The city’s best players will shoot it out on Wednesday night at the Bendigo Billiards Championship.
The competition will take place at the Golden Square Working Men’s Club which will feature the Billiards singes final between John Schenck and Glen Purdy.
The pair will face-off for a two-hour match, with Schenck competing for his 27th Bendigo Championship victory.
Schenck has been playing the sport for the last 42 years and has been crowned as the Victorian champion twice.
Despite years of competition experience, Schenck still believes you need to be “in the zone” to succeed as a billiards player.
“If you just hit the balls around the table, it won’t happen for you,” he said.
“You really have to concentrate to ensure you can get your game going.
“And when it happens, it all clicks into gear and you never seem to miss.”
The event will also include matches between competitors in the B and C grades who will play for 80 minutes in duration.
BBSA secretary Ryan Bowland said billiards had been played within Bendigo for over 100 years.
“We’re trying to engage new people with the sport as it’s important for it to stay alive,” Mr Bowland said.
The BBSA is made up of clubs representing the GSMWC, Eaglehawk, Victorian Railways Institute, Sandhurst and Castlemaine.
If you would like to get involved with the Bendigo Billiards and Snooker Association please contact Ryan Bowland on 0419 375 977 or visit the association’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Bendigobsa/.
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