Port Augusta Eightball Association’s Round 24 saw another outstanding set of Division 1 matches.
PABC Shooters defeated RSL Woftam 10-5 after winning the 1 st set by 3 frames to 2, Shooters were able to increase their lead in each of the following sets to finish with a convincing victory.
They were led by Ian Long with three wins from his three frames, whilst John Coulter and Mick freeman each won two of their three games. Only two players troubled the scorer for Woftam, with Darren Strawbridge winning his three frames and Andrew Thorpe who won two from three.
PABC Dynamite defeated Flinders Sharks 8-7 in the best match of the Round where Dynamite broke away in the second set to lead seven frames to three after an even first set.
They were then able to hold on to win 8–7 against a fast finishing Sharks outfit. Best player for Dynamite was Rob Genahl with three wins from his three frames.
He was the only player in his team to win multiple games. Despite three players winning two of their three frames for Sharks, they were unable to bridge the gap.
Tim Martlew, Dick Elliot and Shaun McCarrick were those players, with Martlew recording another 8 ball potout.
Travellers Rest Gunners defeated South Bulldogs 10-5 as they set up their victory with a 4–1 first set and increased their lead in each of the following two sets to record an easy win over the cellar dwellers.
The winners had several good contributors, with Anthony Grantham (three from three), and Tim Allport, Scott Mackinlay and Troy Coe all winning two from three.
Andrew Reynolds was the only Bulldogs player to win multiple games with two from his three frames.
Division 2 saw Straight Outta Progress defeat Flinders Ferals 8-7.
Progress continued their good form against Ferals, who were unable to bridge the gap after trailing four frames to seven at the end of the second set. Both teams had several contributors in even team performances, with Joseph Langford, Jaak McKerlie and Will Tucker recording two wins from three attempts for the victors.
Timm Thompson was the standout for Ferals with three from three and Neville Karger won two of his three frames.
Sky Tavern Honeyants defeated Commonwealth Assassins 13-2.
This was a commanding victory by Honeyants who led 13 – 0 until Assassins were able to win the final two frames of the match.
James Buzzacott, Layton Paige and Adrian Luckey all won their 3 frames, with Gordon Buzzacott winning two from three.
Central Red defeated Travellers Rest Blue 9-6. With scores tied at six all in the final set, this match was up for grabs for either team, but it was Centrals who were able to close out the game with wins in the last three frames.
Centrals’ Brandon Collins won his three frames and Danni Grantham and Kelvyn Rigden each winning their two frames played.
Simon McNicol and Howie Reid won two games each from their three frames played.