Karratha beat Hedland in eightball comp

Rob SkinnerPilbara News
James Corea and Allen Rivers.
Camera IconJames Corea and Allen Rivers. Credit: KDEBA.

Karratha Districts and Port Hedland eightball associations met last weekend in a new tournament for the Champion Town of the Pilbara crown.

The inaugural match was held on neutral ground at the Whim Creek Hotel.

Both associations provided 10 players to play in two divisions, comprising A and B-grade teams.

Each competitor played everyone on the other team over five rounds, making a total of 25 games a division.

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In A-grade, Port Hedland led 3-1 early on, but once the scores levelled at 4-4, Karratha did not look back to score a 17-8 win.

Likewise in B-grade, it was a tight start and both teams were level at 4-4, but the Karratha team showed their dominance to finish 17-8 victors.

Karratha Districts easily took the honours as the champion town, but the Hedland players were grateful for the practice and the lesson and vowed to take the shield next year, when the competition is played in Karratha.

The Pilbara Singles Championship was held across the two days, with the final an all-Karratha match between James Corea and Allen Rivers, who prevailed 4-2 to add this trophy to his Calcutta and KDEBA Singles Championship trophies won earlier in the year.

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