Pool players of the Brooke vs. Quail Creek Billiards Club

Dennis Desmond (center) handing over the Traveling Plaque to Gary Barlow (left) and Dominic Borland (right).

Joe Giammarino

The Pool Players of The Brooke (PPB) would like to thank Quail Creek Billiards Club, Dennis Desmond, President of the Quail Creek’s Billiards Club and their members for the friendly competition and camaraderie. Another big thank you goes out to Dominic Borland and Gary Barlow, captains of the Pool Players of the Brooke Travel Team for organizing this event and making sure it was a success, and they did a great job. On Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. the PPB hosted the Quail Creek Billiards Club at the beautiful Catalina Recreation Center’s (CRC) Billiard Room for an 8-Ball Team Challenge. We were competing on three eight-foot Connelly pool tables for temporary ownership of a Bronze Traveling Plaque. The three PPB teams consisted of Tom “Blind Squirrel” Barrett and Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, Gary “One Rail” Barlow and Steve Searl, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino and Jim “Shooter” Fabio. Our opponents from Quail Creek were Dennis Desmond and Dave Goble, John Andersen and Peter Zeh, Frank Barson and Chuck Astleford.

The format was simple and interesting. Each of our teams would play each of their teams four games of 8-ball with each game won being one point for the winning team. There was a total of 36 points in the match. The first-round score was 7–5 in favor of the PPB, during the second round Quail Creek was able to keep it close by splitting this round with six wins and six losses to keep the margin at two points with the score being 13–11 at the end of the second round with the PPB still ahead. In the third and final round Quail Creek could not keep up with the PPB and the final score ended up being 20–16 in favor of the PPB. Gary “One Rail” Barlow and Steve Searl were the top PPB Partner Team in the event with a winning record of eight wins and four losses. So, we have another traveling plaque to add to our wall in the CRC. Good job, PPB! Until next time, we enjoyed the competition and the luncheon at the RoadRunner Grill following the 8-Ball match with Quail Creek. Congratulations to all the participants! Rack ’em up!

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