26 May Learn 8-ball from the best pool players Gladstone has to offer!
The Gladstone 8-Ball Association Inc are proud to be hosting Central QLD’s major 8-Ball tournament at the Yaralla Sports Club in the Gladstone Events Centre from Thursday 23rd June – Sunday 25th June for the second year running.
The event is known to the pro’s as the CQ City v Country Zone Trials, with competing players chosen from successful associations. The 7 Associations of Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Fraser Coast and Hervey Bay send their best players to compete against each other to see who will be the CQ champions for each year. This can result of anywhere between 150 – 170 total players.
Back in 2012, Gladstone hosted the event at the Grand Hotel – there were only five (5) Associations affiliated at the time and the games were played on 10 tables. This year, the event will be played on 18 tables, with plenty of quality play guaranteed to be on show.
Gladstone had a very successful year last year where four of Association members were crowned CQ Champions in each grade contested. This year they are even more hopeful for more grade-winning scores.
The Gladstone 8-Ball Association Inc would love Gladstone locals to come along and support their teams. For any budding junior hopefuls, you can show off your skills and see how far you can go in this competitive sport. There is no entry fee to the event, with food and drinks readily available. Come along and support this awesome local event!