Ben Nunan - Victoria

Status:   Professional
Strength:   Potting / Positional play.
Weakness:   Kryptonite
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Here we go again ladies and gentlemen... introducing the star of the show!!! Benny 'Big Time' Nunan
The defending 'Big Guns' champion will be even harder to beat on his home tables at Princes.
Who will Benny play in the final?

A white hot favourite (again) in our books.

 Ron Kelly - Western Australiaalt

Status:   Professional
Strength:   Tempremant
Weakness:   Any card game.
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Ronnie is making the big trip from Perth again this year in an attempt to go one step better.
Ronnie was clearly the best player last year until he ran into an out of control Ben Nunan in the final. Even
with Benny at his absolute best, the final still went down to the final frame and a master break by Ben in
the 21st frame prevented Ronnie from a visit to the table.
Over the best of 21 distance, Ronnie is world class. Tough to stop, tough to beat.

He will be equal favourite this year with Benny... Wont be a suprise to see him in the final again.
hhhsdgfsgfsHHSHSH  dhdhd 

 

 

altJake McCartney - (Ballarat) Victoria

Status:   Professional
Strength:   Potting
Weakness:   Has a nervous cough when under the pump.
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
This top line youngster will have serious claims on the title this year.
He just dipped his toe in the water last year to see hot it would be. He can lift to this level without
much trouble. He just needed the gallop last year, now he is ready.
Jake has an awkwardness about him at the table that gives opponents a hope that they in with a chance, however, his ability to finish frames is brilliant.

A definate contender in this years Big Guns.

altAlec Evrenadis - (Adelaide) South Australia

Status:   Professional
Strength:   He has it all.
Weakness:   Unknown
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
No introduction is required. Alec has done it all... many times.
Easily the most decorated pool player in Australia, Alec will be keen to add this title to his long list of achievments. Regarded by many as the greatest pool player Australia has ever seen, this man will take some stopping.
In any tournament, after the draw is done, everyone looks to see where Ace has been drawn. The longer you can avoid him, the better... hopefully someone else can beat him!!!
With his table toughness, best of 21 is right up his alley.

The bookies will keep Áce'very safe in the market. A big time player, big time ability.

altJames Delahunty - (Adelaide) South Australia

Status:   Professional
Strength:   Potting Freak
Weakness:   Scoreboard Pressure
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Easily, one of the most gifted and outstanding potters in the world. Jimmy can put a space between himself and any opponent in a blink of an eye. When in full flight, he is just a pleasure to watch.
If he can find the complete game, he will be unstoppable. Who ever gets to play Jimmy had better be ready to play, coz there aint no time to get settled... don't blink... you might miss it!

If he shows up with his Á' game, I pity the rest of you. 

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Scott Matthews - (Melbourne) Victoria
Status:   Professional
Strength:   Same surname as Leigh
Weakness:   His stupid bloody cue!
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
When he is not complaining about his cue, he is usually knocking in hundred breaks on the snooker table.

Back in 1999, Scott shot 20 from 24 in the Australian Titles and was setting the tables alight.
A very talented player with plenty to offer in this arena.
A genuine hope at this level. Do not dismiss him, he could suprise.
James Mifsud - Melbourne (Victoriaalt)
Status:  Professional
Strength:   Strong Snooker Background
Weakness:  Weak 8-Ball Background
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Unknown over this distance in this type of event. I guess the punters will have to take him on trust.
James is a very good player with plenty of ability. He just cleaned up at Albury, so he is in top form.
I think he will be a tough customer whoever has to play him.
He could be dangerous if he finds himself deep into the draw on Sunday.
The bookie is finding it hard to place him...hmm, hmm.... I think at about $12, he may be value.

Brenton Collier - (Adelaide) South Australia 

Status: Professional 
Strength: His attacking ability.
Weakness:  Slow games drain his power. 
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley 

Big Guns Comment:
Introducing, the current Australian Champion... Mr. Brenton Collier.
Yes ladies & gentlemen, he is the number one man at the moment. He finally captured Australia's most prestigious title in Adelaide last year.
When he lights is up, he is unstoppable... his power and precision are jaw dropping, his desire to win is intense.
Brenton was a little bit of a scaredy cat last year... he didn't want to jump on the big bad jumbo jet and fly to the Gold Coast and take on the best.
Well, here he is boys!!! He is number one, and he has come to take the cash.
Bookies have decided to take him on... We don't think he can last two full days and a Friday night of full-on tournament play.
We are tipping that Mr Collier will exit the main draw late on Saturday night. Prove me wrong big fella!!!

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Michael Scerri - (Melbourne) Victoria 
Status:  Professional
Strength:  All Round Player
Weakness:  
Favourite Player: 

Big Guns Comment:
A very solid performer at any tournament.
A tough customer to come up against as he doesn't usually give much away.
Scerri is a former Player of the Carnival at the Australian Titles... And that aint easy to do!
Should go quite well in this event as he has the tempremant to go a long way.
Keep Safe.
Steve Mifsud - Melbourne (Victoria)alt
Status:   Professional
Strength:   World Class Cueist
Weakness:   Is there one?
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
The Falcon!... Yes he is Maltese.... and he is world class!
A player like Steve in this event really adds a shine and highlights the credibility of the event.
A world class snooker player and a brilliant pool player, Steve will take some stopping.
Steve came 2nd at the Australian Singles Championships in Adelaide last October and he will be looking to continue his impressive
form into this event.
As I said... World Class... Steve will be single figure odds for sure.

Justin Sajich

 

Justin Sajich - (Perth) Western Australia
Status:  Professional
Strength:   He can bench press a bus!
Weakness:  West Coast supporter.
Favourite Player: Jo Jo

Big Guns Comment:
A genuine superstar in Australian 8-Ball.
Justin started winning Australian titles before his voice broke.
He is one of the most consistent players in Australia, his ability to adapt to any match type is a massive advantage
for this champ from the west.
He can pot as good as anyone, he has got the patience of a saint, tactically, he is as good as anyone.
Not the most dynamic player in the field, but that matter little when the job needs to get done.
If he decides to practice for this, he will be very, very hard to beat.
The bookie will not take any risks with this young fella... he will be kept very safe.

Johl Younger

2011 Big Guns Champion - Johl Younger

 

Joel Younger - (Geelong) Victoria 
Status:  Professional
Strength:  Where do I begin?
Weakness:  I have no idea.
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Joel returns to have another go at the Big Guns title after a terribly unlucky 3rd place last year.
Along with Ronnie & Ben, Joel produced some of the most memorable shots and brilliant clearances that most of
the people in attendance had seen for a long time.
Joel is easily able to win this title. One assumes that he has put in some extra table time in the lead up to this
years event. If you want to see a world class player in full flight, come down to Princes and watch this guy.
He is my tip to win the event his year. I cannot go past him. With practice, I cant see anybody beating him.
Whoever beats Joel (if any), will win this event.
Bookies do not want to lay a bet on Joel... He is a better chance to win this than Sepoy is to win the Golden Slipper!!! :) 
Steve Woods - (Queanbeyan) New South Walesalt
Status:  Professional
Strength:   Potting
Weakness:  Getting over the line.
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Steve has established himself as one of Australias best.
His performances at Australian titles has him walking straight into Australian teams with ease.
He has made two Australian singles finals but fallen at the final hurdle on both occasions.
Stevie has got all the weapons, he has the know how, the desire, the smarts... everything.. except a title.
When he bursts this annoying little buble, the flood gates will open. He has got the game to win this event and he
has got the game to win a world title. He just needs to make the next step.
I guess he would be on the third line of betting in this event, but I would have my money on him. A great player indeed.
I think Steve will make the semi finals, and from there... Stevie will have to find his best.
Rusty Wheeler - Queensland
Status:  ProfessionalJohn Wheeler

Tip: Trav says get on Sepoy to win the golden slipper... it is a special.
Paul Brewer - Victoriaalt
Status:  Intermediate

Big Guns Comment:
Ben Judge - Victoriaalt
Status:  Intermediate

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Nick Howie - Victoriaalt
Status:  Intermediate
Strength:   
Weakness:  
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Dave Krasic - Victoriaalt
Status:  Intermediate
Strength:   
Weakness:  
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Matthew Bolton - (Perth) Western Australiaalt
Status:  Intermediate
Strength:   
Weakness:  
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Peter Butterworth - Victoriaalt
Status:  Intermediate
 
Stephen Jamieson - (Melbourne) Victoria alt

Status: Intermediate

Strength: Ex Professional Snooker Player (1995 - 1998)

Weakness:  It Was Years Ago

Favorite Player: Luca Brecel


Big Guns Comment:
A former snooker pro... he must know how to cue the ball... he must have some idea...

I guess the only thing I can say is... approach with caution!

The only form line I can find is... he belted Peter Butterworth at snooker the other night.

Peter has promised to return the favour on the 7 foot tables!!! :)

Mark Nugent - Victoriaalt
Status:  Intermediate
Strength:   
Weakness:  
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Steve Donahue - Victoriaalt
Status:   Intermediate

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William Vassilou- Victoriaalt
Status:   Amateur
Strength:   
Weakness:   
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

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Vijay Randall - Queenslandalt
Status:   Amateur
Strength:   
Weakness:   
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

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Huy Lee - Victoriaalt
Status:   Amateur
Strength:   
Weakness:   
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

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Eak Lakthong - Victoriaalt
Status:  Amateur
Strength:   
Weakness:  
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

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Kolbe Poole - Victoria                                                                                                                                          alt

Status:   Amateur

Big Guns Comment:

Kolbe is the first lady player to play in 'Big Guns'.

A great player who has represented Victoria many times at National level.

An amazing opportunity for one of Australias best

lady players to take on Australias best men.

A big chance at best amatuer... big big chance.

Jason Kyranis - WA, NT, QLD, NSW, QLD
Status:   Amateur
Strength:   Doubles & Triples
Weakness:   Doubles & Triples (Scotch)
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Has been known to knock out some big names in Australian 8-Ball.
The most lethal player in Australia when needing to pot a ball off two or three rails... his working of the
angles is second to none.
A lot of complaints from a lot of players that Jason has been allowed to enter as an amateur... but an administration
error has meant he sqeezed through and we are now exposed to the fact that an amateur could go through and
take out this title.
Be afraid... be very afraid.

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Ryan Thomerson - Victoria
Status:   Amateur
Strength:   
Weakness:   
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:

 

Nick Young - Victoriaalt
Status:   Amateur
Strength:  
Weakness:  
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
 

Troy Ruddling - Tasmania                                                                                                                                                                                          

Status:   Amateuralt
Strength:   
Weakness:   
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Backed himself to win a small fortune at the Nationals in October.... bookies had him at 1500/1 to win the Australian Singles and he had them a little nervous when he slapped down some big dollars.
He will cause a few headaches... do not take lightly.

Jimi 'No Mercy' Serci - Karratha (Western Australia)

Status: Amateur

Strength: Knowledge on the Essendon Football Club

Weakness: Hot Diet Coke

Favorite Player: John Spink (Coz John has never beaten him) & Travis Crawley (Coz he is the man!)

Big Guns Comment:
Preparing data...

Vince Barbudo - Melbourne (Victoria)

Status: Amateur

Strength:

Weakness:

Favorite Player:  Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Data unavailable...

Rick Johnson - Geelong (Victoria) 

Status: Amateur

Strength:  Unknown

Weakness:  Unknown

Favorite Player: Unknown

Big Guns Comment:
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Jack Phillips - Victoriaalt

Status:   Amateur
Strength:   
Weakness:   
Favourite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:

 

 

Brent Hampton - (Canberra) ACT 

Status: Amateur

Strength:

Weakness:

Favorite Player: Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:
Has been to a Junior World Championships a few years ago.
Is looking to break into the senior ranks and knows the Big Guns will be quite a challenge.

Is a capable player that will learn plenty from the experience.

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Status: Amateur

Strength: Weakness:

Favorite Player:Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:

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Status: Amateur

Strength: Weakness:

Favorite Player:Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:

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Status: Amateur

Strength: Weakness:

Favorite Player:Travis Crawley

Big Guns Comment:

NOMINATION MONEY IS NOW BEING ACCEPTED:

MUST ENSURE YOU PUT YOUR NAME AS REFERENCE!!
(This account is specifically set up for this event only)
ENTRY MONEY CAN ALSO BE PAID @ PRINCES ANYTIME!
PRO'S $1000- INTERMEDIATE $500- AMATEURS $250..
To avoid pro players pulling out last minute, a deposit of $500 will need to be paid 1 month prior to the event! This date is March 1st.. This system was very successful last year and is important to ensuring the tournament goes ahead!!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION-
*The status of each player is determined by the tournament directors.
*Every player will have his/her status carefully considered.
*All objections will be listened to, but politely ignored.
*Could all players email as much info about themselves as you can for the web page..

*The player list above 'although 90% have assured me they will be playing' is just a shortlist!
No entry will be taken seriously until money is either deposited into the Pro Pool events account or paid at Princes!!!

Thanks

Congratulations to Johl Younger: 2011 Big Guns Champion


Important Information:
* The status of each player is determined by the tournament directors.
* Every player will have his/her status carefully considered.
* All objections will be listened to, but politely ignored.
* Could all players email me as much info about yourself as you can for the web page.

 

Draw will be performed on Friday afternoon (1st April) prior to the commencement of play.
Draw will then be posted on line.

ACCOMMODATION:                    

Carnegie Motor Inn:
1102 Dandenong Road - Carnegie, Victoria, 3163
Ph: (03) 9568-5422 - Fax: (03) 9563-1348
http://www.carnegiemotorinn.com.au                                                               


Chadstone Motor Inn:
1350 Dandenong Road - Oakleigh, Victoria, 3166
Ph: (03) 9568-6277 - Fax: (03) 9569-6250
http://www.chadstonemotorinn.com.au


 

MELBOURNE ACCOMMODATION: (Near The Venue)
 

Big Guns Names to be added when the BLIND draw is completed.            

Player 1

      WINNERS    

 

      SIDE    

Player 32

           

 

A1          

Player 17

           

 

           

Player 16

           

 

  B1        

Player 9

           

 

           

Player 24

           

 

A2          

Player 25

           

 

           

Player 8

           

 

    C1      

Player 5

           

 

           

Player 28

           

 

A3          

Player 21

           

 

           

Player 12

           

 

  B2        

Player 13

           

 

           

Player 20

           

 

A4          

Player 29

           

 

           

Player 4

           

 

           

Player 3

           

 

           

Player 30

           

 

A5          

Player 19

           

 

           

Player 14

           

 

  B3        

Player 11

           

 

           

Player 22

           

 

A6          

Player 27

           

 

           

Player 6

         

WINNER

 

    C2      

Player 7

           

 

           

Player 26

           

 

A7          

Player 23

           

 

           

Player 10

           

 

  B4        

Player 15

           

 

           

Player 18

           

 

A8       WINNER  

Player 31

        ELIMINATION  

 

        ROUND  
Player 2            
   

 

 

 

   

 

 

Big Guns Names to be added when the BLIND draw is completed.

                   

Player 1

                 
                   

Player 32

                 

 

                 

Player 17

                 

 

                 

Player 16

                 

 

                 

Player 9

  LOSER A5              

 

                 

Player 24

                 

 

                 

Player 25

                 

 

                 

Player 8

                 

 

                 

Player 5

  LOSER A6   LOSER B2       LOSER D  

 

                 

Player 28

                 

 

                 

Player 21

                 

 

                 

Player 12

                 

 

                 

Player 13

  LOSER A7              

 

                 

Player 20

                 

 

                 

Player 29

                 

 

                 

Player 4

                WINNER

 

                TO MAIN

Player 3

  LOSER A8   LOSER B1   LOSER C2     ROUND

 

                 

Player 30

                 

 

                 

Player 19

                 

 

                 

Player 14

                 

 

                 

Player 11

  LOSER A1              

 

                 

Player 22

                 

 

                 

Player 27

                 

 

                 

Player 6

                 

 

                 

Player 7

  LOSER A2   LOSER B4          

 

                 

Player 26

                 

 

                 

Player 23

                 

 

                 

Player 10

                 

 

                 

Player 15

  LOSER A3              

 

                 

Player 18

                 

 

                 

Player 31

                 

 

                 
Player 2                  
                   

 

  LOSER A4   LOSER B3   LOSER C1