Final glory beckons for eightball heavyweights

Rob SkinnerPilbara News
Marcus Tutt.
Camera IconMarcus Tutt. Credit: KDEBA.

Warriors were always guaranteed top position going into the last round based on their superior percentage, which could not be overcome by Mongrels and Stickmen.

Going into the last match, Mongrels had won 48 games for the season compared to 46 for Stickmen with both teams on four wins from five matches and both teams in for a tough final round.

Mongrels had to overcome the unbeaten Warriors to play in the final and stay ahead in games won while Stickmen had to win by at least two more games than Mongrels and win themselves against fourth-placed Wreckers.

Mongrels took the first round against Warriors 4–1. Warriors then replied in the next round, 4 -1, and the scores were tied going into the final last round.

Mongrels then won the first to games to be all-butt and in the fourth game they reached the magic eight and finished 9–6 winners, inflicting Warriors’ only loss for the season.

Mongrels had to hope Stickmen did not win 11-4 or better.

Stickmen only managed a 9-6 win, bowing out of the race and leaving Warriors to host Mongrels in the final at Rambla Bar, Wickham, tonight.

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