I won a pool competition at a pub up in Coffs Harbour back when I was about 19.
$250 first prize, and I wasnt even that good. I just had one of those 'drunk tin-arse' nights. The guy I beat in the final, drove an hour and half to be there, and had a set of cues in those cool cue suitcase thingos.
He wasn't happy.
Problem for me though, I was already drunk and merry, so I just chucked the $250 on the bar and shouted everybody from the tournament drinks.
I never was good with money.