A final-round victory lifted Albany to division two title glory in the WA Eight Ball Federation country week competition held in Perth last month. The Albany team of Murray Penn, Steven Heymans, Graham Page, Ken Skinner, Cowan Wise and Leigh Hills proved too strong for Karratha in the defining final-round match-up to clinch overall victory. The teams event was played on September 26 and 27, while the singles were held on September 25. After four matches, Karratha were ahead of Albany by percentage, with both teams undefeated. In the final game on Sunday, Albany and Karratha won three games each in the first round of singles before Albany dominated the next two rounds winning four games in each to coast to an 11-7 triumph and complete an undefeated weekend. Albany jumped to the top of the division two standings as a result after their terrific run of form earlier in the two-day event. In the first round Albany defeated Geraldton 10-8 followed by an 11-7 win against Goldfields before they wrapped up Saturday’s games with a 12-6 result over Katanning. Their 10-8 win over Peel set up the final round showdown with Karratha for the title. Page was the star of the weekend, losing on two of his 15 frames played to finish with the equal highest percentage of 86.67 — the same as Karratha’s Russell Sedgwick. Heymans finished with an impressive 11 frame wins and Hills, who won all three games in the tie against Karratha, ended the competition with nine frame wins. In his first country week Wise produced an outstanding run in the singles competition, making it through to the fourth round where he lost 1-3 to Adrian Landcaster. Albany sent three teams to the country week event with their second team finishing fifth in division three and in division seven Albany finished fourth.