Jack ‘Crash’ Hoverter on Top Again!

Left to right: Jack Hoverter, first place; Tony Cardillo, third place; Fred Dianda, second place; Dan Garand, fourth place

Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino

The Pool Players of The Brooke (PPB) Billiard Club wants to thank our generous sponsors: Medicare Solutions by Leah Kari, 520-484-3807; and Stone Canyon Painting, Alex Stewart, 520 780-4122. On Feb. 25 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.

The tournament director was Joe Giammarino. The following field of 16 players showed up to compete in the game of 8-Ball: Tony “The Snake” Cardillo, Jack “Crash” Hoverter, Dick Dunbar, Phelps “Montana” L’Hommedieu, Les Goins, Fred “The Baker” Dianda, Rich Adinolfi, Dick “The Visor” Titus, Joe “Ball Breaker” Vidmar, Dave Parker, Tom “Blind Squirrel” Barrett, Dan Garand, Terry “The Cue” Sterling, Russ Doering, Jim “Shooter” Fabio, and Ted Duma.


1st: Jack “Crash” Hoverter, back on top! 5 wins, 1 loss

2nd: Fred “The Baker” Dianda, forced the final game, 6 wins, 2 losses

3rd: Tony “The Snake” Cardillo, just a little short today, 3 wins, 2 losses

4th: Dan Garand, working hard on his game! 3 wins, 2 losses


Jack Hoverter was at it again as he eliminated a field of 16 skilled 8-Ballers as follows: Jack’s path to the winner’s circle started by beating Phelps L’Hommedieu. Dick Titus, Dan Garand, and Tony Cardillo were Jack’s next three victims. Meanwhile, Fred Dianda was making his way through the loser’s bracket with the goal of facing Jack in the semifinals. Fred would have to beat Jack twice to take the title. Fred won the break and couldn’t have been better as he broke and ran out, forcing the final match. In the final match, which is a race to two, Jack won the first game, Fred won the second game, but Jack prevailed over Fred in the final game for the win. Congratulations, Jack “Crash” Hoverter!

Sponsor’s Gift Winners:

Jim Fabio – Sponsor’s Gift

Dave Parker – Sponsor’s Gift

The PPB wants to thank all our participants and our tournament sponsors for their support. The 8-Ball Singles Tournament started at 1 p.m. and lasted three hours, with More than 40 games of 8-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.

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