Nino is from Germany but has been living in Australia on and off for the last year. Recently, he’s settled here permanently and is living in Hervey Bay, Queensland.
He is an established American Rules 8/9/10 Ball player, as this is what is most commonly played in Germany, so has quickly picked up World Rules 8 Ball in Australia. He has fast gained local success and is setting himself up as one to watch.
Nino has never lost a money match in his life, and while he’s not yet well-known in Australia he’s been playing cue sports since he was 12 years old. At his most serious, he was training for between four and eight hours a day, seven days a week.
Last year, Nino beat Bean Hung, the Australian Women’s 9-Ball champion in a friendly match at Q9 Brisbane, in a race of 9 ball.
We caught up with Nino to ask him a few questions about his beloved sport and find out what’s next for him.
Name: Nino Andreuzzi.
Lives: Hervey Bay, Queensland.
U19 Europe 10-ball champion
U19 Germany 10-Ball champion
2018 Hervey Bay 8-Ball May Competition Champion (beating local Rocky star Justin Thursby in the final) and many other American rules 8/9/10 Ball tournaments back home in Germany.
Most racks run in a row in 9 ball: 10.
Favourite cue sports player: Ronnie OʼSullivan.
Favourite cue sport: 9-ball.
Favourite Australian player and why: Rusty Wheeler, the two-time Australian singles champion. I love his technique and haven’t yet seen anyone else in Australia with his technique.
Who you’d like to play a money match with: Bronson Blackmore, the ex-Queensland state 8-Ball champion. I have previously played Bronson in a race to 15 in World Rules 8 Ball in Hervey Bay and won 15 to 10. Our rematch is scheduled this year at QMasters Brisbane for $1500 a man.
I’d also like to play Rusty Wheeler, but I’ll need to train more before I play him.
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