2008 Berri Open Champion: Brenton Collier

REPORT ON 2008 BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8-BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD ON SATURDAY JULY 19TH & SUNDAY JULY 20TH


Adelaide based player Brenton Collier defeated Nick Howie from Bendigo by 4 frames to 3 in an intriguing final in front of an appreciative audience of approximately 220 spectators.


Competitors were playing for $15,000 in prize-money.
For his efforts, Brenton took home $3,500.00 in prize-money, together with a replica of the Perpetual trophy and also the much treasured distinction of having his name engraved on the Perpetual trophy.


In such a close final, Nick committed 2 critical fouls, the first for failing to nominate which group of balls he wished to play after breaking in the second frame and in the second instance while attempting to pot out in the fourth frame, was fouled for an article of clothing making contact with a coloured ball. In such an important match, although these 2 instances did not directly result in Brenton winning the title, it certainly did not help the cause of Nick either.


Nick collected $1,700.00 plus a trophy, which will help relieve some of the pain of losing such a close final.
Three hundred and seventy four players nominated in this year’s tournament, which was slightly down on the 390 players that entered the 2007 event. The event consisted of players being divided up into 37 sections, with the sectional play being held at various Clubs and Hotels in the Riverland. At the conclusion of play on Saturday, 168 players had qualified for the finals on the Sunday.
The Friday night restricted knock-out competition resulted in Jason McLean (Melbourne) defeat Shane Irons (Riverland) in the Final. The Friday night Invitational knock-out No. 1 resulted in James Delahunty (Adelaide) defeat Steve Seebohm (Adelaide) in the final. The Friday night Invitational knock-out No. 2 resulted in Aleck Evreniadis (Adelaide) defeat Michael Scerri (Melbourne) in the final. All matches in this competition were high class and entertaining.


The Under 18 knock-out resulted in Ricky Emery (Adelaide) defeat Nathan Nemes (Adelaide) in the final. 20 Under 18 players competed in this competition and the skills shown by all players were exceptional. The efforts of Ricky Emery is worth noting, as Ricky lost to 2008 Champion, Brenton Collier 4/3 in the Semi Final of the main event.


The Saturday night Pot out competition was won by James Delahunty of Adelaide. The Saturday night Ladies competition, which is always keenly contested, resulted in Kolbe Poole (Melbourne) defeat Lyndall Hulley (Adelaide) in the final. The “Non Qualifiers” knock-out on Sunday saw Daniel Peck (Adelaide) defeat Jason Ramsden (Melbourne) in the final.

Quarter Final results were:
Brenton Collier (Adelaide) defeated Michael Swift (Adelaide) 4/1
Nick Howie (Bendigo) defeated Russell Youlten (Adelaide) 4/2
Greg Sumner (Elizabeth) defeated Matt Cairns (Adelaide) 4/0
Ricky Emery (Adelaide) defeated Jake McCartney (Ballarat) 4/2
Semi Final results were:
Nick Howie defeated Greg Sumner 4/3
Brenton Collier defeated Ricky Emery 4/3

All 37 tables used in the event were manufactured by event sponsor Beta Billiards. The excellent standard of tables supplied was appreciated by all of the players competing.


At the Official Presentation, Berri Resort Hotel’s Duty Manager Rowan Crisp assisted in the handing out of the major prizes.
Neil Lemmey
Tournament Director

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BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8 BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS ITINERARY

SUNDAY JULY 20th 2008
7.00am - 9.00am Breakfast served in the Berri Resort Hotel Riverboat Bistro

9.00am Registration of Players
(Any player not present when called to play will automatically be disqualified from the Tournament)

9.15am ROUND 1 & 2 – Play commences in the Berri Resort Hotel Cocos Room, Riverview Lounge, Champs Sports Bar & Rocky’s Bar
(Best of 5 Frames Knock-out)
Each Player will be entitled to a minute’s practice prior to each match

10.00am Players who are not staying at the Berri Resort Hotel on Sunday night must have cleared their rooms and checked out by this time. Failure to do so may result in an extra night’s tariff being charged.

10.00am - 11.00am Entries received in Coopers Bar area for “Non Qualifiers Knockout”.
Entry fee $10-00 per player (All matches are Best of 3 frames).
Winner: 40% Runner-up: 20% Equal Third: 10% Equal Fifth: 5%

12.00noon Play commences in “Non Qualifiers Knockout” Tables 5 to 9
(All matches are Best of 3 Frames)

12.30pm Round 3 commences (Best of 5 Frames)

1.00pm Non Qualifiers knock-out continues on Tables 5 to 9 & 15 to 20

2.00pm Presentation of Raffle Prizes

2.30pm Round 4 commences (Best of 5 Frames)

3.30pm Round 5 commences (Best of 7 Frames) Tables 1 to 4

3.30pm Non Qualifiers knock-out continues on tables 5 to 20
PLAYERS WHO FINISH 9TH TO 64TH ARE REQUESTED TO
COLLECT THEIR PRIZES AT THE COMPLETION OF THEIR
UMPIRE DUTIES

4.30pm Quarter Finals (Best of 7 Frames) Tables 1 to 4

5.30pm Semi-Finals (Best of 7 Frames) Tables 1 to 4

6.30pm GRAND FINAL (Best of 7 Frames)

7.30pm Presentation of Major Prizes and Official Closing of Championships

8-00pm - 11-30pm Social 8-Ball in Champs Sports Bar

BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8 BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS ITINERARY

SATURDAY JULY 19th 2008

7.00am - 9.00am Breakfast served in the Berri Resort Hotel Riverboat Bistro

9.00am Tables open for practice at the Berri Resort Hotel

10.00am Clubs and Hotels Open

10.15am Registration of Players (At venue that player has been drawn to play)

10.15am- 10.30am Practice on table drawn to play on (Each player is allowed a 1 minute practice prior to commencement of round robin play which must be completed by 10.30am).

10.30am- 4.30pm Sectional play at various venues

11.00am- 4.00pm Entries received at various Sectional Play Venues for Ladies 8-Ball
Knock-out ($5-00 Per Player). (Restricted to 80 players)

11.00am- 4.00pm Entries received at various Sectional Play Venues for Under 18’s 8-Ball
Knock-out ($5-00 Per Player). (Restricted to 32 players)

4.30pm - 5.00pm Sectional play-offs (if required) (The top 4 qualifiers from each section qualify for the Finals on Sunday).

6.00pm- 8.30pm Dinner in the Berri Resort Hotel Riverboat Bistro

7.00pm - 9.00pm Under 18’s Knock-out on tables 1 to 16 Minor Round matches are best of 3 Frames
Semi Final & Grand Final matches are best of 5 frames
Winner: 50% Runner-up: 25% Equal Third: 12.5%

8.00pm - 11.00pm Ladies 8-Ball Knock-out on tables 5 to 20 (All matches are best of 3 Frames)
Winner: 40% Runner-up: 20% Equal Third: 10% Equal Fifth: 5%

8-45pm - 9-00pm Draw of Raffle (Prizes to be collected on Sunday at 2-00pm)

9.15pm- 11.15pm Player Auction of Sunday’s Qualifiers in the Berri Resort Hotel Cocos Room
(Players to be auctioned off in Pairs)

10.00pm- Late Vines Nightclub

11.30pm- 11.45pm Draw of Sunday’s Qualifiers

12.15am- 1.45pm Pot Out Challenge in the Berri Resort Hotel Cocos Room ($3-00 Entry Fee)

BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8 BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS ITINERARY:

FRIDAY JULY 18th 2008
10.00am- 7.00pm Practice in the Berri Resort Hotel Cocos Room, Riverview Lounge and the
Champs Sports Bar – Challenge tables


4.00pm - 10.00pm Practice at various venues being used for Sectional Play.


5.30pm - 6.30pm Entries received in Coopers Bar area for Restricted $10-00 knock-out (Restricted to players who have not played 8-ball for their State in the Open Section in the last 5 years). If more than 160 entries received, players will be balloted out and entry money refunded.


6.00pm - 6-30pm Nominations received for “Professional Pool Players Association Invitation
Knock-out” Limit to 16 players. Entry Fee $50 per player.


7.00pm - 11.30pm Restricted knock-out competition on tables 5 to 20 (All matches best of 3 Frames)
Winner: 40% Runner-up: 20% Equal Third: 10% Equal Fifth: 5%


7.00pm - 10-00pm Professional Pool Players Association Invitation knock-out on tables 1 to 4.
All matches are best of 7 frames. $800-00 in prize-money
Winner: $500 Runner-up: $200 Equal Third: $50


8.00pm - 8-30pm Nominations received for “Berri Open Champions Knock-out”
Limit to 16 players. Entry Fee $50 per player.


9.00pm - 1-00am Berri Open Champions Knock-out on tables 1 to 4.
All matches are best of 7 frames.


Winner: 50% Runner-up: 25% Equal Third: 12.5%
Until Late Champs Sports Bar - Riverboat Bistro Bar - Rocky’s Bar - Goldfingers Gaming Lounge

Poster and entry form for the 2008 Berri Open 8-Ball Singles Championships.
ENTRY FORM POSTER 2008.pdf

This is being held on Saturday July 19 and Sunday July 20 2008.

As this is the 21st Anniversary of this event, we would appreciate if all players that have previously played in this event will make a special effort to attend this year to help celebrate the 21st Anniversary of this unique event. Of course we will also welcome any player wishing to enter this event for the first time (you are in for a
very enjoyable weekend).

Prizemoney has been increased to $15,000 for this year's event. In addition to the Championship event, we will again be conducting the Friday night restricted knock-out and Invitation knock-out, Saturday night Ladies knock-out, Under 18 Knock-out and "Pot-Out" Challenge and Sunday "Non Qualifiers Knock-out.

In response to your request, the top 4 qualifiers from each section on Saturday will advance to the finals to be held on Sunday morning.

As the first 150 entrants only will be given preference to play on Saturday at the Berri Resort Hotel, it is suggested that you get your entries in early. It is also suggested that if you require accommodation at the Berri Resort Hotel that you book in early as accommodation bookings fill fast.

For all information regarding entries and accommodation, please contact:

Alexandra Gallard
Events Co-ordinator
Berri Resort Hotel
Phone: 08 8582 0161
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For all general information regarding the tournament, please contact:

Neil Lemmey
Tournament Director
Berri Resort Hotel Open 8-Ball Singles Championships
Phone: 0409 845 808
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