STATE STARS: Chris Davison (left) and Beau Young will represent Queensland at the 2019 Australian Eight Ball Senior Nationals.
STATE STARS: Chris Davison (left) and Beau Young will represent Queensland at the 2019 Australian Eight Ball Senior Nationals. Kevin Farmer

Queensland calls up Toowoomba duo

EIGHTBALL: Toowoomba will play a leading role in Queensland's quest for national championship glory.

Chris Davison and Beau Young will represent the Maroons at the 2019 Australian Eight Ball Senior Nationals in Albury Wodonga next month.

The pair will feature in singles and team events at the event.

"It's always been a dream of mine to represent Queensland in eight-ball,” Davison said.

"I've represented Queensland at the Masters level before but this time round to play in the Open tournaments.

"The quality of players is certainly a lot higher at this level, so I'm really pleased to have made the side.”

Davison is joined in the side by Young who is looking forward to the challenge of facing Australia's best.

"It's going to be a massive challenge - there's no doubt about that,” Young said.

"I'm really looking forward to it though. My goal is to do the best I can individually and for my team.

"I believe if I can play my natural game I'm capable of beating anyone.

"There are a lot of players who can do all the fancy stuff but that's not my game - you just have to stick with what works for you and do your best to be mentally strong.”

Davison echoed Young's comments about mental toughness.

"Everyone spends a lot of time perfecting the basics,” he said.

"But having that mental focus, being able to concentrate when you're fatigued is just as important.”

A third Toowoomba player - Sterling Cross - was named in the Queensland squad but has omitted himself due to medical reasons.


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