Q’s Pool and Snooker set to open in Butler

Carl Caton at Q's Pool and Snooker. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d495205
Carl Caton at Q's Pool and Snooker. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d495205

CARL Caton will realise a long-held dream when he opens Q’s Pool and Snooker in Butler next week.

The Alkimos resident said the Amesbury Loop recreation venue would give people a place to play the table sport “whether male, female, young, old, fit or sedate” when it opened in early October.

“I decided to open this venue as a location for the community from young to old to come and interact in a social sports area that drives good sportsmanship and is accessible to all,” he said.

“I hope to see the venue used by all members of the community, hopefully allowing a social environment for play and interaction between old young and all in between.”

“(It will be) a place where families can come, where the teens to seniors feel safe and welcome to play and respect each other through the joys of the sport.”

Mr Caton said he started playing snooker and pool on a small table as a child with his siblings, then, as they grew, they played in the local club.

He continued to play while at college and serving in the Royal Navy.

“No matter where deployed, when shore-side I would play and have played in many different countries,” he said.

His family moved from the UK to Perth four years ago on a skilled migrant visa and his goal was to become a business owner again once they settled.

Carl Caton at Q’s Pool and Snooker. d495205

Q’s Pool and Snooker at 2 Amesbury Loop will be open from 11am to 11pm on Mondays to Saturdays, and noon to 10pm on Sundays.

“We will offer daytime specials and evening events and competitions from pool, snooker and darts, along with training and classes for development,” Mr Caton said.

“The draw of the game worldwide is that it is a mental pressure game.

“Though you are against an opponent, the only real challenge is in your head; it is a sport where its just you, your judgement and execution.

“You can have a group of you playing but when you are up for your shot it’s a test of your nerve.

“That’s why you practice so much on the basics.”