WORKING HARD: Tim Work concentrates on potting a ball in his grand final of the C Grade singles CQ Zone Championships.
WORKING HARD: Tim Work concentrates on potting a ball in his grand final of the C Grade singles CQ Zone Championships. Jake Jones

Luck goes his way as player wins singles title

TIM Work left the Central Queensland Zone 8-Ball Championships bitterly disappointed on Sunday night, his C Grade team beaten in the final by Pioneer.

Work and his team had worked hard to take the match to three play-off games.

But less than 24 hours later, his luck had swung completely.

Work took the singles tournament; something he had only hoped he would be able to achieve.

This is his first year in the sport in Gladstone, and already Work has surprised some of his team (and himself) with what he has achieved so quickly.

"It is awesome, just great," he said, after the final.

Winning 6-2 in a best-of-11 match, it was the easiest win Work had in the whole singles competition.

He just scraped through a couple of earlier rounds, taking one 6-5 and another 6-4.

Thinking after the teams he could change his cue for a fresh feeling going into the singles, the 25-year-old is now glad he changed nothing.

But his attitude towards the sport is taking an upward lift after the win.

Work will travel away to represent CQ later this year at the Queensland Championships.