Tony ‘The Snake’ Cardillo Strikes Again!

Left to right: Tony “The Snake” Cardillo (first place), Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino (second place), Mike “Mayhem” Meredith (third place), Dick “The Visor” Titus (fourth place)

Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino

The Pool Players of The Brookes (PPB) Billiards Club wants to thank our generous sponsor Oregano’s Pizza Bistro, 100 W. Orange Grove Road, 520-229-9999. On April 27 the PPB Billiards Club hosted an 8-ball singles tournament in the SaddleBrooke One 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, Dick “The Visor” Titus, Joe “Ball Breaker” Vidmar, Dave Parker, Terry “The Cue” Sterling, Russ Doering, Mike “Mayhem” Meredith, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Dick “The Stick” Schroeder, Jerry Cogswell, and Dominic “The Doctor” Borland.


1st: Tony “The Snake” Cardillo—Best player today! 6 wins; 1 loss

2nd: Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino—Nobody remembers second place; 4 wins, 2 losses

3rd: Mike “Mayhem” Meredith—That new wheel helps; 5 wins, 2 losses

4th: Dick “The Visor” Titus—Beat some big guys today; 4 wins, 2 losses


Tony Cardillo was at it again as he bested a field of 16 skilled 8-ballers as follows: Tony’s path to the winner’s circle started by beating Joe Vidmar, Les Goins, and Fred Dianda, in order. Next, Tony ran into Joe Giammarino, and Joe put Tony in the loser’s bracket, and that placed Joe on the hill. In the loser’s bracket, Tony defeated Mike Meredith to earn the right to face Joe again. Tony would have to beat Joe twice to win the tournament. Tony was up to the task and sent Joe packing. Congrats, Tony “The Snake” Cardillo!

Sponsor’s Gift Winners:

Joe Vidmar—Sponsor’s Gift

Dick Schroeder—Sponsor’s Gift

The PPB wants to thank all our participants and our tournament sponsor 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