Teams battle it out in quest for glory
It’s finals time for the Karratha Districts Eightball Association, with four finals played last Wednesday night.
There were two finals in both grades with the A-grade qualifying final determining the team that will go straight into, and host, the grand final and the elimination final.
In the A-grade, Mongrels looked like finishing on top of the ladder but poor form at the end of the season cost them the minor premiership by the smallest possible margin to Warriors.
In a nervous start to the night, Mongrels won the first two games and looked like they could break open the match early but Warriors weren’t about to let that happen and while they took the two of the next three games, Mongrels finished the first round 3–2 up.
While most games went to the wire, Mongrels got the better of the finishes to have a 7–3 lead going into the last round.
Warriors needed a clean sweep in the last round to take the match and while they got the first game, Mongrels took the match 8–4 in the race to eight.
In the A-grade elimination final, Wreckers hosted the Tambrey Taverners and came up with a good result.
Taverners dominated after losing the first two games of the match to finish 8–3 winners.
They will meet Warriors at Point Samson in the preliminary final.
In the B-grade qualifying final, it was Animals who had the better of Recaholics, 8–5.
Animals looked set for the wooden spoon but a late flurry of wins put them into the B-grade qualifying final just ahead of Punishers, who were far too good for Slayers in the elimination final, 8-2.
Warriors’ Craig Nicholas.