The final of the 2011 Chadwick Shield open snooker competition was played on Tuesday night at Buderim Billiards and Snooker Club between Mike Naray and Tristan Claridge. The match was a tense battle of high quality snooker with lengthy safety battles, on at least one occasion lasting more than 5 mins without a pot or false shot.
Tristan was 2 frames to nil up in the best of 5 frame final, but Mike fought back with a superb 32 break and went on to take the third frame on the pink ball.
It appeared the match may go to a fifth and deciding frame midway through the fourth frame but Tristan was able to put together some useful breaks to take the frame and the match 3 – 1.
The Chadwick Shield is the clubs annual open snooker competition. It is a knockout competition with each round played over five frames.