Young gun Blake Riley has enjoyed the best start of any Tasmanian in the opening two days of the national junior eightball championships.
The under-12 has won four of his five encounters to date to sit second in the division, with fellow under-12 Shanara Esposito two games back on two from five.
State captain Jonty McIvor has won two of his eight matches in the under-18s, while Evandale 12-year-old Mitchell Shadbolt has performed well in the under-15s to collect three wins in eight games.
Eightball Tasmania’s Andrew Saltmarsh said the home side had performed reasonably well to date.
“Blake goes pretty well and he’ll be a chance to continue that form I would think,” Saltmarsh said.
“Sometimes it’s hard to get a gauge with only a couple of matches in depending on what other states you’ve played.
“We’ll get to about Monday and it’ll all start to fall into place of what’s going to be what.”
The championships, which are being held at Country Club Tasmania, wrap up on Wednesday.