Opening cue to get 2010 rolling

21 Apr, 2010 12:00 AM
THE 2010 season for Northern Tasmanian cueists starts this week with snooker at Launceston Workers Club, Launceston, Exeter and Longford RSL clubs tonight and tomorrow.

Six teams will contest today's competition with LWC Amber playing LWC Navy at Workers and LWC Green at home to Longford RSL. Exeter plays LWC Red at Exeter RSL.

Six teams are lining up in tomorrow night's competition. LWC Black hosts the Flaming Devils, LWC Gold plays Exeter at the Workers Club and Launceston RSL is home to LWC Blue.

Potential players are invited to come and have a look, with play starting at 7pm and finishing around 10pm.

Players are given a handicap based on ability, ranging from Northern champion Graeme Pickett of minus 30 through to the out-markers on 80 (Wednesdays) and 50 (Thursdays).

The eightball competition begins next week with teams playing in three divisions on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at the Workers Club and most hotels in and around Launceston.

This column will bring results and stories, as the interclub season unfolds, including news from local, state and national events.

Another segment will be recounting the careers of past and present champions like the great Ron Atkins and Ted Pickett, late billiard champions Harold Roberts Thompson and George Town's John Reece, Tasmanian champions Les Higgins, of Hobart and Launceston's Graeme Pickett, and juniors Anthony Adams, of Hobart, and Exeter's Andrew Rainbow.

For information go to the cue sport website: www.nteba.com.au or call the secretary on 0419113528.