Mongrels, Recaholics take home premiership
The Karratha Districts Eightball Association A and B-grade grand finals were held earlier in the month at the Tambrey Tavern.
In the A-grade, it was Mongrels and Warriors, without a doubt the two best-performing teams of the year with only one solitary game separating them at the end of the home and away rounds and in the B-grade it was Recaholics and Animals. Animals had a great last round to come from nowhere and earn the double chance.
In the A-grade final, it was all one-way traffic as the Mongrels led from the start winning the first round 4-1 to take a stranglehold on the match.
Using the scoreboard pressure, Mongrels didn’t let up and the result was decided by the end of the second round, 8-2 in one of the more onesided finals in recent years.
Mongrels player James Corea set the tone for the night in the first game where he played a faultless game and completely dominated.
From there the Mongrels players continued to apply pressure in every game and while they also had a bit of luck run their way, they were the more polished team on the night and a well-deserved premiership team.
In the B-grade match, there was plenty of interest in what was a high-standard game that went down to the wire. Recaholics went into the last round 6-4 up against the Animals but two games later it was 6-6, then 7-7 and it finally came down to the very last game of the night.
Fortunately for Recaholics, Craig Nazzari, who had had a great season, was there to take them home.
Recaholics got the last game and the B-grade premiership that went with it.
Mongrels captain Rob Skinner, Frank Peck, Anthony Monson, James Corea, Rick Monson, Kye Appleton and Chris Chiu.