Amateur Snooker - 2015 Bob Hawke AC Australian Open Snooker Championship
16th-18th October 2015 / Mounties, Mount Pritchard Community Club, Sydney, Australia
CHAFE ON TOP AT MOUNTIES
Charlie Chafe of Victoria took the honours in one the most prestigious events on the circuit ‘Down Under’ - the 2015 Bob Hawke AC Australian Open Snooker Championship.
A record field of 88 entries made there way to Sydney, competing not only for the title, trophy and significant prize money, but also double ABSC (Australian Billiards & Snooker Council) national ranking points.
Chafe’s route to the final was relatively comfortable throughout, although he did have to survive a deciding frame finish over current Australian Masters Champion, Paul Thomerson, in the Last 16 4-3.
In the final he would meet Western Australia’s world class billiards supremo, and all-round cuesports star, Matthew Bolton.
Bolton started the best of 11 clash well, making breaks of 100 and 63 in taking a 3-1 lead.
However, Chafe responded, and despite no further notable breaks from either, he took five of the next six frames to run out a 6-4 winner.
Aaron Mahoney, the 2014 Champion, lost in the Quarter-Finals.
Results (form the Last 16 onwards)
Aaron Mahoney 4-1 Stuart Duncan
Peter McCullagh 4-2 James Mifsud
Charlie Chafe 4-3 Paul Thomerson
Shannon Dixon 4-3 Jom Wangta
Matthew Bolton 4-3 Daniell Haenga
Richard Peric 1-4 Joe Minici
Hassan Kerde 4-2 Terry Emmett
Glen Wilkinson 3-4 Adrian Ridley
Mahoney 3-4 McCullagh
Chafe 4-2 Dixon
Bolton 4-0 Minici
Kerde 4-2 Ridley
McCullagh 2-5 Chafe
Bolton 5-0 Kerde
Chafe 6-4 Bolton
Highest Break of the Tournament - James Mifsud (119)
For full results and information please visit the ABSC website here.
We also thank the ABSC for use of their picture.
Written and published by Michael Day on the 22nd October 2015