Kangaroo Island 8-Ball League hosts annual carnival

HALL VENUE: The Kangaroo Island 8-Ball League held its annual carnival in the Kingscote Town Hall last week. Photo supplied
HALL VENUE: The Kangaroo Island 8-Ball League held its annual carnival in the Kingscote Town Hall last week. Photo supplied

The Kangaroo Island 8-Ball League hosted its annual carnival from November 19 to 21 at the Kingscote Town Hall.

Four mainland teams came to compete with two local KI teams in a round-robin carnival similar to the 8-ball state carnival held around SA each year.

On Friday night there was a singles competition open to all KI 8-Ball League players and the off-island players.

This was great fun and was a great way for everyone to become accustomed to the venue and start to sort out who the gun players were.

Shane won he main draw and Peter won the second chance draw, both players representing the Chalkers teams.

Saturday morning saw the main competition start.

The round-robin format had each team playing each other over 15 frame matches.

Both KI teams were competitive but had to be content with playing each other in the fifth and sixth play-off, which was taken out by KI 1.

TOP LOCAL: Ralph Turbill was recognised as the top local player in the Kangaroo Island 8-Ball League carnival and receives a bottle of wine from fellow player Khyal Stead. Photo supplied

TOP LOCAL: Ralph Turbill was recognised as the top local player in the Kangaroo Island 8-Ball League carnival and receives a bottle of wine from fellow player Khyal Stead. Photo supplied

Ralph Turbill was named KI player of the tournament.

Three teams ended up on four wins each and could only be separated by frames won 46 to 44 to 43.

The final was a fitting end to a great weekend with Ball Breakers, from the Southern Club in Adelaide, racing to a 5-0 lead against Chalkers 1 - before Chalkers 1 rallied to make a game of it.

WINNERS: The Ball Breakers took out the 2021 Kangaroo Island 8-Ball League Carnival. Photo supplied

WINNERS: The Ball Breakers took out the 2021 Kangaroo Island 8-Ball League Carnival. Photo supplied

Ball Breakers managed to regain composure to close out and win.

Mick Dellahunty, from the Chalkers club was named overall player of the tournament - only loosing one frame over the preliminary rounds.

Mick, a former world champion and owner of Chalkers in Glenelg, has been a tremendous supporter of KI 8 ball and the league is always very appreciative of Mick making himself available to the Island.

The Kangaroo Island players at the 8-ball carnival.

The Kangaroo Island players at the 8-ball carnival.

Special thanks to the Kangaroo Island Council for the sponsorship for the hire of the Town Hall, SeaLink for helping get players here, the Queenscliffe Hotel for helping with the refreshments and Bella's for helping out with dinner and lunch. - Jason Spouse

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