Jack ‘Crash’ Hoverter Crashes the 9-Ball Party!

Left to right: Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, third place; Jack “Crash” Hoverter, first place; Dick “The Visor” Titus, second place

Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino

The Pool Players of The Brooke (PPB) Billiards Club wants to thank our generous tournament sponsor Red Lobster, 11695 N. Oracle Road, 520-544-7887.

On April 27 the PPB Billiards Club hosted an 8-Ball Singles Tournament in SaddleBrooke One’s Catalina Recreation Center (CRC) Billiards Room. The format was double elimination. Tournament director was Joe Giammarino. The following field of 15 players showed up to compete in the game of 9-Ball: Tony “The Snake” Cardillo, Jack “Crash” Hoverter, Dick Dunbar, Les Goins, Fred “The Baker” Dianda, Dick “The Visor” Titus, Joe “Ball Breaker” Vidmar, Dave Parker, Terry “The Cue” Sterling, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, Bill Webster, Dan Garand, Lowell “8-Ball” Hegg, and Gary “One Rail” Barlow.


1st: Jack “Crash” Hoverter, undefeated in his 5th tourney win! 5 wins, 0 losses

2nd: Dick “The Visor” Titus, beat some of the best today! 4 wins, 2 losses

3rd: Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, one win short of the finals! 4 wins, 2 losses


Jack Hoverter was at it again as he bested a field of 15 skilled 9-Ballers as follows: Jack’s path to the winner’s circle started by beating Dan Garand, Tony Cardillo, and Dominic Borland in order. Next, Jack ran into Dick Titus, who he quickly sent packing into the loser’s bracket. In the loser’s bracket, Dick defeated Dominic Borland to make his way back to the finals and another chance to meet Jack. Dick would have to beat Jack twice to win the tournament. Jack was having none of that, as he bested Dick to win the tournament. Congrats, Jack “Crash” Hoverter, our 9-Ball Champ!

Sponsor’s Gift Winners:

Dick Dunbar—Sponsors Gift

Terry “The Cue” Sterling—Sponsors Gift

The PPB wants to thank all our participants and our tournament sponsor for their support. The 9-Ball Singles Tournament started at 1 p.m. and lasted three hours, with more than 40 games of 9-Ball being played. We competed and met some new friends who shared our passion. That is a good day! Rack’em up!

The PPB thanks all our CRC Pool Room sponsors:

Expert Automotive, Joe Pate

Medicare Solutions by Leah Kari

Stone Canyon Painting, Alex Stewart

Golf Cars of Arizona, Kiara

State Farm, Jay Salazar

Modern Design Landscaping, Chuck Luce