Kain shows he's able, claiming Bundy pool classic
FOR Gladstone's Kain Stone practice has turned into perfection in Bundaberg.
For the past two-and-a-half years The 17-year-old has been playing on his home pool table striving to improve his game.
He uses no coaches and relies on watching others and himself to get better.
Now it is paying dividends, with victory in the Jack Lewis Memorial tournament in Bundaberg during the weekend.
Stone won the memorial, formerly the Bundaberg Classic, after beating Bundaberg's Alan Smith five games to two in the final.
"It's my first win,” he said.
"I was really excited to win.”
Stone's mother Angela said during the two-day event Stone got better after every game he played.
"He started off real slowly,” she said.
"He then did really well under pressure.”
That was shown in the final.
"It was 2-2 then he just got this determination to lift,” Angela said.
"He took it to 5-2 and was not missing much.”
Angela said that was the best part about his game - potting the balls.
"I don't know how he does it sometimes,” she said.
"He knows how to get them in and always lines up well for the next shot.
Angela said the next goal for him was to improve his technique.
Stone will have the opportunity to do that this weekend when he competes at a doubles tournament in Gladstone.
"I want to thank Robbie Lewis for making it a successful event for me,” he said.
"The whole staff as well were very welcoming during the event.”
In the other result at the classic Bronson Blackmore beat Andrew Bos in the repechage.