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NAME: Neil Churchill CLUB: Yacht Club Pool Team

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

Why pool? It is a great team sport and I have al­ways been good at it. You meet some re­ally nice peo­ple play­ing com­pe­ti­tion. How long have you been play­ing pool? I have been play­ing com­pe­ti­tion since I was 16, so around 39 years. What is the best thing about play­ing pool? The chance to do your best at what you are good at. The peo­ple you meet and it’s a lot of fun. What is the worst? For me, the worst thing is whan I see peo­ple make silly mis­takes over and over again. Who is your favourite team mate? Neil Weavers. We have played dou­bles to­gether for three years and only lost five times. We are un­de­feated this year. And he is a re­ally good bloke. Ever been pantsed? Of course. You can’t play your whole life with­out it hap­pen­ing at least once. I used to play at a high level, so yeah it hap­pens. How and when did you learn to play pool? When I was 10 years old. My older brother taught me the basics. I kept prac­tis­ing and started play­ing comp about six years later. Is there a limit to the drinks you can con­sume be­fore your play­ing goes bad? Ba­si­cally once I can feel it, I know I have had enough. I know when to stop, al­though I don’t al­ways want to. How do you think your team will fin­ish for the year? If we play our best pool for the year we could win the grand fi­nal, but Rat­tle are a strong team - guess it will de­pend on how we all play on the day. Who do you think will take out the grand fi­nal? For the A grade, it re­ally could go ei­ther way, but if we play at the top of our game we have a chance. For B grade, I think Tav­ern 2 will take the ti­tle.

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