Billy Browne from Gladstone has officially broken the record for the youngest player ever to qualify to represent Queensland in the open 8 ball national titles. At just 14 years , 11 months & 3 days old to be exact.
Billy will now help Queensland claim the national opens teams title in Albury NSW on the 17th October to 26th October, which looks like to be a very strong Queensland team .
Billy will join the team with this years Queensland open singles champion (and Englishman) Andy Barnett, Runner up Dane Beeton, Kris Jones, Beau Young, Sterling Cross, Rob Pendleton, Shannon Purcell & Bronson Blackmore.
Juniors qualifying to represent Queensland in the open teams event is nothing new to Queensland 8 ball , it was only last year that Joe McClintock also made the open team, at just 16 years of age. Unfortunately this year he was unable to attend the state trials. Joe congratulated Billy on his achievement by posting a message on Billy’s Facebook personal page stating “Proud of ya bro”
The future for QLD 8 ball is looking very bright , with other young guns such as current Australian under 12 champion Jackson Agale , Australian U18 runner up Kyle Thomson and Niki Burnett bound to also qualify for the team in the upcoming years .
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