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State Billiards Finals 2013

PICKETT WINS 5TH TITLE

The 2013 State Billiards Championship was held at the LWC on June 1st & 2nd with 10 of the top Billiards players from across the State coming together with defending champion from Hobart Les Higgins starting a firm favourite

Saturday saw the round robin section with the players being divided into 2 groups, group A saw Les Higgins finish on top with the North's Peter Donati finsihing second, group B was toped by the North's David Bates and Graeme Pickett

Heading into Saturday night the semi finals were held with Les Higgins v Graeme Pickett and David Bates v Peter Donati, both semi finals were played at a high level especially after players playing a solid day of billiards in the round robin section, Hobart's Les Higgins recorded the highest break of the tournament with a 150 break in the first session of the semi final, but this was not enough to hold out the North's Graeme Pickett, the other semi Final saw Peter Donati make his first State final be defeating last year's runner-up David Bates

Sunday morning saw the final take place and after 90 minutes of play Graeme had gone out to a handy 100 point lead, after the interval Graeme managed to stretch his lead over Peter, making a nice 99 break in the second session of play to take his 5th State Billiards Title

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