Grand final winners in Narrogin and Districts Eight Ball Association crowned after close deciders

Calvin SimsNarrogin Observer
A -grade winners, from left, Ashley Lock, Shane Wakeling, Michael Borgas, Raf Corasaniti, Wayne Palumbo, Shayne Boothey and Jack Nankivell.
Camera IconA -grade winners, from left, Ashley Lock, Shane Wakeling, Michael Borgas, Raf Corasaniti, Wayne Palumbo, Shayne Boothey and Jack Nankivell. Credit: Rodney Johnson

The Narrogin and Districts Eight Ball Association held its summer season grand final at The Cornwall Hotel on Saturday, April 9.

In the A-grade grand final Renegades took on Duke 1 with both teams sending out a talented assortment of pool players.

The match was a see-sawing contest as both teams went back and forth winning frames, however, Duke 1 rallied late to win the decider, defeating Renegades eight frames to six.

In the B-grade grand final Jiminy Crickets got out ahead of the Bush Chooks early and never faltered from there, holding the advantage until the end as they won 8-4.

B -grade winners, from left, Jake Hiscock, Jessie Lyndsay, Bobbie Marwick, Rob Ahrens, Geoff Macrae, Shane Rikys and Steve Wood.
Camera IconB -grade winners, from left, Jake Hiscock, Jessie Lyndsay, Bobbie Marwick, Rob Ahrens, Geoff Macrae, Shane Rikys and Steve Wood. Credit: Rodney Johnson

In the C-grade Breakers took on the Corny Lions and Breakers got away to a brilliant start before holding their composure throughout the match to run out convincing winners, 8-2.

At the end of the grand finals, the season’s association awards were announced.

Raf Corasaniti won the club champion award with Mark Gooley finishing runner-up. Corasaniti also won the highest percentage.

Adam Symonds was crowned the singles champion, edging out runner-up Scott Cochrane.

Kyra Rikys and Shane Rikys defeated James Robertson and Geoff Macrae to net the doubles champions award.

C-grade winners, from left, John Melvin, Unknown, Dean Bradford, Lisa Little, Laurie Farmer, Di Farmer and John Barker.
Camera IconC-grade winners, from left, John Melvin, Unknown, Dean Bradford, Lisa Little, Laurie Farmer, Di Farmer and John Barker. Credit: Rodney Johnson

Young gun Mason Kulker took home the Shanksy Best Junior Award.

David Riach made plenty of strides over the season, taking home the Bruce Watson Most Improved trophy.

Isabelle Hibon won the David Shanks Most for the Association Award and Mia Gooley collected the President’s Award.

All players who scored a master break, eight-ball clearance and an 8-0 game also received an award.

Event organiser Rodney Johnson thanked the committee for their outstanding efforts for the year, all of the sponsors and the Cornwall Hotel for their terrific hospitality in hosting the event.

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