14. Jake McCartney VIC

Jake McCartney
Jake McCartneyJake McCartney – VIC

Big Guns Comment:
Jake is the youngest player in the field and the only reason he is allowed to play in the ‘Big Guns’ is because I promised his mum that I would have him in bed by 7pm every night!
The Ballarat youngster is backing his ability and is looking to ‘tear it up’ ths weekend!!
A very capable player with a mountain of skill and ability.
His capability is unquestioned… he strolls into the Victorian state team every year and is very tough to knock over at nationals. 
With his ‘Trade Mark’ hair style, Jake will be looking to leave a big impression on a few of the more experienced players when the whips start cracking.
We have him an $11.00 chance to win Big Guns.

15. Rob Munster QLD

Rob Munster
Rob MunsterRob Munster – QLD
Big Guns Comment:
Please excuse my ignorance, but I know very little about Mr. Rob Munster apart from the fact he knocked off a very handy North Queensland field to claim a spot in the ‘Big Guns’ field.
Word on the street is that he can handle himself quite well, and the more fancied ‘Pros’ should not take this Queenslander too lightly.
We have Rob at a $34.00 chance to win the crown.

19. John ‘JJ’ Spink QLD

JJ Spink
JJ SpinkJohn ‘JJ’ Spink – QLD
started playing 1990
Alice jnr champ 91, 92
Alice Springs Champ 93, 94, 95, 96, 99, 2000
Youngest ever State Singles Champion in Australia (at the time) 1994 NT at 20 yrs of age. (yes its true Rav!! i know its well been beaten several times now.)

NT representative at National Titles 94  96  97  98  99  2000 including being Singles, Doubles reps and Vice cap.
NSW Captain at Nationals 2004 & 2006
Moved to “Paradise” Sunshine Coast and Started Sunny Coast Cue Sports Assoc inc. in 2005 and currently still run and promote 8ball as El Presidente on the Sunny Coast.
Sunshine Coast Singles & Doubles Champion 2005-2010.
Looking forward to Las Vegas in a couple of months for 9ball & 8ball.
Hardest player to beat  –  Jimi “Giant Killer” Serci   🙂

JJ is well known around Oz for various reasons including pool! Coupla interesting stories people can tell:-)
Retired from National competition after 2006 to concentrate on  JJ Enterprises and Totally Smoked! Businesses which are thriving. ( if you havent tried JJ’s Smoked Tomatoes your missing out big time!!)

note for the punters: JJ has rarely been beaten over a best of 21

20. Werner Fontein QLD

Werner Fontein
Werner FonteinWerner Fontein – QLD
NZ 8 ball Team 1992-1998, 2003

·         World Champs 1993 – Top 16 Singles

·         World Champs 2003 – Captain NZ Team

·         9 x Auckland Titles

·         3 x North Island Titles

·         1 National Title & 4 x r/up L

·         2009 QLD Pairs Champ

NZ Achievements:

  • 1992 : Winner : ABSA B-Grade Snooker
  • 1993 : Runner-up : APA Regional Men’s 9-Ball
  • 1993 : Runner-up : NZPA National Men’s 9-Ball (hosted by APA)
  • 1995 : Runners-up : APA Open 8-Ball Pairs (with P Rinii)
  • 1996 : Winners : APA Open Mixed 8-Ball Pairs (with L Frost)
  • 2005 : Runners-up : APA Open 8-Ball Pairs (with P Smith)

22. Chris Bingley QLD

Chris BingleyChris Bingley – QLD
Lots of Trophies in this guys cabinet.
pity they are all for fishing.
Big Guns Comment:
If Chris wants to go fishing… I am in.
You can’t beat skull-dragging a 40kg monster up from the deep blue with a 200kg line!!!! Oh yeah!!!
Coming down to have a crack at Australias best from up North Queensland way. There is no better way to learn the craft then up against the best in the land. Good on ya Chris.
Big Guns has Chris at $151.00 to win the title.