Kangaroo Island 8 Ball League hosts former world champion

POOL COMP: Chalkers owner Mick Delahunty (second from right) with Kangaroo Island 8-Ball League players and president Colin Hopkins at the Aurora Ozone Hotel.
POOL COMP: Chalkers owner Mick Delahunty (second from right) with Kangaroo Island 8-Ball League players and president Colin Hopkins at the Aurora Ozone Hotel.

The Kangaroo Island 8-Ball League players took on players from Chalkers Eightball Centre in Glenelg in a friendly competition at the Aurora Ozone Hotel in Kingscote.

The Emu Bar area was converted into a pool hall with four pool tables set up for a singles tournament on Friday night and a teams event on Saturday.

Coming over to KI for the competition again was Chalkers owner Mick Delahunty, who represented Australia 13 times and South Australia 26 times.

He has brought players over to the Island several times for competition against the local league.

Delhunty won the singles competition on Friday night, beating local player Jeff Turbill in the final.

He has won two world titles, including in Manchester in 1996 when he captained the Australian side that was the first team to ever beat England.

"We were the first team to ever beat England and the Europeans were buying us champagne all night," Delahunty said.

In 2017, he was captain of the Australian Masters Over 50s team that won the World Teams Title.

Also coming over for the KI competition was his wife Renata, who has also represented and captain Australia.

KI 8 Ball League president Colin Hopkins thanked the Chalkers players for coming over the competition again.

The league hosts competitions at the Aurora Ozone Hotel, Queenscliffe Family Hotel, The Shed at American River and the Parndana Hotel. New players always welcome.

Player Ken Wright and the league meanwhile has just helped set up a pool table at the new youith hub at the Kangaroo Island community centre.

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