The finale of the 2016 John Zorz Trophy competition was held last week at the Workies. The list of players and their rankings were: 1) Mal Hewitt, 2) Jamie Glencorse, 3) Garry Nolan, 4) Luke Morris, 5) Michael Wellings, 6) Greg Sutton, 7) Steve Hewitt and 8) Trystan Ford.
It was a blind draw with players off their handicap.
Elimination Rounds – Garry Nolan (Red Sox) v Steve Hewitt (Tall Timbers): Hewitt had a 22 start and he used this very well as he started out like a house on fire maintaining a good lead. Nolan started to decrease the deficit late in the game but Hewitt stayed strong to win 69 – 50.
Mal Hewitt (Helmets) v Luke Morris (Pockets): Hewitt had a 3 point start and this was close to the best game of the night. They went shot for shot and Morris was only just in front with 2 balls left when he made a mistake on the pink. This was enough for Hewitt to take advantage to clean up 60 – 58.
Michael Wellings (Pockets) v Trystan Ford (Pockets): Wellings had to give Ford a 43 start. To his credit Ford scored 21 points but Wellings put him in the ‘100 club’ 101 – 64.
Jamie Glencorse (Jiggers) V Greg Sutton (Jiggers): Glencorse had a 4 point start and quickly moved further in the lead as he sank some good shots and Sutton was making mistakes giving points away. Sutton kept his composure and played 3 very good shots to pot the last 3 to win 54 – 48.
Semi-Finals- Mal Hewitt v Greg Sutton: With 22 left on the table and with Sutton 22 ahead it was an interesting finish for Hewitt. The turning point came when Sutton fouled twice and Hewitt took the invite cleaned up and won in a good come from behind win 67 – 56.
Michael Wellings v Steve Hewitt: As good as Wellings was for catching the score Hewitt was just as strong to keep the score ticking over. Wellings put in a great effort but it was Hewitt won 69 – 58.
Final- Mal Hewitt v Steve Hewitt: Steve had a 30 start and Mal went in/off early quickly followed by Steve giving Mal back 6 points. Mal then scored 25 points the next 3 times to the table but gave seven back to Steve via a foul shot. Mal got 4 back from Steve also from fouling and not long after Steve got out of a snooker.
Mal then gave 9 points to Steve in fouls whilst Steve sank 16 points and then they were on the colours. Steve sank the yellow and green and then Mal evened out the scoring by giving away 4 points then sinking the brown. Steve gave 5 points away and then Mal needed a snooker and the rest.
Steve sank the blue and Mal put him in a very good snooker, Steve played the wrong shot but jawed in a pocket and hit the pink. Steve then sank the pink to win 87 – 53 to become the champion in his first year of competition.
The committee would like to thank Bill Cook, Dave Adams and John Lyons for scoring and Wayne Lewis for scoring and organising.