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SA State Billiards Championship
Congratulations Arthur Karanis
The new 2022 Champion
Arthur defeated defending Champion Peter Udycz 782 – 635
This was a fascinating final, with two rivals and champions going head to head. Both players weren’t at their best but this just added another dimension to the final.
With one hour to play both players were level on the scoreboard. Arthur seemed to get a second breathe and started scoring more consistently and freely. When Arthur hit the front on the home straight he could sense victory and never looked back.
This was Arthurs 3rd State tile victory.
Peter was playing in his 28th State Billiards final in the last 30 years!!!!!!!
Phenomenal!!

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2022
It was a fantastic day of Snooker.  John Molnar played well in all his matches to take out the title, going one better than the previous year.
Peter Udycz and Gary Hazell finished second and third.
Arthur Karanis had the highest break of the day 41. The event was played under the new T140 format, which has modified
rules and when a player passes 40 points in a break they must hand the table back to their opponent.

SnookerSA would like to thank all the player who supported the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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South Australia State Junior Snooker Title

Congratulations Ben Zawko
Defeating Charlotte Lane Hatton 3-1 in the final
Charlotte continued her good form from Wednesday night finishing 4th in the Women’s 147 Snooker, taking it up to Ben, Winning the first frame. But Ben kept his composure and weathered the minor setback to win the next 3 frames and claim his first State title.
Both these players are fantastic ambassadors for junior cuesports in Australia. They both make huge comments to the sport.And work extremely hard. Luckily they have amazing parents who support them100%.
Keep up the good work.
Big thanks to Tad Babiak for running the event and Arthur Karanis for preparing the tables.
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Congratulations
Phil Reilly & Matt Mielke
Winning the the South Australian 6Red and Minor 6Red titles
A healthy crowd turn up to watch these two finals.
Phil defeated Peter Udycz 6-1. Both players started a touch nervy and had opportunities with the match being closer than the scoreline indicated. The rub of the green favoured Phil and he won his first Snooker title in 21 years!!!
In the Minor final Matt defeated Rene Speckert 3-1. Both players played great to make this final and put up a fight in the final. There was some excellent shot-making, with Matt edging Rene in another close match.
Well done to all four players on making the finals.

Youtube link here: https://youtu.be/TZTYhMhD_Y0

2021 S.A. State Women’s Snooker Championship

Held on Saturday 5th June
Conducted by The Billiards and Snooker
Association of South Australia

2021 SA State Women’s Snooker Championship
CONGRATULATIONS
Lyndall Vine the new SA Women’s CHAMPION
Lyndall defeated Taylor MEYER 3-2 in the final.
Whenever these two ladies play each other there is a battle. And this match was no exception. The match went for nearly 4 hours.
Taylor lead 1-0 and 2-1 and had a shot at the pink ball in the 4th frame to win the match. But Lyndall used all of her experience and fighting spirit to hang in and grind out a victory.
Both girls played fantastic throughout the tournament and it was fitting that this match went to a deciding frame.
But there can only be one Winner.
Once again Congratulation Lyndall on adding a new title to your CV.


ADELAIDE WSF EVENTS POSTPONED 

Together with the ABSC we can today confirm that the WSF Open and WSF Junior Open tournaments scheduled to be played in Adelaide next January have been postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Both the WSF and the

World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association

are currently reviewing options as to how these important WST qualification opportunities can be maintained this season so that players are not disadvantaged.

2021 SA State Minor State Title
Final best of 5

John Quinlan V Kieran McGuire

Congratulations John Quinlan
2021 SA State Minor Snooker
Champion
Come Wednesday night we were left with 4 players.
John Quinlan v Graeme Halligan and Frank Zhao v Kieran McGuire.
The two semi-finals were contrasting. New blood in one semi and experience in the other.
In the new blood semi, we had defending Champion Frank Zhao and newly crowned Challenger league Champion Kieran. Both players were the standout players from the weekend play. Both free-flowing and attacking players. But with a birth in the final at stake, both players played more cautious. It was a great match that went to the decider with Kieran knocking out the Champion.
In the experience semi, both players played extremely well. John got up 2-0 but this match was much closer than the scoreline and could of gone either way.
The first frame of the final had Kieran leading all the way, only for John to steal it on the black. The match turned in Johns favour and he used his experience to shut Kieran out.
John winning 3-0.
John constantly backs up for all the snooker events and is always knocking on the door. Last night it opened for him and fully deserved his victory. Kieran a new member at SnookerSA
Is an exciting, attacking player and also a gentleman. Who in the future will be very hard to stop.
Click the link to watch on youtube   https://youtu.be/jch9wp3jSkY
2021 SA State Minor State Title
Final best of 5

John Quinlan V Kieran McGuire

Congratulations John Quinlan
2021 SA State Minor Snooker
Champion
Come Wednesday night we were left with 4 players.
John Quinlan v Graeme Halligan and Frank Zhao v Kieran McGuire.
The two semi-finals were contrasting. New blood in one semi and experience in the other.
In the new blood semi, we had defending Champion Frank Zhao and newly crowned Challenger league Champion Kieran. Both players were the standout players from the weekend play. Both free-flowing and attacking players. But with a birth in the final at stake, both players played more cautious. It was a great match that went to the decider with Kieran knocking out the Champion.
In the experience semi, both players played extremely well. John got up 2-0 but this match was much closer than the scoreline and could of gone either way.
The first frame of the final had Kieran leading all the way, only for John to steal it on the black. The match turned in Johns favour and he used his experience to shut Kieran out.
John winning 3-0.
John constantly backs up for all the snooker events and is always knocking on the door. Last night it opened for him and fully deserved his victory. Kieran a new member at SnookerSA
Is an exciting, attacking player and also a gentleman. Who in the future will be very hard to stop.
Click the link to watch on youtube   https://youtu.be/jch9wp3jSkY

Adjusted South Australian Snooker and Billiards State Titles 2021

State Billiards – 1st – 2nd May – Final 5th May

Minor State Billiards – TBA

State Snooker –changed see above post

Minor State Snooker – TBA

Women’s State Snooker – Round Robin 15th Nov, Final 18th Nov

147 State Snooker – 18th September – Final 22nd September

6 Red State Snooker – 21st August – Final 25th August

Presidents Cup – Snooker – Billiards – 6th-7th November

Ian Chappell Invitational Snooker– December Test Match weekend

John Gilbert Memorial Snooker – 25th January

 All these dates are subject to change due to Covid restrictions