Brett on target for world title
Albany’s Steve Brett is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime as he heads to England to represent Australia in the World Eight Ball Pool Championships.
The 51-year-old is part of the Australian Masters Team that will play against competitors from across the globe at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool, starting on Sunday.
Originally from the UK, Brett has played pool since he was 17 and said he was looking forward to playing at international level.
“I am so incredibly proud to have the honour to represent Australia ... my analogy of the situation is like that of climbing a mountain and standing on top, but just staring at the pinnacle and wondering how to conquer it,” he said.
Brett put in strong performances representing WA in qualifying stages.
In the 2016 Australian Eight Ball Senior Championships, WA placed second and Brett finished runner-up with a 76 per cent result.
Brett said he was focused on his goal of becoming a world champion and beating his country of birth.
“When I moved to Australia, my goal was to qualify for the Australian pool team ... it was my ambition to return to England and beat my ‘old country’ competitors,” he said.
“Since I qualified, all I have done is concentrate on the job at hand.”
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