the incovience to any player.

Regards 

HBCBS

 

O’Kane to Compete on World Seniors Tour

O’Kane to Compete on World Seniors Tour29th May 2018

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New Zealand’s Dene O’Kane has announced he will be dusting off his cue and entering the World Seniors Tour qualifiers in Hong Kong this September.

The former world number 18 and two-time World Championship quarter-finalist will be returning to the country where he reached his only professional ranking final at the 1989 Hong Kong Open, narrowly losing out 9-8 to Mike Hallett.

Dene O’Kane said: “I am delighted to be a part of the new World Seniors Snooker Tour. I must say it is long overdue and will be the perfect platform for many ex-professional players to compete again together with new opportunities for amateur players in participating countries.”

Jason Francis, Chairman of World Seniors Snooker said: “The tour we are building is the perfect vehicle for former professionals of the game like Dene who were household names in the 1980s and still enjoy competing, It would be great to see more players of his era giving this tour a go.”

The UK Seniors Championship qualifiers take place on 21-23 September 2018 at the i20 club in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is open to any player over 40 years of age who is a member of their national federation. The winner in Hong Kong will take their place alongside legends including Jimmy White in Hull this October, with the winner to earn their place at the professional 2019 

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NEW ZEALAND BILLIARDS AND SNOOKER U18 AND U21 2018 WORLD REPRESENTATIVES JINAN,CHINA

The following names have been selected to represent NZ at the up and coming IBSF WORLD U18 AND U21 SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIPS IN Jinan,China, in early July

U21s

Louis Chand                                           Auckland                                            2016 NZ Snooker Champion

Adam Lilley                                            Canterbury                                         2018 Oceania R/up

Ryan King                                              Taranaki

U18s

Denin Bunn                                            Taranaki 

Blane Watson                                         Capital City

Riely James                                            Capital City

U21

Ladies                                                     

Michaela Spencer                                   Hawkes Bay

U18 and 21 Oceania Represenitive

MarioHildred                                           Taranaki                                         2018 Oceania Winner

 

Congratulations and welcome to Team NZ 2018

New Zealand Team Managers and Team Coach are..

Dan O'Sullivan                                       NZBSA President                                                 Assistant Manager

Dave Judd                                             NZBSA Secretary                                                 Team Manager

Neil Whalley                                          NZBSA Board Member                                         Head Coach

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Pint-sized snooker player's big break: 9-year-old chalks up success to cool head

Nine year old Kāpiti schoolboy Riley James is off to China to represent NZ at the under 18 World Amateur Snooker Championships.

It's one big table for one small person but Riley James makes it look like child's play.

The 9-year-old Kāpiti boy might have trouble reaching over the snooker table but that doesn't stop him potting ball after ball.

Recently chosen to represent New Zealand in July's under-18 world championships in China, the key to success was keeping cool, he said.

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Riley James says snooker is a tactical game.

"It's a mental game and a physical one. If you're going to get angry you'll lose so you may as well quit."

Riley first picked up his snooker cue as an 8-year-old, but he was already a dab hand at pool after learning the game at age 5.

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Snooker player Riley James,9, is representing New Zealand this July at the World Amatuer Championiship in China.

"I liked snooker more because it's a serious, tactical, competition game; pool is more something you can play without thinking about it."

Snooker tables are larger than pool or billiard tables and are lower to the ground.

The game is played with 22 balls and opponents attempt to score more points than each other by potting balls into the table's six holes. Players also try to 'snooker' their opponent, forcing them to make a mistake and give away points.

It's a serious game for the Kenakena School pupil who trains about 30 hours a week and travels to Stratford every fortnight for coaching.

"It's important to be be fit because you walk around the table a lot. I also lift weights so I can hit the ball even harder."

It was his talent on the pool tables at Paraparaumu's Club Vista that first got him noticed by the snooker community, Riley's dad Garry James said.

"Everyone convinced him to try playing on the big snooker tables and that was the beginning."

Snooker player Chris Barnett said he was astounded by Riley's ability and began to coach him. 

"He's the sort of talent that comes along once in a generation. Cue action is the important thing and he's a natural – smooth flowing and deadly."

Unlike most child players, he played with an adult-sized cue and was the youngest person to represent the country at snooker, he said.

In March, former New Zealand snooker coach Stan Bunn took Riley on and a month later he was offered a place in the three-person team for China; his team mates are both 15.

Riley said the prospect of playing in front of hundreds at the championships made him "ever so slightly nervous" but he was taking it in his stride.

"Because it's a mental game I have to make sure I keep my confidence and that's usually not a problem."

NZBSA CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES

For everyone who intends to enter the NZBSA billiards and Snooker Champs. Please remember to send your entries through YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION otherwise you run the risk of your entries being lost and you not being entered in the tournaments.By doing this would mean that you are a financial member of an association.

DO NOT SEND ENTRIES DIRECT TO AUCKLAND ASSOCIATION.