Joe Giammarino and Dominic Borland
“Pool Players of the Brooke” want to thank our sponsors It’s Greek to Me and Temperature Control Inc.
On July 29, 2017 SaddleBrooke Ranch hosted an 8-Ball Tournament. Tournament directors were Dominic Borland and Joe Giammarino. The following field of 16 players gathered to play competitive 8-Ball: Jim Kauffman, Tom “Blind Squirrel” Barrett, Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, Larry Tipton, Cliff Terry, Karl “English” Knight, Randy “Thin Man” Smith, Tom “Ski” Kaliski, Fred “The Baker” Dianda, Richard “Loose Rack” Galant, Terry Zimmerman, Dean Alfrey, Don Cox, Gary “Bushwhacker” Powers, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino and Joey “The Bartender” Poulin.
1st Jim Kauffman – Perfect pool all day! 5 Wins, 0 Losses.
2nd Dominic Borland – Fought off the pool demons; 4 Wins, 2 Losses.
3rd Randy Smith – Strategically sound as always. 5 Wins, 2 Losses.
4th Joe Giammarino – Nobody will remember this. 4 Wins, 2 Losses.
It’s Greek to Me – Certificate – Cliff Terry
Temperature Control Inc. – Certificate – Terry Zimmerman
Karl Knight – Irish Cream – Jim Kauffman
Tom Kaliski – SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Mexican Dinner for two – Don Cox
The Ranch’s own Jim Kauffman started the tournament with a win over SaddleBrooke Ranch’s Billiard Club President Cliff Terry. Next up for Jim was Dean Alfrey, and Jim was just too tough and sent Dean to the loser’s bracket. Jim then had to go against a talented Karl Knight. This match up went back and forth with Jim outlasting Karl for the win, which put Karl in the loser’s bracket. The next match pitted Jim against Dominic Borland and was for the honor of being on the Hill. Jim won this game and Dominic was off to the dreaded loser’s bracket. In the loser’s bracket Dominic matched up with Randy Smith for the opportunity to go back and defeat Jim twice for the championship. Dominic won this game and set up a rematch with Jim in the finals. Dominic would have to beat Jim twice. Jim was in control of this game as he ran down to the 8-Ball but left it in the jaws of the side pocket. Unfortunately for Dominic he was left with very little chance to make his last object ball. He tried a difficult shot but it failed to find the called pocket. Jim easily sank the 8-Ball in the side for the title. There have been six tournaments held at the Ranch, and this is the first time a Ranch player has won the title. Congratulations to Jim Kauffman and the Ranch on a well-deserved win! Jim, we hope you enjoy the Irish Cream.
Thanks to all the participants and the ladies of the Bistro Viente Restaurant for their great service and also to Karl Knight and Tom Kaliski for their prize donations.
A fun day was over after three hours and 30 games of 8-ball. Sixteen participants competed and met some new friends that shared their passion. That is a good day! Rack ‘em up!