Pool Players of The Brooke (PPB)want to thank our generous sponsor Leah Kari—Secure Senior Health Solutions. On February 23, 2019, the PPB hosted a Partners 8-Ball Tournament. Tournament Directors were Randy Smith and Joe Giammarino. The following field of 28 players gathered to play competitive partner 8-Ball. After a Skill Rating controlled draw where the top 14 skill rated players from the PPB would draw a partner from the balance of the field, the 14 partners were Steve Searl/Linda Watkins, Jay “The Shamrock Shooter” Clary/Ron “Dblo7” Ridge, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino/Romayne Trudo, Gary “One Rail” Barlow/Nancy Barrett, Julie “Cutter” Ferguson/Jim “Shooter” Fabio, Tom “Blind Squirrel” Barrett/Jack Hepner, Dan “Oh No!” Stebbins/Michael Ferguson, Randy “Thin Man” Smith/Terry Sterling, Jan “Banker” Stebbins/Fred “The Baker” Dianda, Henry Krebs/Bob “O” Ogle, Richard “Loose Rack” Galant/Chris Madsen, Mike “Big Money” McDonald/Rick Watkins, Phelps L’Hommedieu/Dale Trudo, Jim “Rocketman” Donat/Rita “I’m Back” Giammarino.
First: Randy “Thin Man” Smith/Terry Sterling. 5 Wins 0 Losses
Second: Steve Searl/Linda Watkins, 4 Wins 2 Losses 1 Bye
Third: Gary “One Rail” Barlow/Nancy Barrett, 2 Wins 2 Losses 1 Bye
Randy “Thin Man” Smith and Terry Sterling’s road to victory started by beating these partner teams in this order: Mike “Big Money” McDonald/Rick Watkins, Phelps L’Hommedieu/Dale Trudo, Steve Searl/Linda Watkins, Gary “One Rail” Barlow/Nancy Barrett and, finally, Steve Searl/Linda Watkins in the finals.
Leah Kari—Secure Senior Health Solutions, Sponsors Gifts:
SmashBurger: Rita Giammarino – Gift Certificate
SmashBurger: Gary Barlow – Gift Certificate
The day started with some of the participants meeting at the RoadRunner Grill for an early lunch. The 8-Ball Partners tournament started at 1:00 p.m. and lasted four hours and 20 minutes with 55 games of 8-Ball. We competed and met some new friends that shared our passion; that is a good day! Rack ’em up!
The PPB wants to extend a big thank you to all our participants and our sponsor. A special thank you to the PPB ladies who stepped up to participate: Nancy Barrett, Jan “Banker” Stebbins, Julie “Cutter” Ferguson, Rita “I’m Back” Giammarino and Linda Watkins.