Organiser of the annual Wonthaggi Cup 8-ball Tournament at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club last weekend, Craig Carter, welcomes current Australian champion Michael Scerri of Melbourne to town for the event.
IT WAS a big weekend of 8-ball in town last weekend when the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club hosted the annual Wonthaggi Cup.
Thirty nine teams of seven or more players from all over Victoria descended on Bass Coast for the event and the action started on Friday night with the popular knock-out comp.
Saturday and Sunday featured nine round robin matches in each of four divisions, six on Saturday and three, before the finals, on Sunday.
The event, organised by Craig Carter and his team from Wonthaggi, is now in its 15th year and in need of an additional venue if it wants to continue to expand.
Among those attracted to the event were the current and immediate past 8-ball champions of Australia Michael Scerri (2014) and Kurt Dunham (2013).
Wonthaggi player Les Brewer was one who experienced Dunham’s talents at close quarters.
With Dunham on the black and Brewer still needing to pot four balls to get on terms, he seemed to have snookered his highly-rated opponent’s black ball close to the pocket.
But Dunham doubled the cue ball off the cushion, neatly potting the black while avoiding the risk of going in-off one of Brewer’s yellow balls close by.
It was just an example of the high standard of play on display all weekend.
Seventeen tables were brought into the club for the event, supplied by John Russell of All Star Pool Tables.