The Pool Players of The Brookes’ Billiard Club (PPB) wants to thank our generous sponsors: Stone Canyon Painting — Alex Stewart (520) 780- 4122 and the PPB Billiards Club.

On Saturday August 26, 2023 PPB Billiards Club hosted an 8-Ball Singles Tournament in HOA1’s Catalina Recreation Center (CRC) Billiards Room on Saturday, August 26. The format was double elimination.

Tournament Directors were Joe Giammarino, Dominic Borland, and Ron Ridge. The following field of 16 players showed up to compete in the game of 8-Ball: Dick “The Visor” Titus, Joe “Ball Breaker” Vidmar, Dave Parker, Terry “The Cue” Sterling, Mike “Mayhem” Meredith, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Jerry Cogswell, Dan Garand, Dave Whitman, Lowell “8-Ball” Hegg, Tom “Blind Squirrel” Barrett, Ken Bishop, Rich “Hide the Salami” Adinolfi, Randy “Thin Man” Smith, Ron “Dbl07” Ridge and Dominic “The Doctor” Borland.

Results First Place: Dave Parker – Perfect Today! 5 Wins, 0 Loses.

Second Place: Joe “Ball Breaker” Vidmar – Joe’s Best Finish, Congrats! 4 Wins, 2 Losses.

Third Place: Randy “Thin Man” Smith – Strategically On Point. 4 Wins, 2 Losses.

Fourth Place: Ron “Dbl07” Ridge – Beat some of the best today. 4 Wins, 2 Losses.


Dave Parker was the best cueist on Saturday, as he went undefeated in putting down a field of 16 skilled 8-Ballers: Dave’s path to the winner’s circle started by beating Lowell Hegg, Tom Barrett and Dominic Borland in order. Joe Vidmar was Dave’s next opponent and Joe got the same treatment as everybody else and was sent to the loser’s bracket by Dave. Joe fought his way through the loser’s bracket to get another shot at Dave in the finals. Joe would have to beat Dave twice as Dave did not have a loss at this point. In the first game, Dave and Joe went back and forth and then Dave got into stroke as he ran down to the 8-Ball but hid himself from the 8-Ball. The 8-Ball was sitting around the spot. The cue ball was sitting close to the near side pocket. Dave called the 8-Ball in the far side pocket and proceeded to kick the cue off the bottom rail contacting the 8-Ball perfectly and sending it directly into the side pocket for a fantastic shot and the win! Congratulations, Dave Parker! Sponsor’s Gift Winners Dave Whitman – Sponsors Gift

Dan Garand – Sponsors Gift

The PPB wants to thank all our participants and our tournament sponsors for their support. The 8-Ball Singles tournament started at 1 p.m. and lasted three hours with over 40 games of 8-Ball being played. We competed and met some new friends that shared our passion. THAT is a good day! RACK’EM UP!

The Pool Players of the Brooke 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

Ridgeview Physical Therapy – Noel Chavez

For more information about The Pool Players of the Brookes’ Billiard Club, email Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino at

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