After 6 days of amazing pool showcased at the 2016 Junior National 8 Ball Championships, hosted by the WA 8 Ball Federation at their brilliant air-conditioned & fully catered headquarters in Queens Park, I share an overview of the event in this album, enjoy!

WA's eightball president Terry Green, his Junior development officer Jeremy Bower with committee & volunteers provided a perfect platform for the Australian 8 Ball Federation to stage their Nationals this year, held at their speccy sporting facility. Andrew Saltmarsh, Greg Dingle & JJ Spinks co ordinated the tournament & provided a live stream of matches. Greg Dingle & Lance Ryan also headed up a solid core of umpires seeing every match refereed. The AEBF & their team had the championships run smoothly & in a timely manner, congratulations on a grand effort from them all!

The event as always was supported & sponsored by CL&S, the providers of Mitchell Straughan Cloth & Aramith Balls & Ray Atwell joined the President of the AEBF Joe Fanto with Cheryl Congram for the awards ceremony to present the Champions. Special mention & thanks to the incredible Chezza for raising almost $5000 to help the juniors with their World Title expenses, she volunteered her fundraising efforts all week, a massive credit to her!

This is how the results panned out:

  • Junior Sportman of 2016 - NT Ayden Hodgson.
  • U/12 Singles Champion QLD Joshua Burnett - Runner Up QLD Jayden Dinga
  • U/15 Singles Champion VIC Devlin Praeger - Runner Up VIC Isabella Di Giorgio
  • U/18 Ladies Singles Champion VIC Isabella Di Giorgio - Runner Up WA Stella Kearney
  • U/18 Singles Champion VIC Matthew Curwood - Runner Up TAS Cooper Denmen
  • Teams Champions Queensland - Runners Up South Australia.

A MASSIVE Congratulations goes out to every one of the Juniors who played their hearts out & showed just how solid the World Rules Game of 8 Ball is here in Aussie, with these super talented youngens coming up through the ranks it's not a wonder the Aussies are the current World Champs!! Good Luck & congrats to this years Australian team, Matt Curwood, Alex Pace, Cooper Denmen, Stone Stenhouse, Alex Kingsbury & Hayden Gunn, in their efforts to defend their title at the World later this year.

A quick mention also to the dedicated & hardworking team managers who ensured that their players every need was catered for & kept their teams spirits up with endless encouragement & support, awesome work!

And also to the the Bar & Kitchen crews that kept everyone well fed & watered the entire week.

All in all, the 2016 Junior Championships a resounding success & one that WA can be proud to have hosted.

Thanks for the entertainment boys & girls, I enjoyed capturing you all in action & look forward to seeing you all around the tables for years to come :-)




Miss Q's Pool and Entertainment Centre


West Australian 8 Ball Federation

Federation Headquarters
Cnr Centre and George Street
Queens Park WA 6107


Saturday, 16 January 2016   Arrive  Perth WA
Sunday, 17 January 2016   Day 1 Opening and Singles
Monday, 18 January 2016   Day 2 Singles
Tuesday, 19 January 2016   Day 3 Singles
Wednesday, 20 January 2016   Day 4 Singles
Thursday, 21 January 2016   Day 5 Teams and Singles Quarter/Semi Finals
Friday, 22 January 2016   Day 6 Teams and Team Final
Saturday, 23 January 2016   Day 7 Finals and Presentation
Sunday, 24 January 2016   Depart  Perth WA



Host     Queensland Eight Ball Federation

Venue Snooker World
Address 2506 Gold Coast Hwy
City Mermaid Beach QLD 4218

Sunday, 11th January 2015
Saturday, 17th January 2015

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