Bulldogs and Assassins finish in a draw

All the action from round 33 of the Port Augusta Eightball Association.
All the action from round 33 of the Port Augusta Eightball Association.

South Bulldogs 8 tied with PABC Assassins 8

Bottom placed Assassins were in with a chance of causing a boil over when they led 7-5 going into the last set. Felicity Quigley came off the interchange bench to win the first frame of the set, but her team-mates were unable to secure that extra frame and Bulldogs managed to tie the match. Andrew Reynolds maintained his fine form, winning his four frames for Bulldogs, with Ashley Walters winning the two frames that he played and Dewayne Pieters winning two from four. Assassins were best served by Dylan Buckley with three and Toby Quigley with two from their four frames respectively.

RSL Dynamite 9 d Central Bloods 7

Bloods missed a winning opportunity when they led 7-5 after the third set but were unable to win a frame in the final set to eventually go down by the barest of margins. In a true team effort, Dynamite's best players were Ashley Bemmerl, Bill Struensee and Brenton Schulz who all won two from three frames played, while Dale Hockey won two from four. Brodie Tuip was the standout player for Bloods, unbeaten in his three frames, with Dale Khan winning two from three.

Central Red 10 d Travellers Rest Blue 6

After last week's drubbing at the hands of Cannons, the Red team staged a bit of a form reversal to lead 9 frames to 3 after the third set against the Blue team. The Blue team put some respectability into their score with a 3-1 result in the final set, but it was too little too late. Dani Grantham and Kelvyn Rigden led the way for the Red team winning their three frames, with Matt McCarthy winning two from three. Best players for the Blue team were Shawn Reid and Terry McKenzie who won two of their four frames.

RSL Cannons 12 d Flinders Ferals 4

Cannons continued their fine form leading into the finals with an emphatic victory over Ferals. With a flying 4-0 start to the match, they did not allow Ferals to recover despite Bill Taylor winning two of his four frames, including an eightball potout. All four players for Cannons contributed with solid performances, headed by Ian Long who won his four frames. James Little and Tim Martlew won three and Brodie Grantham two, from four respectively.

PABC Shooters 9 d Travellers Rest Gunners 7

Top placed Shooters and third placed Gunners warmed up for finals actions in an entertaining encounter that went down to the wire. Scores were level at six apiece going into the final set, where Shooters prevailed by three frames to one to secure victory. Jason Boyd and Mick Freeman each won three of their four frames, with Boyd enjoying an eightball potout amongst his wins. They were supported by Rob Duke with two from three, while Michael Grimes won the only frame that he played. Best players for Gunners were Anthony Grantham with three from three and Tim Allport who won two of his four frames.

Congratulations are extended to Tim Allport, who won the Top Eight Shootout played on Saturday, 13th July. He defeated Brodie Grantham by four frames to two in the final. The Top Eight field included James Little, Clay Weidenbach, Anthony Grantham, Neville Karger, Ian Long and Brodie Tuip.