Pool Players of The Brooke (PPB) want to thank our generous sponsors, Mike’s Catalina Barber Shop and Steve Searl. On Sept. 28, the PPB Billiards Club hosted an 8-Ball Singles Tournament in SaddleBrooke One’s Catalina Recreation Center Billiards Room. The format was single game, double elimination. What a wonderful place we have to hold these events, and now we have added a fourth pool table so more players may participate.
Tournament directors were Dominic Borland and Joe Giammarino. Ron “Dblo7” Ridge was manning the tournament bracket again and did a fine job. Thanks, Ron. Randy Smith did a fine job of collecting the entry fees and filling in on the brackets when necessary with Dominic Borland. The following field of 21 players gathered to play competitive 8-ball. Dan “Oh No!” Stebbins, Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, Jack Hepner, Gary “One Rail” Barlow, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Phelps “Frenchfry” L’Hommedieu, Steve Searl, Jim “Shooter” Fabio, Henry Krebs, Dick “The Stick” Schroeder, Ron “Dblo7” Ridge, Randy “Thin Man” Smith, Lowell Hegg, Frank Strubel, Tom “Blind Squirrel” Barrett, Rick Watkins, Linda Watkins, Mike Meredith, Chris Madsen, Julie “Cutter” Ferguson, and Jerry Cogswell.
First place – Phelps L’Hommedieu, who played his best pool all day long with 5 wins and 1 loss.
Second place – Lowell Hegg was pretty good for his first PPB tourney with 1 bye, 4 wins, and 2 losses.
Third place – Steve Searl played a lot of games that day with 1 bye, 6 wins, and 2 losses.
Phelps L’Hommedieu’s path to victory over a field of 21 8-ballers started by defeating Mike Meredith, Dan Stebbins, Henry Krebs, and Dominic Borland. Then, he beat Lowell Hegg and sent him to the loser’s bracket. Lowell came out of the losers’ bracket to challenge Phelps, whom he would have to beat him twice to win the tournament. Lowell won the first game with a nice finish to force the final game, and in the final game, Phelps outlasted Lowell for the win and first place in the tourney.
The Mike’s Catalina Barber Shop gift certificate went to Julie Ferguson.
Steve Searl’s sponsored In-N-Out Burger gift certificate went to Dominic Borland.
The PPB extends a big thank you to all our participants and sponsors. On a special note, we had two brave PPB ladies, Linda Watkins and Julie Ferguson, who jumped into the 8-ball competition against 19 male competitors. Good job, ladies!
The 8-Ball Singles tournament started at 1 p.m. and lasted 3 and a half hours with 41 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!
Questions? Contact Joe Giammarino at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dominic Borland at email@example.com. You also can visit the Pool Players of The Brooke at poolplayersofthebrooke.blogspot.com.