Port City Cue Sport players have keen eye on the game
EIGHTBALL: Port City Cue Sport eightball players Darryl Cooper and co-captain Kiran Wallace, Allan Davies, Greg Nicholas, Corey Stimson and Steven Craig competed in the Queensland Country Cup.
In a round robin format of 16 teams Port City Cue Sports finished 11th. The final series started with the top eight teams going into division one and the bottom eight into division two.
Port City came second in division two and association secretary Rachael Cooper said it was a great achievement despite limited experience.
"The boys played very well and this was a great effort by them, seeming half the team had not played eightball in many years and our newbie, Corey (Stimson), had never played representative eightball before joining Port City this year," Cooper said.
The team played against Odd Ballers in the division-two decider, but was defeated in a tie-breaker.
Port City played Fraser Coast in the preliminary final and Cooper described the final few frames as "anyone's game".
"The boys knew that they had to dig deep here and came back winning the next four frames to earn their spot into the grand final with a final score of 7-4 to Port City," Cooper said.
"The boys have learnt so much by playing in this tournament and have given nothing but praise for the competition that they contended against.
"Well done, boys, and to us that were watching it at home we are all super proud of each and every one of you and you definitely showed great sportsmanship."
Meanwhile several of Gladstone's brightest young eightball players from Gladstone Eightball Association produced terrific results at the QLD Junior Championships.
Check out Thursday's Observer for a full recap.