Scott Morrison took the cue and slapped the white ball with a confident break.
He didn't pot anything but the triangle of coloured balls was solidly met.
Noel, a resident at a Geelong aged care home, found a playing partner in the prime minister who campaigned at the facility in his first week on the campaign trail.
Morrison's solid break wasn't dissimilar to the way he took aim at Bill Shorten in week one.
He's a long way from victory but his attack on the contest can't be questioned.
Above the pool table, a sign politely asked residents not to climb on the table.
They were the sort of off-the-wall fireworks the PM avoided as he zipped up and down the east coast and down to Tasmania.
Morrison feels comfortable around people, though he faced few awkward challenges from punters.
At the aged care home, a Johnny Cash record sat motionless on the turntable.
It wasn't the Man In Black the PM wanted to channel.
AC/DC's Back In Black - a reference to a forecast surplus - had provided the soundtrack when Morrison addressed an LNP rally in Brisbane.
Australian Associated Press