Pool Players of the Brooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Billiards Club want to thank SaddleBrooke Ranch and our generous sponsors: Lindsay’s Quality Cues, Carlota’s Authentic Mexican, Brake Max by Bashas’ and Leiber Custom Homes LLC.
On February 27, 2016 the SaddleBrooke Ranch hosted an 8-Ball Tournament. Tournament Directors were Dominic Borland and Joe Giammarino. The following strong field of 18 players gathered to play competitive 8-Ball: Fred “The Baker” Dianda, Jim “Shooter” Fabio, Dan Stebbins, Jim Kauffman, Tom “Half Jacket” Barrett, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, Terrence Sterling, Les Brown, Larry Tipton, Larry Jacox, Tom “Teck” Sorensen, Dean Alfrey, Cliff Terry, Tom “Ski” Kaliski, Jay Clary, Paul “Bankster” Callas and Bruce Fink.
1st Tom Barrett – In “Dead Stroke” all day!
2nd Joe Giammarino – Came up short today.
3rd Les Brown (Ranch) – Played great pool.
4th Bruce Fink – Good tourney.
Lindsay’s Quality Cues – Jay Clary – Cue/Case/Joint Protectors
Carlota’s Authentic Mexican – Cliff Terry – Certificate
Brake Max – Larry Tipton – Certificate
Leiber Custom Homes LLC. – Paul Callas – Certificate
Tom “Half Jacket” Barrett’s road to the Championship started out the day with a bye in the first round and then by ousting Jim Kauffman in the second round. Next up was Terrence Sterling, this game went back and forth with Tom outlasting Terrence for the win. Tom then outplayed Bruce Fink to send Bruce to the losers’ bracket. This set up a match between Tom and Les Brown from the Ranch, Les was no match for Tom today, and this win put Tom on the hill; he now has to be beaten twice by the winner of the losers’ bracket. Coming out of the losers’ bracket was the winner of the last Ranch 8-Ball Tourney, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, and Joe would have to beat Tom twice to defend his title. Tom was determined to not let that happen. The game came down to Tom having two balls left on the table, and the only shot he had was a very difficult long rail bank on the one ball; he drilled it! Tom was left with just the 8-ball between him and the Championship. Unfortunately for Tom he left the cue ball in a position that would force him to shoot another low percentage long rail bank shot on the 8-ball. Tom “Half Jacket” Barrett got down on the shot, and as he did all day long he stroked the 8-ball one rail right into the corner pocket as if it had eyes! Congratulations to Tom for some lights out shooting and a great tournament!
A fun day was over after 3-1/2 hours and 34 games of 8-ball. The 18 participants competed and met some new friends that shared their passion, That is a good day!
A special thank you to the ladies of the Bistro Viente Restaurant for their great service.
Rack ‘em up!