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Pool Players of the Brooke

  Joseph F. Giammarino First we would like to thank Mission Royale and Conrad Leines representing Mission Royale Billiards Club for their hospitality, competition, hot coffee and tasty sweets. Another big thank you goes out to Dominic Borland, vice president of the Pool Players of the Brooke, for organizing this event and making sure it…

Undefeated Bruce Fink, a perfect storm

Joe Giammarino and Dominic Borland Pool Players of the Brooke want to thank our generous sponsors Red Lobster and OOROO Auto Care. On December 2, 2017 the Pool Players of the Brooke hosted an 8-Ball Singles Tournament at the SaddleBrooke Billiard Center. Thankfully, we had beautiful weather and the players were comfortable sitting outside on the…

The Archer and The Artist conquer 8-Ball

Left to right: Holly Riviere, Linda Miles and Diane Mazarella; not pictured Ilene Skinner

Joe Giammarino and Dominic Borland On Saturday, April 29, 2017, The Sharkettes hosted a Mixed Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Social at the SaddleBrooke Billiard Center. Mixed Scotch Doubles is a male/female partner event with the partners alternating shots. Tournament Directors were Dominic Borland and Joe Giammarino. The following impressive field of 12 players gathered to play.…

Fred Dianda and Gary Powers go undefeated

Left to right: Tom “Half Jacket” Barrett, Richard “Loose Rack” Galant, Gary “Bushwhacker” Powers, Fred “The Baker” Dianda

Joseph F. Giammarino Pool Players of the Brooke, we would like to thank our generous sponsors La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant and Xpert Automotive in Catalina. On March 25, 2017 Pool Players of the Brooke hosted a Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Tournament. Tournament Directors were Dominic Borland and Joe Giammarino. The following field of 14 players gathered…

Sun Lakes routs Pool Players of the Brooke

Left to right: Joe Giammarino, Dominic Borland, Willie “The Wizard” Foster, David “The Godfather” Mork

Joseph F. Giammarino On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the Pool Players of The Brooke Travel Team drove the 85 miles up to Sun Lakes, Arizona to play against the IronOaks Breakers Pool League for possession of a personalized Travel Plaque. Our teams consisted of: Dominic “The Doctor” Borland and Paul “Bankster” Callas, Fred “The Baker”…

The Sharkettes of SaddleBrooke

Left to right: Darlene Morris, Nancy Barrett, Jan Stebbins, Rita “I’m Back” Giammarino, Diane Clary and Christine Smith. Members of the group not shown are Janette Borland, Cathy Donat, Jeanne Rudolph and Kathy Thompson; photo by Jim Morris

Joe Giammarino Ten SaddleBrooke women, calling themselves “The Sharkettes,” meet weekly for play on the two pool tables in the HOA 1 Starter Shack. The women generally play Eight Ball. The pool facility has seen increased use in the last two years. In December, January and February women and men with cues in hand logged…

PPB defeats Sun City Oro Valley

Pool Players of the Brooke

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, the Pool Players of the Brooke Travel Team went to Vistoso to play against the Sun City Oro Valley Billiards Club for possession of a personalized Travel Plaque. Our teams consisted of Dominic “The Doctor” Borland and Terry Sterling, Jim “Shooter” Fabio and Fred “The Baker” Dianda, Karl “English” Knight…

Randy “Thin Man” Smith defeats Ranch challengers

Left to right: Jim Mansmith 4th, Randy Smith 1st, Dominic Borland 2nd, Tom Kaliski 3rd

Joe Giammarino Pool Players of the Brooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Billiards Club want to thank SaddleBrooke Ranch and our sponsors It’s Greek to Me, Temperature Control Inc. and Karl Knight. On January 28, 2017 SaddleBrooke Ranch hosted an 8-Ball Tournament. Tournament Directors were Dominic Borland and Joe Giammarino. The following field of 16 players gathered…

Pool Players of the Brooke

Left to right: Jim Morris (artist), Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Dominic “The Doctor” Borland

Dominic Borland Pool Players of The Brooke held a dinner for their 2016 members on Thursday, January 12, 2017, in the Vistas Dining Room. The evening was a celebration of our club’s first year in existence and the potentially bright future for billiards in our community. In 2016 The Pool Players of The Brooke billiards…