The Wanganui 8-Ball Pool Association season got under way with an open pairs tournament at the RSA Club at the weekend.
Twenty-two pairs from Bulls, Marton and Wanganui competed in section play on Sunday morning to find those who would contest the knockout rounds in the afternoon.
A feature of the morning's play was the performance of the young Bulls pair - Jess Trethewey and Coen Bligh - who qualified for the last eight.
The final was an "all-Castlecliff" affair, with last year's winners, Nick Hinga and Alton Heaslip, playing Sam Haapu and John Rerekura.
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As he so often does, Hinga dominated the match to ensure he and his partner retained their title with a comfortable 2-0 victory.
The association's interclub competition gets under way on May 10 with Bulls playing Marton in Marton, Commercial against Castlecliff at Castlecliff, Wanganui East Red vs Wanganui East Gold, Cosmopolitan A vs Cosmopolitan B and RSA Awa Gold vs RSA 8-Ball.
All matches are scheduled to start at 7pm.