Good Morning Blues,
On Saturday 2nd May the NSW 8 Ball Federation held its Annual General Meeting in Sydney.
We have great pleasure in announcing that all the NSW committee positions were filled. (For the first time EVER)
We were faced with the extremely challenging situation of having the meeting attended by people via telephone & Facebook Live, but we did manage to get through everything eventually.
Here were the key AGM discussion points;
* Election of Office Bearers
* 2020 Nationals
* 2020 NSW State Teams
* 2021 Junior Nationals
* 2021 Australia Cup
* 2021 Nationals - (NSW to Host)
* Affiliating Regional Centres
* NSW 8 Ball - Life Member Nominations
* NSW 8 Ball - Hall of Fame Nominations
* Sponsorship / Fundraising
The NSW 8 Ball Committee is loaded (from top to bottom) with professionalism, experience and commitment and we are aiming to take our sport to new heights across NSW over the next 12 months.
I would personally like to thank the members of the new 2020 committee for rolling up their sleeves and agreeing to give this a crack.
Pool players across the state of NSW should be filled with so much confidence that our sport is in great hands when they take a look at the 'star-studded' 2020 committee.
To the pool players of NSW I say this....
Jump on board, support us and believe in us.
Share our page, like our posts, spread the word.
We want new members, we want to get in touch with all regional pool associations across NSW.
If you have a friend that plays (ANY) cue-sport discipline and they aren't on our page... then invite them to our page.
We want everyone to come together to help make our state the biggest and the baddest on the block.
We need your support to make this happen.
If anybody has any questions, please feel free to contact me via message, smoke signal or phone (0410 494 863)
Travis Crawley - NSW President
What a magnificent weekend of State Team Playoffs!
Thank you to each and every person that made the commitment to get yourselves to Sydney and have crack at making NSW State Teams. You all made the weekend a fantastic experience and the atmosphere was simply awesome.
I would like to thank Matthew Haly from Master Billiards for providing a fantastic venue and four freshly clothed tables to play out event.
Thanks to CL&S for shipping six brand new sets of Pro-Cup Balls to us to play with.
Thanks to Aimée Firkins for assisting all weekend with the event admin and scheduling and airport runs.
Thanks to Melissa Commisso Crawley for all the event organizing, catering and social butterflying throughout the weekend... plus the mad feed last night after everyone came back to the house before the flights home.
THE NEW GUYS:
It was awesome to have some new players getting involved in NSW 8-Ball.
Eddy Jenkins is a Penrith local and participated in his first NSW Championship and will take his place in the State Team this year.
Braydn Fahy & Kevin Fahy made the trip from Orange NSW to play in the Men's & Masters divisions.
Thanks for coming over guys, it was a pleasure to meet you both and I look forward to catching up again soon.
It was great to hear about all the 'two-shotters' playing in Orange and I am hoping to get over there to help out where I can with the local association.
Thanks to Gary Mullane and Andrew Silverman for making the long journey from the far north of NSW.
Thanks to Christopher Laught for coming up from Mittagong and having a dip.
We know there are pockets of players out there that love playing two-shot pool and we are pleased that we have been able to provided an opportunity for our game to be played here in Sydney.
We are already looking at hosting other events at Master Billiards to further help the growth of our game in NSW.
After a weekend where over 1,000 frames of pool were played, three eskies of drinks were drunk, 25 boxes of pizzas were consumed, many stories were told and lots of laughs were had, we managed to successfully fill three state teams.
The NSW Eight Ball Federation have pleasure in announcing the 2019 NSW State Teams... (See Attached)
For all the players that made the state teams, you will be contacted by Melissa Commisso Crawley in the coming weeks with all the information / costings leading into Nationals.
Congratulations to the NSW 2019 State Single's Champions.
Travis Crawley - Champion
Mike Ballam - Runner Up
Shazza Brown - Champion
Kerri Collins - Runner Up
Chris Snare - Champion
Damien Smith - Runner Up
Congratulations to all finalists, it was an absolute top weekend of great pool and camaraderie. I have no doubt Travis will be posting results and a little write up tomorrow.
For now, we are exhausted!!
NSW STATE TRIALS
DATES: Friday 3rd May to Sunday 5th May. ( Friday start 8pm sharp)
LOCATION: Sydney, NSW ( venue tba)
Once registered you are able to trial.
Eligibility to trial for nsw 8 ball
to be eligible to trial, you have to have
A) live in nsw or
not live in nsw but have previously trialled and represented nsw or
C) play in north Coast league or league affiliated with NSW or
D) be awarded a wild card at exec committee discretion
E) invitation to trial
State Trials will be for Singles Titles and Teams.
Stay tuned for venue information in the coming days!
Tag and share - for all our newbies to the nsw group, please let your respective league associations know ASAP. Travel in a group and come experience Sydney Nsw trials 2019!!
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Venue for Trials 2019!!
And it’s confirmed... NSW welcome our new official sponsor MASTER BILLIARDS!!! We are so excited to have Matt and Mick on board.
Master Billiards will be opening their front shop showroom to make room for tables for the trials weekend.
Please check out their website and follow on Insta and Twitter and of course Facebook!!!
Shop 5/40 Sterling Road
Minchinbury NSW 2770
We thank Master Billiards for their support and look forward to proudly having their logo on our nsw player shirts.
We are building and excited to have this opportunity to host trials at a venue in NSW!