Jacobs takes snooker prize

SPRINGFIELDS’ Rocky Jacobs has taken out the Coffs Harbour Easter Classic Handicapped Snooker Tournament.

Jacobs had some tough games along the way to his berth in the final including two thrillers to start his tournament.

Facing Gympie’s John Baker in the final, Jacobs took four frames to finally walk away with the major prise.

The scoreline of 59-51 67-43 40-65 65-52 highlighted what a tight and tense final was played.

Jacobs was the form player of the tournament and greatly deserved the win as evidenced by his break of 40 which was the highest of the tournament.

Particularly pleasing for local snooker enthusiasts was the form of Coffs Harbour’s Jeff Otto who made it through to the semi-finals after coming back from an injury while other Coffs Harbour players in David Dern and Chris Spencer made it through to the quarter-finals.

In fact injured players getting through to the semis was the order of the weekend with Terry Jennar making the trip up from the Central Coast despite hurting his hands at work earlier in the week.

Players who nominated in the Consolation draw were pleased to have three frames to play with instead of the usual knockout of one frame to the final. The Consolation winner was local player Darrell Wallbridge over another Gympie player in Cliff Hanson.

The finalists defeated the Coffs harbour pair of Mick Goodall and Mark Nuske in the Consolation semis.

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