Joe Giammarino and Dominic Borland
Pool Players of The Brooke want to thank our generous sponsor Sunny Side Up Cafe. On February 10, 2018 the Pool Players of the Brooke hosted a Partners 8-Ball Tournament. Tournament Directors were Dominic Borland and Joe Giammarino. The following field of 16 players gathered to play competitive 8-Ball. After a blind draw the eight partners were Tom “Ski” Kaliski and Fred “The Baker” Dianda, Jim “The Artist” Morris and Michael Ferguson, Julie Ferguson and “Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Gary “One Rail” Barlow and Richard “Loose Rack” Galant (Ranch), Tom “Blind Squirrel” Barrett and Nancy Barrett, Dan “Oh No!” Stebbins and Jim “Rocket Man” Donat, Karl “English” Knight (Ranch) and Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, and Randy “Thin Man” Smith and Jim “Shooter” Fabio.
First: Karl “English” Knight and Dominic “The Doctor” Borland – Focused Composure – 5 Wins 1 Loss
Second: Tom “Ski” Kaliski and Fred “The Baker” Dianda – One Win Away – 3 Wins 2 Losses
Karl “English” Knight and Dominic “The Doctor” Borland’s path to victory started by sending Dan “Oh No!” Stebbins and Jim “Rocket Man” Donat to the losers’ bracket after a hard fought match. Their next opponent was Randy “Thin Man” Smith and Jim “Shooter” Fabio, Karl and Dominic sent them to the losers’ bracket to continue their championship run. Tom “Ski” Kaliski and Fred “The Baker” Dianda were up next and their fate was different than Karl and Dominic’s other opponents, Tom and Fred won the match as Dominic inadvertently pocketed the 8-Ball out of turn to lose the match. Karl and Dominic were sent to the losers’ side. In the losers’ bracket Karl and Dominic matched up against Gary “One Rail” Barlow and Richard “Loose Rack” Galant, where they quickly sent Gary and Richard home. Karl and Dominic now would have to beat Tom and Fred twice to take the championship. In the first game Dominic got in stroke and was running out when he got down to the tied up 5-Ball, he executed a brilliant kick shot on the 5-Ball into the side pocket and was left with great shape on the 8-Ball and the win. This set up the final game for the championship. Karl and Dominic would not be denied as they outshot Tom and Fred for the win!
Sunny Side Up Cafe – Gary “One Rail” Barlow – Gift Certificate
The day started with 12 of the 16 participants meeting at the RoadRunner Grille at 11:15 a.m. for an early lunch. The 8-Ball Partners tournament started at 1:00 p.m. and lasted two and a half hours with 24 games of 8-Ball being played. We competed and met some new friends that shared our passion. That is a good day! Rack ’em up!
The Pool Players of the Brooke wants to extend a big thank you to all our participants and sponsor. A special thank you to the two Sharkettes that stepped up and competed today, Nancy and Julie!