Ron “dblo7” Ridge Walks Over the Competition!

Left to right: Randy “Thin Man” Smith, 3rd place; Tony “The Snake” Cardillo, 4th place; Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, 2nd place; and Ron “dblo7” Ridge, 1st place

Joe Giammarino

The Pool Players of The Brooke Billiards Club (PPB) wants to thank our generous sponsors: Leah Kari, Secure Senior Health Solutions, 520-484-3807; and Beth Fedor, Realty Executives, 520-257-1167. On Aug. 28, the PPB Billiards Club hosted an 8-Ball Singles Tournament in SaddleBrooke One’s Catalina Recreation Center Billiards Room. The format was single game, double elimination.

The tournament directors were Randy Smith, Dominic Boland, and Joe Giammarino. The following field of 16 players gathered to play competitive 8-Ball: Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, Henry Krebs, Tony “The Snake” Cardillo, Jack “Crash” Hoverter, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, George “The ‘G’ Man” Bone, Joe “Ball Breaker” Vidmar, Phelps “Frnchfry” L’Hommedieu, Phil “The Cleaner” Jelleff, Dave Whitman, Ron “dblo7” Ridge, Randy “Thin Man” Smith, Dick “The Visor” Titus, Lisa Howard, Dick Dunbar, and Steve Horrigan.

Certificate of Appreciation:

During the PPB meeting, there was the presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation from Senior Village chair Dave Loendorf to the Pool Players of The Brooke Billiards Club for the Senior Village 8-Ball Tournament and fundraiser, which raised $6,225 for Senior Village.


1st: Ron “dblo7” Ridge, the best of the bunch—5 Wins, 0 Losses

2nd: Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, real close, but no cigar—6 Wins, 2 Losses

3rd: Randy “Thin Man” Smith, fine showing!—3 Wins, 2 Losses

Break and Run: Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino


Ron Ridge’s path to victory over a field of 16 skilled 8-Ballers was as follows. He started out by defeating Joe Vidmar, and this was a pattern we would see from Ron during this tournament. Ron then victimized, in order, Henry Krebs, Tony Cardillo, Randy Smith, and, lastly, Dominic Borland, for a sweep! Congrats, Ron, on a successful tournament win, and enjoy that bottle of deliciousness!

Sponsors’ Gift Winners:

Ron Ridge, Senior Village 1st place sponsor’s gift, chocolate infused whiskey

Phil Jelliff, sponsor gift from Beth Fedor—Realty Executives.

Joe Giammarino, sponsor gift from Leah Kari—Secure Senior Health Solutions.

The PPB wants to extend a big thank you to all our participants and sponsors. Special mention to Lisa Howard, who stepped up to compete with the boys and did take two of them down. Nice going, Lisa! The 8-Ball Singles Tournament started at 1 p.m. and lasted two hours, with 30 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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