Queenstown pool player Simon ‘The Postman’ Singleton has delivered again across the ditch.
Last Sunday he won the eighth event of 10 in this year’s televised Pockets Pro Series in Melbourne, Australia, winning $A10,000 for his troubles.
Having also won the second event, in February, he’s become the series’ only two-time winner so far this year.
This one feels even better, the 40-year-old says, ‘‘because I’ve been travelling a lot and playing a lot more tournaments, whereas, the one in February, everything just went my way on the day’’.
‘‘But this one I felt I was closer to my best’’.
In the lead-up, he also became the first player to pocket both the North and South Island singles titles in the same year.
Between his two Melbourne wins and Adam Lilley, of Christchurch, winning the sixth event, Kiwis have now won three of the eight events so far.
‘‘It’s good, like, putting New Zealand on the map,’’ Singleton says.
‘‘[The Aussies] didn’t give us much of a chance, I don’t think, going into the series — and there’s only five of us playing.’’
The final two events will be in Melbourne on July 15 and 16.