Keenan Cigler was the toast of the Goldfields Eight Ball Association at the weekend after winning the division one closed singles, defeating teammate Grant Weekley in the final.
Cigler, who has recently returned to competitive eight ball after a short break, showed the class that has made him a regular member of the WA State team during the past few years.
While having to settle for the runner-up mantle, Weekley has also enjoyed a whirlwind 12 months, highlighted by his victory in the Australian Masters Singles late last year.
Making up the top-four were young gun Jasely-Jean Dimer and steely veteran Brad Smith.
Meanwhile, all eight ball eyes across the State will be focused on Perth this weekend when the annual country championships take place.
The Goldfields were the talk of the tables last year when they won both the first and second division titles.
While there has been slight changes within the top-two sides, head selector Brody Conroy was optimistic that further glory awaited them.
“While some premiership players from last year aren’t available this year, the current depth within the Goldfields as we speak is deep and I’d expect both sides to be in the mix in regards to defending their titles,” he said.
“We are taking five teams away and looking through all the sides we are very optimistic of having a successful weekend.”
The tournament will be at the WA Eight Ball Federation headquarters in Queen’s Park from 9am on Saturday.