Joe Giammarino and Dominic Borland
On November 6 an impromptu mini Blind Draw Partners 8-Ball Tournament was held in the SaddleBrooke Starter Shack. The Tournament Directors were Dominic Borland and Joe Giammarino. After a blind draw, the eight players were grouped as follows: Vance MacLeod and Dan Stebbins, Ron “Q” Quarintino and Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Fred “The Baker” Dianda and Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, Tom “Half Jacket” Barrett and Paul “Bankster” Callas.
A big thank you goes out to all those who participated and competed. The tourney was a two out of three double elimination format. Play commenced on two tables at 1:00 p.m.
1st Fred “The Baker” Dianda and Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, 2nd Ron “Q” Quarantino (and Paul “Bankster” Callas) and Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino
Fred “The Baker” Dianda and Dominic “The Doctor” Borland’s road to the championship started by beating Tom “Half Jacket” Barrett and Paul “Bankster” Callas, then they sent Ron “Q” Quarintino and Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino to the loser’s bracket. Ron and Joe beat Tom and Paul in the loser’s bracket final to win the right to meet Fred and Dominic in the finals. Ron unfortunately had to leave, so a blind draw was held to allow Joe to have a partner and continue playing in the tournament. Paul Callas won the blind draw so he would be Joe’s partner in the finals. Paul and Joe would have to beat Fred and Dominic two out of three games twice to win the championship. The final was going to be the clash of Titans, Paul, Joe, Fred and Dominic are in the top echelon of the SaddleBrooke Billiards community. Although Dominic was courting a softball induced boo boo (cracked rib ouch!) throughout the tourney, he was courageous in his performance. His partner Fred shot lights out and was in dead stroke all day. Well, it ended up that Fred and Dominic were too much for Paul and Joe and they quickly disposed of them to take the tournament’s top prize!
We also had some snacks to munch on during the tournament; Joe brought some pretzels and Dominic sliced up some fruit to share. The big surprise was Fred brought his delicious world famous cannolis. They are that good!
A fun day was over after two hours and approximately 21 games of 8-Ball. Eight pool players had competed and met new friends that shared their passion. That is a good day!
We are always looking forward and planning other events; watch for details in your community’s publications and your e-mails. Know any pool players? Have them contact Joe Giammarino at [email protected] or Dominic Borland at do[email protected] and we’ll add them to our list.
Rack ‘Em Up!