Jack ‘Crash’ Hoverter Tops PPB 8-Ball Field

Left to right: Jack “Crash” Hoverter (first place), Lowell “8-Ball” Hegg (second place), Ron “Dblo7” Ridge (third place)

Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino

The Pool Players of The Brooke (PPB) Billiards Club want to thank our generous sponsors Secure Senior Health Solutions, Leah Kari, 520-484-3807; and Stone Canyon Painting, Alex Stewart, 520-780-4122. On Saturday, July 30, 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 directors were Randy Smith and Joe Giammarino, with Ron Ridge manning the brackets. Great job, gentlemen! The following field of 14 players showed up to compete in the game of 8-Ball: Tony “The Snake” Cardillo, Jack “Crash” Hoverter, Randy “Thin Man” Smith, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Dick Dunbar, Terrence “The Cue” Sterling, Mike “Mayhem” Meredith, Lowell “8-Ball” Hegg, Phelps “Frnchfry” L’Hommedieu, Dave Whitman, Jack Hepner, Ron “Dblo7” Ridge, Les Goins, and Fred “The Baker” Dianda.


1st: Jack “Crash” Hoverter, back on top! 6 wins, 1 loss

2nd: Lowell “8-Ball” Hegg, so close! 4 wins, 2 losses

3rd: Ron “Dblo7” Ridge, played strong all day, 4 wins, 2 losses, 1 bye

Recap: Jack “Crash” Hoverter disposed of the field of 13 skilled 8-Ballers as follows: Jack started the day by defeating in order: Randy Smith, Ron Ridge, and Joe Giammarino. Then Lowell Hegg sent Jack to the losers bracket. In the losers bracket, Jack started winning again and wouldn’t stop. He started by beating Ron Ridge again, which got Jack to the semifinals against Lowell. Jack would have to defeat Lowell twice to earn the championship. Jack was up to the challenge, and he won two games from Lowell to give him the title! Congrats, Jack! Nice tourney!

Sponsor’s Gift Winners: Fred Dianda—Sponsors Gift

The PPB wants to thank all our participants and our sponsors Secure Senior Health Solutions, Leah Kari; and Stone Canyon Painting, Alex Stewart, for their support. The 8-Ball Singles tournament started at 1 p.m. and lasted two hours, with many 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!

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