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Young Chris Shaw shines in Bribie Open Snooker Tournament

Graham Baker, tournament director, at the Bribie Open Snooker Tournament 2012 Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily
Graham Baker, tournament director, at the Bribie Open Snooker Tournament 2012 Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily Iain Curry

FOR Bribie's Chris Shaw a spot in the 2012 Bribie Open Snooker Tournament was quite an achievement.

Although he was beaten by Redcliffe's Ben Farnworth 4-1, Shaw created a milestone for Bribie as one of the youngest players to compete in a final.

Fellow competitor and Bribie Snooker Club representative Aubrey Bannah, who made it to the third round, said Shaw was one of the club's youngest players and he demonstrated a high level of skill.

"This is the first time a young player from Bribie has been in the final," Bannah said. "Shaw is quite an able young player from the Bribie club and this is really quite a milestone and a credit to him. Well done."

Bannah said although Shaw lost he was still able to win one frame in the best of seven round against Farnworth.

"Farnworth is an ex-New Zealand champion and one of the top players in Queensland," he said. "He shot a beautiful 102 clearance break in the final which just shows the quality of play and the quality of competitors.

"It was a high-class field and a tremendous competition enjoyed by players, spectators and supporters.

"We had competitors from New South Wales and good representation from Queensland. It was a great competition across three days."

The next big competition for Bribie will be the Dr Clem Jones AO Australian Snooker Championship in January.

"It will be one of the mega tournaments on the Australian calendar," Bannah said. "It's huge for Bribie to host it."


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