Kolbe will be playing in the National 8 Ball Titles for ASD awareness
Kolbe Poole will be taking part in the National 8 Ball Titles on the Gold Coast beginning on 15 October, and will be playing for Autism Awareness. This is not the first time that she has taken part in the national titles, but this is the first time that she has been sponsored:
“My friends and family are sponsoring me for every frame that I win – it’s like a walk-a-thon, but for 8-ball – so I’m calling it a ‘frame-a-thon’,” she says.
Kolbe will be competing in the ladies and the teams competitions and the further she gets in both competitions, the more money she will raise for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kolbe stands at number 3 on the ladder in the ladies competition in her local Victorian club and is optimistic about the event.
“I am more motivated that I have ever been,” she says. “Playing for Autism Awareness is making a big difference to how I’m approaching the competition – I’m more excited than in previous years.”
Kolbe has an impressive list of achievements which has progressively increased over the last 10 or so years. In 2012, she has been semi finalist twice, runner up 3 times and was women’s singles champion in the ANZAC Open and the VWSA Amanda Sharman Memorial events. She says that her biggest achievements though, are representing Australia at the World Titles in England last year, being a member of both Victorian Women’s Teams that won the last two Australian Women’s Titles, and being a finalist in the Ballarat Sports Person of the Year last year.
The National Eight Ball Titles are taking place at The Hotel Grand Chancellor at Surfers Paradise from 15 to 26 October and can be viewed on CueballTV – visit http://www.cueball.tv/ to see the live stream.
We would like to wish Kolbe a fun and successful week!