Michael Scerri (men)


Sue Bussanich (women)


Wayne Stubbs (masters)

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

Our 33rd National Titles, is a wonderful achievement for all our States, Territory member Associations and players. Thank you on your continued promotion of the game and grand support of this event.

In particular thank you to Eight-Ball Tasmania Committee for the great work to host these Championships at this wonderful venue in Launceston once again.

Congratulations to all competitors on your great achievement to excel in your State or Territory to enable you to participate at these Nationals.  I hope you have a great Championship, perform to the best of your ability and take many memorable moments from the experience.

We are very fortunate that once again this year the AEBF will live stream during these entire Championships giving people the opportunity to enjoy the event from where ever they might be on the worldwide web.

The AEBF is very proud that this year at the World Championships in Blackpool England Australia enjoyed massive success winning four World Titles, Matthew Curwood Junior Singles World Champion, Junior Team World Champions, Women’s Team World Champions, and Men’s Team World Champions. Also from Tasmania Wayne Stubbs who won the prestigious event Over 50s World Masters Title.

Many of these current World Champions are participating at these Titles, hence we can boast that these Australian Nationals for 2016 have some of the best players in the World participating.
 
We acknowledge and are most grateful to our major sponsor Consolidated Leisure and Sports. They have been principal supporters over many years both to these National Titles and to the Australian team travelling abroad.

Consolidated Leisure and Sports market product under the brand name Mitchell, they supply the Aramith balls, Strachan cloth and Trueline Tables, all being used at these Nationals.

To the management of Country Club Tasmania we thank you for the co-operation and assistance in preparation for this event.

To all local sponsors including Country Club Tasmania thank you for your contribution, you have played a very important role in ensuring that this event takes place.

Thanks to my AEBF Executive, to all administrators and officials from your respective States and Territories, for the time, energy and passion you give to the game throughout the year.

I invite each and every one of you to enjoy these 2016 Australian Eight-ball Championships in Launceston Tasmania.

JOE FANTO
President: - Australian Eight-Ball Federation

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