A great roll out for the first open ranking event for the year, no surprice to see Dane Beeton (the current QLD Singles Champion) at the top of the stats. Dane was awesome in Adelaide during the Australian Eight Ball Championships (Oct 2010), if you need a benchmark for your 'A' game it is best to start chasing this man!
REALLY I have been watching match play at the rankers since the round robin format was introduced in 2004. It appears to be 'do what ever you can to win that match point' then you go to the nationals and that 'ranker match play' is out the door. A total different game. Players need to step up and bring it on, clear the table, break that ball out and finish it. How many master breaks/ 8 ball clearances did you do on the week-end!
Well participated by most of the SEQ associations as well which is ggod to see
Aslo good to see the junior players at the ranker, Dayne, Jared, Vijay, Sam and Jayme. Dayne is off to England with the Aussie under 18 Team, Jared was to travel, but due to uni commitments had to withdraw. Vijay, Sam and Jayme will most likley fill the QLD under 18 teams spots later this year and attend the Junior Nationals in Canberra. I encourage all players to assist these youg fellows as much as possible.
I see Nicole seeking in some solid pratice for the Aussie Ladies Team that will be traveling to England in June/July this year... good stuff