Video: 8-ball pool competition to draw crowd of players
TREVOR McDonald captained Gladstone's B Grade men's 8-ball pool team to CQ supremacy last year, and is lining up to do it all again this weekend.
Only this time, McDonald will be doing it at Boyne Island Community Centre, which is hosting the Central Queensland Zone Championships.
Last year Gladstone teams travelled to Hervey Bay for the event.
McDonald believes being closer to home has kept the team as strong as last year.
Which means he can again help the side to the zone title.
"It was a lot of hard work, a very nice surprise though," he said.
"I would like to think we are quietly confident."
McDonald is one in a team of six which will play for the title.
The weekend's matches begin on Friday with zone trials as individuals before team play takes over on Saturday and Sunday.
Monday is then back to individual play for the Central Queensland Championships.
What it means for McDonald and his fellow players is a lot of pool.
"It takes a lot of patience," he said.
"They are all strong at that level, but that is part of the fun. It is a good challenge."
The challenge includes 200 players coming to join the Gladstone players for the championships.
Play begins at 9am each day and entry to watch the tournament is free.
Men's A Grade Team:
Men's B Grade Team:
Men's C Grade Team: