On behalf of Eightball Tasmania it gives me great pleasure to welcome all guests, officials, sponsors, umpires, players and supporters Down Under for the:

2016 Country Club Tasmania
33rd Australian National Eightball Championships.
 
I would like to make a special thanks to our Tasmanian Major Sponsors:
Country Club Tasmania
Tasmanian Department of Sport and Recreation
Events Tasmania
 
Thanks to the AEBF and their major sponsors Consolidated Leisure and Sport suppliers of the Mitchell brand of products and Strachan 6811 cloth. Special mention to Ray Attwell and Trueline for the help with our Tables plus Paul at Consolidated Leisure and Sport for his help.
 
I would also like to say a big thanks to some great supporters and sponsors of Eightball Tasmania this year: LWC, HWC, Steadfast Statewide Insurance Brokers, Sorell Locksmiths, Queens Arms Hotel, Totally Awesome Sounds Car Audio Centre, Kameleon Hair and Beauty, Old Dogs 8Ball Accessories and Chris Watkins Transport.
 
Obviously to organise a big event like this needs great support from volunteers who gave up their personal time to help with setting up the tables plus the other things required.

I would like to give thanks to Cyril Triffitt, Tony Cannan, Rob McCauley, Chris and Mandy Snare.  A very Special thanks also goes to Salty who has worked tirelessly over the last two years to help to organise this Nationals and also Greg Dingle who has offered assistance from afar on various items.
 
A huge thanks to Hayley Chugg, Conference and Events Coordinator here at the Country Club who has shown us her complete professionalism in all aspects of her organisational skills. Whenever we have requested anything from Hayley in relation to making this Nationals run smoothly, she has gone out of her way to ensure it has been done.

Also to the maintenance staff at the Country Club who have been very accommodating in all our requests and without their help we would not of been able to set the room up as smoothly.
 
I wish all players the best on an off the table and hope that even though the schedule is going to be very hectic for some, you actually get to enjoy your time here when off the tables.

I know the Country Club will make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Phil Dando    President - Eightball Tasmania