Allen crowned champion

The Latrobe Valley Eight Ball Association ladies singles competition was held on Sunday, 30 July at Morwell RSL.

There were some great games in the first round with a best-of-five format.

Rosa Payne clinched victory 3-1 over Bianca Van Der Velden while Lia Day fought out a tight match against Jane Kolakowski and came out on top, 3-2.

Ann Rockall and Rachael Skinner played a stellar match with Rockall coming up trumps, 3-2.

The battle of the two Angelas was next and featured some great tactical games.

Ange Wright came out on top, beating Angela van Rossum, 3-2.

In round two, Claire Blackford took a 3-1 win over on Sonia Scloyer.

Rosa Payne played Lia Day in a hard-fought battle with Payne taking the game 3-2 and Ann Rockall overcame Danielle 3-2.

Ange Wright came up against Suzy Allen in a great match that Suzy took home 3-1.

Round three was a best-of-seven format with Rosa Payne falling to Claire Blackford in a one-sided match, 4-0.

Ann Rockall met Suzy Allen in another one-sided match with Suzy taking the chocolates, 4-0.

The final between Allen and Claire Blackford was a best-of-nine contest and Payne played Rockall in a playoff for third.

The decider was full of nervous moments with the two best players slogging it out in a match full of wit and tactics.

Both players showed some amazing potting skills and cue ball control with Allen potting a red off the break, nominating yellow and potting out in a great display of skill and concentration.

The standard of play lifted with Blackford playing some great bank shots and long pots.

After a great show Allen emerged with a 5-2 win.

Suzy Allen received congratulations for taking out the LVEBA Ladies Singles and to runner-up Claire Blackford and third-placed Rosa Payne.

The association thanked all that played.

Winter comp results:

Division 1 grand final: Turks Bar 6-3 defeated Turks Shooter 2 2-0

Division 2 grand final: MRSL Hotshots 7-3 defeated Sam’s Turkeys 6-2

Division 3 grand final: Turks Pool Sharks 6-3 defeated LV Turkeys 3-1