1988 Berri Open Champion: John Barton

1989 Berri Open Champion: Aleck Evreniadis
1990 Berri Open Champion: Fred Newton

Berri Open 1991 Mick Delahunty

1991 Berri Open Champion: Mick Delahunty

1992 Berri Open Champion: Ken Mitchell

1993 Berri Open Champion: Ray Stevans

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1994 Berri Open Champion: Bill Lehmann
1995 Berri Open Champion: Shane Charles
1996 Berri Open Champion: Josh Haynes
1997 Berri Open Champion: Aleck Evreniadis
1998 Berri Open Champion: Phil Reilly

1999 Berri Open Champion: Phil Jones

Phil Jones 4 defeated Shannon Purcell 1

Phil Jones 4    
Jason Tucker 3 Phil Jones 4  
    Phil Jones 4
Scot Evans 0 Graham Hubner 0  
Graham Hubner 4    
    "Phil Jones"
Chris Lilly 4    
Gordon Paleka 0 Chris Lilly 1  
    Shannon Purcell 1
Russel Youlton 1 Shannon Purcell 4  
Shannon Purcell 4    

 

2000 Berri Open Champion: Phil Reilly
2001 Berri Open Champion: Mick Delahunty

2002 Berri Open Champion: Russell Youlten

2003 Berri Open Champion: Russell Youlten

2004 Berri Open Champion: Emile Riera

2005 Berri Open Champion: Paul Hancock

2006 Berri Open Mark Williams2006 Berri Open Champion: Mark Williams

For the first time in the 19 year history of this event, the grand final featured 2 Victorian based players in which Mark Williams (Robinvale) defeated Ben Nunan (Melbourne) by 4 frames to 2

REPORT ON 2006 BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8-BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD ON SATURDAY JULY 22ND & SUNDAY JULY 23RD

For the first time in the 19 year history of this event, the grand final featured 2 Victorian based players in which Mark Williams (Robinvale) defeated Ben Nunan (Melbourne) by 4 frames to 2. A crowd of approximately 220 watched the two high profile players battle for the prestigious title. Competitors were playing for $14,000 in prize-money.

For his efforts, Mark took home $3,200.00 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.

This was the first time that these two players competed in the final after having traveled to Berri on numerous occasions seeking to win the title. In a huge display of sportsmanship, Ben trailing by 3 frames to 1, called a foul on himself for double hitting the cue ball in the fifth frame. This gesture of sportsmanship did not go unnoticed by the crowd, with a loud round of applause for his excellent sportsmanship. In his acceptance speech, Mark was also very appreciative of the gesture, stating it as the best case of good sportsmanship that he had ever seen in the game. It is also worth mentioning, that if Mark had potted out as a result of this foul, it would have resulted in the final been decided in the fifth frame. In what could be described as poetic justice, Ben eventually won this frame, only to lose the next frame and the championship 4/2.

Ben did not go home empty handed, collecting $1,600.00 plus a trophy, which will help relieve some of the pain of losing the final.

This tournament was also the designated Jackpot tournament for the recently formed Professional Pool Players Association, in which all unclaimed prize money from the previous 4 designated tournaments was distributed at this event, resulting in Mark collecting an additional $3,800 and Ben an additional $1,900. Several other players from this Association were also rewarded, including Phil Jones (semi finalist) and Martin Brady (best performing novice).

The Tournament took on an International flavor with the inclusion of a group of 12 players from New Zealand for the first time. Lead by Jim Johns from Pukekohe, the players selected had to win through a series of qualifying tournaments before being included in the touring party. Although none of the group reached the finals, they gained valuable experience from the trip. The ability to adapt to the small white ball used was the main comment made by the players.

Four hundred and thirty players nominated in this year’s tournament, which was only slightly down on the record of 446 players that entered the 2005 event. The event consisted of players being divided up into 44 sections, with the sectional play being held at various Clubs and Hotels in the Riverland. At the conclusion of play on Saturday, 132 players had qualified for the finals on the Sunday.

The Friday night restricted knock-out competition resulted in Paul Pike of Melbourne defeat Kym Saunders of Adelaide 2-1 in the Final. The Friday night Invitational knock-out resulted in Mark Williams of Robinvale defeat Paul Hancock of Adelaide 4-1 in a very high class and entertaining final. 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 Suzie Yeomonds (Melbourne) defeat Annie O’Neill (Adelaide) 3-2 in the final. The “Non Qualifiers” knock-out on Sunday saw Brett Niemann (Adelaide) defeat Daniel Henwood (Adelaide) 2-1 in the final.

As a result of fund raising activities by a small group of dedicated Ladies and strong support by players in purchasing tickets resulted in prize money for the Ladies event being increased to over $1,400. This increase was appreciated by the more than 60 players competing in this event. Donations of raffle prizes by clubs and hotels hosting sectional play on the Saturday was also appreciated.

The inaugural Under 18’s knock-out in which 22 players competed resulted in Michael Hayes (Adelaide) defeat Nathan Nemes (Coober Pedy) 2-1 in front of an appreciative crowd.

Quarter Final results were:

Mark Williams (Robinvale) def Kym Saunders (Adelaide) 4/2
Anthony Grantham (Port Augusta) def Emile Riera (Adelaide) 4/3
Ben Nunan (Melbourne) def Richard Lamont (Adelaide) 4/1
Phil Jones (Adelaide) def Dax Wasley (Broken Hill) 4/3

Semi Final results were:

Mark Williams defeated Anthony Grantham 4/2
Ben Nunan defeated Phil Jones 4/2

The achievement of Port Augusta player Anthony Grantham is worth noting in making the semi finals, losing 4-2 to the eventual winner Mark Williams. This is despite not being exposed to the weekly top competition that players in Adelaide and Melbourne have available to them. Possibly the unluckiest player in the tournament was Dax Wasley of Broken Hill who fouled by potting an opponents ball after potting the black ball in the first and seventh frames in his loss against Phil Jones in the quarter finals.

The increase in prize money from $12,000 in 2005 to $14,000 in 2006 was a direct result in $2,000 in sponsorship from 8-Ball Table Manufacturer Beta Billiards. Beta Billiards was the manufacturer of 41 of the 44 tables used for the Tournament, including the 20 tables used for the finals at the Berri Resort Hotel.

At the Official Presentation, Berri Resort Hotel’s Operations Manager Bruce Gehling thanked all players for their attendance and invited them back to compete in next year’s event.

Neil Lemmey
Tournament Director

Winner takes $6000 at Open
By NICK DILLON
Robinvale's Mark 'Machine' Williams cleaned up at the Berri Resort Hotel Open Eightball Singles Championships on the weekend, winning more than $6000 in prizemoney.
Williams defeated Melbourne's Ben Nunan 4-2 in the final after a great display of sportsmanship by Nunan who accidentally nudged the ball without the judges noticing but still brought it to their attention.
Tournament director Neil Lemmey said the Nunan's gesture was noble, especially considering he was losing at the time.
"Williams mentioned in his speech that it was one of the most sportsman-like things he's seen at an eightball table," Mr Lemmey said.
"He (Nunan) was trailing 3-1 at that stage and the crowd really appreciated that."
Mr Lemmey said Williams was able to win despite not playing at his best.
"He's probably been up here before and played better but obviously things went his way this year,"
"He basically came here with no money because he was trying to pay his entry for the Professional Players Association (PPA), and the organiser said if you win the Friday night tournament you can register for the PPA competition.
"Because he won on Friday he was then eligible for this professional group of 32 players they've got going and was able to pick up an extra $2500 from that tournament."
Stuart Turnbull was the best of the Riverland's male players, making it to the last 64 in the Open, but it was two of the region's local women who made a big impact.
"It was surprising to see Kathy Michael and Trish Steiler both made it to the last eight in the women's event which was a good achievement too," Lemmey said.
"That tournament had four Australian team members who we expected to feature in the finals."
Entries for the event were down on last year but Lemmey said the tournament was still in a good position.
"We had about 430 entries which was slightly down on last year when we had 446 but we're the only tournament in Australia that has 400 players in it."

2007 Berri Open Champion: Jake McCartney

REPORT ON 2007 BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8-BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD ON SATURDAY JULY 21ST & SUNDAY JULY 22ND
Seventeen year old Ballarat player Jake McCartney defeated 2002 & 2003 Champion and former Riverland now Adelaide based player Russell Youlten by 4 frames to 1 in front of an appreciative audience of approximately 190 spectators.
Competitors were playing for $14,000 in prize-money.


For his efforts, Jake took home $3,200.00 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.
The highlight and possible turning point in the final happened in the fourth frame. Jake was leading Russell 2 frames to 1 and was attempting to pot out. In his efforts to position the white to pot the black ball (that was mid table) after potting his last ball, Jake played a poor shot resulting in not having a clear shot to pot the black ball. With a maturity that defied his years, Jake calmly played the white ball into the side cushion, contacting the black ball which sent it into the centre pocket. This gave Jake a 3 frames to 1 lead. Jake followed this up by playing a thoughtful fifth frame which resulted in him potting out to win the final 4 frames to 1.


In an interesting piece of trivia, Jake’s father Wayne was runner-up to Mick Delahunty (Adelaide) in the 1991 Berri Open.
Russell did not go home empty handed, collecting $1,600.00 plus a trophy, which will help relieve some of the pain of losing the final.
Jake also received the prize of the best performed Junior from the Professional Pool Players Association. Other players to receive prizes from this Association included defeated semi finalists Geoff Gannon and Paul Pike, who are both Melbourne based players.
Three hundred and ninety players nominated in this year’s tournament, which was slightly down on the 430 players that entered the 2006 event. The event consisted of players being divided up into 40 sections, with the sectional play being held at various Clubs and Hotels in the Riverland. At the conclusion of play on Saturday, 128 players had qualified for the finals on the Sunday.


The Friday night restricted knock-out competition resulted in Mark Stone (Adelaide) defeat Steve Seebohm (Adelaide) in the Final. The Friday night Invitational knock-out No. 1 resulted in Marc Robertson (Melbourne) defeat Paul Keyser (Melbourne) in the final. The Friday night Invitational knock-out No. 2 resulted in James Delahunty (Adelaide) defeat Aleck Evreniadis (Adelaide) in the final. All matches in this competition were high class and entertaining.


The Under 18 knock-out resulted in Damian Walsh (Adelaide) defeat Jake McCartney (Ballarat) in the final. 20 Under 18 players competed in this competition and the skills shown by all players was exceptional.
The Saturday night Pot out competition was won by Russell Youlten of Adelaide. The Saturday night Ladies competition, which is always keenly contested, resulted in Joy Sullivan (Mildura) defeat Elise Mabbott (Perth) 3-2 in the final. The “Non Qualifiers” knock-out on Sunday saw Paul Edwards (Adelaide) defeat Damian Walsh Junior (Adelaide) 2-1 in the final.
Quarter Final results were:
Jake McCartney (Ballarat) defeated Brenton Collier (Adelaide) 4/1
Geoff Gannon (Melbourne) defeated Ben Nunan (Melbourne) 4/3
Russell Youlten (Adelaide) defeated Russell Seymour (Melbourne) 4/2
Paul Pike (Melbourne) defeated Jason Tucker (Adelaide) 4/1
Semi Final results were:
Jake McCartney defeated Geoff Gannon 4/1
Russell Youlten defeated Paul Pike 4/1


The efforts of Melbourne based first time player Geoff Gannon is worth a special mention. Geoff played consistently all week-end defeating several more fancied opponents before being defeated by the eventual winner Jake McCartney in the Semi Finals.
For the first time in the 20 year history of this event, the tables used in all 40 sections 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 Assistant Manager David Sims assisted in the handing out of the major prizes.
The fact that this event has been held for 20 years was mentioned. All players that have competed in this event over the past 20 years, together with any player wishing to play in this event for the first time are invited to nominate for next years event to be held on Saturday 19th July and Saturday 20th July 2008 and help celebrate the 21st anniversary of this unique event.


Neil Lemmey
Tournament Director

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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2009 Berri Open Champion: Adam Andretzke

REPORT ON 2009 BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8-BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD ON SATURDAY JULY 25TH & SUNDAY JULY 26TH

Barossa based player Adam Andretzke defeated former winner and favourite for the title, Mark Williams from Adelaide by 4 frames to 2 in the final in front of an appreciative audience of approximately 180 spectators. Competitors were playing for $15,000 in prize-money.

BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8 BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

ITINERARY

FRIDAY JULY 24th 2009

10.00am-7.00pmPractice in the Berri Resort Hotel Cocos Room, Riverview Lounge and the

Champs Sports Bar – Challenge tables

 

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

 

5.30pm-6.30pmEntries received in Coopers Bar area for Restricted $10-00 knock-out No. 1 (Restricted to players who have not played 8-ball for their State in the Open Section since 2003.If more than 80 entries received, players will be entered into restricted knock-out No. 2.Please note players playing in Invitation Knock-out are ineligible to play in Restricted Knock-out.

 

6.00pm- 6-30pmNominations received for “Invitation Knock-out No. 1” Limit to 16 players.

Entry Fee $50 per player.

 

Open 8-Ball Singles Champsionships 2009

Sat. July 25 and Sun. July 26, 2009

Entry Fee $50.00 inc GST per player;

Juniors (under 18) $15 per player inc GST.

Entries close July 18th, 2009 or when full
Limited to 420 ENTRIES.

Every player guaranteed at least 7 games!
Rules are those sanctioned by the Australian 8-ball Federation.

Sat. July 25 and Sun. July 26, 2009

Entry Fee - $50.00 inc GST per player; Juniors (under 18) $15 inc. GST per player
Limited to 420 entries *Entries close July 18th, 2009, or when full.

Plus: Friday Night, Restricted Knock-Out • Invitation Knock-Out • Saturday Night, Ladies Knock-Out
Saturday Night, “Pot-Out” Challenge • Under 18s Knock-Out • Sunday, “Non-Qualifiers Knock-Out”

http://berriopen.com/images/stories/pdf/berri_2009_flyer.pdf

(CLICK ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM)

2010 Berri Open Champion: Jake McCartney

Ballarat based player Jake McCartney defeated Brenton Collier from Adelaide by 4 frames to 1 in the final in front of an appreciative audience of over 200 spectators. Competitors were playing for $15,000 in prize-money.

REPORT ON 2010 BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8-BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD ON SATURDAY JULY 24TH & SUNDAY JULY 25TH       

Ballarat based player Jake McCartney defeated Brenton Collier from Adelaide by 4 frames to 1 in the final in front of an appreciative audience of over 200 spectators.

Competitors were playing for $15,000 in prize-money.

Hi Guys,

Attached is the much awaited Itinerary & Draw.

If you know of anyone interested in playing this year, but has not entered yet, can you please let them know that there are still vacancies at all venues except the host venue.  Please navigate to www.berriopen.com if you require an entry form.

Looking forward to catching up with some of you next weekend.

Regards,


Neil Lemmey

Tournament Director

Berri Resort Hotel Open 8-Ball Singles Championships

Phone: 0409 845 808

www.berriopen.com

BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8 BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
ITINERARY 2010

Attachments:
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Hi guys,

Attached is a copy of the Entry Form for the 2010 Berri Open scheduled for Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th July 2010.

Looking forward to catching up to some of you then.

Regards,

Neil Lemmey

Tournament Director

Berri Resort Hotel Open 8-Ball Singles Championships

Phone: 0409 845 808

Hi guys,

Dates have now been set for the 2010 Berri Open.

The dates are Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July 2010.

Please place these dates into your diary.

The entry form will be forwarded to you as soon as it becomes available.

Regards,

Neil Lemmey

Phone: 0409 845 808

2011 Berri Open Champion: Nathan Nemes

Nathan Nemes became the nineteenth person to have won the title in the 24 year history of this prestigious event.  Nathan received $3,500 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.

REPORT ON 2011 BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8-BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD ON SATURDAY JULY 23RD & SUNDAY JULY 24TH       

Nathan Nemes from Adelaide defeated defending champion Jake McCartney from Ballarat by 4 frames to 3 in one of the closest finals for several years in front of an appreciative audience of over 200 spectators.

Competitors were playing for $15,000 in prize-money.

Nathan Nemes became the nineteenth person to have won the title in the 24 year history of this prestigious event.  Nathan received $3,500 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.  Jake received $1,700 plus a trophy for being Runner-up and fell just one win short of being the first triple winner of this event.

The Grand Final saw Nathan race out to a 2-0 lead, only to lose the lead after Jake rallied to win the next three frames to lead 3-2.  Nathan managed to hold his nerve to take the next two frames to win the match 4-3.  A highlight of the final was the clean potting by both players.  

These two players also played each other in the Quarter Finals of the 2010 event, which Jake won 4-3 before going on to win the event.  

Spectators were treated to an excellent display of the skills of the game by all players competing in the Quarter Finals.  The highlight of the Quarter Finals was the match between Mark Williams and Nathan Nemes.  Mark lead this match 3-0 before Nathan won the next 4 frames to win the match 4-3.  In what can only be described as a cruel twist of fate in another Quarter Final Match between Ben Nunan and Adam Andretzke, with the scores locked together at 3 all, Ben played the black into the top pocket, only to see it spit out.  Adam then made an excellent clearance to win the match.  Ben once again proved to everybody in the room what an excellent sportsman he is by his conduct following his misfortune.

Quarter Final results were:

Jake McCartney     (Ballarat)    defeated    Justin Campbell      (Adelaide)        4/2
Adam Andretzke    (Barossa)    defeated    Ben Nunan      (Melbourne)        4/3
Nathan Nemes        (Adelaide)    defeated    Mark Williams      (Robinvale)        4/3
James Hammond    (Kalgoorlie)    defeated    Jakk Phillips      (Melbourne)        4/1

Semi Final results were:

Nathan Nemes                defeated    Adam Andretzke            4/2
Jake McCartney                defeated    James Hammond            4/1

Three hundred and fifty eight players nominated in this year’s tournament, compared to 357 players that entered the 2010 event.  Organizers were extremely pleased with nominations received this year, considering approximately 30 regular players not attending due to the Goldfields Open Snooker event held at Bendigo.  Event organizers were also pleased to receive entries from a group of 7 players from Bendigo.  The event consisted of players being divided up into 36 sections, with the sectional play being held at various Clubs and Hotels in the Riverland.  At the conclusion of play on Saturday, 144 players had qualified for the finals on the Sunday. 

The Friday night restricted knock-out competitions resulted in Steve McCormick defeating Cameron Dixon and Steve Perry defeating Neil Brown.  The Friday night Invitational knock-out No. 1 resulted in Aleck Evreniadis defeat Jake McCartney in the final.  The Friday night Invitational knock-out No. 2 resulted in Brenton Collier defeat Jake McCartney in the final. 

The Under 18 knock-out resulted in Jarrod Bennett defeat Nick Young in the final.  13 Under 18 players competed in this competition and the skills shown by all players were exceptional. 

The Saturday night Pot out competition was won by Brad Richmond.  Fifty entries were received for the Saturday night Ladies competition, which is always keenly contested, resulted in Gemma Pike defeat Emma Babauta in the final. 
The “Could have been Champions” knock-out on Sunday for non qualifiers and Round 1 losers saw Jamie Stevens defeat Michael Schulz in the final.

I wish to mention the work done by the Riverland 8-Ball Association.  President Daryl and his committee spent many hours over the week-end to make sure that everything ran smoothly.  I would also like to show my appreciation to the members of the Riverland Women’s 8-Ball Association who assisted with the selling of raffle tickets over the weekend, all proceeds of which are distributed as prize-money to the Saturday night Ladies and Under 18’s knock-outs.  A special thanks also goes to Tracy Altschwager, Deb Trenwith and Trish Stieler for their assistance in organizing the Ladies Knock-out.     

All 18 tables used at the Berri Resort Hotel are supplied and serviced by Aaron Court from Court’s Amusements and I would like to acknowledge his efforts to supply tables of the highest quality. 

At the Official Presentation, Berri Resort Hotel’s Manager Shane Roberts assisted in the handing out of the major prizes.  Shane briefly mentioned plans to upgrade facilities before next year’s event.  Shane also announced an increase in prize-money for the 25th Anniversary of the event next year and thanked all players for competing and invited them to come back next year. 


Neil Lemmey
Tournament Director

SATURDAY JULY 23rd 2011

7.00pm -  9.00pm    Under 18’s Knock-out on tables 1 to 8.  Minor Round matches are best of 5 Frames.  Semi Finals
& Final matches are best of 7 frames  Winner: 50% Runner-up: 25% Equal Third: 12.5%

8.00pm - 11.00pm    Ladies 8-Ball Knock-out on tables 5 to 18 (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

11.15pm - 11.30pm    Draw of Sunday’s Qualifiers

11.45pm -   1.15am        Pot Out Challenge in the Berri Resort Hotel Cocos Room ($3-00 Entry Fee)

ITINERARY     BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8 BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
FRIDAY JULY 22nd 2011
10.00am - 6.30pm     Practice in the Berri Resort Hotel Cocos Room, Riverview Lounge and the
Champs Sports Bar – Challenge tables

1.00pm - 4-30pm     Ambrose Golf event at the Berri Golf Club (NEW EVENT).
For bookings phone 08 8582 1411 or Free Call 1800 088 226.

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

5.00pm - 5.45pm     Entries received in Coopers Bar area for Restricted $10-00 knock-out No. 1
(Restricted to players who have not played 8-ball for their State in the Open Section since 2005.
If more than 70 entries received, players will be balloted out and entry money refunded.
Please note players playing in Invitation Knock-out are ineligible to play in Restricted Knock-out.
Any player who enters more than one competition will be disqualified from the Restricted Knock-out
and will not have their Entry Fee refunded.

5.45pm - 6.30pm     Entries received in Coopers Bar area for Restricted $10-00 knock-out No. 2
(Restricted to players who have not played 8-ball for their State in the Open Section since 2005.
If more than 56 entries received, players will be balloted out and entry money refunded.
Please note players playing in Invitation Knock-outs and Restricted knock-out No. 1
are ineligible to play in Restricted Knock-out No. 2.
Any player who enters more than one competition will be disqualified from the
Restricted Knock-out and will not have their Entry Fee refunded.

6.00pm - 11.30pm     Restricted knock-out competition No. 1 on tables 5 to 18 (All matches best of 3 Frames).
Winner: 40% Runner-up: 20% Equal Thirds 10% Equal Fifth: 5%

6.00pm - 6-30pm     Nominations received for “Invitation Knock-out No. 1” Limit to 16 players. Entry Fee $50 per player.

7.00pm - 10-00pm     Invitation Knock-out No. 1 on tables 1 to 4. All minor round matches are best of 7 Frames.
Semi Final and Final best of 9 frames. Winner: $500 Runner-up: $200 Equal Third: $50

7.00pm - 12.30am     Restricted knock-out competition No. 2 on tables 5 to 18 (All matches best of 3 Frames).
Winner: 40% Runner-up: 20% Equal Third: 10% Equal Fifth: 5%

7.00pm - 7-30pm     Nominations received for “Invitation Knock-out No. 2” Limit to 16 players. Entry Fee $50 per player.

8.00pm - 11-00pm     Invitation Knock-out No. 2 on tables 1 to 4. All minor round matches are best of 7 Frames.
Semi Final and Final best of 9 frames. Winner: $500 Runner-up: $200 Equal Third: $50

Until Late     Champs Sports Bar - Riverboat Bistro Bar - Goldfingers Gaming Lounge

SATURDAY JULY 23rd 2011
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 ($10-00 Per Player).
(Restricted to 70 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


SUNDAY JULY 24th 2011
7.30am - 9.30am     Breakfast served in the Berri Resort Hotel Riverboat Bistro

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

9.15am     ROUNDS 1 & 2 – Play commences in the Berri Resort Hotel Cocus Room, Riverview Lounge &
Champs Sports 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.
An extra half day rate will apply to any room that is not vacated by 11.00am

10.30am - 12.00am     Entries received in Coopers Bar area for “Could have been Champions Knockout”.
Restricted to Non Qualifiers and Round 1 Losers.
Entry fee $10-00 per player (All matches are Best of 3 frames).
Winner: 40% Runner-up: 20% Equal Third: 10% Equal Fifth: 5%

12.30pm     Play commences in “Could have been Champions Knockout” (All matches are Best of 3 Frames)

1.00pm     Round 3 commences (Best of 5 Frames)

1.30pm     Could have been Champions Knock-out” continues on Tables 5 to 9 & 15 to 18

2.00pm     Presentation of Raffle Prizes

3.00pm     Round 4 commences (Best of 5 Frames)

4.00pm     Round 5 commences (Best of 7 Frames) Tables 1 to 4

4.00pm     Non Qualifiers knock-out continues on tables 5 to 18

PLAYERS WHO FINISH 9TH TO 64TH ARE REQUESTED TO COLLECT
THEIR PRIZES AT THE COMPLETION OF THEIR UMPIRE DUTIES

5.00pm     Quarter Finals (Best of 7 Frames) Tables 1 to 4

6.00pm     Semi-Finals (Best of 7 Frames) Tables 1 to 4

7.00pm     GRAND FINAL (Best of 7 Frames)

8.00pm     Presentation of Major Prizes and Official Closing of Championships

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

2012 Berri Open Champion: Ricky Emery


Ricky Emery defeated Mark Stone by 4 frames to 1 to be the 25th Winner of this prestigious event. An appreciative audience of over 190 spectators witnessed the final. Both finalists live in Adelaide.

This is the 25th Anniversary of this event, so we are hoping to attract as many players as possible who have previously played in this event.  We also invite any new players to this event as well.

Hi Guys,

For those players who did not pick up an entry form and nominate for the 2012 Berri Open at this year’s Berri Open, attached is a Poster and Entry form for next year’s event.

The Berri Open is scheduled for Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July 2012.

Next year is the 25th Anniversary of this event, so we would like to see as many players as possible who have played in this tournament in the past, as well as any first time players to help us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this Tournament, which is rated by many players as the best Open Singles Tournament in Australia.

As part of the 25th Anniversary Celebrations, Mr. Shane Roberts who is the General Manager of the Berri Resort Hotel has announced that the winner of the 2012 Berri Resort Hotel Open 8 Ball Singles Championships will receive an additional $1,000 in prize-money.  This will mean that the Winner will collect $4,500 in prize-money and the total prize-money for the 2012 event will be $16,000.

Looking forward to catching up with some of you at the 2012 Berri Open.

Regards,

Neil Lemmey

Tournament Director

Berri Resort Hotel Open 8-Ball Singles Championships

Phone: 0409 845 808

www.berriopen.com

BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8 BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

ITINERARY

FRIDAY JULY 20th 2012

10.00am - 6.30pm Practice in the Berri Resort Hotel Cocos Room, Riverview Lounge and the

Champs Sports Bar – Challenge tables

8.00am - 12-30pm Round of Golf at the Berri Golf Club. For bookings phone the Golf Shop on 08 8582 3666

(Golf buggy and golf club hire available)

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

5.00pm - 5.45pm Entries received in Coopers Bar area for Restricted $10-00 knock-out No. 1 (Restricted to players

who have not played 8-ball for their State in the Open Section since 2006. If more than 70 entries

received, players will be balloted out and entry money refunded. Please note players playing in

Invitation Knock-out are ineligible to play in Restricted Knock-out. Any player who enters more

than one competition will be disqualified from the Restricted Knock-out and will not have their

Entry Fee refunded.

5.45pm - 6.30pm Entries received in Coopers Bar area for Restricted $10-00 knock-out No. 2 (Restricted to players

who have not played 8-ball for their State in the Open Section since 2006. If more than 56 entries

received, players will be balloted out and entry money refunded. Please note players playing in

Invitation Knock-outs and Restricted knock-out No. 1 are ineligible to play in Restricted Knock-

out No. 2. Any player who enters more than one competition will be disqualified from the

Restricted Knock-out and will not have their Entry Fee refunded.

6.00pm - 11.30pm Restricted knock-out competition No. 1 on tables 5 to 18 (All matches best of 3 Frames).

Winner: 40% Runner-up: 20% Equal Thirds 10% Equal Fifth: 5%

6.00pm - 6-30pm Nominations received for “Invitation Knock-out No. 1” Limit to 16 players. Entry Fee $50 per player.

7.00pm - 10-00pm Invitation Knock-out No. 1 on tables 1 to 4. All matches are best of 7 Frames.

Semi Final and Final best of 9 frames. Winner: $500 Runner-up: $200 Equal Third: $50

7.00pm - 12.30am Restricted knock-out competition No. 2 on tables 5 to 18 (All matches best of 3 Frames).

Winner: 40% Runner-up: 20% Equal Third: 10% Equal Fifth: 5%

7.00pm - 7-30pm Nominations received for “Invitation Knock-out No. 2” Limit to 16 players. Entry Fee $50 per player.

8.00pm - 11-00pm Invitation Knock-out No. 2 on tables 1 to 4. All matches are best of 7 Frames.

Semi Final and Final best of 9 frames. Winner: $500 Runner-up: $200 Equal Third: $50

10.00pm – 2.00am 8 Player Mini Comps Winners to Receive 100% of Entry Fees Entry Fee $20 (tables 1 to 9) - All matches best of 5 frames $10 (tables 10 to 13) $5 (tables 14 to 18) – All matches best of 3 frames

Until Late Champs Sports Bar - Riverboat Bistro Bar - Goldfingers Gaming Lounge

SATURDAY JULY 21st 2012

7.30am - 9.30am 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 ($10-00 Per Player).

(Restricted to 64 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

BERRI RESORT HOTEL OPEN 8 BALL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
ITINERARY (Continued)

SATURDAY JULY 21st 2012

7.00pm - 9.00pm Under 18’s Knock-out on tables 1 to 8 (All matches are best of 3 Frames)

Winner: 50% Runner-up: 25% Equal Third: 12.5%

8.00pm - 11.00pm Ladies 8-Ball Knock-out on tables 5 to 18 (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 – 10.15pm Official Recognition of 25th Anniversary and Presentation to Previous Winners

10.00pm - Late Vines Nightclub

11.15pm - 11.30pm Draw of Sunday’s Qualifiers

11.45pm - 1.15am Pot Out Challenge in the Berri Resort Hotel Cocos Room ($3-00 Entry Fee)

SUNDAY JULY 22nd 2012

7.30am - 9.30am Breakfast served in the Berri Resort Hotel Riverboat Bistro

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

from the tournament)

9.15am ROUNDS 1 & 2 – Play commences in the Berri Resort Hotel Cocus Room, Riverview Lounge &

Champs Sports 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. An extra half day rate will apply to any room that is not vacated by 11.00am

10.30am - 12.00am Entries received in Coopers Bar area for “Could have been Champions Knockout”. Restricted to

Non Qualifiers and Round 1 Losers. Entry fee $10-00 per player (All matches are Best of 3 frames).

Winner: 40% Runner-up: 20% Equal Third: 10% Equal Fifth: 5%

12.30pm Play commences in “Could have been Champions Knockout” (All matches are Best of 3 Frames)

1.00pm Round 3 commences (Best of 5 Frames)

1.30pm “Could have been Champions Knock-out” continues on Tables 5 to 9 & 15 to 18

2.00pm Presentation of Raffle Prizes

3.00pm Round 4 commences (Best of 5 Frames)

4.00pm Round 5 commences (Best of 7 Frames) Tables 1 to 4

4.00pm “Could have been Champions Knock-out” continues on tables 5 to 18

PLAYERS WHO FINISH 9TH TO 64TH ARE REQUESTED TO COLLECT

THEIR PRIZES AT THE COMPLETION OF THEIR UMPIRE DUTIES

5.00pm Quarter Finals (Best of 7 Frames) Tables 1 to 4

6.00pm Semi-Finals (Best of 7 Frames) Tables 1 to 4

7.00pm GRAND FINAL (Best of 7 Frames)

8.00pm Presentation of Major Prizes and Official Closing of Championships

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

Late entries will be accepted if maximum entries have not been reached by phoning the Berri Resort Hotel on (08) 8582 1411 by Friday July 20th and reporting to the Reception Desk of the Berri Resort Hotel at 10.30pm on Friday July 20th or reporting to the Reception Desk of the Berri Resort Hotel before 9.30am on Saturday July 21st to find out the Section and Venue they have been drawn to play in.

PHIL REILLY WINS

BERRI OPEN

FOR A RECORD THIRD TIME

DEFEATING

SAWON NAKER

4 FRAMES TO 1

IN THE FINAL

 

MEDIA REPORT & SUNDAY'S FINALS

RESULTS ATTACHED

 

 

Ricky Emery (Adelaide) 

defeated

Matt Curwood (Ballarat)  

4/2

in 2014 Berri Open Final

 

(Refer Attachments Below

for Media Release & Results)

 

Poster & Entry Form

for 2015 Berri Open

now available

(Refer Attachments Below)

 

 

 

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